Flashpoint D12 Professional Battery Grip for the Nikon D810, D800 and D800E Digital SLR Cameras

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The Flashpoint Professional Power Battery Grip for the Nikon D810/D800/800E is an optional but essential accessory with excellent ergonomics designed specificallyfor the Nikon D800/800E.

Featuring intelligent links to camera functions, matching the design and feel ofyour camera while doubling the battery power with a twin cell chamber that can load a choice of one, or two battery packs. This is especially useful when taking advantage of the camera's movie mode or Live View mode - operating modes that use more power compared to using a single EN-EL15 pack. In addition, with the included battery magazine, you can also run the camera off six AA batteries.

The non-slip rubberized grip offers perfect balance in any direction with full vertical shooting controls, which can be independently turned on or off as the photographer needs to enhance camera handling, especially for shooting vertical pictures - not videos, please. The grip has generous operating controls as well:shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button. The base of the grip has a standard 1/4-20 tripod socket and a hand strap mount.Your camera's original battery door fits snugly in a protective hidden slot for instant retrieval.

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The Flashpoint MBD12-A is commonly used for Back-up, Digital photography, Photography, Portrait photography and more.The Flashpoint MBD12-A is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Flashpoint MBD12-A is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Flashpoint MBD12-A: Easy to install, Reliable and Solid construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to install (11),Reliable (6),Solid construction (6)
Loses charge quickly (3)
Best Uses:
Digital photography (8),Photography (5),Portrait photography (5),Back-up (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (8),Semi-pro photographer (7)

Flashpoint MBD12-A Features

  • Professional camera grip for horizontal or vertical photography
  • Intelligent link to camera functions
  • Matches design and feel of your camera
  • Double the power with twin battery chamber
  • Perfect balance in any direction
  • Compatible with Nikon D810/800/800E
  • Vertical shutter button
  • Master on/off switch
  • AF Point Selection Control Link
  • AE Lock/FE Lock/Index/Magnify buttons
  • Main Dial for Vertical Aperture/Shutter control
  • Anti slip texture
  • Accepts 2 EN-EL15 batteries for twice the power
  • Includes AA battery holder
  • Storage slot for camera battery door in handle

Flashpoint MBD12-A Specifications

Camera Model
Nikon D810/D800/800E
Power Sources
1xEN-EL15 or 2xEN-EL15 or 6xAA's
Operating Temperature
151 x 50 x 81mm
9.875 oz.
Mfr #

Flashpoint MBD12-A Reviews

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(based on 17 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


It's a bargain!

For this price and the performance, you can't beat that. I mounted it on my D800 with a 24-70mm f2.8 lens on a tripod, and it feels solid. The vertical shutter release button works better than my D700 version's Nikon MB-D10. Every feature works like it's supposed to for less than a third of the price of the Nikon version.


Most Liked Negative Review


They keep malfunctioning

I just got my second one, and within a week its malfunctioning just like the first one - although that one lasted about 5 months before malfunctioning. What happens is that it appears the battery is dead. But if you take this grip off, and put the exact same battery directly in the camera, then it works fine. The same problem occured with both of these. I appreciate Adorama's generous 1 year warranty on these, and so hopefully the 3rd one will work better.

Reviewed by 17 customers


Not the same quality as Nikon


from Mechanicsville, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This grip is not as solid feeling as the Nikon grip I purchased for my D300S. It was much cheaper and I think you get what you pay for. The grip has some movement when attached to the bottom of the camera, this is even more apparent when attached to a tripod. It does give you an additional battery attached, and the shutter release works as described. If you don't use a tripod it's not as bad.


Shutter release button not working


from Vancouver, BC, Canada  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The shutter release button on the grip does not trigger the release. It will only focus but not fire. The whole grip feels like plastic but the rubber looks good and feels good. The price would be great if it only would trigger the shutter release!


Money Saver


from Los Angeles, CA  -  Pro Photographer

This really helps in the balance and feel of the camera. I love the fact that it was not too much yet it delivered most of the conveniences that the Nikon built does. My only problem was that when I would shoot video and go to the live view it would freeze the camera. I learned that if I did the live view first and then attached it it would run fine.


Power boost for d800


from Tucson AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Not as sturdy as the metal versions but an adequate substitute. Gives that extra spare power for events such as weddings.


Battery grip flash point


from Alamogordo, NM  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Easy install, holds one battery, the holder must be removed for access to the camera battery. Good news, the D800 can be told which battery to draw from first. Cheaply made, well see how long it lasts.


Needs to be better...


from Littleton, CO  -  Pro Photographer

Well the adage has always been you get what you pay for. Well, you definitely aren't paying much for this grip and that's what you get for the quality also. I do have the problem where the batteries in this go dead fast. I have had times where it would "disconnect" at random from the main camera body and you then would be using the in camera battery pack even though it was fully screwed into the bottom of the camera. I have had several times where the focus and shutter button wouldn't work at all. The AA battery tray is constantly loose and rattles around. The last thing that became an issue was if I put any extra force onto the grip (and I mean normal pressure not excessive) it felt like it was going to snap off. I plan on sending this back and getting the magnesium version and see if that is better. I have rented the Nikon grip and I really did notice how much better that was constructed but I don't (just like everyone else) feel you need to pay 3-4 times as much for the OEM version. It's Just like buying car parts from a dealership.


Nice fit


from Gillette, WY  -  Pro Photographer

The battery grip overall is a great match for the D800. It looks almost like it is built-in because the color and texture is nearly identical with the camera. It does leave a tiny gap along the back of the camera. Hopefully this will not cause an issue with dust and/or moisture getting in around the contacts. The only other negative is that the wheel that tightens the grip onto the camera is still loose and rattle a bit even when fully tightened. Otherwise, it is a great product and makes portrait shooting much more natural.

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This is a Meike Brand. Cheap Plastic.


from New York City  -  Pro Photographer

This is a cheap alternative to the MB-D12. I suggest spending the money on the Nikon grip. I owned this grip for a D7000 and compared it to the Nikon brand. Watch the video on my youtube. Corey Benoit Faymus Media faymusmedia.com youtube.com/faymusmedia


Tremendous Bang for the Buck


from Atlanta  -  Pro Photographer

This is my 2nd Flashpoint Grip, I had Nikon and the Flashpoint Grips for my D7000's. I found the Flashpoint to be as reliable as the Nikon with Very Good Fit and Finish. The Nikon is a sturdier Grip because of the Metal Alloy inerts and the dials have a better feel. But Nothing that remotely makes me dream of buying the Nikon Branded Grips. The Price makes this a huge no brainer.


Great for the price


from Miami, fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

Awesome for the price. Just used it for long shoot and it work without a hitch.


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Shopper  Does the camera shake when the grip is mounted to a tripod? This has been an issue with other similar products. There seemed to be some play in the connections, allowing the camera to move on long exposures. Does this grip seem sturdy in that regard?
ALBERT D  There is a very slight bit of play but very little. I have been quite happy with this item. For the money, I would place a piece of gaffer tape on the camera bottom and I bet the grip would be super snug.
Shopper  Does the camera shake when the grip is mounted to a tripod? This has been an issue with other similar products. There seemed to be some play in the connections, allowing the camera to move on long exposures. Does this grip seem sturdy in that regard?
ALBERT D  There is a very slight bit of play but very little. I have been quite happy with this item. For the money, I would place a piece of gaffer tape on the camera bottom and I bet the grip would be super snug.
Shopper  Under "Key Features". It says works on 2 EN-EL15 Batteries. Does it needs two battieres for this for the grip to function?
MYER MD B  only uses one battery in the grip plus secind battery in camara
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