"MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" Thu 15-Nov-12 02:44 PM by Anton Bruwer
I bought an MB-D11 at our big annual camera show last month and was dissapointed to discover that the EN-EL15 has some movement once mounted in the slide-in tray. The movement is sufficient to make an audible noise when you change the camera's physical orientation from "landscape" to "portrait".
Finally got around to taking it back to the retailer today and another one off the shelf showed exactly the same symptoms.
Has anyone else had a similar problem?
To date I have had to wedge the battery with bits of paper to prevent the movement - most irritating and my first Nikon dissapointment...
#1. "RE: MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" In response to Reply # 0
Land O Lakes, US
This might sound like a dumb question, but are you placing the battery in the battery holder properly? The battery should be puched forward and a small moveable plastic piece pops up to hold the battery in place. To dislodge the battery you press down on the piece and it frees the battery.
If the battery is loose and moving I doubt that the camera is drawing any power from the battery in the grip and is probably drawing from the "in camera" battery.
#3. "RE: MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" In response to Reply # 0
Neither of mine have this problem. In fact, the batteries seem to fit in place quite snugly. I hear / feel no movement from the battery in the grip, whether changing orientation or even shaking the camera.
#5. "RE: MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" In response to Reply # 4
Ive never had the battery come loose or move around in mine, also as mentioned are you using the locking tab for the battery to hold it in place properly? i know you said you bought it from a delaer but are you sure its a genuine one? also i find that if i grab the battery grip and put pressure on it, it flexes a bit and a small gap can be seen between the camera and the grip itself.. cheers
#9. "RE: MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" In response to Reply # 8
I've just checked both of mine - there's a small but perceptible amount of play, but nowhere near enough to cause contact issues. Mine are definitely genuine - my original grip was one of the first sold in the UK. Way before anyone was making knock-offs.
#11. "RE: MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" In response to Reply # 10 Sat 17-Nov-12 02:04 PM by hawaii502160
I just bought my MB-D11 a month ago...my battery "rattles" in the tray also. I have 2 Nikon batteries, and they both do it. The battery is "locked" into the tray with the plastic tab, but there is still enough movement to feel and hear the battery shifting around. I was aware of this problem being reported before I bought it, so it didn't surprise me when I found that mine does it.
#14. "RE: MB-D11 Battery Grip Question / Possible issue" In response to Reply # 13
Anyone find that the batter is draining faster while in the grip rather than just no grip and in the camera itself i have found the batter lasted a lot longer when used in the camera itself now after putting the battery in the grip, i find that its not lastign as long as it used to.
also took the battery out and checked for movement, there is ever so slight movement in the grip tray, but i cant hear it though.