Sat 20-Oct-12 11:59 AM | edited Sat 20-Oct-12 01:39 PM by PAStime
(this older thread is a very useful one so I've posted a follow-up to it)
I recently got a Meike D7000 grip for my D7000. Some views:
- looks good, feels solid, doesn't wiggle - AA batteries confidently snap into their cradles - joystick thing feels smaller and more sloppy than camera body - (like the Nikon MDB-11) you have to remove the battery that is inside the camera to recharge it. Inconvenient. - yeah, the tab to remove the battery pack looks flimsy. I have a modification in mind. - there is an on/off-like switch on the grip but as I understand the instructions, it just unlocks/locks the controls. It doesn't switch power in any way. My guess is that there is no active electronics inside this grip, just some simple routing of signals. - speaking of instructions, most of the Meike instruction booklet is a word-for-word, image-for-image theft of the Nikon MDB-11 instruction booklet (I am assuming Nikon didn't steal from Meike). The gall of those knock-off companies! The only difference is a bunch of sloppy errors during the copying/pasting. - time will tell if this Meike has the green light flashing/battery drain issue reported by some - Unlike what I thought I read elsewhere, the command dials are not reversed on the grip as compared to the camera body - I am hesitant to attach my Markins plate to the bottom and then let this whole thing plus 70-200 VRII dangle on my BlackRapid RS-4 strap. I see in another post that Stan trusts this setup.