fps on the Nikon D700 and D300 without the battery grip.
a battery grip
for my D700 but was only using it on day trips due to size and weight.
It adds a considerable amount of both to the camera, but the
frame rate bonus nice (from 5fps to 8fps). Now there is no general
consensus as to why the battery grip is needed to achieve 8fps, it
could just be firmware (software in the camera) or actual voltage
needs. Perhaps both, as this doesn't quite hit 8fps. Enough of that, on
to the goods!
The goods: a 9 frame 8fps burst without a battery
but only if the camera is in manual exposure mode.
First off we need to make some changes in the
Setting Menu. I'm not sure if the D300 layout is the same as the D700,
but I'd imagine it's close enough that you can follow this.
Customs Setting Menu
- set to Flash only
bracketing (Mode M) - set to
Assign preview button
- set to Bracketing burst
dials - set
to Auto bracketing
Set the camera all manual mode with a shutter speed high
to freeze action.
Set the shooting mode dial to S for single shot.
Activate a 9 frame bracket with the preview button and
Hold down the preview button, and then the shutter
while continuing to hold down the preview button.
Viola! It might be closer to 7fps than 8, but it's still a
noticeable increase over 5.