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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
The MB-D10 adds extra power while enhancing the cameraâ€™s features!
By J. Logan
from Miami Beach, FL, USA
Comments about Nikon Multi-Power Battery Pack For D300:
The MB-D10 is very easy to attach to the camera (mine is on a D700), just make sure the camera is turned off when attaching it; the CF card light blinks as the MB-D10 is being attached, but this is normal. This battery pack accepts several types of batteries like a EN-EL3e or a EN-EL4a, or EN-EL4 rechargeable batteries; or 8 AA alkaline, Ni-MH, Lithium or nickel-manganese; some features on the MB-D10 are an extra shutter button for when you are holding the camera in portrait mode; this extra shutter button is of course on the top right corner, so the camera feels very familiar when shooting portraits; as well, the way the handle (MB-D10â€™s) is designed, it feels very secure in your hand -you can even hold it only with with your right hand, while using the index finger to push the shutter button; I mention you can use only the right hand because once the MB-D10 is attached to the camera, the camera becomes squared and big! Actually, the D700 camera (with the MB-D10) is a bit higher than the D3 camera, if both cameras are placed on a flat surface next to each other. On the MB-D10, thereâ€™s also an AF-ON button, a multi-selector button, as well as a main and sub-command dials for when shooting pics in tall/portrait mode. On the top of the MB-D10 (when not attached), there is a â€˜holderâ€™ for your cameraâ€™s contact plastic cover (so you donâ€™t loose it). On the bottom of the battery pack thereâ€™s the â€œTripod Socketâ€�, which is standard and on the cameraâ€™s Menu Options you may select which battery to use first, the cameraâ€™s internal battery, or the MB-D10â€™s. The battery pack adds to the performance of your camera, such as the ability to shoot 8 frames per second! An overall, the MB-D10 is a â€˜must-haveâ€™ accessory for your camera; it certainly beats just carrying extra batteries; it allows you to do more.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
MB-D10 "The Second"
from Mesa, AZ
I liked my first MB-D10 so much on my D300s that I purchased this SECOND one for my D700. (See my previous post under "Photog, Mesa, AZ"). This battery grip accessory item makes handling the camera bodies MUCH easier, safer, and just overall is a very convenient item. Also it removes the awkwardness of shooting when rotating the camera 90 degrees for those vertical shots.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Why did I wait? Great addition to my D300s
from Midland City, AL
I read all the reviews on the internet about adding the MB-D10 to my D300s. Even looking a pictures of it to judge the size of it on the camera. I purchased it after having my camera for a year and after one month, wonder why I waited. This is a great addition to a D300s. Does it make the camera heavier? Yes. Is it more comfortable to hold ? Yes. Is it more usuable in the vertical position? Yes. I don't use the battery in the camera and only use the standard battery in the MB-D10 which still gives me plenty of shots per charge. The MB-D10 does come with a AA battery holder also. The MB-D10 fits like a glove and looks like it was built onto the camera. I use it on a tripod with a camera plate and can say it does not move at all, in any position. If you have thought about purchasing one, go ahead and get it. You will like it.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful product and 2 gripes
from Ft Mcmurray, AB
I've been shooting mine for a couple of years now, with only 2 complaints. The first, if I leave the battery in the body, it won't use the grip's power, even after the firmware update. Pulled the battery out of the body, and no worries. The second: I have big hands. When shooting landscape, the knuckle at the base of my little finger sits squarely on the vertical shutter release, and, if I forget to disable it, can trigger it when I drop the camera to a rest position. That being said, the MB-D10 adds fantastic functionality to my D300, weeks of service power, AMAZING FPS in rapid fire, and a nice "Pro" feel to the camera. Highly recommended!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Completes the D700
from Bozeman, MT
I added the MB-D10 to my D700 body purely for ergonomic reasons. It makes shooting vertically comfortable and intuitive and dramatically reduces wrist strain. I do not use a battery in it. I don't need the extra battery power- I regularly shoot 1.5K frames at weddings with just a single battery in the body of the camera without running out of power. Having no battery makes it lighter and better balanced. Thumb control for adjusting focus point and scrolling through images works just fine. Both exposure scroll wheels work flawlessly. It just works. Take care of yourself, reduce the wear and tear on your body by adding one to your camera today.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Highly Recommended for Appropriate Nikon DSLR's
The MB-D10 Grip is very useful for general camera handling and for making vertical shots easier. The additional 'gripability' it gives to a camera body makes for easier and safer camera handling, therefore I highly recommend it for all camera users. (Also - NEVER forget to use a good camera STRAP!) Another feature I like is that you can install the EN-EL3e battery into the easy-to-remove battery slide, and leave no (or a backup) battery in the camera itself. The camera models that use this grip can be set to use the in-camera battery first, or the MB-D10 battery first. Removing the EN-EL3e battery from the grip's slide is a snap for quick and easy recharging. (This is faster and easier than fussing with the battery door in the camera base.) The AF control button on the grip is also quite a useful feature. The grip is very well made, durable, and attaches easily to the camera body and will remain secure without fear of loosening. You can also use 8 'AA' cells if you choose not to use the Nikon battery, and the 'AA's' permit up to 7 or 8 fps shooting. This item is an accessory that is WELL worth the cost, and you will NOT be sorry you spent the money for it after you use it. Mine stays on the camera 100% of the time.
(87 of 134 customers found this review helpful)
Great Product But...
from Houston, TX
Everything about this grip is spot on at least on my D700. Portrait orientation is much easier to handle with my usually weighty configurations. The AF On button, Shutter button, and command/sub-command dials actuate the same as my D700 - no sponginess,dead spots, or other usual characteristics. The multi-selector is nearly non-functional because of its' size - Left, Right, and Down are Ok at best, but Up is all but useless. Fit with the camera body is perfect, has a place to store the contact cover (camera side), and two power options (AA or EN-EL3e). That being said, it is more than worth buying a BL-3 Cover and EN-EL4a to power up. Nikon SHOULD include the BL-3 as part of the kit even if it means increasing the price to cover its' inclusion. It really doesn't make any sense not to include it. Most people I know buy it for the power gain/duration. Hence, the 4 stars instead of 5
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