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D800, MB-D12, and Tripod Use

jwstl

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"RE: D800, MB-D12, and Tripod Use"

jwstl Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Feb 2013
Fri 19-Apr-13 05:12 PM

>If your worried about battery reserves keep the grip on. If
>your looking to get the sharpest images out of the D800 while
>using a tripod. Get the L-Bracket for use with "out"
>the grip.
>
>There is a small amount of flex or give between the camera
>body and grip. So mounting the L-bracket directly to the body
>eliminates that. Plus the keeping the physical location of the
>image sensor as close to the fixing point as possible, reduces
>the effects of other outside forces that act on the camera
>body and lens.
>
>The D800 is known to be touchy on a tripod. I've seen it first
>hand. I too had to make the same decision as to which RRS
>L-bracket I should purchase for my D800e. Though I'd prefer to
>have the L-bracket that goes right on the grip & body, I
>decided to get the bracket for the body only, to help
>eliminate the problems that one can run into when using their
>camera on a tripod.
>
>Jim H.

Thanks for the info. The fit of the grip and its use on the tripod was my biggest concern. I want to extract all the sharpness possible out of that sensor. I do like the idea of having the extra power capability but I could keep a battery in a vest pocket and easily swap it out.

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