Anyone here have hands-on experience with any battery grips for the D40?
So far, the one I see alot is the Digipower Power Grip. I haven't find a photo of it at all, just a stock photo for a power grip and it depicts the side button (which I doubt a D40 grip would have)
I just wanted to know the options available.
I know most come with another battery, so I wanted to get another battery, with the grip.
#1. "RE: D40 battery grips?" | In response to Reply # 0Pestanikon Registered since 02nd Aug 2004Wed 30-May-07 05:05 PM
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#3. "RE: D40 battery grips?" | In response to Reply # 2adaml Registered since 08th Nov 2005Fri 01-Jun-07 08:22 PM
I don't know anything about the battery grip you're referring to, but I would strongly urge you to rethink whether you really want a battery grip for the D40.
1. It sort of defeats the purpose of this purposefully small, light, camera, doesn't it?
2. The battery life of the D40 battery is excellent by all accounts, so if you must, just by an extra battery.
3. With a camera this small a vertical grip is not really necessary, even for the smallest hands.
4. Finally, I can tell you from experience that third party battery grips are generally poorly made with serious fit and compatibility problems. For the vertical shutter release to operate, they usually require some sort of infrared connection to the AF illuminator, because the electronics will not synch with Nikon's proprietary system. Thus you lose the use of the AF illuminator which can be a serious loss because this camera is such a terrific lowlight performer.
Think about it.