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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: Great grip. Love that you can shoot an image from the battery pack. The only problem I found with this power pack is the weight it adds to an already heavy camera when you use the AA battery option! After shooting a wedding all day, my arms/wrist were exhausted! Other than that this is a great battery pack!!