I just received my MBD-10 and was anxious to try it out, however, with the battery grip I still am only getting 5FPS. In all of my manuals and even "Mastering the Nikon D700" it clearly states that I should be getting 8FPS. What am I doing wrong?
I picked up a slightly used EN-EL4a and a MH-21 charger from Adorama for about $150.00 (and a new Bl-3) - but the combo costs upwards of $300.00 new which practically doubles the cost of the grip. Based on a recommendation here, I am going to try shooting without the battery in the camera to offset the weight as the EN-EL4a is noticeably bigger and heavier than the EN-EL3e. In addition to the FPS increase you can also shoot a substantially more on one charge with the EN-EL4a so it does save you from having to pack a second battery if you are going to be shooting lots of photos.