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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #958
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jguard68   Ellington, US  Registered since 07th Dec 2009 Wed 09-Dec-09 04:14 PM
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"D3000 Battery Grip"



Looking for a suitable battery grip for my D3000. What are you guys using?

  

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Reply message RE: D3000 Battery Grip jguard68
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Reply message RE: D3000 Battery Grip Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot
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Reply message RE: D3000 Battery Grip MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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     Reply message RE: D3000 Battery Grip Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot
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     Reply message RE: D3000 Battery Grip MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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               Reply message RE: D3000 Battery Grip Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot
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jguard68   Ellington, US  Registered since 07th Dec 2009 Thu 10-Dec-09 01:17 PM
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Upon further research, I was able to come up with this:

http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Battery-Vertical-extended-Batteries/dp/B000YGO8S0/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

There aren't enough reviews with the D3000 however.

Would like someone's experienced opinion.

  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Thu 10-Dec-09 02:35 PM
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Hi James,

What is your motivation to use a battery grip with the D3000.

The vertical shutter release is IR. Meaning that every time you want to shot with the vertical shutter release, you must go into the menu and set it to IR. It is involved.


Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Thu 10-Dec-09 05:45 PM
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Hi James,

The D3000 just like the D50, D70/S, D40/X, D60, and D5000 were never designed to be used with a grip. I looked into getting one for my D70S about 5 years ago and determined that the third party grips were more trouble than they were worth.
The only advantage they provide is more surface area to hold the body and additional weight.
I would also stay away from third party batteries.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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jguard68   Ellington, US  Registered since 07th Dec 2009 Thu 10-Dec-09 08:14 PM
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Well, I was only wanting to extend battery life
and avoid bringing a bunch of gear, but, sounds
as if another battery instead is a better idea.
I really appreciate all the input on this.

  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Thu 10-Dec-09 08:21 PM
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If it is just battery life, indeed it's better to buy a second one.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Thu 10-Dec-09 10:38 PM
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Hi James,

It takes about 10 seconds to change the battery, so getting a spare Nikon battery and carrying it in your bag it the way to go. Just keep the plastic short guard on the spare when you are not using it.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Devilsyam   BRISTOL, UK  Registered since 12th Dec 2009 Sat 12-Dec-09 01:23 PM
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cant speak for the d3000 but i bought one for my d5000 and dont regret it yes battery life is extended but better is the grip of the body i find i have more control, as to the shutter mine is fitted with a seperate one on the side and works dandy best £30 spent on ebay
(came from china in 3 days)

  

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jguard68   Ellington, US  Registered since 07th Dec 2009 Sat 12-Dec-09 01:33 PM
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Hmmm, sounds interesting. Which battery grip did you find?

  

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Devilsyam   BRISTOL, UK  Registered since 12th Dec 2009 Sat 12-Dec-09 02:34 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Battery-Grip-for-Nikon-D40-D40X-D5000-Vertical-Shutter_W0QQitemZ180443085465QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_DigitalCamBatt_RL?hash=item2a033efa99

  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Sat 12-Dec-09 04:14 PM
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Am I right when I say it is used with a cable ?

That is possible with the D5000 but not with the D3000.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

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jguard68   Ellington, US  Registered since 07th Dec 2009 Sat 12-Dec-09 04:30 PM
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Looks like the extra battery is the way to go. I don't have the funds to invest in something and it not be usable.

  

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Devilsyam   BRISTOL, UK  Registered since 12th Dec 2009 Sat 12-Dec-09 05:33 PM
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Am I right when I say it is used with a cable

well mine dont have no cable you will need to check for 3000 though

  

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tonyr_d3000 Silver Member  Little Rock AFB, US  Nikonian since 06th Feb 2010 Sun 07-Feb-10 04:33 AM
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Just wanted to comment on turning on the IR feature to use this grip. I don't have the grip, but use my IR remote quite a bit. If you go into the menu on the D3000, you can assign the Fn button to change the release mode. All I have to do to change the release is to press the Fn button and roll the Command Dial. Only takes a few seconds. Not that difficult to me.

  

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