The Nikon MB-D15 is equipped with a shutter-release button, AAE/AF lock button, multi selector, and main- and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking photographs with the camera vertically oriented.
The MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack can be powered either by six AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH or Lithium), or EN-EL 15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries. To use the MB-D15 with AA batteries, use the MS-D14 AA Battery Holder. When using EN-EL15 batteries to power the MB-D14, use the MS-D14EN Battery Holder.
The Nikon MB-D15 is commonly used for Everyday, Family photos, Low light, Macro photography, Portraits, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon MB-D15 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon MB-D15 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon MB-D15: Durable, Easy to use, Good battery life and Reliable
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According to some, the battery grip for the D7000 was a little wobbly so I skipped the MB-D11. Upgrading to the D7100, the MB-D15 is terrific. Rock solid connection to the camera. I use a Black Rapids RS strap (connects to the tripod socket). No worries about the camera hanging there even with my SB700 flash attached. A few observations: The camera feels better in the hand - can use all 4 fingers on the grip. Better balance with heavier lenses as mentioned elsewhere. Portrait orientation is c...View full Review
According to some, the battery grip for the D7000 was a little wobbly so I skipped the MB-D11. Upgrading to the D7100, the MB-D15 is terrific. Rock solid connection to the camera. I use a Black Rapids RS strap (connects to the tripod socket). No worries about the camera hanging there even with my SB700 flash attached. A few observations: The camera feels better in the hand - can use all 4 fingers on the grip. Better balance with heavier lenses as mentioned elsewhere. Portrait orientation is certainly more convenient - particularly when manually selecting focus points. Materials and texture look and feel identical to D7100. The orientation of 2nd shutter release, command buttons and hat switch almost identical to primary - very intuitive. Can manually lock out all secondary controls (switch on 2nd shutter release). Has a "holder" for the little rubber cover you remove when connecting to the D7100 to prevent losing it. The locking wheels are very unobtrusive - produce a tight connection. Whether D7100 is the "flagship" Nikon DX body or not, the MB-D15 at least makes it look the part.
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For the 7100 I went with the OEM. It fits perfectly to the body and gives you a second battery! The rubber grip is extremely handy for vertical shots. In addition to being able to navigate through menus with the additional buttons.
The grip for me is a must have with any DSLR. I don't like my little finger to be hanging off. Nikon got this one right with the tacky grip, control buttons, shutter release and slot for AA batteries or the factory style battery. Definitely makes vertical shooting much easier.
I moved up from a D90 with a grip to the D7100. My hands are large, and a grip on the camera makes it easier for me to shoot. Of course the ease of handling when shooting in portrait orientation is great too. The AF/AE lock button, the 4 way controller (not a pad like on the camera, but more of a short joystick) and the front and rear command dials are great. The only negative to me, and the reason there are 4 instead of 5 stars is that in order to use 2 batteries with this grip, one has to be in the camera. And then to change that battery out, you have to remove the grip. Although I like the way this grip attaches without thrusting a battery shaped insert into the battery compartment of the D7100, like the D90 did, which makes adding or removing the grip faster, I don't want to have to take it off every time the internal battery is dead. Overall, I am pleased, however.
This battery grip is by far the best I ever used. It is bloody expensive comparing to other brands but is the best.
I had purchased a third party battery grip and was very disappointed. The Nikon MB-D15 works great. Well built and communicates with the camera. I did have to change the settings in the camera when using AA batteries to alkaline not nicad and everything works great. Well built and comfortable. Overpriced? Of course, it's Nikon. But way better than third party
Love this grip. Fits nice and tight. Very easy to use. Would highly recommend to a friend.
I am very satisfied with the MB-D15 battery grip. It fits snugly on the D7100 and provides additional gripping area for those of us with large hands. I especially like the shutter release button located on this grip. Well built and reasonably priced, I recommend using a Nikon MB-D15 on the D7100.
This grip was extremely helpful in balancing the additional weight of the 18-300mm lens when added to my D7100. Actually I liked the comfort and convieneience of the grip so much that I leave it on with all my lenses. It did not add too much weight and the additional battery power is a plus also.
Works well but wish it had room for more than one battery for even longer life. This is perfect for action photography such as motorsports.
The Nikon grip is well. I like the joystick addition which gives the D7100 added control. It is not an inexpensive item and yes you can find aftermarket grips less expensive but you may run into problems like shorter battery life and no battery meter to see how much power you have left. I think the extra money was well spent just for the peace of mind.My grip fits perfectly with no play or space. The shutter is exactly the same shutter as on the D7100.Overall a good investment.