N8008 Users and the MB-10 Grip.
Just thought I'd let you know...Those rumors you've probable heard that a N8008/N8008s camera will accept the N90/N90s MB-10 battery grip are true.
My MB-10 grip arrive today (ebay @ $12.95) and it's a perfect fit. Honestly it looks and fits as though it was designed specifically for the N8008. You attach it like any other battery grip and it hooks up directly and works without the need for any re-wiring. The only downside is the shutter release button on the MB-10 remains disengaged.- meaning; only the shutter release button on the camera can be used to trip the shutter.- Oh well, You can't have it all.
#2. "RE: N8008 Users and the MB-10 Grip." | In response to Reply # 0
#3. "RE: N8008 Users and the MB-10 Grip." | In response to Reply # 0ZoneV Nikonian since 07th Jan 2005Sun 11-Jan-09 10:23 PM
I've tried it, too. I wouldn't call it a perfect fit; the MB-10 might need to be filed in certain areas to make it perfect. But it's pretty good anyway.
Nikon user since 2000
#4. "RE: N8008 Users and the MB-10 Grip." | In response to Reply # 3markscamera Registered since 05th Aug 2006Fri 13-Feb-09 05:02 PM
Years ago when the Nikon forum on Yahoo was the biggest Nikon group in the world the N8008s + MB-10 with a working shutter release came up from time to time and some techie types managed to get it to work. It involved running some wires from someplace in the camera body down to the battery holder area and attaching electrical contacts to the wires and then attaching the N8008s body and bingo it worked. You can tell from my non techie description that I couldn't do it but it was done back then, probably mid 90's. It was the same technique Nikon used to make the N90 compatible with the MB-10. I went so far as to write to Nikon about modifying my N90 and the cost was something like $129.00 + shipping both ways so I passed and lived with it attached to the N90 and used it as a battery holder.
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