Excerpt: Purchased for use with Nikon D810. Adds nice balance that I'm used to and convenience of vertical grip/release. Firmly attaches and the extra battery time helps in prolonged shooting situations, especially useful when shooting video with live-view, which is a heavy battery drain.
Excerpt: Started out with vello grip I picked up for <$ bucks. Still was blowing through enl15 batteries. Bought this and the enl18a and I can shoot a wedding including a bunch of video without bring a charger. You need to buy the battery cover (BL-5) and I picked up a cheap charger that works great so far.
Can't say worth the money, but aftermarket doesn't compare.
Chris V, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: This Nikon battery grip feels and works as if it IS part of the camera body, unlike the aftermarket brand I previously purchased. I read the reviews and tried to save $, but in the end the aftermarket grip died within a year and I spent more money to buy this one.
Pros: Build, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Excerpt: Still a very high price for what it is, but after reading a lot of the experiences that people had with the third party ones, I bit the bullet with the Nikon brand. As I expected it fit perfectly on my D810 and all the buttons and controls work and feel smoothly.
Excerpt: Somewhat over priced but well constructed, mounts to camera solidly. Adds some weight but I find it easier to hold the camera in both horizontal and vertical positions. Shutter release button and front and rear command dials have same tactile feel as those on the camera body.
Excerpt: As you would expect, this puppy is solid as a rock. Fits my D810 like a glove as is they were shipped in the same box. Yes, it's pricey but there is value in knowing this will work seamlessly, and for a long time, with my already expensive camera.
Excerpt: The grip is excellent in all aspects except for the price. Unclear why it costs so much. Would not trust my D800 to anything other than original Nikon accessories. The first one I ordered did not come with a warranty card. It looked like it was returned.