Can I operate a Nikon N65 with a dead battery?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by kiln, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. kiln

    kiln Guest

    Is it possible to operate Nikon N65 with a "dead" battery? When I turn
    it on, i see the dead battery icon, but also the LED indicators light
    up, so something must be alive in there. I've taken the lens (Nikkor AF
    28-80) off of autofocusm an the outer ring will adjust, but perhaps this
    is a macro function or something becuase it never brings infinity into
    focus. I don't have the manual handy... Nikon doesn't seem to have one
    online, which is strange. And the 800 number is off for the weekend.
    kiln, Nov 22, 2003
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  2. Nope. The N65 can't do diddly-squat without batteries.

    Ones that can: the classic FM2(n) or FM, both discontinued, and currently
    succeeded by the FM3A. It will operate at all shutter speeds without
    batteries, although of course the light meter won't work.

    By the way, you can get the N65's manual (called the F65 in other countries
    and at this link) here:

    Larry R Harrison Jr, Nov 22, 2003
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  3. kiln

    jriegle Guest

    The dead battery icon is telling you the batteries voltage has nearly
    dropped to a point where the camera can not function properly and the power
    monitoring circuitry inside the camera will stop the camera functioning
    (shut it down) before the camera starts to behave erratically due to the low

    If the battery was truly dead, the camera would not turn on.

    I'm not familiar with your lens, but some lenses have a limit switch to keep
    the lens in or out of macro mode so the AF won't have to hunt as long.
    Perhaps that is why you can't focus to infinity.

    jriegle, Nov 23, 2003
  4. kiln

    kiln Guest

    OK, thanks to both of you. The manual link is a great help too.
    kiln, Nov 25, 2003
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