#63. "RE: Meike MK-D7000 battery grip for D7000" In response to In response to 54 Thu 26-Jul-12 06:30 PM by jpennell
>I just got used Nikon MB-D11 - there is a definetely better >built quality over MeiKe grip. But there is a weight issue in >the play now and i'm not happy how heavy my camera became, >especially with 70-200 lens. Also my Nikon grip has some play >in the front between the camera body and the grip. gap >becoming large enough to slide a piece of paper in between >them. > >Do anyone with genine grip experience this?
I went from a Meike grip to a genuine MB-D11. The Meike never connected reliably to the camera and ended up dinging several of the socket contacts. When it worked, it was decent for the money - controls were oriented correctly.
I've found the MB-D11 to be much more solid when installed - no wiggles or rattles as with the Meike. The controls are more pleasant to use as well - the dials feel nicer and the directional pad is much stiffer (similar to the one on the body). It just feels more like a part of the camera instead of something piggybacked onto it.