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kleintax Silver Member  Plainview, US  Nikonian since 23rd Jan 2004 Wed 15-Oct-08 06:47 PM
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"Targus TG-BGD40 Battery Grip"



I just ordered a Targus TG-BGD40 battery grip, for my D40, that advertises a vertical shutter release. Would this operate via the camera's IR connection? Anything else anyone could advise me about?

Thanx

Rich

  

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Reply message RE: Targus TG-BGD40 Battery Grip mtpenmaker
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Reply message RE: Targus TG-BGD40 Battery Grip woodworker5112
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     Reply message RE: Targus TG-BGD40 Battery Grip kleintax Silver Member
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mtpenmaker   Billings, US  Registered since 23rd Aug 2007 Wed 15-Oct-08 07:09 PM
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All of these grips for the D40, D40x, D60 use IR to trip the shutter.
I recall someone ordered one of these and returned it but I don't recall exactly why.

Gerry Rhoades
Montana Pens
www.montanapens.com
D200, F4, FM2n, N90s and not enough glass

  

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woodworker5112   Clovis, US  Registered since 23rd May 2008 Fri 17-Oct-08 07:07 AM
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>All of these grips for the D40, D40x, D60 use IR to trip the
>shutter.
>I recall someone ordered one of these and returned it but I
>don't recall exactly why.
>
>Gerry Rhoades
>Montana Pens
>www.montanapens.com
>D200, F4, FM2n, N90s and not enough glass

That was me. I didn't return it cause it was bad per se, but that the adorama grip was slightly cheaper (my targus was 75$) and came with built in batteries, and I love it! It never comes off, and I can get 1.5-2K shots, but I don't chimp so your mileage may vcary.

Eric
D40x, Lovin' it.

  

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twistedlogic   US  Registered since 07th Apr 2008 Wed 15-Oct-08 07:25 PM
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Sorry but I've seen some poor reviews on the Targus Grip.

I've read that the part that is screwed into the D40s tripod mount is connected to the rest of the battery grip using small screws going into not much plastic, so they break easily. YMMV.

If you decide to stick with it, please post your thoughts. I do like the idea of having the option to use AA batteries as a temporary backup.

  

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shadowlands   Houston, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2008 Thu 16-Oct-08 12:31 AM
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Hey guys. I own this very grip and I honestly like it. I ordered it for $57.00 new via Amazon. If you do a search for it on Amazon, you'll see only one review. It's mine! And the eights posted photos of the D40x with the Targus grip, are of my camera. Check it out!
For $57.00, it's a nice addition. If it were over $100.00, I wouldn't think so. But yes, the vertical shutter works off the remote signal. It's not great, but it's better than nothing.
And being able to use 6 AA's is nice, if you're out of the country and can't charge your Nikon batteries...

"shadowlands"

Nikon D80
Nikon 18-200 VR
Nikon SB-400
Nikon MB-D80
Bogden 3001

  

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kleintax Silver Member  Plainview, US  Nikonian since 23rd Jan 2004 Thu 16-Oct-08 03:13 PM
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Thanx for all the input.

Rich

  

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Goodie   Bristol, UK  Registered since 10th Jul 2008 Thu 16-Oct-08 09:21 PM
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>Hey guys. I own this very grip and I honestly like it. I
>ordered it for $57.00 new via Amazon. If you do a search for
>it on Amazon, you'll see only one review. It's mine! And the
>eights posted photos of the D40x with the Targus grip, are of
>my camera. Check it out!
>For $57.00, it's a nice addition. If it were over $100.00, I
>wouldn't think so. But yes, the vertical shutter works off the
>remote signal. It's not great, but it's better than nothing.
>And being able to use 6 AA's is nice, if you're out of the
>country and can't charge your Nikon batteries...

Hi Daren,

Since the last recent post about battery grips I've been using my Targus and am gradually coming around to your point of view - it's a nice addition at that price. All I need now is a bigger camera bag

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Regards
Steve G

My Nikonians gallery

  

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shadowlands   Houston, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2008 Thu 16-Oct-08 10:26 PM
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Steve,
Glad you reintroduced your Targus grip.
The only reason I'm so into it is because I had two other atfermarket grips before and they were ugly. Didn't fit well at all.
The Targus is the only grip I've had that fits really snug. And the plastic and colors match pretty well... Darren

"shadowlands"

Nikon D80
Nikon 18-200 VR
Nikon SB-400
Nikon MB-D80
Bogden 3001

  

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shadowlands   Houston, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2008 Tue 04-Nov-08 12:36 AM
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Update...

Amazon has the Targus TG-BGD40 for $41.00 and some change (total, including shipping) from Adorama. Adorama's price is higher, but if ordered via Amazon, this is the current deal.
It's a great price for anyone who's "not sure" about adding a grip to the D40, D40x or D60.
Just thought I'd let everyone know.. Darren

"shadowlands"

Nikon D80
Nikon 18-200 VR
Nikon SB-400
Nikon MB-D80
Bogden 3001

  

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