DSTE D800 Grip, the BEST

Started Jul 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
denooyer Regular Member • Posts: 314
Re: DSTE D800 Grip, the BEST

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:


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