Nikon MB-D11, Multi-Power Battery Grip for D7000 Digital Camera

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About Nikon MB-D11

Optional MB-D11 multi-power pack further expands your shooting time and battery choices while adding a vertical shutter-release and control dials to your camera

The Nikon MB-D11 is commonly used for Back-up, Digital photography, Everyday, Home, Landscape photography, Macro photography, Photography, Portrait photography, Portraits, Studio, Travel and more.The Nikon MB-D11 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon MB-D11 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon MB-D11: Durable, Easy to install, Easy to use, Fast charge, Lightweight, Long-lasting, Reliable and Solid construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to install (52),Reliable (49),Solid construction (48),Long-lasting (25),Fast charge (20),Easy to use (18),Durable (14),Lightweight (10)
Cons:
Heavy / bulky (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (33),Digital photography (31),Portrait photography (24),Photography (17),Back-up (14),Everyday (13),Portraits (12),Landscape photography (8),Studio (8),Home (6),Macro photography (6),Vertical shots (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (26),Semi-pro photographer (20),Enthusiast (9),Semi-professional (6),Casual photographer (4),Pro photographer (3)

Nikon MB-D11 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 86 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

works amazing, basically ...

works amazing, basically doubles your battery life while also giving you the power to move your camera around easier and take easier vertical images, i love it and recommend it to everyone who is really into photography.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unhappy solution

It is a shame for Nikon to provide this equipment that should not be called BATTERY PACK. It holds only ONE battery or six AA batteries at a time. The other battery must be placed inside the camera, and when it discharges, we must take this equipment off the camera body to recharge the battery...

Reviewed by 86 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon MB-D11 Battery Grip

By

from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

I made this purchase after reading as many reviews of after-market grips as I could find. The big complaint on the Nikon was price. There was one that was flawed, but returned for replacement. I like it well enough to buy another one. I have two D-7K's, and like the feel of it with the grip. It makes the camera feel more robust, the vertical hold is very comfortable, and the added weight is more than acceptable. It's a solid grip, fits like it was made to be on the camera, and will only be removed to charge the battery. I think it is well worth the price, and I question why anyone would buy a top camera and put a cheap, prone to fail accessory on it. Con: I bought a Black Rapid Extreme Strap. It gets in the way when using the grip, but that's not the fault of the grip.

 
4.0

Power Sources For D7000

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from Undisclosed

I have owned the Nikon D7000 for over 3 years now. From my experience with this camera I find that it is a well designed camera with the exception of when powering the camera with the AC adapter. Any one who has purchased the EH-5b AC adapter and the required EP-5b cord, both sold separately, should know what I am discussing here. This is an incredibly flawed design for such a great camera. Nikon followed this flawed design with the MB-D11 battery grip. Nikon could have put a power cord connector on the exterior of the battery grip. With this in mind one could have powered the camera and charged both batteries (1 in Camera, 1 in grip) at the same time. As it stands now I have to at least remove the battery in the grip to install the EP-5b. Nikon could have easily corrected this in the design of the grip. Incredibly Nikon continues with this flawed design in the newer D7100 and the D800(E). With this in mind I will reluctantly recommend the MB-D11 for the extra battery life and for better grip of the camera.

 
5.0

Should have bought when I got my D7000

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from Royston Herts UK  -  Photo Enthusiast

Just got my MB-D11 and it's transformed my camera. The added battery life is a clear bonus but apart from the more comfortable portrait shooting mode, it stabilizes heavy lenses such as Nikon 105mm f2.8 Micro VR (750 grams = 28 oz) and Tokina 11 - 16mm f2.8 (547 grams = 19 oz) and makes hand holding either in landscape or portrait mode a lot more stable. I understand that there some off brand grips being sold at a fraction of the price but everything I read and reviewed shouted out to me "BUYER BEWARE"

 
4.0

Works Great

By

from San Jose  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this to use for shooting my children's soccer games. I shoot mostly in Portrait so it helps a lot when holding that position for most of the game. I'm also able to change settings faster because of the dials on the grip. I'm using this with a mono pod and a below average 500mm Zoom Sigma Lens. It balances nicely with the weight of the grip added to my D7000. Being able to grip the camera better also allows me to adjust the zoom more precisely when following moving players.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Glad I got it - d7000 grip

By

from Acme, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was my first used product purchase from Adorama and my first dSLR grip. What a difference the grip makes in the camera's handling! Adorama said the grip was in great condition, and the item was exactly as described.

 
4.0

Expensive..but worth the extra

By

from New York  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought the grip not for more battery power, but mainly because I have large hands and it makes a huge difference to the comfort of using the D7000. I would note that the grip is built like a tank, inspires confidence and now that I have used it for a while, I also find the vertical AEL, Command dials and shutter release to be very helpful....My only complaint is that it is made in China - this item costs 3 times the price of non OEM products...it is certainly worth it in build quality but at this price point, should be built elsewhere. If you can afford it, buy this and not the aftermarket knock-offs...they dont compare

 
5.0

Battery Grip for Nikon

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from Show Low, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Love it, peace of mind for a long days shooting, having the 2nd battery already attached to the camera. The added controls are a bonus. It does add noticeable weight but well worth it in my book.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Every D7000 user should have one

By

from Mesa, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Despite the size and added weight the Nikon MB-D11 adds a feeeling of stability and a confortable grip. Being able to use the regular battery plus the AA batteries takes the worry out of those long sessions. The unit attaches to the camera easily and the setup through the menu is a snap. I highly recommend this unit to any D7000 user who wants more backup power in an easy to use product.

 
5.0

I love my Nikon MB-D11.

By

from Undisclosed

I bought the Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack to extend the life of my Nikon D7000 while on extended photo shoots or travelling. The product arrived in an original Nikon box with associated packaging, Nikon MB-D11 cover, warranty and instruction manual. This is a must have accessory for the serious photographer using the Nikon D7000. Firstly, the Nikon MB-D11 is well constructed and all that you would come to expect of Nikon quality. The Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack arrived dry, meaning that you have to provide an additional Nikon EN EL15, or Runs on six R6/AA-size alkaline/Ni-MH/lithium batteries. There is a lot of talk about the battery release being poorly constructed or fragile. I have found that it is pretty solid and although not super industrial, it works fine and as long as you treat it right, it serves its purpose. The Nikon MB-D11 grip feels nice and solid, matches the camera and when it is connected, does not look like a two piece unit. After installing my spare Nikon EN EL15 battery into the MB-D11, I removed the isolating strips from the base of the camera, placed the MB-D11 on the locating pin and wound the tightening screw to secure the unit to the camera. I have no problems with movement and it feels solid against the camera. A no fuss installation. Generally, what is there to say about the MB-D11? I love that I have an extended battery life being able to carry two EN EL15 batteries on a shoot, I don't find the extra weight a burden. The extra time you have shooting far outweighs the weight issue. I love the solid Nikon construction and quality of the MB-D11. Since I have had the Nikon MB-D11, it has not come off my camera, apart from having to recharge the battery. If you don't have an original Nikon MB-D11 for your Nikon D7000 and you want the extra power, get one, you won't be disappointed. Lastly, a little word of advice. Buy an original Nikon MB-D11 from a reputable dealer! There are many aftermarket versions out there that just aren't the same quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Must for the D7000

By

from Central PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have big hands, and with the MB-D11 the D7000 is a perfect fit. The additional battery (plus being able to use AA's!) is a nice bonus.

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Percival M  Do I need to take off the grip if I were to put the camera on a tripod?
JAMES S  NO ! ! !
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Linda M  I purchased this grip because I was selected to shoot a lot of portraits and pics at a rally event, and I wanted to be sure that, #1-I had enough battery life (without having to go scrounge thru my bag, and, #2 - to take vertical shots more quickly and easily. Now, it's become a permanent part of my D7000. Don't know how I lived without it--it makes holding the camera so much easier, and feels so much more stable and solid in my hand. Absolutely love it!
Shopper  Do you have to put the aa batteries or can you use nikon batteries?
DEBRA K G  You can use either. I use my nikon batteries. There is an alternate (included) holder for using regular batteries.
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