A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

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airrphoto New Member • Posts: 21
A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

Just received my new Pixel Vertax D15 and absolutely love it. All controls run as they should, not reversed like the Meike or maybe the Xit XTNG7100. Build quality is a bit heavy and grippe unlike my Zeikos D90 grip which is made of very thin plastic. A note to the battery use/drain in storage mode is only one percent in one day.

I wish the Pixel website would show the camera attached to their grip instead of Nikon's actual product which I feel is very misleading, E-mailed them and received a quick reply but nothing as been changed on the website

Here are some pic's.....

If you have some further comments or pictures of other battery grips (attached to the d7100), please feel to share...Darryl

Nikon D1 Nikon D7100 Nikon D90
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thomo
thomo Senior Member • Posts: 1,143
Re: A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

It looks good. I just picked up my genuine Nikon unit yesterday. Does yours have a metal plate inside (attached to the tripod socket) that extends the length of the grip?

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Nimec Junior Member • Posts: 37
Re: A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

I have one on order.  Glad to hear you like it.

Thank's for the pics and info.

airrphoto OP New Member • Posts: 21
Re: A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

Yes the metal plate runs down the center of the grip and is attached to the tripod socket.

thomo wrote:

It looks good. I just picked up my genuine Nikon unit yesterday. Does yours have a metal plate inside (attached to the tripod socket) that extends the length of the grip?

Darryl

Anada Senior Member • Posts: 1,500
Re: A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

Hey, I do have the Meike, and it works Just as it should! Nothing reverse!!!!

Antti

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fasst New Member • Posts: 16
Re: A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

Meike here too.  But for new buyers of a third party grip take a look at DSTE Battery Grip BG-2N. Looks, from the pictures, more like the original with lesser diamenter of the tightening wheel and with the same placement.

gepe Forum Member • Posts: 65
Re: A New d7100 Battery Grip (Commentary & Pictures)

I am interested in getting a battery grip for my D7100.

Could I ask, is the Nikon one made of plastic reinforced with the metal strip you refer too. Ors is it made of magnesium alloy as I have understood from previous threads on this subject?

The reason I ask is because I have a battery grip for my Pentax K5 which I find is not stable enough to support the camera when tripod mounted. There is some movement between the body and the grip which when trying to get a stable platform for longer mirror up exposures I am sure does not help.

I know, remove the grip before mounting on a tripod.

But sometimes when out shooting macro work i like to use the battery grip for better balance and a steadier hold for delicate hand held shots. But then I may want to take the next shot on the tripod..hence my concern!

The Pentax own grip is only plastic.

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David A. Hamments Senior Member • Posts: 1,438
D7100 Battery Grip - ??? Chinese Knock-Off
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cosmerodrigues
cosmerodrigues Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: D7100 Battery Grip - ??? Chinese Knock-Off

David A. Hamments wrote:

What do you think of this one....

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Nikon-MB-D15-Battery-Holder-Grip-for-D7100-DSLR-EN-EL15-5-Years-Warranty-/221239559546?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item3382e7c57a&_uhb=1

Nikon packaging etc..... ???? Chinese knock-off ?????

Cheers, D. Hamments
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Shipping is more expensive then the grip...maybe it's delivered by Santa Claus helped by some Lapland girls...

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Sorry for the bad English.
Greetings from Portugal,
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airrphoto OP New Member • Posts: 21
Re: D7100 Battery Grip - ??? Chinese Knock-Off

Looks like: Too good to be true or buyer beware...$49.99 for a true Nikon grip...hummmmmmm

cosmerodrigues wrote:

David A. Hamments wrote:

What do you think of this one....

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Nikon-MB-D15-Battery-Holder-Grip-for-D7100-DSLR-EN-EL15-5-Years-Warranty-/221239559546?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item3382e7c57a&_uhb=1

Nikon packaging etc..... ???? Chinese knock-off ?????

Cheers, D. Hamments
My Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhamments2013/

Shipping is more expensive then the grip...maybe it's delivered by Santa Claus helped by some Lapland girls...

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Sorry for the bad English.
Greetings from Portugal,
Current equipment:
Compact: Nikon P300
DSLR: Nikon D90 + Nikon D50
+ Other stuff

I really want to know what's in box...Darryl

dabgergo New Member • Posts: 10
Re: D7100 Battery Grip - ??? Chinese Knock-Off

Guys I need some help...
I purchased a "Pixel Pro Vertax Battery Grip for Nikon D7100" in May 2013 and in the first month everything was fine.
But after some use the "Shutter release button" and the "Multi selector" stopped working. I took the whole grip off from the D7100 body, and then took it back and the buttons were good again. But it didn't last too long: last saturday I shot a wedding and the above mentioned buttons stopped working again! Although I took off the whole grip again and took it back, it didnt want to work. I tried it several times but still nothing... But the body can use the battery which is placed in the grip, and the grip fits well, so I dont know where the problem is.

And now comes the worst: currently I can't take off the grip bacause the "ring" was pulled too hard, and I can't turn it back. Ohhh please help, any idea how to take it off? (Then I may can send it back to the UK.)

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evan47
evan47 Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Re: D7100 Battery Grip - ??? Chinese Knock-Off

dabgergo wrote:

Guys I need some help...
I purchased a "Pixel Pro Vertax Battery Grip for Nikon D7100" in May 2013 and in the first month everything was fine.
But after some use the "Shutter release button" and the "Multi selector" stopped working. I took the whole grip off from the D7100 body, and then took it back and the buttons were good again. But it didn't last too long: last saturday I shot a wedding and the above mentioned buttons stopped working again! Although I took off the whole grip again and took it back, it didnt want to work. I tried it several times but still nothing... But the body can use the battery which is placed in the grip, and the grip fits well, so I dont know where the problem is.

And now comes the worst: currently I can't take off the grip bacause the "ring" was pulled too hard, and I can't turn it back. Ohhh please help, any idea how to take it off? (Then I may can send it back to the UK.)

this is why i bought a genuine nikon grip.

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