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Best MB-D10 clone?

NikonMark37814

Morristown, US
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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Mon 17-Dec-12 02:56 AM

I made the mistake of selling my MB-D10 because I didn't think I used it enough to keep it. I can't afford anohter one right now but thought about about getting a clone for occasional use. Which one works bests? Too many knock offs to tell the good from the bad.

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hillsidekim

Hillside, US
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#1. "RE: Best MB-D10 clone?" | In response to Reply # 0

hillsidekim Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2008
Tue 18-Dec-12 09:40 PM

Sorry, but MB-D10 is the best out there, clone or not. None of the rest compare.
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DinoCardelli

Plantation, US
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#2. "RE: Best MB-D10 clone?" | In response to Reply # 1

DinoCardelli Registered since 19th Oct 2010
Wed 19-Dec-12 11:28 PM

Ditto...

I only use OEM equipment...

too many variables when you go off OEM....

Unfortuantely they are $$$ but, they work.


Check Ebay other sites....people sell goodies all the time to raise cash.

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rutherfordphoto

Vancouver, CA
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rutherfordphoto Awarded for his article contributions to the Resources Registered since 26th Aug 2002
Thu 20-Dec-12 03:35 AM

I think this one is a no brainer... the MB-10 is the best option for a grip. Build quality and weather sealing alone sets it apart from the others.

Whenever electrical contacts are involved, I don't like to look aftermarket.

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TonyJ

Boulder, US
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TonyJ Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004
Sat 22-Dec-12 01:59 PM

I use a Zeikos that cost $69 bucks and works fine. Has for 2 years and I've used it on a D300s and currently on my D700. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another. Nikon's great, but all the grip does is add some extra juice and a handle...

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NikonMark37814

Morristown, US
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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Sat 22-Dec-12 05:56 PM

Tony, thanks for the feedback on the Zeikos, will order one after the holidays.

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randy61

US
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randy61 Registered since 25th Feb 2012
Sun 30-Dec-12 09:34 AM

I tried a vivatar on my d-700 but it seems to drain the batteries alot ,so now it's on the shelf and I'm trying to save some money for the real deal.

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covrc

Boston, US
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covrc Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Mar 2004
Mon 31-Dec-12 02:06 AM

We second the Ziekos.

3 of us have D700 and use the Ziekos. It is more than enough. I would like OEM, but not for 5X the cost.

I also now have a D800 and certainly will need an after market grip for it soon.

I have seen counterfeit MB-D10 which D700 swore were OEM, but inspection using Nikon website showed them to not be OEM.

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