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3.0 out of 5 stars Fix for the movement., March 24, 2011
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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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Initial post: Apr 15, 2011 9:19:16 AM PDT
fishing guy says:
KJ thanks for the tip on the o-ring! -Jason

Posted on Apr 29, 2011 9:38:36 AM PDT
Vincent says:
Thanks for the tip on the rubber cover. I didn't try adding the o ring, however I did apply 6 mil paint protection film decals on the md-b11 and this stopped the movement as well.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 7:15:03 AM PST
Great find KJ. I did the same. It was a #60 O-ring that worked for me...

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 4:54:23 PM PDT
Bob Pratt says:
Good tip ref "o" ring for loose MB-D11 fit on D7000.

Rather than trying to find the perfect "o" ring, here's what I did (assuming you have or can get a discarded bicycle inner-tube--which I keep around just for things like this). Cut out a 3/8 inch or so square, then using the tip of a box-cutter blade, make a small slice (all the way through) in the center. Then work the rubber square over and down the silver post until it flattens out on the base of the MB-D11. For me, this was enough to take the squiggle out of the fit. Shame on Nikon Corporation, the MB-D11 development team, and anyone else involved in marketing and selling something at premium prices that needs fixing with a piece of discarded rubber bicycle inner-tube. Makes me wonder what else needs consumer fixing--I find myself jiggling lenses to see if there is any squiggling going on--yep, I'm paranoid...

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 3:43:53 PM PDT
For what Nikon charges, they should have this fixed by now (7-4-12).

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 2:01:07 PM PDT
Jordan Laine says:
Two words: gaff tape.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2012 6:07:02 PM PDT
A. Dude says:
The silver savior fixes all! (Just get it in black.)
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