How I fixed my broken 3-party battery grip tab
Well over a year ago, I ordered a cheap 3rd-party copy of the Nikon MB-D11 grip for the D7000. It served me well....... until last fall when I finally pulled off the latching tab. I made a fix by using two small patches of velcro, but I knew that would be a temporary solution.
So last night, I had an epiphany. I have the AA tray that came with the grip...... and I've never used it. So I wondered..... would the broken parts from the EN-EL15 tray be interchangeable with the AA tray?
Out to the van I went, and got my jewelers screwdrivers. Three tiny screws on both, pull the parts off the AA tray, and reassemble on the EN-EL15 tray.
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#2. "RE: How I fixed my broken 3-party battery grip tab" | In response to Reply # 0jmesseder2 Nikonian since 20th Aug 2011Thu 31-Jan-13 06:01 PM
I'd never have thought of that in a million years, and I may just try it this evening.
But one thing I have discovered is the lok isn't difficult to turn just using a fingernail or pen tip on the metal hinge pin. Considering the D7k is pretty miserly with batteries, having one in camera and one in grip lasts long enough I don't really mind -- functionally -- that the lock tab broke within a week or so of new.
On the other hand, cosmetics are worth something, and duct tape is something should be reserved to announce how I've been using a device.
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