Flashpoint Professional Grip for the Nikon D5100 & D5200 SLR Camera

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About Flashpoint

The Flashpoint Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 holds two Enel14 batteries, thereby doubling the shooting time of the camera. Features a vertical shutter release that makes shooting with the camera in a vertical position just as comfortable as shooting horizontally.

Supports features such as AE and AF lock, with access to the Index/Reduce button, main dial, AF-Frame Select button, and Aperture/Exposure Compensation Button. Improves stability, and includes an integrated tripod mount. Does not take AA batteries.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (5),Easy to install (4),Easy to use (3)
Cons:
Poor design (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (4),Digital photography (3),Everyday (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Enthusiast (4)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.1

(based on 12 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not Bad at All!

Pretty good value for the price. Everything lined up well and the fit and finish is pretty good. Very light weight. A lot lighter then I would have guessed. Functions well with either one or two batteries. The only function on the grip is the shutter release. It will not control any other camera functions.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Returned

returned, would have liked if no external wire

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
3.0

Okay but not perfect

By

from Fairfield, OH  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I wanted a grip for my Nikon D5200 so I can double my video shooting duration from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. It does that job okay. If you want to use the grip for taking portrait pictures using the shutter switch on it, then you will encounter some clumsy situations since that button will not work unless you attach a piece of wire (included) from the side of the camera to the side of the grip. The top of the grip doesn't align perfectly with the base of the camera but this can only be seen when you look very closely. Apart from these, everything works okay.

 
2.0

not up to Nikon standarss.

By

from Denver, Colorado  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

It will not easily connect, the camera door is in the way. I am just not too impressed, but for the price? I guess it isn't too bad for the rare times I need the extra battery power.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works well with D5200

By

from Vernon. CT  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Wanted the extended shooting power that a battery pack provides. This unit provides what I was seeking at a very reasonable price. The only minus is that to operate, a short external cable connection between the unit and the camera is required.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Vertical grip

By

from Glendale, AZ  -  Professional

Not to happy with the external cable required to connect to the camera. Cable is too long and gets caught and you can't close the dust cover over the other connecting ports.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Returned

By

from Jacksonville, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

returned, would have liked if no external wire

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Does what it is supposed to do

By

from Chesapeake, VA  -  Professional

I bought this grip for the same reason most people buy these grips. Nikon did not make one for my D5100. The extra cable to activate the vertical shutter release was ackward. I just decided not to use it. The door latch is so flemsy that I fear it's going to pop open at any time during a shoot. The tripod socket mount pertrudes so badly that I never get a good grip when I try to mount it on my tripod. I tried another brand but it did not power on at all so I sent it back. This one at least powers on. That's the best thing I could say about it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Update after two weeks

By

from Marquette MI  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

After two weeks of light use, the grip is basically not functional. The clips that hold the batteries in place are not doing their job. They need to hold the batteries lightly in place and they aren't doing that. The camera will not function with the grip connected. I had hi hopes for this but was let down.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad at All!

By

from Northern Michigan  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pretty good value for the price. Everything lined up well and the fit and finish is pretty good. Very light weight. A lot lighter then I would have guessed. Functions well with either one or two batteries. The only function on the grip is the shutter release. It will not control any other camera functions.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works good & is less money

By

from Boise, ID  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Fits my D700 perfectly, will use it for extra FPS when shooting action shots

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great; no issues

By

from Stillwater, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I was concerned about getting a "knock off" battery grip. I read horrible things; the grip didn't attach well, didn't match construction of the camera, even a report of the wheel you twist to attach the grip to the camera breaking and becoming lodged in the camera base. I still figured I'd give one a try. Figured I could always send it back. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. The grip felt solid and matched my D300. The construction was solid; no loose parts. The fit to the body was snug.

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Roger M  will this work with the new D5300?
GEORGE P  No, The battery grip for D5100 is MB DIO The flash grip for the D5300 is MB D12 I really think the people work at Adorama would know much more about this than I would. They are great people to deal with. Thanks GRP
Tom S  My cable broke, I need a replacement, do you see them or point me where I can get them?
MARLON M  Do not own and of Nikon's equipment.
Shopper  I heard people say about the external cable. What happens if I not connect the external cable from the grip to the camera? Can I still use shutter release button and other button if any from the grip?
GERRY S  Everything works including the shutter release on the grip for verticals with the cable on. Without the cable only the shutter release on the camera will work. Otherwise there is no difference that I can see. I use one of these grips all the time on my camera, even when I have the AC power plug in the camera. The additional grip is quite steadying.
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