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Digipower
09-12-2005, 03:18 PM
Digipower has unveiled the Power Grip for the Nikon D70 & D70S, while other vertical grips are available the unique features on the Digipower grip make it a product to be reckoned with, for more info visit our blog at www.mizco.blogspot.com. for questions and ordering information you may contact Digipower at raphaeld@mizco.com.

D70FAN
09-12-2005, 04:07 PM
There was a time when this was important to me. But I am so accustomed to turning my wrists that I don't need a power grip.

As for extra power, why? The D70 can be used for over 800 shots on one battery. Carry a spare or two and you are good for a week. It only takes a few seconds to change the battery.

On the upside, it does look pretty cool.

Nick
09-12-2005, 04:24 PM
I never really got used to having a grip around - too poor and at that time, carrying a few extra CR2s was the most affordable option for my film cameras, none of which took a grip anyway.

With the new EN-EL3a, which supposedly lasts twice as long as the original D70 battery, two spares are more useful then a grip, at least so goes for me. It does look cool though, yea.

D70FAN
09-12-2005, 04:57 PM
I never really got used to having a grip around - too poor and at that time, carrying a few extra CR2s was the most affordable option for my film cameras, none of which took a grip anyway.

With the new EN-EL3a, which supposedly lasts twice as long as the original D70 battery, two spares are more useful then a grip, at least so goes for me. It does look cool though, yea.

Nick, I think the EN-EL3a is only 25% stronger than the EN-EL3. But we are in agreement.

Nick
09-12-2005, 06:08 PM
EN-EL3 is a 7.4v 1400mAh whereas EN-EL3a is also a 7.4v but a 1500mAh. You're absolutely right - when Nikon marketed the D70 they claimed a 2,000 shot life and now with the D70s they promise 2,500, 25% increase.

Thank you! I have no idea how I managed to miscalculate that, my mistake!

D70FAN
09-12-2005, 06:54 PM
EN-EL3 is a 7.4v 1400mAh whereas EN-EL3a is also a 7.4v but a 1500mAh. You're absolutely right - when Nikon marketed the D70 they claimed a 2,000 shot life and now with the D70s they promise 2,500, 25% increase.

Thank you! I have no idea how I managed to miscalculate that, my mistake!

S'not a problem. Just don't want the new folks to think the EN-EL3a is the equivalent of a belt-pack. ;)

But I would like to see a 2800mAh EN-EL3x. :D

K1W1
09-14-2005, 01:56 AM
Where are the command wheels?
There appears to be some sort of switch on what would be the top (when the camera is rotated 90 degress) but certainly no front command wheel.
Surely this apparent omission would render the device much less desireable for many users.

D70FAN
09-14-2005, 06:06 AM
Since the D70 was never designed to use a battery grip, I doubt that there is a way to connect command wheels without hacking into the control system. The only external access is via the USB port, so maybe that is how this works, if at all.

ryan112ryan
04-21-2006, 01:25 PM
i know this an old thread but was wondering if there were any review out yet on this power grip or if anyone has recomendations on power grips