The Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 combines added stability with extended shooting potential and the durability of a magnesium alloy external case with the same level of sealing protection inherent to the D300 to help protect against moisture and dust. Supporting the use of 3 types of battery (a single Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, or a single Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4/EN-EL4a (sold separately), or eight AA-size batteries, (alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese). The Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 includes holders for both EN-EL3e and AA-size batteries in the box.
The MB-D10 features a sequential power supply with auto-switching to the battery installed inside the camera body, the MB-D10 also enables high-speed continuous shooting at a rate of 8 fps* for up to 100 consecutive shots.
* 8 fps requires either 1) Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with Battery Chamber Cover BL-3 and either Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4/EN-EL4a or eight R6/AA-size batteries or 2) AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5, all of which are sold separately.
The Nikon MB-D10 is commonly used for Back-up, Digital photography, Photography, Portrait photography, Power equipment, Travel and more.The Nikon MB-D10 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon MB-D10 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon MB-D10: Easy to install, Fast charge, Long-lasting, Reliable and Solid construction
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Everything about this grip is spot on at least on my D700. Portrait orientation is much easier to handle with my usually weighty configurations. The AF On button, Shutter button, and command/sub-command dials actuate the same as my D700 - no sponginess,dead spots, or other usual characteristics. The multi-selector is nearly non-functional because of its' size - Left, Right, and Down are Ok at best, but Up is all but useless. Fit with the camera body is perfect, has a place to store the contac...View full Review
Everything about this grip is spot on at least on my D700. Portrait orientation is much easier to handle with my usually weighty configurations. The AF On button, Shutter button, and command/sub-command dials actuate the same as my D700 - no sponginess,dead spots, or other usual characteristics. The multi-selector is nearly non-functional because of its' size - Left, Right, and Down are Ok at best, but Up is all but useless. Fit with the camera body is perfect, has a place to store the contact cover (camera side), and two power options (AA or EN-EL3e). That being said, it is more than worth buying a BL-3 Cover and EN-EL4a to power up. Nikon SHOULD include the BL-3 as part of the kit even if it means increasing the price to cover its' inclusion. It really doesn't make any sense not to include it. Most people I know buy it for the power gain/duration. Hence, the 4 stars instead of 5
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I have two of these, now. I keep one on my D300, and I bought the other to keep on my D700. Even though they're interchangeable (which is a nice feature), and use the same battery holders, I didn't want to have to change out other things or switch between the two bodies. See, I have a flash bracket that can be configured for use on a camera with a grip or without a grip. To switch between the two requires a small bit of disassembly and re-assembly, because of the different heights of the two setups. Also, I use hand straps on both bodies, and switching the grip between the two also meant removing and re-attaching two hand straps, or changing the length of the straps, at the least. This way, I can keep plugging away, switching as I need between the two bodies without worrying about changing out anything else. As for performance of the grip, it works great. I have the holders for the AA batteries, the EN-EL3e, and EN-EL-4 batteries, and the versatility is great. I shoot action sports, and the extra frame rate on the D300 and D700 helps me get that shot I was missing otherwise. Plus, the extra set of controls for use in the portrait orientation helps quite a bit. All in all, a great addition to the D300/D700, if you need it. It does add some bulk and weight, however, and not everyone would appreciate that. I don't mind it much, and I like how my hand fits on the grip, as well.
I order the used grip to save money. It arrived in like new condition in the original box with all of the documentation. I used the grip and with an additional battery to shoot a fund raising event over the weekend. All worked as promised.
I bought this used. It was in great condition. As others have written, it works well in the portrait position. It provides you with good leverage holding the camera; it does add weight but nothing outrageous.
like new,will always buy from adorama
I found this in the used merchandise and was surprised when I received the power grip and it was in better condition than I expected. Nice!
I take pictures at marathons and half marathons almost exclusively in portrait mode. This battery grip makes it much more easier and tolerable to take hours of pictures in this mode with its additional controls and capacity for an additional battery.
The MB-D10 makes taking vertical shots so much easier - easier to hold, hold still and also now possible to change the aperture from that position. As for using the batteries from the pack, I do find that I have to sometimes re-tighten the grip onto my camera - I'm not sure if this issue is because it was used or there's an issue with my D700. What can happen is that although the controls work on the grip, the camera doesn't register the battery source from the grip. When using the EN-EL4a battery, it's a simple loosen then tighten procedure that takes care of it, and I'm good to go for a good long time. But with AA batteries, it was annoying to where even when I tightened the grip, it would often act like they didn't exist. I went through two sets of 8 AA batteries thinking they were drained, but it wasn't that. So I bought some EN-EL4a batteries ( used ) and it works well.
I use this product when I have to work more than 3 consecutives hours. Now I can feel confident that I have on my hand a back up battery. The only little problem is that it add more weight to your camera.
Mint condition used gear
Using with EN EL4 battery...quantum leap in performance.