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Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder for SB-800 Flash (Replacement)

You Pay: $14.95

The SD-800 adds a fifth AA battery to the flash.  The SB-800 is designed to operate upon 6 volts of power, which is the output of 4 alkaline batteries.  NiMh batteries, however, have a lower specified voltage which ideally requires 5 units to deliver ideal voltage to the SB-800.

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NikonSD-800 Extra Battery Holder
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Fast recycling (16)
  • Consistent output (14)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (14)
    • Photojournalism (12)
    • Portraits (12)
    • Fill flash (10)
    • Night photography (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (17), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Correction to item description

    The purpose of this holder is not to extend the capacity by 20% as stated by the website. Alkaline batteries have a nominal voltage of 1.5v per cell, since the batteries are in series...Read complete review

    The purpose of this holder is not to extend the capacity by 20% as stated by the website. Alkaline batteries have a nominal voltage of 1.5v per cell, since the batteries are in series in the flash, that makes the total voltage to the flash 6v w/ alkalines, which is the voltage this flash is designed to run with. Rechargeable batteries (NiMH, NICD, etc.) have a nominal voltage of 1.2v per cell, which means that you have to use 5 of them instead of 4 to get the 6 volts total that the flash wants. Using this holder increases the voltage, not the capacity. The capacity (longevity) will be a function of the cells used (i.e. 2500mah, 2000 mah, etc.)

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    Pops off often, great when it stays on!

    This product is great when it stays on, it just seems to pop off all the time and this is an issue! I have another one that is the original extra battery holder and...Read complete review

    This product is great when it stays on, it just seems to pop off all the time and this is an issue! I have another one that is the original extra battery holder and it stays on the flash a little better, so maybe it is just an issue because this is a replacement. Regardless, if you want extra battery charge this product really is worth it. Especially if you set up strobes.

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    5.0

    SD-800

    By Flasher

    from South Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photojournalism

      Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

      without out it your just not in the Game, its a must have.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By Rob Mac

      from Nova Scotia, Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

          Does a nice job cutting recycle times. The only reason not 5 stars is that it can get jared loose if not careful, but a small tab of gaffers' fixes that issue readily. Wish all speedlights had the option.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Must-have accessory

          By NJohnston Photography

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

            If you won an SB-800, unless you rarely use the flash except during family stuff, you must have this accessory. It keeps your strobe chugging longer, and gives you a faster recycle time. I own two SB-800s, and they both have this battery pack.Buy it, it's only $.

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            5.0

            Great for extra battery life

            By Sean

            from Chicago

            Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

            Works just like it should. Perfect.

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            4.0

            Needed some extra power for my flash.

            By Checkmate26

            from Bowman, SC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

              This will give me a little extra battery power when I need it.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Faster Flash Cycle Times

              By alksaki

              from Fresno, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast Recycling

              Cons

              • Not Interchangeable

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

              It adds a 5th battery to the SB-800. Makes flash ready cycling a little quicker.

              When used as a remote flash, the compartment can block the IR remote trigger eye. Just rotate the remote flash so the IR eye can see the master flash.

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              5.0

              Extra power and speed when you need it

              By submarine man

              from Tampa Florida area

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Good value
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Tight Fit In Off Brand Ca

              Best Uses

              • Events Weddings
              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

              Attaches easily, performs as it should, very reliable

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              • No

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              5.0

              So glad you had this in stock

              By pvernon

              from Columbus, Ohio

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lighting For Hs Basketbal
                • Photojournalism
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                I recently purchased a used sb800 and it did not come with the extra battery holder. This holder I what I think makes this flash great. Unbelievable recycle time with this holder. I am so glad BH sold it as an accessory. I only use the flash with this holder.

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                4.0

                It is good.

                By Paul Han

                from San Diego

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                I used on Nikon Sp-800 flash. Give me more power.
                The lead is plastic. Everything is ok.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Extra power

                By Joeybags

                from Ft. Lauderdale Fl,

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                  Extends the life of the batteries in your flash

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Most of all, available

                  By Tom

                  from Hollis, NH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                      I had an older flash unit, and the jump battery that could be used with it.

                      Batteries went bad and ruined the little unit, but the flash was still good.

                      The price of a new one was reasonable, saving the flash unit which would have been expensive to replace. I was very pleased to find the little unit was still available and at a good price. Unit saved the day arriving quickly and in good shape.

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                      5.0

                      Never had an issue in years

                      By aarongarciafoto

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful Output
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Night Photography
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                        The extra battery holder that came with the camera has lasted for years! Some tabs just broke and this was an easy replacement fix.

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                        5.0

                        Make Nikon Flash SB800 recycle time Fast

                        By Kwan

                        from Alhambra, California

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Powerful Output

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                          Adding this 5th battery to the Nikon SB-800 Flash, not only making the recycle time fast, and last for many shots than before, only the SB-800 has this extra battery holder, but not for the newer model.
                          B & H shipping is the best, a good source to buy anything I need, for many years already.

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                          5.0

                          A must have battery holder for SB-800

                          By Wan

                          from Los Angeles , California

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Powerful Output

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                            I have a Nikon Flash SB-800 for several years, just for family shoot fill flash, until last week, a friend suggested this fifth battery holder to the SB-800, for shooting my daughter graduation ceremony, after more than 400 shots of whole morning, friends and families, continue to dinner party, my flash keep fire full power without a delay of recycle time, make this SB-800 even better than I though, just use one set of five Duracell AA batteries. I recommend all SB-800 owners get this piece of extra holder, it may usefull in some occasion. But the new SB-910 doesn't have this option, so I am sure I will keep this SB-800 for sometime without upgrade it.

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                            4.0

                            Works as advertised ... I think

                            By Paul

                            from Dayton, Ohio

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Charges Quickly
                            • Easy To Install
                            • Good Value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back-Up
                              • Faster Flash Recycle
                              • More Flashes Per Charge
                              • Primary Battery

                              Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                              The cycle time on my SB-800 wasn't quick enough, so I bought this and the cycle time did get shorter. However, I can't be sure if it's the SD-800 battery holder or the new Eneloop 1900 mAh rechargeables that I put in for the first time at the same time I first tried this new battery holder. It could be the holder with its higher capacity or the new batteries (I had been using alkalines), or a combination of both. Hope this makes sense.

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                              5.0

                              Small but Handy to Have

                              By akburke

                              from Cincinnati, Ohio

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Good Value
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back-Up
                                • Professional Cameras

                                Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                                It gives you that extra little power boost to make recycling times better.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Correct replacement part

                                By JDP

                                from Central PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Good Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                                    Old Nikon extra battery holder corroded due to some battery leakage. Replacement fit perfect. Cudos to B & H Photo for having these type of parts in stock.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very good service

                                    By Mathew

                                    from Dubai

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                                          Happy with the service

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Perfect for adding a little extra life

                                          By Dustin

                                          from Fremont, CA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Good Value
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                                              the extra battery holder works well. It clips on nice and snug and the 5th battery helps extend the life of all the batteries and provide a quicker recycle time. i use it primarily at wedding receptions and the last one i was at i didn't have to change batteries all night.

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                                              5.0

                                              Killing two birds with one stone.

                                              By The Fightmaster

                                              from Las Vegas

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Charges Quickly
                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Good Value
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Long-Lasting
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Nikon SD-800 Extra Battery Holder:

                                                  I broke the battery door on my Nikon SB-800 speed light accidently. Instead of buying a rplacement door I just went ahead an bought the SD-800 extra battery holder for it. It gave me double the benefit, door as well as extra power. I could not help to say, I killed two birds with one stone. I love it. Thank you Nikon and thank you B&H for for this great solution at great price.

                                                  Nasser "The Fightmaster"

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