This battery grip stable and ergonomic design offers even more functions than the original Nikon MB-D12 useful. If doubling the battery capacity of your camera, extending the shooting time. This battery grip th made of high quality material and designed for the Nikon D800. Also the battery grip is coated with special waterproof material (water spray) and went dust. (Camera and other accessories not included)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First is my original review written after several days of use. Following that I have added a follow-up 11 months later.
The Kaavie "Exceptional magnesium alloy body Battery grip" is an impressive clone of the Nikon MB-D12 which sells for only 1/3 as much. I settled on the Kaavie after extensive research, reading and viewing all the reviews I could find on third party grips for the D800/D800e. I found multiple reviews for several MB-D12 clone grips. But I could find not a single review of the Kaavie. I discovered the Kaavie only by searching for a D800 battery grip on Amazon.
Initially, I had serious inertia against purchasing a non Nikon camera component. What steered me away from the genuine Nikon MB-D12 was not its 3x higher price but, rather, reports that the MB-D12's shutter release did not have a half-press focus position. This shortcoming was also noted for several other clone grips.
Reviewers of the other MB-D12 clones noted...
The AA battery tray shorted out within 10 minutes of first use. My thumb was badly burned on the hot battery tray latch which came off in my hand as I was trying to remove the battery tray.
Grip has good fit and finish. Very satisfied. Excellent bargain and a great alternative to the overpriced nikon OEM battery grip.
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