Excellent accessory, fit and finish could be better
jaygatsby, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is an excellent, and some would say necessary, accessory to my Nikon D810. It remains on the camera full time except for special occasions such as hiking, when weight becomes critical. I use the product full time and it is pretty much a part of the camera as far as I am concerned.
Excerpt: I recently upgraded to a D800 (from the D200 I've been using for the last 8 years..)... and needless to say, battery grips are essential. More comfort, adds a little weight etc. I like this one more than the one I had on my D200..Does not feel as plastic-y as my old one. I like it.
Excerpt: Expensive but completes the outfit. Brought the vello at first. Wasted my money. Had it repaired, replaced by the vello company. Still the same problem. Drained out the battery everytime. Don't waste your money and time with generic brands.
Excerpt: I purchased the MUCH cheaper Vello grip for my D800 a few years ago and it's worked just fine considering it's price, but it disconnects from the camera sometimes, the buttons aren't as nice the screw that attaches too the camera isn't very smooth, and it's cheap plastic.
Durable with Solid Connection and Extended Battery Life
Richard H, B&H Photo
27 July 2015
Excerpt: I got in the habit of using a grip back in the old film days with my Nikon FM2 and MD-12. So I've always bought the Nikon grips with my DSLR's and fit RRS L-plates to them. They stay on the camera most of the time with the camera battery as a backup in the unlikely event that I run out of juice from...
Excerpt: I used a Vello version of this Nikon battery grip on my D800 for about 1.5 years until I noticed that the green LED "power on" was lighting up when I set the camera down on the grip. Replacing with this Nikon version solved that problem as I should have known it would.
Excerpt: I bought a Nikon D800 a year ago with a kit that included a Vello battery grip. While the Vello seemed fairly robust, after about 10 months of use it started having connection problems that eventually reached the point that the camera no longer recognized the grip battery or responded to any of the...