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yelcab Registered since 30th Nov 2006Fri 24-Sep-10 04:24 PM
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"MB-D11 prices"


San carlos, US
          

Does anybody have a guess as to how much this grip is?

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Fri 24-Sep-10 06:25 PM
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#1. "RE: MB-D11 prices"
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Wethersfield, US
          

I haven't seen any definitive information, but I'm assuming it will be priced in the same ballpark as the MB-D10 since it is mechanically and electrically so similar. But that's just a guess.

-- Jon
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yelcab Registered since 30th Nov 2006Fri 24-Sep-10 06:43 PM
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#2. "RE: MB-D11 prices"
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well then, a $300 grip for a $1200 camera just to extend the battery life seems ... excessive.

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Fri 24-Sep-10 09:10 PM
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Sat 25-Sep-10 08:39 AM by km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
          

I am sure that with such a mass appeal camera, 3rd party grips will be out very soon. Zeikos makes great, low cost grips for the D90 and I believe they also have one for the D300 so surely they will have one, under $100 for the D7k
With >1000 shot rating for the internal battery, the grip's least important feature is extended battery life. The great improvement in handling probably benefits D90/7k size bodies more than any other size. I do not know of anyone who would take theirs off even for a minute after feeling the difference. By comparison the D300 feels sort of average and the D3s feels similar to the gripped D90/7k but better. Shooting at slower shutter speeds, without a tripod, with lenses like the 70-200vr, every shot is just better. Although I like the larger heavier bodies, the gripped D90 is a better balance and perfect size for a DSLR, but a little too small without it.
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dnf777 Registered since 08th Jan 2009Sat 25-Sep-10 03:48 AM
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#4. "RE: MB-D11 prices"
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Franklin, US
          

Given how well the zeikos performs on my d90, I don't see how NIkon sells any of their grips. I love the balance and feel the ziekos grip adds, flawless performance, and battery life.

I must admit, just like my truck with a huge gas tank, it's actually easier to run out, because its soooo darn long in between fill ups, you forget to keep track. Same with the battery grip. They last so long, its easy to lose track. I've made it part of my mindless routine to always do a battery check when I dig my camera out of its bag for that reason. (and carry a few extra batts)

Dave F
Franklin, Pa

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Sat 25-Sep-10 11:31 AM
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#5. "RE: MB-D11 prices"
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To me, the main advantage is the additional shutter release and controls in portrait mode. A lot of my sports shooting is in that orientation, and I'm addicted to having having those controls conveniently placed.

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