D800 battery life: To (Meike) grip or not?

Started Jul 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Pravin Forum Member • Posts: 97
Re: D800 battery life: To (Meike) grip or not?

Read about this on another website.

If you are planning to use RRS or Kirk L plates, the 3rd party grips (Meike, for sure) will not allow access to battery compartment with the L-plate installed.

There is also 1 report of failure of the Meike grip. According to that poster (with pics) "The thumb wheel turned about one revolution and then the gearing inside stripped out". He was finally able to remove the grip without damaging his camera.

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