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Targus Digital TG-BGD40 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60

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  • Functions both as a high-capacity battery pack and vertical grip
  • Enhances camera stability during vertical shooting and includes a convenient shutter release button
  • Extends shooting capacity by accepting two ENEL9 battery packs
  • Optional battery magazine holds 6 AA batteries for emergency power
  • Compatible with Nikon D40, D40x, D60 digital SLR Cameras
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.5 x 5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019FR68Y
  • Item model number: TG-BGD40
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Battery grip Nikon D40/D40x/D60

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Customer Reviews

Extra battery life is a plus.
Amazon Customer
You can not fault this grip for the vertical shutter release - the manufacturers did as best as can be done on a D40.
spystyle
I have big hands and it fits so much better and also has a real professional look.
William E. Pruitt III

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Darren W. Brown on October 10, 2008
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This is my third attempt at owning a battery grip for my Nikon D40x.

My first was one of those grips that's also a built-in rechargeable battery in itself. Sounds great in theory but the fit to finish was horrible. It didn't sit/mount flush with the Nikon camera body. And the texture of the grip was shiny and smooth, while the Nikon body is purposely textured a bit rough and not as glossy. My second attempt was a similar battery grip by another maker, though it was identical to the one I've originally stated. Back it went for a refund, as did my first.

With that being said, the Targus BGD40 is my third attempt and it's a keeper. The fit to finish is the best I've seen on any after-market item for Nikon. It fits flush and tight to the Nikon body. No gaps are along the seems. Nothing rattles. And both the Targus grip and Nikon camera body compliment each other nicely.

This grip will hold either two Nikon batteries or six AA's. That's nice for times of travel, if your Nikon batteries can't be recharged for any reason. And of course this Targus grip gives you a full size camera, when you need one. Plenty to hold!

It does feature a vertical shutter release, but keep in mind that it functions via infra-red signal. You simply tell your camera to use remote shooting, and turn on the grip's vertical shutter. You also have to hit a switch on the grip that releases a little pop-out infra-red remote. That's all there is to it. It's not horrible. It's not great either. But if you need it, it's there. You can't half-press focus like you're use to doing with the vertical shutter release. You just press (just as you would your Nikon wireless remote control) and the camera quickly detects the best focal point and snaps the photo. That's not the fault of Targus.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Clemente C. Jandayan on November 12, 2008
In comparison to other brands out there, this was the cheapest and had fairly good review here in amazon and nikonian.org. The grip fits and blend perfectly with my Nikon D40x. So far, I'm very happy with this purchase. Adding the grip really makes my camera look professional. I have a (2.8, 80-200mm lens) which is very heavy and awkward when carrying it. This grip really does balance the weight of the 2.8 lens. For the price and quality, I highly recommend this product.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 31, 2008
Okay, I read all the reviews and was a little skeptical of this grip, but went ahead and purchased it. Yes, it will extend battery life, but battery life on the D40 is pretty good already, veritical shutter works but is IR, might make the camera easier to grip...

Hmmmmm...

So I get it in the mail and open it up: light plastic. Put it on the camera (easy cheesy). Grip it. Not sure I like it, feels a little weird. I take a few pics and put it away.

Get it out later that night, take a few more pics, try the vertical shutter, nothing too exciting there, but maybe I like the bigger feel after all...

Get my two high capacity batteries in the mail and put them in. Go out and shoot for a while. The grip has grown on me. I now love it.

* I really like the increased size from the grip. It is much more comfortable for me. This is my only camera, so for me my D40x is my high-end camera. Some people with bigger cameras like a D300 have a D40 as their travel camera. The whole advantage to them is the small size and light weight, so the grip would defeat the whole point. For the rest of us, the extra size and weight can be a plus.

* Extra battery life is a plus. Not a necissity, but a luxury I will enjoy.

* Veritcal shutter button. I thought this was more useful than most of the reviews I have read. It has all the weaknesses of an IR trigger, but note the reviews on the IR remote trigger (ML-L3 or something like that)are all great. Taking a hundred wedding photos in portrait mode would not be feasible, probably should not have a D40. But I can imagine scenarios where I am just taking a few easy to compose pics and it might come in handy.

In the end, I am really glad I got this grip.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jason on March 5, 2009
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I bought this mostly for a trip where I was going to need extended battery life, and as an added bonus I would get an additional shutter button for portrait shooting. I picked up 2 extra batteries for my Nikon D40 to go into this unit. The extended battery life aspect of this device worked great, and doesn't add a whole lot of extra weight. This unit also comes with a caddy to use standard AA batteries. I never got this to work reliably. As far as the extra shutter button, this is a bit of a hack. You must set your camera to remote mode and then on the grip there is basically a remote built in that triggers when you push the shutter release. It is a little slow, and makes you switch to it every time you want to use it, so it is not for on the fly shooting. For the price of $40 that I paid I would say it was worth it, but if you want a true battery grip you will need to upgrade your camera and get one that is designed to be used with a device like this.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By sguilsxc on January 30, 2010
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I have the Nikon D3000 and fit it with a Nikor 18-200mm lens. So it was kind of unbalanced when I hung it over my neck. The weight of the lens make it faced downward naturally.

There was no known battery grip for the D3000 but after doing my research from reviews of other battery grip users, I gathered that the D3000 body is about the same as the D40 and D60. So I took a calculated risk and purchased this grip.

When I fitted it the first time, it is a wonderful fit. Now when I carry it over my neck, I feel the balance. I have a great feel in holding the D3000 with the grip.

For all who have the D3000, this grip works.
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