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F5 Battery Question


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Peter in Savannah

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Is there any reason that Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries cannot be used in the regular battery back of the F5?  The manual only mentions alkaline or lithium batteries.  The Only mention of Ni-MH is for the MN-30 battery pack.  Thanks for any help



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There are 10 cells in the MN-30, the MS-30 only holds 8. This means that there is very little margin down to the shut-down voltage even with fully charged cells if you use the standard tray. It will work, but only for a few shots while the batteries are absolutely full. As soon as the voltage drops to the nominal 1.2V, the camera will shut down.



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Peter in Savannah

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Thanks again.  I think I will stick with the F4.  I doubt that I can easily find a MN-30 and MH-30 charger.