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Steve6344 Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2012Mon 25-Mar-13 10:55 PM
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"Is MB-D15 on D7100 strong enough to attach Rapid Strap"


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I got my MB-D15 today. When attached to D7100 and using 18-300 zoom the total package feels heavy. Is the MB-D15 strong enough for me to attach the Rapid Strap to the battery grip tripod mount?

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wlwakefield Registered since 21st Jan 2007Mon 25-Mar-13 11:27 PM
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#1. "RE: Is MB-D15 on D7100 strong enough to attach Rapid Strap"
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Irving, US
          

>I got my MB-D15 today. When attached to D7100 and using
>18-300 zoom the total package feels heavy. Is the MB-D15
>strong enough for me to attach the Rapid Strap to the battery
>grip tripod mount?


I'm using my blackrapid curve with it.

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dave_17531 Registered since 07th Sep 2010Tue 26-Mar-13 03:55 AM
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I used my black rapid with my D7000 with the 18-300 and the MB-D11 extra battery and had no issues. When I can gather up enough money I'm getting the MB-D15 for my D7100 with the 18-300 like you got and will be using the black rapid strap.

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jetkins Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Tue 03-Dec-13 06:01 AM
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Austin, TX, US
          

I believe the MB-D15 has a Mg alloy body, right? I've just upgraded from a D5100 to a D7100, and am looking at third-party grips, but it seems that all but the genuine Nikon unit have plastic bodies. There's no way I'll be hanging my new baby off my BlackRapid strap if there's only some cheap Chinese plastic between it and disaster, so I expect I'll just save up for the genuine article.

  

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Tue 03-Dec-13 04:06 PM
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Sun 15-Dec-13 08:54 PM by km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
          

A few third party grips are all metal which is a pretty new development. The Nikon is strong enough for D7100's and a relatively light lens like your despite being only 1/2 metal.
Any impact or torquing that could break a thick plastic grip will cause damage to your camera and lens. I have 3 mostly plastic grips on 3 bodies with lwnses that are heavier and never have had a problem with well over 100,000 shots in events and other tests of equipment ruggedness and the grips all look better than the cameras (a D90 D7000 and D800)
Stan
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bellnier Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2006Sat 07-Dec-13 03:09 PM
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Buffalo, US
          

There's a D7100S? Where can I buy one?

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Sun 15-Dec-13 08:56 PM
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#10. "RE: Is MB-D15 on D7100 strong enough to attach Rapid Strap"
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St Petersburg, RU
          

Sorry, typo, meant D7000's. That happens all the time when I am posting from my phone. I corrected the original post.
Stan
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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 2004Tue 03-Dec-13 04:17 PM
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#5. "RE: Is MB-D15 on D7100 strong enough to attach Rapid Strap"
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Wethersfield, US
          

I use mine that way with a 70-200 f/4 lens frequently while shooting day time field sports.

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
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Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012Sun 08-Dec-13 05:37 PM
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#7. "RE: Is MB-D15 on D7100 strong enough to attach Rapid Strap"
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Sun 08-Dec-13 05:43 PM by Chris Platt

Newburg, US
          

I've started clipping my BR strap to one of the strap lugs on top of the camera instead of the tripod socket on the grip - because I don't like the feel of all that hardware in my palm when I hold the grip in a vertical position. If I have a large lens with tripod foot mounted, I just unclip from the strap lug and clip to a Black Rapid fastener screwed into a small (1") AS clamp that I can easily move from lens to lens.

The BosStrap folks (similar to Black Rapid) tested the stap post on a Nikon camera to 125lbs before it failed. Though that was a static load failure, considering that it is highly unlikely that I would hang more than 5 lbs from that lug, it would take a force of 25 G's to induce failure. Since I would be unlikely to survive more than 18 G's, I use that configuration without any concern for the strap lug post breaking lose.

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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Sun 15-Dec-13 04:43 AM
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Commerce, US
          

>I got my MB-D15 today. When attached to D7100 and using
>18-300 zoom the total package feels heavy. Is the MB-D15
>strong enough for me to attach the Rapid Strap to the battery
>grip tripod mount?

Yes

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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Sun 15-Dec-13 04:43 PM
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#9. "RE: Is MB-D15 on D7100 strong enough to attach Rapid Strap"
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Sounds like a significant amount of weight hanging off a tripod attachment point which is designed to have the forces coming from the other direction. Even when I have just the camera and moderately heavy lens, I don't let the combo bounce or swing around too much when hanging from the strap. I'll use my hand to stabilize it while the strap takes most of the weight. If I'm walking rapidly, jogging, or need to jump down from a platform, I take all the weight off the strap.

Kent

  

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