Hi there Steve. Sorry for the delay to answer your post, but we are very busy at work and I did not have any time to play yet, and that is very frustrating to me with a new camera on hand and not being able to enjoy it yet. What I can say though about the MB-D12, is that with out it the camera (at least for me) is not complete. The grip gives a completely different feeling to the ergonomics of the camera, and holding it is so match easier. Thanks for your Comment it is really appreciated. I will keep you posted hopefully on Saturday 8/31/2013 with some pictures that I will take with the 600VR.
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