DSTE D800 Grip, the BEST

Started Jul 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
denooyer
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Re: DSTE D800 Grip, the BEST
In reply to Doublehelix, Aug 15, 2012

I ordered one of these EN-EL18a batteries as well. It just arrived and first thing I tested was Liveview...

I have an original Nikon MB-D12 by the way.

No problems here whatsoever. Took out the EN-EL15 in the camera, put the grip back on (with EN-EL18a) and Liveview works just fine. It also works with the grip and a fully loaded EN-EL15 in the camera as well as an empty EN-EL15.

The only minor downside to this battery is that it doesn't show percentage of battery (it shows a battery symbol with 2 compartment-indicator) and the number of shots you took on the charge. But personally I don't care much, I always keep a charged Nikon EL-EL15 in the body because I need the reliability.

Apparently the DSTE grip does give battery percentage with it's EN-EL18a, so you would actually be better and cheaper off buying the DSTE grip with 2 batteries.
Check out the picture of the battery information menu here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MB-D12-battery-grip-and-EN-EL18-EN-EL18A-battery-for-nikon-D800-D800E-MB-D12-/150861664288?pt=Camera_Cables_Cords&hash=item23200e5020

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