>Hi Eje, > >Given the size of the D4 or any other Nikon Pro DSLR they have >never really been very travel friendly. More so when combined >with fast glass and a Speedlight or two. >The size of the MH-26 or MH-22 doesn't bother me that much. >If I was worried about the size of the charger, I would travel >with a smaller DX body and DX glass instead of two or more pro >FX bodies and fast glass. >Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
True but to me DSLR, fast glass and a speedlight or two are required, when traveling might bring the SB-700 instead of the SB-900 to save a little on size and weight. But for everything else if I don't need it big and/or heavy I bring it light and small.
I spent lot of extra on a carbon fiber tripod and a carbon fiber monopod with good, sturdy and expensive heads to keep weight or size to a minimum. Why bring a 10lbs tripod if I can bring a equally sturdy 5lbs tripod? When flying these days have to consider what to pack and what not to pack. My back pack (carry on) when I travel usually tops 50lbs. Which is way more than what really is allowed but rarely if ever is anyone check the weight your carry on (which sure is a good thing). If I bring the big D4 charger I have to put it in my check in bag and just waiting for it to get busted by baggage handling. If I put that big thing in my backpack it will cost the room of a speedlight or a lens which I am not really willing to give up. A small travel charger or the size of the D70/80/90 chargers that is smaller than a pack of smokes can easily be squeezed into the backpack and adds minimal weight.
That D800 MB-D12 grip charger might be the ticket. small compact, not the nicest solution but hey will work. The my-charger one would work as well and are nicer solution and actually cheaper so if it get lost or busted I'm only out ~$30-40 compared to $300+ for the MH-26