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Why pay more?
on August 2, 2011
UPDATE: The little tab "key" attached to the AA battery tray literally just broke off in my hand. It's made of plastic and clearly is under-designed for its function (twisting to unlock the tray). I'm traveling soon and don't have time to deal with warranty issues, so that will have to wait. The tray will still lock if you use a pen or something to turn the key, so it still functions OK.
Works "as advertised," as they say. NOT Nikon build quality, as far as materials go, but seems to be sturdy plastic. It fits the camera well and doesn't feel cheap. It probably wouldn't survive a hard drop, but look at it this way: You could buy 4 of these for the price of the Nikon (Whoops, looks like the price just went up, from $57 to $73!). I also bought the remote from the same company, and it is *identical* in appearance to the Nikon. Makes me wonder if the manufacturer isn't a vendor for Nikon...
Time will tell if this thing holds up. I'll update if anything bad happens.