Thu 06-Dec-12 10:45 AM | edited Thu 06-Dec-12 10:49 AM by Anothergo
Does anyone have experience with either the Zeikos or Xit photo grip version of the MB-D14 battery grip for the D600? The cost difference of around $175 certainly caught my eye, but what, if anything, am I giving up? I would like to hear your experiece with any of these grips.
I have certainly had good service from my 3 aftermarket grips, one each on the D90(Zeikos), D7000(Meike) and D800(Pixel) and in the process saved $800. The D90 and D7000 grips have been on for a total of 145,000 frames and look like they have handled the abuse better than the camera bodies. I have fewer frames with the D800 but the Pixel grip is solid, fits perfectly and I have no doubt it will last a long time. The combination of cameras and these grips greatly improved the cameras. Stan St Petersburg Russia
I ended up exploring the options in the aftermarket, but recently decided to simply get the MB-D14. I just figured that, rather than second guess myself after the fact, I would just get what I know will work without issue. So far I love it. Good luck in your search.
>I ended up exploring the options in the aftermarket, but >recently decided to simply get the MB-D14. I just figured >that, rather than second guess myself after the fact, I would >just get what I know will work without issue.
I think you made the right choice. It's a personal decision, and for me, I prefer such attachments as well as batteries to be Nikon branded just in case there are any issues that might fall under the warranty period.
There had been early on some issues with non-Nikon batteries exploding inside D70/s cameras. Nikon had no responsibility to fix the damaged cameras. If a Nikon battery blows or otherwise damages the camera, you're covered.