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mawyatt1

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mawyatt1 Registered since 11th Feb 2012
Tue 23-Apr-13 12:16 AM

Anyone have any issues with the Aputure Grip BP-MD12 for the D800? Mine seems to be draining the EN-15 battery in the grip when the camera is off.

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Mon 22-Apr-13 11:04 PM

Based on what I have read here and elsewhere, this seems to be a common complaint against many third-party grips regardless of camera body.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

mawyatt1

US
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#2. "RE: Aputure Grip" | In response to Reply # 1

mawyatt1 Registered since 11th Feb 2012
Wed 24-Apr-13 11:01 PM

I been having some lockup issues with the camera since I downloaded the latest firmware. Yesterday I removed the grip and camera battery, then replaced the camera battery which was fully charged without the grip. No apparent battery drainage issues after over 8 hours, then installed the grip with another battery in the grip. I just looked at both the in camera and grip battery, both have not discharged in 12 hours.

I received a prompt reply from Aputure and they stated that the grip could not cause the battery to drain when the camera was off.

This leads me to believe the camera or camera/grip combo may be the cause, and may be related to the camera lockup issues. I'll let them sit another day and see if anything changes.

Timeshifte

Dayton, US
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Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Wed 24-Apr-13 11:28 PM

i had an Apurture grip for the D700 did the same thinng, replaced it with another brand and no problem. The grip for my D800 works fine too.

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mwhals

Winfield, US
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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Thu 25-Apr-13 12:12 AM

This is why I just buy the Nikon grip and don't fool with 3rd party grips.

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Cowleystjames

UK
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Cowleystjames Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2013
Thu 25-Apr-13 08:23 AM

Nikon grips may be more expensive, but they feel quality and work.

mawyatt1

US
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#6. "RE: Aputure Grip" | In response to Reply # 5

mawyatt1 Registered since 11th Feb 2012
Thu 25-Apr-13 11:27 PM

After another 24 hrs, no battery drainage. Looks as if the D800 lockup was behind this.

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