Nikon P900 — Not Including A Battery Charger Is Crazy [+ Thumbs Up For “DOT-01” Batteries].

by Anura Guruge


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For reasons that totally escape me Nikon does NOT provide a standalone battery charger with the Nikon P900. Yes, the P900 has an internal battery for its clock but that alone is not a good enough reason not to skim on a $4 charger.

I have never liked charging batteries INSIDE the camera. It is so limiting in that you can’t use the camera while the battery is being charged.

Given my penchant for taking upwards of 900 pictures on some days I can easily go through 3 charged batteries within 8 to 12 hours. So I tend to carry 3 to 4 charged batteries on me.

So, yes, I got chargers for the Nikon P900 even BEFORE I picked up the camera — and yes, that was in the plural.

I had never had one of these DUAL chargers and they make SO MUCH sense for me given the batteries I have to charge. Being USB only is not an issue since I have USB charging stations all over the house! So why do I need two chargers? One to go in the camera bag — of course.

Up until I got my now traded-in Fuji X-E2s, in May 2016, I used to be “Wasabi” only when it came to extra camera batteries. Then, with the Fuji, I saw posts for the “DOT-o1” batteries, with extra “charge”, on Amazon. There prices were good. I got a set of 3 for the Fuji and they did fine. No problems. Though I never counted the shots I think they gave me more shots per battery. Worst case, they were no different to the original Fuji battery or the two “Wasabi” batteries that I also bought.

With the Nikon P900 I did NOT bother getting any “Wasabi”. Just ordered the four “DOT-01” batteries. I have already used two of them. No issues.

So, for now, I have to say that the “dual charger” and the “DOT-01” batteries work just fine with the Nikon P900.


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HBO “The Night Of” Miniseries Proved To Be Outstanding.

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Click here to access the HBO Homepage for this 8-part series.

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We ‘just’ finished watching episode 8, the last, which aired on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

I was, as I shared with you, hooked after the first episode — though, in general, miniseries do not appeal to me. But this was the exception.

It was riveting, educational, thought-provoking and exciting.

You really should try to watch it. I am sure it is available online. HBO, of course, will show reruns.


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“Ferguson’s Ceylon Directory” 1966 (108th Edition) — Thanks To My Collaborator Louis Epstein.

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I can’t say that I had heard of this encyclopedic ‘almanac’ or come across it prior to getting an e-mail from my long time collaborator Louis Epstein. Louis who lives in upstate New York had come across it at his local ‘dump’.

It is huge. Its dimensions are: 8.5″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″. I will have to weigh it tomorrow.

There is an entry for “Guruge” and “Anura” does appear within that — though in 1966, the year before I left Ceylon, I was only 13. Also found entries for two of my uncles so far.

It is amazing. We don’t produce almanacs like these now. SHAME. The amount of work that went into producing each of these has to be horrendous. I have since found some of these for sale online.

That the cover features “The Ceylon Manure Works” is CLASSIC.

I will scan some pages and share with you as we go along.

Thank YOU, Louis.


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