>After shooting for 7 years with a grip, I could not take >being without one any longer, so I bought an MB-D12. Besides, >I needed an L-plate for my tripod and didn't want to buy two! > >Now, what to do with 5 spare doors...
Scott, The day will come when you want to sell the body or the grip and the little doors are no place to be found. What I do is put the small spare parts, especially doors, in a sandwich baggie with a post-it note describing the part. The baggie then goes in a special plastic container with the rest of the spare parts in their own baggies.
Scott -- After hearing of the problem with D800 battery doors, I tried to order a supply from Nikon USA today and was informed they will not sell them! How did you obtain yours? I was told if I lost one I would have to send my camera to them -- insurance, shipping, time, etc. I am starting to call Nikon Service, "Nikon Disservice."
>Scott -- After hearing of the problem with D800 battery >doors, I tried to order a supply from Nikon USA today and was >informed they will not sell them! How did you obtain yours? >I was told if I lost one I would have to send my camera to >them -- insurance, shipping, time, etc. I am starting to call >Nikon Service, "Nikon Disservice."
They pop off when you least expect it. Some are using gaffer's tape or such to keep from losing them. Mine popped off when the bay was empty and I bumped the door on my ankle bone. Other's have had them pop of during normal use.
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member
I'd split with you Jon. But Scott is right. I misread. Ten is the maximum. It might be a good idea to buy a couple as spares though. The only time I've even needed a door was when I misplaced the one to attach a grip. But the D800 appears to be more susceptible to loosing the door than other models.