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Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder for F100 - Replacement

You Pay: $18.95

The Nikon MS-12 is the standard 4-AA battery compartment for the F100 camera. Replacement.

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NikonMS-12 AA Battery Holder
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Everyday use (8)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Action shots (3)
  • Macro photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Professional (3), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MS-12 What's that? Small, but mighty!

The MS-12 is the power supply for the Nikon F100. It takes 4 AA batteries [lithium,alkaline, or rechargable alkaline]. It keeps the batteris firmly in place while removing and inverting...Read complete review

The MS-12 is the power supply for the Nikon F100. It takes 4 AA batteries [lithium,alkaline, or rechargable alkaline]. It keeps the batteris firmly in place while removing and inverting the battery pack,which is very helpful when in a hurry interchanging packs during the action of a photo shoot. Having three battery packs loaded in the camera bag, ensures I always have power when needed.

The only problem is the end pressure plate is not made of a strong enough material to not bend and break over time. During use the springs push the ends back as the batteries warm with use. This is especially true with rechargable alkalines.

The MS-12 is samll and durable enough to last several year with out problems. Due to my use in weddings and bird photography, I generaly get 4-5 years. With landscape use, I am still using the original MS-12 that came with the camera.

Buy it again? Definitely. Even though there are large battery packs available, the battery chamber insert and cord tie me down when speed is necessary.

Best wishes.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Necessary evil

This is a "must have" item for the F100,since there is no alternative if you wish to operate the F100 in its most compact mode. I have purchased several...Read complete review

This is a "must have" item for the F100,since there is no alternative if you wish to operate the F100 in its most compact mode. I have purchased several spares,hoping they will be available for awhile. I have had a couple break. Because this item is fragile I sometimes find it difficult to lock into place, perhaps because I tend to "baby"it.

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5.0

Does what it says!

By Pete

from Mt. Rainier, MD

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

    After getting the urge to shoot a few rolls of film, I was thankfully able to replace the battery chamber in my F100, misplaced when the vertical grip was attached some years back. So glad they are still making them!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Designed to Fail

    By RobertDavid

    from Las Cruces, New Mexico

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Durable
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

    I don't know if there's a third-party version of this piece of replacement hardware out there, but someone should have designed a less flimsy version a long time ago. Nikon failed to see how much tension AA batteries create against the thin plastic retainers of the MS-12. Over time, it's enough to create fatigue and subsequent failure. At $ a pop, it's not a cheap thing to replace on a relatively constant basis.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Glad B&H still had this in stock

    By AV

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

      The rubber seal around my old battery holder came off my Nikon F100 years ago. I didn't get around to replacing it until recently. I'm glad B&H still has it in stock. Fits as I expected it to.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect, as it should be

      By royl

      from Youngsville, LA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

        I was surprised to find this available, but I am happy it is. Great service from B&H is the icing on top.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        So far, so good

        By John

        from New Orleans

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

          I've had problems with these little guys. The gasket gets deformed if the camera gets too hot. Luckily B&H carries replacement parts. I recommend getting the replacement if needed, but only because it's the only option to keep the battery bay sealed.

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          • No

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          4.0

          works like a charm!

          By UsA

          from IL

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

            this is a standard battery pack.
            very durable and reliable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Functions like an original part

            By Gribnes

            from Rye, NH

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                  and looks soooo good that it makes the rest of the F100 look old (which it is...)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Exactly What I Needed

                  By Hypermodern

                  from Ventura, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Runs Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                    Fits the Nikon F100 film camera perfectly. Get a few MS-12 AA for your bag if you don't want to shuffle around 4 AA batteries when you run out of power.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Buy an extra!

                    By Michael

                    from Asheville, NC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                        The rubber gasket on the bottom of the battery holder that came with my F100 stretched out and got in the way while shooting. The original [*] out but the replacement is OK. It always pays to have an extra one of these loaded with fresh batteries any way.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        A lovely find!

                        By Johnnyzone

                        from Hong Kong

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                              I cannot believe that I could find this online. Living in Hong Kong for the past couple of decades, you only see the latest accessories or products in store or get seriously over charged for a second and item. I only wish I could have found one for my F4 as well. Anyway, as this is a flimsy element of the camera, I was not taking any chances, I bought two!

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                              5.0

                              Exact Replacement Battery Holder

                              By Yes, I still shoot film too!

                              from Somewhere in Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                    This Nikon brand battery holder is the exact replacement / backup for the F100.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Quick ans easy

                                    By Maciejewski Photography Austin Texas

                                    from Austin

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                        [...]. Good price. Quick and easy. Thanks.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Once again, completely satisfied!

                                        By Ken

                                        from Laguna Niguel, CA.

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday Use

                                          Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                          The exact correct replacement for my lost item.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Eh

                                          By B

                                          from VA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday Use

                                            Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                            This is the biggest con of the F100. This battery holder just doesn't seem solid to me. I haven't broken one, so time will tell. It may be fine. Otherwise, I wonder if the vertical grip has a beefier battery setup...although I prefer to avoid the bulk. I would recommend grabbing a spare if you have an F100. Also good to have another battery pack loaded and ready to go.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            works exactly as advertised

                                            By Sam The Photographer

                                            from Chicago

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Improves Function
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Easily Lost

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday Use

                                            Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                            This is a replacement battery holder for the F100. Chances are you need this piece because (like me) you bought the MB-15 grip and subsequently lost the MS-12. So...if I had a gripe it would be that Nikon couldn't figure out a way to make the MS-12 unnecessary, kind of like the MB-20 and MB-21 for the F4.
                                            But functionally, there are no complaints - it works exactly as advertised.

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                                            5.0

                                            MS-12 What's that? Small, but mighty!

                                            By BioBob

                                            from Lenoir, NC

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Pressure plate breaks

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Action Shots
                                            • Everyday Use
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Traveling
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                            The MS-12 is the power supply for the Nikon F100. It takes 4 AA batteries [lithium,alkaline, or rechargable alkaline]. It keeps the batteris firmly in place while removing and inverting the battery pack,which is very helpful when in a hurry interchanging packs during the action of a photo shoot. Having three battery packs loaded in the camera bag, ensures I always have power when needed.

                                            The only problem is the end pressure plate is not made of a strong enough material to not bend and break over time. During use the springs push the ends back as the batteries warm with use. This is especially true with rechargable alkalines.

                                            The MS-12 is samll and durable enough to last several year with out problems. Due to my use in weddings and bird photography, I generaly get 4-5 years. With landscape use, I am still using the original MS-12 that came with the camera.

                                            Buy it again? Definitely. Even though there are large battery packs available, the battery chamber insert and cord tie me down when speed is necessary.

                                            Best wishes.

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Does what it's supposed to

                                            By Awasos Entertainment

                                            from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Improves Function
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Easily Lost
                                            • Flimsy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Action Shots
                                            • Everyday Use
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                            Second one of these. A bit flimsy in construction compared to the rest of the F100. Wish it was made out of metal. Hope I don't break it again with a 2 foot drop from a camera bag.

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                                            3.0

                                            Necessary evil

                                            By Wary Jerry

                                            from Geneseo, Illinois

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Action Shots
                                            • Everyday Use
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Studio
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                            This is a "must have" item for the F100,since there is no alternative if you wish to operate the F100 in its most compact mode. I have purchased several spares,hoping they will be available for awhile. I have had a couple break. Because this item is fragile I sometimes find it difficult to lock into place, perhaps because I tend to "baby"it.

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            MUST HAVE!

                                            By rHytHm

                                            from Boston MA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday Use
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                              Great product, works like its suppose to and definitely better than using the huge motor drive!

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                                              5.0

                                              MS-12 AA Battery Holder by Nikon

                                              By Joe Brook

                                              from SF CA

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday Use

                                                Comments about Nikon MS-12 AA Battery Holder:

                                                I Beat by Nikon equipment up!
                                                With the replacement battery compartment on my broke Nikon F100.
                                                They had the replacement for it at BH Photo!
                                                Love that Place!

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