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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
Using this with a D7000, more battery life and easier to hold the camera.
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105 of 110 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2010
Just to make others aware. This item includes the Nikon MS-D11 AA Battery Tray as part of the inventory in the box. If you were wondering about ordering that item separately, there is no need. This is provided, in addition to the expected tray for the EN-EL15 battery, although THE BATTERY IS NOT included. There is also a nylon case to store either one of the battery trays when not used in the MB-D11 grip itself. One final note, the popout rubber cover for the AC power adapter is also present in each tray.
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91 of 95 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2010
I've never owned a grip before and wasn't sure if I would like this or not. When I received it, I carefully attached it to my new D7000. First, I'd like to warn that this grip adds noticeable weight to the D7000. In fact, initially, I was a little concerned that it might be too heavy for me, and for a moment, I actually considered returning it. However, now that I've had the grip for several days, I can say without a doubt that I absolutely LOVE it!

It truly does transform the D7000 from a great camera into an awesome camera. Sure, it doesn't change the functionality, but it does improve the handling and feel of the camera. I have average hands, but even so, I found that (without the grip) my pinkie finger didn't feel comfortable on the D7000. Adding the grip totally changed that. The grip gives extra space for your fingers and creates a boundary that gives your hand a limit so it can't slip off. It makes the camera super easy to pick up and go.

As far as the extra weight is concerned, now that I've used the grip for a while, I don't even notice the extra weight. I think it's just something you have to get used to. In fact my wife also uses my new D7000 and she has no problems with the grip either. Also, the extra controls on the grip are so handy when taking portrait/vertical shots. It really helps with the ergonomics of the camera. It's a great addition to an amazing camera. I'd highly recommend this to anyone wanting a more comfortable experience with their D7000.
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111 of 121 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2011
The brand new grip I received from the lowest priced Marketplace seller is clearly counterfeit. A $213 fake.

I complained to Amazon and the seller and received a refund, but this is what to watch out for:

1) The Nikon grip is supposed to be magnesium (metal). The one that arrived is plastic. The real grip is fairly heavy, not cheap plastic-y crap.
2) There should NOT be a "Made in China" sticker on it
3) There should be a weather seal.
4) The pin is supposed to be black (not silver)
5) The cap should be white (not clear)

An Amazon seller is selling fake merchandise, and whether it is on purpose or by accident, I am appalled that they are being allowed to continue to sell on Amazon. Counterfeit products are highly illegal, immoral, and a bane on the economy.

I recommend paying a little more for a real one from a trusted source/authorized reseller. You can get a cheap fake or even a known brand on ebay for 1/4 the price, if that's what you're looking for.

The "real" genuine Nikon grip deserves 5 stars, but I'm leaving my review as 1 to help alert others regarding the caveats they should be aware of when purchasing from non-authorized Nikon dealers. Good reviews get lost in the pack, but people actually read bad reviews and I think this is worth knowing.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2011
Like many, I didn't like the little movement of the grip on the camera. After some messing about, I found a fix that seems to work for mine anyway. First, make sure that the rubber cover for the contact is stored on the grip in it's little holder, as this makes a bit of a tighter fit. I didn't do this at first, and it helps. The second thing I did was get the smallest black rubber o ring that the hardware store has. It just happens to fit perfectly over the small silver pin on the grip. I tried putting on on the black pin as well, but that kept the contact from being made. The o ring on the silver pin provides just enough extra compression to prevent the small bit of slip that my unit had without keeping the contact from being made. The o ring stays in place even when taking the grip on and off, and I doubt I'll have to mess with it again, though I do carry an extra o ring. Hope this helps.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2011
On the positive side, it makes the camera fit into my hands better. Build quality matches the camera. Rubber grip is soft and feels good to hold. Joystick-like control works well, easier to use than the one on the body. Considering that there is no other alternative grip for d7000 I strongly recommend it.
I cannot give it a full 5 stars because of a few negatives: These are not show stoppers but be prepared so that you are not disappointed. My copy does not fit tightly with the camera. Even when I tighten it all the way I can feel it moving because the pin that goes into the body is sligtly undersized. I had to rip a small piece of the plastic bag and put it over the pin. Only then i was able to make it a tight fit. Also the command dials feel differently than the camera body (stops are not as positive). Lastly, the vertical shutter release is not recessed enough, so when I am holding it horizontally, my palm can press the vertical release and rapid fire a few shots unexpectedly. Vertical release does have a lock switch, but you would not turn the vertical button on and off each time you turned the camera sideways. So chances are, you will leave the vertical button on and if you have big hands, you will need to get used to the position of the vertical release button.

Update: Having used this grip for 9 months, I wanted to add a minor update. If you program the AE-L button on the body to function as AF-ON, this grip's AE-L and shutter release buttons do not change behavior to match the body. This makes the vertical shutter release somewhat useless. If you do not use the AF-ON custom function this is not an issue.

I hope this helps...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2011
The Nikon MB-D11 offers nice balance and added functionality to an already outstanding camera. I use my large and heavy (53.9oz) Tokina 100-300mm f4 (AT-X 340 AF-II) on my D7K quite a bit. The addition of the grip has added tremendous balance and comfort while shooting with the mentioned lens, as well as my "regular" walk around lens. The vertical shutter release is definitely useful, especially if you do lots of portraits. While I can't say enough good things about the grip, the "play" that everyone seems to mention is definitely there, in both the dial and the grip itself. Both the dial and grip movement is definitely there, but neither in my book is a deal breaker. The movement of the grip is very, very minimal (probably 1mm at most) but is easily fixed by doing what reviewer KJ did/suggested, thanks for that tip KJ! (look at the photos for where to place the o-ring). I found the o-ring at H.Depot in the faucet/shower repair parts section. The manufacture is Danco the O-ring size is #60. Thanks for reading my review and hope the information helps!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2011
I am a battery grip fan. I ordered the MB-D11 two months after I bought my D7000. The grip feels "natural" once attached, although it does add to the heft of the camera rather considerably, especially when the battery holder is loaded with six AAs. The use of rechargeable batteries is a most welcome feature. By default, the camera chooses to use the battery grip power, although you should go to custom menus (menu d) and make sure you tell the camera what type of batteries you're using (alkaline, NiMH, or Nikon's own).

With the grip in place, handling the camera and supporting it with the left hand is extremely positive. The grip should also serve well those shooting Portrait more often than not. The LOCK wheel has a little play once tightened.

I haven't had the time to test battery life extensively but I hear good news from other users; with six rechargeable AAs in place, rates of 300-350 photos before the battery indicator starts to change appear routine.

This is a very sturdily built accessory and it should stand quite a lot of day-in and day-out wear-and-tear. If you're not deterred by the price tag, this is a piece of add-on you should have. It does make an already excellent camera even better.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2011
Just received this item today (10/27/2011) and sent it back already for a refund. It did not work. I've used battery grips on my other Nikon cameras, so I know how to hook them up for sure. When I went to the menu, I saw that the camera recognized that it had a second battery installed. However, the shutter release button on the grip did not work, nor could I move the focus point. I'm a semi-professional photographer, so it was not "operator error." I made sure that both the shutter button on the grip was not locked and that the focal point was not locked.

Very disappointed, but after I sent it back, I saw several videos about fake Nikon battery grips. One video showed a guy with the same problem I had. I'm beginning to suspect that that I got a fake one. I'm not going to buy from this reseller again (Quality Photo) because I'm a little suspicious. Unfortunately, these grips are almost impossible to find due to the conditions in Japan, but I'll wait and buy from a reputable dealer like B&H Photo or MidWest Photo Exchange.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2011
This is my third day since the arrival of my Nikon MB-D11 battery pack, and I must say that I am extremely happy with it in all regards. After reading many of the horror stories regarding loose fit-to-camera, and actual counterfeit battery packs, I was almost convinced not to make the purchase. Now that I have it, and have had considerable opportunity to use it, I am quite pleased with the purchase.

Given the reports of poor fit and outright counterfeit merchandise, it seems obvious that there are "MB-D11s" that are not built by Nikon. Not having seen one of these units, I cannot comment on them, but the unit I received from Quality Camera via Amazon.com is high quality in every respect. The fit-to-camera is utterly beyond reproach, with no looseness. Also, it is clearly not a plastic unit, although there is some plastic found on it. The weight of the battery pack is considerable, and the overall feel and function of the unit is classic Nikon. I also noted that the shutter release has the same feel as the one found on the camera. Having said that, I should qualify that by saying that it "feels" the same to me as the one on the camera, but of course no two items are ever "exactly" the same. If I wish to split hairs, I can even discern a very small difference in the shutter releases on my two D7000s, but the difference is small indeed and not worthy of complaint.

I also read with interest some complaints about the difficulty of having to remove the unit from the camera in order to replace the battery in the camera. There's no disputing that complaint, but it is my view that given the long life of the D7000's battery, there is no real need to carry a battery in the camera. The second battery can be easily carried in one's pocket, and switched with the exhausted battery in the battery pack if necessary, but there are few occasions when even that quick switch is necessary given the longevity of the Nikon battery (assuming of course that one starts out with a fully charged battery). From my point of view, the primary reason to attach the MB-D11 to the Nikon D7000 is to improve the ease with which photos can be taken in the vertical orientation, or to improve the overall feel of the camera in one's hands especially when using a long and/or heavy lens. I also find the plush rubber exterior of the unit to be appealing, providing an improved grip (less slippery) than the camera itself when in the vertical orientation. I also like the positioning of the wheels for changing the shutter speed and aperture. As to the "feel" of the wheels, I find them to be excellent. Whether they are exactly the same as the camera, I find to be a question without merit. To me they function just as well as those found on the camera, and certainly don't alert one's attention to any kind of a significant change. Again, the feel is classic Nikon.

All in all, I am completely happy with my MB-D11, and consider it to be well worth its significant price.
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