Flashpoint Professional MBD14 Battery Grip for the Nikon D600 / D610

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About Flashpoint MBD14

• The Flashpoint Battery Pack can be powered either by six AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH orLithium), or EN-EL 15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries. To use the grip with AA batteries, use the AA Battery Holder. When using EN-EL15 batteries for power, use the ENel15 Battery Holder.



The Flashpoint MBD14 is commonly used for Family photos, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Wildlife and more.The Flashpoint MBD14 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.One reason why the Flashpoint MBD14 is popular is because of its Easy to use

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (10),Good battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (7),Wildlife (6),Video (5),Family photos (4),Travel (4),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5),Semi-pro photographer (5)

Flashpoint MBD14 Features

  • Uses Coice of Either an EN-EL15 Battery, OR 6 AA Batteries (not included)

Flashpoint MBD14 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT ADDITION

A MUST HAVE!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

3rd version of this grip not working

Earlier I had stated that it appeared that the third one of these that I had was working even though the trays were difficult to inset. After a 100 or so successful frames I started to occasionally get "Err" display. This is usually an indication of a shutter problem. I was planning on calling Nikon but the discovered when I removed the grip my D610 worked as its suppose to. I've given up after 3 not working with 3 different problems. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and pay the big $ for t...

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Earlier I had stated that it appeared that the third one of these that I had was working even though the trays were difficult to inset. After a 100 or so successful frames I started to occasionally get "Err" display. This is usually an indication of a shutter problem. I was planning on calling Nikon but the discovered when I removed the grip my D610 worked as its suppose to. I've given up after 3 not working with 3 different problems. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and pay the big $ for the Nikon version.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
5.0

GREAT ADDITION

By

from COMMERCE GA  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

A MUST HAVE!!

 
5.0

Battery Grip for Nikon D610

By

from Belcamp, Maryland  -  Casual Photographer

The product is perfect and exactly what I wanted. The Flashpoint battery grip is really good quality, Color precisely matches with the body.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

3rd version of this grip not working

By

from Southeasten PA  -  Pro Photographer

Earlier I had stated that it appeared that the third one of these that I had was working even though the trays were difficult to inset. After a 100 or so successful frames I started to occasionally get "Err" display. This is usually an indication of a shutter problem. I was planning on calling Nikon but the discovered when I removed the grip my D610 worked as its suppose to. I've given up after 3 not working with 3 different problems. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and pay the big $ for the Nikon version.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Quality Control Issue

By

from Southeastern PA  -  Pro Photographer

I've had battery grips on my D200 and D7000; so I get what a battery grip is. This product was part of a D610 package that I purchased. I had to send the first two back because they didn't work. The first one had an problem with the AA battery tray that would loose power, even with fresh batteries, after a few shots. I could get the camera to power on again if I removed and reinserted the tray. But reinserting the tray every few shots is not how this is suppose to work. The second one some how interfered with the several of the buttons on the back of the camera. The worst was the image review button didn't do anything when the grip was attached with either the AA or camera battery tray installed. I couldn't review pictures with the grip attached. Even with the third one, that I've decided to keep, both battery trays are very difficult to insert. I decided to keep this one because it does operate correctly when I finally get the tray inserted. And I was getting tired of shipping them back. I think Adorama's supplier is having some major quality control problems with this product. Although it doesn't affect the way the product works here is another example of not paying attention to the details. The outside of the box says the AA tray takes 6 batteries (like my previous grips) but the one for the D610 requires 8 batteries.

 
5.0

Great for D610

By

from Harrisburg PA  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

Works just as good as Nikon brand.

 
2.0

Flashpoint Battery Grip disappoints

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

the Flashpoint battery grip looks and feels like the Nikon grip but has a number of frustrating shortcomings. On numerous occasions it caused electrical shorts that could potentially damage the D600 camera. Sometimes, after the battery in the grip was depleted, the transition to the camera battery failled. (Although I am not sure if this a problem with the grip or the camera, it did not occur when I subsituted the Flashpoint grip with a friend's Nikon grip.) On close inspection it appeared the electrical connection was not as sturdy in the Flashpoint grip as the Nikon. I returned the Flashpoint grip twice with similar problems. I like the feel and balance of the camera with the grip but I will have to wait until I can afford the more expensive Nikon grip.

 
4.0

Feels great in Hand

By

from Ontario, CA  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

This grip feels great in my hand and the buttons work. Now what I don't like: My D600 doesn't like having two batteries installed at the same time with this grip so I only use one in the grip and have no problems, with Nikon brand batteries. With an off brand the camera shows a dead battery. My fix is to leave the camera on and re-install the battery and the camera works fine. I will also note that I bought this grip almost a year ago and a month ago it failed. I called Adorama asking about any such warranty and they exchanged it. I must say I respect Adorama for that and will continue to shop with them, I consider them to have fabulous customer service.

 
4.0

Good product

By

from Kennesaw, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use the Flashpoint grip when photographing grandkids playing sports. More battery life and better grip for the action shots. When I use a monopod the grip protects the rubber pad on the camera from damage installing and removing the momopod and tripod plates. The grip fits the camera and works very well,I would recommend this product to others.

 
3.0

Good enough

By

from Miami, Fl  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I use this mostly for in studio/video work or when i will need the extra juice. I like that i do not need to detach the battery door and that i can use Double A's in an emergency where an outlet/charger is not available. I prefer the feel of the rubber on the battery grip to that of the camera body. if you have a heavy lens, you may notice that it can shift ever so slightly giving you the spongy feel where it's not as rock solid as a camera body that has a built in battery grip (d3, d4, et al.). the aperture/shutter wheels and the shutter release all feel cheap and sound cheap. i am hoping it breaks in with use. I am concerned but have not confirmed yet that it has a battery leak. maybe i need to take care to use the OFF button on the grip so that it stops drawing power. maybe that's in the manual. if there was one included, i did not read it. Overall, you get what you pay for and this is enough to get the job done. especially with the astronomical price of the factory grip.

 
4.0

So far, so good

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Flashpoint Vertical Grip is almost identical to the one sold by Nikon. I initially returned the original one sent because of electrical problems. The current one has the same feel and appearance of the Nikon grip at considerable less expense. When shooting a vertical photo I no longer have to awkwardly reach over the top of the camera to find the shutter release. All the controls are easily accessible. I recommend it (with the caveat that it continues to function flawlessly in the future.}

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Jim S  Does the battery pack also work on the D-610?
RANDY U  Dear Shopper, I haven't owned a D610 but it appears to be physically identical to the D600, so the grip should very likely work. I'd double check with the folks at Adorama just to be sure. Also, if you do buy and use this grip, detach it from the camera and remove the battery whenever you aren't using it. It's a nice accessory, but it can tend to drain both batteries when not in use - can't say why. Best of luck, RU
James G  Has anyone used the Blackrapid harness with the battery grip? If the mount sturdy enought to hold from the bottom of the battery grip?
ROB R  James, I am not familiar with the Blackrapid harness. The mount seems relatively sturdy and secure. All of these grips, even the Nikon one, need, on occasion, to be tightened. I had to return my first Flashpoint grip because it did not make a good connection and shorted out the camera. I had the same problem with the second grip, but only on one occasion. I use the camera all the time and hope the grip holds up. I like shooting in the vertical position with the button in the right place and the extra bulk and feel of the camera.
george D  Has anyone else experienced battery drain issues as described in the review section for this item?
RANDY U  Hi George, Yes, I experienced extreme battery drain even when the camera and grip were turned off. The EN-EL15 batteries normally have an extremely long life cycle, but the grip drained them in just a few days. I've just received a replacement, but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Hope this one is better otherwise I will return it for a credit, Take care, RU
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