I have a D7000 + MB-D11 battery grip. When the extra EN-EL15 battery is installed, I can feel the battery rattle inside of the grip as I work with the camera. It drives me crazy, because the build quality of the rest of the camera is great, but this just ruins the balance, fluidity, stability, etc. I'm sure I can solve it by adding a piece of foam to pad the battery, but before I do, has anyone else with this hardware noticed this issue? Could my grip just be defective?
Are you sure it is the battery in the holder as I find that the holder is just that wee bit, not loose, just not super tight. In any event, that slight bit of tolerance seems to be enough to create just a bit of "rattle" if that is what you want to call it. I actually find that it is more of a "creak" and is prevalent only if I hold it in such a way to cause the holder to shift about a bit in the grip. Again, not huge movement just enough to create that bit of noise. Interestingly, I find it occurs equally in both my OEM and my clone grips and does so regardless of what holder I am using.
Mine too. The grip is perfectly tight and solid, but the tray/battery ensemble does move around a tiny bit. Not much of a bother, but it definetely is there.
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Are you sure you have a genuine MB-D11 grip? My battery barely moves and does not make a sound that I can detect. It sure does not seem to move as much as you describe. There are some 3rd party grips that have the locking wheel move and rattle even when the grip is tight. There have been some reports of Nikon branded grips that are actually fakes, which is why I asked if you have a genuine grip and not just a Nikon branded unit.
I tried a 3rd party grip and I found the locking wheel distracting and the clasp for the battery tray broke in a short period of time.