I bought the MB-D11 Battery Grip for my D7000 and I really like it so far. It allows you to space out your fingers to get a more comfortable feel, and the extra shutter button for the portrait orientation is great! It does add some weight to the camera, but not enough to make we want to return it. I just wish it added some more fps's!
It is very nice. Has rubber where your fingers will sit and a nice thickness as well. It barely wobbles on the camera. It has two dials for changing shutter speed, aperture, etc. and has a nob that you can use to adjust the focus point. Overall, a very nice piece of equipment!
Wed 24-Nov-10 09:44 AM | edited Wed 24-Nov-10 09:45 AM by Kale49
I just got yesterday by mail the grip (MB-D11). I ordered it from www.cyberphoto.fi (a Swedish net shop). The price was absolutely lowest I´ve so far found (215 euros + 7 euros from mailing costs)
I had a battery grip in my previous DSRL (D80) and did like it. So, I decided to take it to my D7000, too. Now the new package is better at least in my hands. When mounting a bigger glass it is also a bit sturdier.
I´m afraid that the battery grip does not increase the fps. So they say in manuals. Anyway, it´s good to have a double battery resource when wandering in the nature
I want one... but the price... ($349 here and we are basically at parity with USD) It does not add enough for it's price. An extra battery ? BUT compared to the D90 grip it makes charging 1 of the batteries a pain in the rump. So I'd probably forget the second battery idea.
As far as i can tell the only real pro's are : - The ability to use AA batteries (pointless for me) - Better portrait ergonomics ... vs. extra bulk/weight