Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim View Post
They last significantly longer too - even if you don't use the camera often. (They self-discharge more slowly than alkalines, and have a higher capacity to begin with too.)
I use high capacity rechargeable batteries. With my use, they last weeks (certainly longer than the rechargeable batteries in my digicam). The weight doesn't bother me.

Regarding the focus area visibility, I find it to be a feature. I don't want those targets to be too apparent when I'm composing anyway. I generally set autofocus on the AF-ON button, and use the center target then shift the frame to the composition I want.

Chan Tran - blank sky - too funny!