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Battery grip alternatives

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sun 10-Mar-13 10:25 AM

If you are breaking a number of those tabs than you should buy the Nikon version.

I have had no problem with any of the 3 non-Nikon grips but I generally do not break things, anything. Some people are prone to breaking things, cars, cell phones, camera batter tray tabs, chairs, tools, DIY jobs around the house etc. The people who don't break the tab seem to very happy with the strength, stability, fit and trim of the 3rd party grips. My Zeikos on the D90 has close to 100,000 frames, mostly in vertical orientation and looks like it is new. The Meike grip on the D7000 has 24,000 shots and the rubber, like the Zeikos is in better shape, than the Nikon rubber parts. My D800 has a Pixel grip which has the best feel and thicker better rubber on all surfaces than the camera does, it is a tactile joy to hold. Although I have good success with things like this, I know some people are just naturally rougher on their controls, knobs, levers etc and more things break by "accident" around them.
If I was risking breaking a tab I would probably just take it off and put a small metal 1cm split ring through the small hole in the latch shaft and use that instead of the plastic one. Potential problem solved:$0.05.
The Pixel tray latch uses a different attachment method so it appears to be able to withstand more abuse.

Stan
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