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MB-D12 grip while mounting camera on tripod.

JimH

Easton, US
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JimH Silver Member Charter Member
Sun 03-Mar-13 02:58 AM

Well... after reading counltess reviews and post's on the D800, just minutes ago I sprang for a new D800e and the MD-12 grip from B&H. I'm sure I'll be using my tripod alot more with this camera than I do with my D3s. My tripod is set up with a RRS BH-55 ball head and I use an L-plate on the D3s. I've been reading over the D800 post's and I've seen it mentioned that the camrea body isn't quite as stable with the MD-12 grip attached when the camera is mounted on a tripod. So would I be better off ordering an L-plate that is designed for use with out the grip. In other words, I would be using the grip while shooting with the camera hand held, then when I use the tripod, take the grip off an put the L-plate directly on the camrea body then mount the L-plate to the ball head. I think there would be less stress on the grip then as well, from what I've gathered the grip isn't that substantial of a peice to begin with. Kind of a bummer for the price Nikon gets for the thing. So from those of you who use the MD-12 grip, what are your thoughts?

Thanks Jim H.

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