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Pixel Vertical Battery Grip for Nikon D800 D800E MB-D12 MBD12

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  • Has the same functions as the original Nikon grip MB-D12. Compatible with: Nikon D800/D800E Camera.
  • Allow vertical shutter and half press focus of the vertical shutter.
  • Combines the functions of a high-capacity battery pack with a vertical grip.
  • Can hold one EN-EL15 battery packs or 8 x AA batteries to provide approximately twice the shooting capacity of the camera alone
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Pixel Vertical Battery Grip for Nikon D800 D800E MB-D12 MBD12 + Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Select DSLR Cameras (Retail Packaging)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.4 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B008U4F4UY
  • Item model number: D12
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 10, 2012

Product Description

(Third Party) Design Replacement Nikon MB-D12.
This Multi-Power Battery Pack for Nikon D800/D800E is used with Nikon D800/D800E Camera, has the same functions as the original Nikon grip MB-D12. It can hold one EN-EL15 rechargeable battery or eight AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium) - effectively doubling your shooting capacity. This battery grip includes a shutter-release button for vertical shoots and the AF-ON button, Multi selector, main command dials and subcommand dials to increase its functions, used more conveniently.

Specification:
Compatible with: Nikon D800 D800E Camera
Dimension: 150.8 x 54.8 x 77.4mm
Weight: 219.8g(whitout batteries and battery magazine)
Color: Black

Package included:
1x Battery Grip for Nikon D800/D800E,
1x Battery Holder for EN-EL15 battery,
1x Battery Holder for 8 AA batteries,
1x User Manual (in English and Chinese)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Maybe it was just a fluke on that first connection but for now, 5 stars.
rensuchan
Yes, you can use either L-bracket on the Pixel grip (the Kirk seems to fit just a little better), but to access the battery compartment, you have to remove the grip.
Marcia D.
Every time I touched the grip a green indicator light on the camera went off, since the grip was disconnecting and reconnecting due to a slack in the contacts.
Alexander Axelrod

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By AdkPhotographer on July 27, 2012
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I've used full-pro Nikons going back to the F5, with built-in vertical grips, and a few with Nikon add-on grips. I've noticed that used cameras on ebay with genuine grips don't fetch a big premium over the knock-offs, so I'd thought I'd give one a try on the D800. The Pixel is well-built for what it is and what it must do - it's just something you grab, with some buttons to push. Not something to obsess about, not critical hardware (except that the tripod mount must not fail). The Pixel is nothing like the genuine articles - typically tank-like with controls that mean business - but I was pleased with its appearance and found nothing disturbing. Except that none of the buttons worked. Power got to the camera from the battery through the single big connector, but it otherwise behaved as if it were locked. In case the lock ring was labeled backwards, I tried it both ways, as well as after several attach/detach cycles and general jiggling.

I suppose I should note that I can't know for sure that my camera is not somehow defective. Like the other fellow, I'm not entirely comfortable giving a one-star rating to a product with possibly just a rare defect, but that's the way it goes - I can only report my own experience.

UPDATE: Seller promptly sent another (although it took over three weeks to arrive from China and get through customs), and it works fine. I have changed my rating from one star to four stars. I'm so used to a vertical grip, I've been taking slanted verticals without one, so I'm now very happy.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ben Hopkins on July 26, 2012
--I am posting this review under both listings for this grip with the hope that it will reach as many people as possible--

I was ecstatic to find a 3rd party alternative to the Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip. I won't purchase the original out of principal because I don't think the MSRP is even remotely justified. I purchased a Zeikos grip for my D300S a couple of years ago and have been 100% satisfied with that grip so I had no qualms about buying this Pixel Grip for the D800. I upgraded to overnight shipping to have it arrive on a Friday so it could be used to shoot a wedding the following day. The box arrived on time as expected and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and functionality of this grip!

Fast forward to Saturday and for whatever reason this grip had stopped working. The shutter button continued working properly but both command dials and the D-Pad were completely non-functional rendering the grip useless. It was a disappointing way to start a long day of shooting. I sent it back to Amazon today and placed an order for the slightly less expensive Meike grip. Hopefully it will last longer than 12 hours!

I am giving this grip two stars instead of one because I honestly believe that I simply had a bad copy, the build quality looks good and while it worked it worked great, I just wanted to relay my experience for anybody who might be torn between the available options. Clearly quality control is an issue, but I hope others have a better experience than I did.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JL on July 23, 2012
This is a great alternative unit for the Nikon MD-D12.

Physical: The look and feel is just as nice as the Nikon MB-D200 (D200's grip). I cannot say if the interior is made of magnesium alloy, but it is very light. The rubber grips are all snug and feel solid. The EN-EL15 battery tray and the "eight AA" battery tray are both made of high quality solid plastic. They certainly do not feel flimsy. The EN-EL15 battery fits snug into the tray. The tray has a hard locking mechanism that prevents the battery from coming loose. The grip has a slot to put the rubber port cover from the bottom of the D800 so that one would not misplace it. The grip fits easily and snug to the D800 - just as one would expect. It really looks/feels like something Nikon would make.

Functionality: The multifunction selector works as one would expect. The AF/AE button worked perfectly. The shutter lock switch worked as one would expect. The Sub and Command dials work as one would expect. Since this is really for portraits ("tall" pics), it does not have any of the buttons dedicated for video... lol. However, it'd be nice to have a "Live View" button for portraits!

--- Updated July 23, 2012 ---
Received the replacement unit today and as expected, all is well. The shutter AF/AE works as expected. The shutter release also as expected. Shutter release CL and CH (five and six fps) works as expected. Posted more pics too.
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After being a strict "Nikonian" for seven years, this is my first non-Nikon piece of equipment. I decided to go with this unit because the Nikon's unit was a bit too expensive. My D200's grip was reasonably priced - even seven years ago brand new. Anyway, I've read an awesome review of this unit from a link from a forum on dpreview.com.

I bought "both" of mine from another seller here on Amazon:
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HTH
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. NAG on July 25, 2012
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For now, I will state that the product delivered very quickly from the seller (DSLRKIT); product shipped from China; I ordered it late night (around 10:30 PM) and shipped 6 hours later according to the email I received. Got here to N.E. Ohio in 10 days. I saw an estimate for about 6 weeks when I checked back on Amazon's tracking, but I ignored it, knowing it was an over-estimate.

Put the battery grip on the D800E. Good "fit". The item itself seems to be designed with a lot of attention to detail. The buttons operate smoothly (can't compare to the OEM as I don't have the OEM). I have noted others on the net saying the OEM buttons and the ones on this Pixel Vertax actuate exactly or close to the same as the OEM. All the buttons function as they should.

Couple of point:
- Many ask if the grip will make the D800/E go to a faster frame rate. Yes, it does.
- It does not come with with the EN-EL18 battery tray. It does however come with the tray for the 8-AA batteries.

In terms of "Form and Fit", it's a top-notch 3rd party grip. Give it a 5 out of 5 on that, and 5 out 5 on the delivery of the product.

After I get some usage and put it through the hoops, I will comment on the functionality of the item.

***UPDATE***
Had to return the item after it completely stopped working. The vendor (DSLRKIT)took the item back after more than 90 days, which I was happy about. I had to pay for the S/H back to China, but they refunded me the money for the item and the S/H charges.
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