Nikon MB-D12, Multi Battery Power Pack / Grip for D800 and D810 Digital Cameras

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About Nikon MB-D12

Nikon's MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack for D800 Camera is a grip that attaches to the Nikon D800 and D810 cameras. It provides extended battery power with the batteries (not included) in the grip, plus giving you a better, more secure and stable hold on the camera, making it easier to handhold at lower shutter speeds.

The battery pack is supplied with two battery trays - one that holds an EN-EL15 rechargeable battery, and one that holds 8 AA batteries. A holding case, contact cap and user's manual are also included. This power pack accepts 1.5V LR-6 (Alkaline), Lithium (FR6), Ni-MH (HR6) or Ni-Mn (ZR6) batteries.

The Nikon MB-D12 is commonly used for Everyday, Landscape photography, Portraits, Studio and more.The Nikon MB-D12 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Professional, Semi-professional among others.The Nikon MB-D12 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon MB-D12: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (12),Easy to use (9),Reliable (9),Lightweight (4)
Best Uses:
Portraits (8),Everyday (6),Landscape photography (5),Studio (5),Travel (4),Home (3),Macro photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (5),Semi-professional (5),Enthusiast (4)

Nikon MB-D12 Features

  • For Nikon D800/D800E cameras
  • Two battery trays included: one for an EN-EL15 rechargeable battery, and one for8 AA batteries

Nikon MB-D12 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 19 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exceptional Nikon Quality

The MB-D12 fit and finish caliber is top notch. The build quality is equally as high as Nikons uni-body cameras. Performs perfectly in all my pro usage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Price gouging

I understand Nikon's wish to make as much money as possible and to charge a premium price for an accessory of an premium body, but this is going too far. Some will be desperate and just buy - and I have been tempted to do same because I have big hands and have become so used to using the MB-D10 on my earlier camera - but I think I will wait this one out. The MB-D10 was the innovation, this is merely an slight change to an existing design. Besides the D800 design could have been done to retain...

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I understand Nikon's wish to make as much money as possible and to charge a premium price for an accessory of an premium body, but this is going too far. Some will be desperate and just buy - and I have been tempted to do same because I have big hands and have become so used to using the MB-D10 on my earlier camera - but I think I will wait this one out. The MB-D10 was the innovation, this is merely an slight change to an existing design. Besides the D800 design could have been done to retain compatibility with the MB-D10. Whichever way you cut it, this looks like extortion.

Reviewed by 19 customers

 
5.0

Expensive but well built by Nikon

By

from Marysville, WA  -  Semi-Professional

Less expensive options out there but at least with Nikon you know it will work properly.

 
4.0

Solid, Pricey

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I give this: 5 stars for quality 2 stars for value 4 stars overall Not much to be said except it's Nikon quality, feels very solid, does what it's supposed to do. The vertical grip shutter release button is quite a bit firmer than the body's button, takes some getting used to. Maybe it will soften over time, I don't know. I wanted this to increase the battery life for my time-lapse projects. Had I known about DC couplers, I would have gotten that instead! I already think my D800E is bulky and heavy before I put this on it plus 8 Eneloop Pro batteries. But it does look very "pro," if you're into that. At the gray market price, 4 stars, but if it cost $200, this would be 5 stars overall. The US model I would give 3 stars overall.

 
5.0

Original Equip

By

from AR  -  Semi-Professional

This is the alloy metal Nikon version. While the other plastic ones may work, I was concerned when using on a tripod and the pressure on the socket. I wanted the real thing. Although I understand the construction may cost more I believe Nikon has priced this rather high.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pricey but good

By

from Chicago  -  Pro Photographer

At 1/10th the cost of the D810, and as a professional photographer,, I am not going to trust my reputation to no-name knockoff products. Nikon and their gear has served me well for 30 years, and this battery grip is built and backed by them.

 
5.0

Nice grip as always

By

from Orlando Florida  -  Professional

Every camera I own has a grip. Since I have big hands, and use the camera daily … I just like the way it feels when I walk with it in my hand. Adorama, has never let me down on any of the products I have purchased. I purchased this as a demo, but it is only a grip so I did not have any problems making the purchase. I use Really Right Stuff L plates so that is why I purchased the Nikon Grip.

 
4.0

made by Nikon

By

from Fort lauderdale  -  Professional

Would be 5 stars, but the price is too much, otherwise better made than the generics out there.

 
5.0

Solid built!

By

from Portland, OR  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Finally bought the battery grip, due to high price point but after a long time of waiting and Nikon finally drop the prices but it was still expensive. In the end, if I think about the price too long and then I would wait another year. Have fun enjoy life and make something out of it!

 
5.0

Nikon Quality But over priced

By

from WV  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

as always nikon provides the best quality but this grip is still over priced. But it is better be overcharged than pay for those plastice knock off grips

 
4.0

Pricy but worth every penny

By

from Spokane Wa.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have large hands this makes my D-800 fit perfectly! It seems very high quality and I have no worries concerning warranty or damage to camera. I did't give four stars only because of price. I would certainly recommend this grip.

 
4.0

Works great but too expensive

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Professional

When looking for a grip for my D800 the idea of spending less than $100 on a 3rd party item was appealing due to the high price of the Nikon piece. I bought the Nikon grip because I wanted to make sure that it would work and not damage the camera. The D800 is a $3k camera that if had its electronics messed up because I used a knock off grip I would have never forgiven myself.

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Shopper  How many rechargeable batteries do you need to by to fill the cartridge?
DALLAS A  8 AA
Shopper  will this work with the d800e?
Jonathan S  Yes, the bodies of the D800 and D800e are identical in every way except one has an altered antialiasing filter.
Shopper  HI CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IT IS MADE FROM? SEEN VARIOUS ANSWERS IS IT POLY OR MAG? KIND REGARDS
MARK F  Magnesium, same build as the camera
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