Rated 5 out of
Vital Accessory"I can't shoot without a grip - I worked my way up from the D1 through D4s, plus every other Nikon DSLR. The first thing I add is a grip - makes portrait orientation so much easier on my wrist.
I like the one battery in the grip/one battery in the body configuration. If the grip battery dies, I can swap it out without shutting down the camera and missing shots.
Nikon ergonomics rock - this grip is super comfortable, even better than the D4 grip."
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 3 out of
Not Ideal for Tripod Use - Adds Worthwhile Vertical Functionality & Battery LifeTHe MB-D12 adds useful vertical functionality and battery life that I appreciate. The multi-selector button is "so-so" in comparison to the high-quality one built into the camera body; however, it's adequate.
My real gripe is that when attached and screwed in tightly, the fit to the body is not totally snug. So, if you're doing critical work with a tripod, the camera+grip assembly is not rock solid. It's a much more solid platform without the battery grip attached.
Date published: 2012-12-14
Rated 2 out of
MB-D10 at double the $$$It looks to me that the MB-D12 was only made so as to be able to charge double what the MB-D10 goes for. The functionality is the same ;( No GPS, bluetooth or wifi - these would have been very good reasons to pay for the MB-D12. I think Nikon is taking advantage.
Date published: 2012-07-30
Rated 1 out of
Price gougingI 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.