I just bought a D300 and a D700. Along with them I bought the MBD10 battery pack. Because of the weight I was just using it on the D300. When I tried to move the focus point, it would stay in the middle. Once I got it to move to the right and back to the center, but that's all. The rest of the photo shoot was done with my arm reaching as if I didn't have a battery pack, and reminded myself to check it out later.
This morning I tried to figure out why the focus point was not moving. I looked in the camera menu and think I have that set correctly. I made sure it was not in the lock position. I tried all the different settings that I could think of and nothing worked. Since I had only used that particular battery pack, I thought something might be wrong with it, so I opened up the other. The same thing happened. I switched between the D300 and the D700, same thing on both. Batteries are all fully charged, so what gives. There are about two pages in the book. It seems pretty simple, so I'm thinking it has something to do with the camera setting. I just have it set to on for the MB-D10. I thought that meant that it would act just like the focusing controls on the camera.
I didn't have any problems with the battery pack for the D200.
#1. "RE: MB-D10 won't move focus points" | In response to Reply # 0Ricechex75 Basic MemberSun 28-Sep-08 09:33 PM
Mine hass worked flawlessly, but I still find myself forgetting that I have the luxury of a second set of controls and will occasionally still crane my arm around like I had to do with my D70.
Which focus mode were you in? Were you able to move the focus point by using the main control on the back of the camera? If not, did you check the lock ring around the main control knob on the back? I forgot about that once and found myself very perturbed.
If all else fails...good luck with Nikon tech support.
Post processing is such a buzz-kill.
#2. "RE: MB-D10 won't move focus points" | In response to Reply # 0deanzat Registered since 28th Jan 2006Mon 29-Sep-08 12:11 AM
I just experienced the same thing and learned that I have to "push" the multi-selector on the grip rather than "press" it. In other words, rather than press down on the arrow, I push the centerpiece from the opposite side. It works, but it's not what I'd call an elegant solution... Maybe it will loosen up over time. Z
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#3. "RE: MB-D10 won't move focus points" | In response to Reply # 2morpsmom_2 Registered since 13th Jan 2005Mon 29-Sep-08 03:07 AM
I'll try the pushing thing. Yes, everything works fine on the camera. I did call tech support. He said he didn't know what was wrong with it and I should take it back where I got it or send it in to Nikon. It's weird that two of them would have the same thing going on, and they're both brand new.