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Vertical Battery Grip

dmenges

Rochester, US
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dmenges Silver Member Nikonian since 26th May 2004
Sat 18-Aug-12 09:06 PM | edited Sat 18-Aug-12 09:07 PM by dmenges

A friend of mine showed me the vertical battery grip he just got from Amazon..... for $57!!! I was quite impressed with the quality. Bought one via my smart phone right then and there. Check it out.

Meike Vertical Battery Grip for Nikon D800 D800E MB-D12 MBD12
by Meike
Price: $57.63
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by BestDealUSA.

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infamily

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#1. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 0

infamily Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 10th Sep 2009
Sat 18-Aug-12 08:34 PM

there has been lot of discussion on these grips and some have had problems. search this forum for threads.
good luck

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#2. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sun 19-Aug-12 01:39 AM

Hey Don,

I know there have been many who have had good luck with this grip. My advice is to be very careful, here is the link to my story with one.

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=430&topic_id=13628&mesg_id=13628&page=6

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gqtuazon

FPO, US
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#3. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 2

gqtuazon Registered since 18th Nov 2009
Sun 19-Aug-12 02:53 AM

Hi Don - I also purchased this Meike battery grip from Amazon.com and returned it recently (less than a month). Some are happy with their purchase and I am one of those unfortunate ones so I had to return it back to the seller. I can't blame you for getting one due to the lower price. I'll get the original Nikon grip later on instead.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MXCRCRF17376/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B008HMZ076&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=172282&store=electronics


Regards,

Glenn

dmenges

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#4. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 2

dmenges Silver Member Nikonian since 26th May 2004
Sun 19-Aug-12 01:20 PM

Thanks Scott.... I wish I had asked you guys before the purchase, but it was an impulse buy and not that expensive. I use a tripod and L-Bracket 99% of the time, but thought this would be fun if I wanted to run around trying some freehand stuff. I'll be extra careful putting it on and taking it off.... and I may email you with your "power removal" technique! .

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Ottawa, CA
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#5. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 4

Unavailable Registered since 09th Jun 2012
Mon 20-Aug-12 12:04 PM

I bought this grip complete with AC adapter on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/MB-D12-Multi-Power-Battery-Grip-for-Nikon-D800-D800E-Camera-EN-EL18-Battery-/180922360284?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item2a1fd021dc

It exhibits a little bit of flex when attached to my D800 - but just as important: so does the Nikon grip! For $400, I expected better.

In this instance, I find the Nikon product overpriced and not necessarily better than a 3rd party product I bought for 1/5 the price. I am glad I voted with my wallet on this one.

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#6. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 0

chiefmasterjedi Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2009
Mon 20-Aug-12 05:18 PM

I bought the Meike about 6 weeks ago and it works just fine. I guess it's the luck of the draw, just like the AF issues with the D800!

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icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#7. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 6

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Tue 21-Aug-12 03:22 PM

I also bought the Meike grip and have had it on and off the camera several times with no issues... I also put some foam tape on battery tray to help with slight play and also seemed to stiffen up the grip a little also.

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FL_Investor

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#8. "RE: Vertical Battery Grip" | In response to Reply # 3

FL_Investor Registered since 15th Apr 2012
Wed 22-Aug-12 04:12 AM

>Hi Don - I also purchased this Meike battery grip from
>Amazon.com and returned it recently (less than a month). Some
>are happy with their purchase and I am one of those
>unfortunate ones so I had to return it back to the seller. I
>can't blame you for getting one due to the lower price. I'll
>get the original Nikon grip later on instead.
>
>http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MXCRCRF17376/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B008HMZ076&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=172282&store=electronics
>
>
>Regards,
>
>Glenn


Was that your video in the review?
Not sure about others, but I ALWAYS turn my cameras OFF when
mounting and dismounting a grip. The fact you did not - could
have very well caused the problem, IMO.

G