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MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack for D800 Camera


Jackson, US
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M_Jackson Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 10-Jan-13 11:54 PM

While my D4 and lens are at the shop and delayed with a "Parts Hold" note, I went ahead and ordered a D800. It should be here tomorrow.

I read the specs for the MB-D12 grip on the B&H site. I've always had a grip on my older D300 bodies, which was worth the extra expense to get the extra frame per second. For $400, I would have hoped the MB-D12 would speed the frame rate on the D800. Other than switching to 1.2 Crop, is there any way to speed up the D800? Different batteries, etc?

I didn't see any sort of option to use EN-EL18 batteries either? I'd love to see that option since I already have several for the D4.

I saw several options for third party grips, and I read a lot of the threads discussing the pros and cons.

I have to decide whether to spend the bucks on a MB-D12 soon so I can get the appropriate L-Bracket for the body. Sounds like there might be some issues using a RRS bracket on some of the third party grips.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

M. Jackson
Jackson Hole, WY

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