Making the switch over to Canon is becoming more appealing with every new product release. Nikon has completely lost its way. It's sad to see a company previously known for their quality, and for correctly reading the market, to fall so far down the ladder, very sad indeed.
757 ? Nice shot...
I appreciate the compliment.
One issue that was not mentioned, is if you purchase Nikon's Grip and opt to use a D4 battery, you must also purchase a charger for the battery. For the record, the charger is $309.00 at Amazon.
In total, if you do the math for Nikon's Grip "MB-D12" ($397), a D4 battery "EN-EL18" ($145) , the Chamber Cover ($30.00), and a D4 battery charger ($309), you're going to be spending $881.00.
I'm all for saving money, but quality does matter. Then again, if you rarely use your grip, you might as well give the Vertax a try and see if you can live with it.
Naturally there are cheaper battery options for Nikon's Grip, but the review did leave out a very important point, when it brought up using the D4 battery in conjunction with Nikon's new D800/E Grip.