Excerpt: I hate using "ungripped" cameras, which leave fingers dangling from the bottom. This provides the "missing" part of the D810 body, gives you controls for vertical format shooting, and allows the use of the superior EN-EL18a batteries.
Excerpt: I just ordered my D810 in replacement of a D600 witch had a battery grip too. I ordered from B&H because they had the original Nikon model. I do not want to deal with imitations. The item arrived quickly and it works perfectly as expected.
Excerpt: This is the alloy metal Nikon version. <br />While the other plastic ones may work, I was concerned when using on a tripod and the pressure on the socket. I wanted the real thing. Although I understand the construction may cost more I believe Nikon has priced this rather high.
Excerpt: I do architectural photography professionally, and I bought this for the longer shoot days, and to make the portrait shots easier. I've had this for a couple of weeks now, with a EN-EL15 battery inserted. The best thing about this is that it's built like the rest of the pro gear from Nikon. My gears gets bumped around a lot, and the grip seems to be as durable as the D800E that it's attached to. Controls are firm and tactile, and work as expected.
Excerpt: This is a nice accessory for the D800. It allows for more shooting time with a 2nd battery and the emergency use of using AA batteries. My main gripe is the cost, it seems a bit high for what it is, but it's built well and works as intended (makes doing portrait mode much easier). It does add some weight, which can be a negative to some.