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 very solid and high quality product. If you plan on doing a lot of hand held shooting this is a must. However, I would definitely not recommend this product if most of your shooting is done on a tripod. I used the D3 for years and really liked the vertical grip, so I thought buying this was a no brainer for my D800. It feels nice while shooting, but not the same as having the vertical grip built in.