D800 Grip Revisited - Nikon is DUMB!

Started Oct 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
arizonadesertrat
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Re: From a pro POV:
In reply to mizar7, Oct 9, 2012

mizar7 wrote:

arizonadesertrat wrote:

Moose Peterson wrote on his website:

"When it comes to shooting the D800, I still need that additional bulk of the grip. I keep taking it off as I shoot more and more with the D800 to see if I can take advantage of its smaller size. But it simply is a no go, my hands need that greater mass to hold onto. Now comparing the MB-D12 to that knock off a “fan” sent me, well I don’t have any kind words. Been shooting with the knock off for a month and it is already “fading.” It has become so loose that I can’t shoot with it attached to the D800 on a tripod at slow shutter speeds. I’ve tightened screws a couple of times with one now stripped out. While the knock off might be less money, I simply can’t afford it crapping out on me during a shoot. I have to admit I am shocked that within a month it is already showing the effects of constant use. I’m going to keep using it until it does fall apart because I want that photograph. I do carry the MB-D12 though with me waiting for that day. And if it’s a shoot for a client, I switch to the MD-d12."

http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/index.php?s=d800

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Moose was not using the same grip as the original poster. He was using the Meike grip.

I missed where Moose said which grip his "fan" sent him.  I thought he purposely didn't name the manufacturer.

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