D800 battery life
A few months ago, I wrote about my disappointment with the D800 battery life. I was only able to get around 500 photos out of each charge. It was disappointing and also extremely annoying. However, Nikon had a recall on a certain battery batch. There was supposedly a risk of the battery catching fire while being charged. I was happy to find out that my battery was also affected.
Kudos to Nikon for the extremely efficient and easy return process. I simply had to fill in a form on their website. Three days later, UPS showed up at my door and delivered new one. They did take the old one.
Improved battery life
The battery exchange did it. I can now take almost 900 photos with one charge. Back in August I went on a 7 day trip to Italy and shot around 750 photos. About 50 of them were long exposure. There was one bar left on the battery when I got back home. That is quite decent I have to say.
Overall, I am happy to report that the D800 battery life is excellent.