I have a few quick questions regarding this Grip. I have read a bunch of info on this unit and I'm getting ready to pull the trigger but couldn't find info on the following question to get me to close the deal.
1. Batteries: I have read all over that you have to disconnect the unit to remove the battery in the body, but can you run the D7000 with just the battery in the Grip?
2. MB-D11 Body: Is the body of this unit made out of plastic or like the D7000, are some parts also made out of Magnesium. Just trying to justify the price difference between Nikon and 3rd Party.
3. Size: What are the dimensions of the unit or what are the dimensions of the D7000 with the grip attached. I just want to make sure I can fit it in my SlingShot 200 bag.
yes you can run the Camera with the Battery in the Grip, it's what I'm doing now...
The body of the unit is covered in Rubber and Polycarbonate but if you feel inside the Battery compartment you get good cold Magnesium Alloy!
Size wise I'm not sure as I don't have my 7000 with me today, I think that the depth of the Lowepro is 5.9" ? (Brian A little help here ) So it could be a tight squeeze? Does the Camera fit on it's side? If so you could be ok the other way around too...
jules, Thank you for your quick responses. You are correct, Lowepro indicates that interior dimensions of the SS200 is 5.9" Deep. Placing a 5 x 2 x 2 block under the camera in the bag gives me an initial indication that it will fit, though it will be tight. I just do not know what the actual dimensions of the MB-D11 are. Does that sound about right?
Thanks for all the help with this. Got my Nikon MB-D11 and absolutely love my camera with this. Historically, out of laziness I would just take pictures landscape and crop them to portrait in Aperture effectively reducing it to a 8MP image. Maybe it's just me playing with my new toy or the fact that it's so much more comfortable now I'm finally taking portrait shots that are intended in be in that orientation. Also it makes my lenses feel so muck lighter... Great Purchase!