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04-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Ordered the wrong battery, should I just get the AA pack instead?

I ordered a second battery for my k-r off amazon, but it's not the correct battery. Too large to fit in my k-r, perhaps it was for the k-7 or something. I am going to return it, but I am wondering, should I just get the battery back instead of another battery?

I am under the impression that AA's last a hell of a lot longer than the standard batteries and that there are some very high quality re-chargeable batteries. Is this correct?

What would you do?

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Depends on which AA's. Lithium AA's will last considerably longer (maybe 2-3 times or more).....the pre-charged rechargeable Eneloop style also do well. You'll do worse than the standard lithium ion if you use alkaline.

Some say there is a compromise with some speed unless using lithium (be it the original or AA's).....like with AF for example. My sense is if you buy a second standard battery then that will be sufficient for just about any shooting scenario.....and without any compromises.

That being said, it is indeed handy to be able to have both options.....I have two standards (one aftermarket generic....works fine) but intend to buy the AA adapter just to have ultimate versatility.
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I bought this one, works well.
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I would get the AA adapter if it was cheaper. But I can't justify paying $40 for that and then having to buy the rechargeable batteries, too, when a spare lithium ion only costs about $13-$15.

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