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NikonMB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack
 
4.6

(based on 426 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (286)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (350)
  • Solid construction (321)
  • Reliable (226)
  • Long-lasting (135)
  • Fast charge (56)

Cons

  • Doesn't fit camera well (19)
  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • Pricey (9)
  • Price (7)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (210)
  • Portrait photography (195)
  • Photography (160)
  • Travel (152)
  • Back-up (125)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (185), Semi-pro photographer (132), Pro photographer (45), Casual photographer (29), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (374), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must have for the D7000!

If you have a D7000 and big hands like I do, this MB-D11 is a must have! Before I had this grip my hands were cramped up because there just wasn't enough room....Read complete review

If you have a D7000 and big hands like I do, this MB-D11 is a must have! Before I had this grip my hands were cramped up because there just wasn't enough room. It was really annoying, my pinky finger kept falling off. I had enough of it, so I bought this MB-D11 grip from Nikon and I don't think I'll ever take it off, of course if I used two batteries then I would.. but I only one.

This grip as well made, its made out of magnesium alloy and is weather sealed just like the D7000 it self. All the buttons have the nice rubber feeling to them, just like the D7000.

I have had not had any issues with this grip, others said that it wiggles and stuff.. mine is nice and tight, solid and feels like it is part of the camera. Well done Nikon!

I would stay away from the 3rd party knock off grips. I've heard too many horror stories from other photographers buying the 3rd party grips and they fried their camera because of the wiring inside the grip is bad or something. Just go with the legit Nikon grip.. its well worth it!

I would like the thank B&H for being extremely fast on shipping my order.. only took a couple days with free shipping! I just love these guys!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

WARNING! You still need the EP-5B!

I read that this multi-power grip could be used with the AC power supply EH 5A. One reason I got this battery pack is because I have the EH 5A and the EP-5B...Read complete review

I read that this multi-power grip could be used with the AC power supply EH 5A. One reason I got this battery pack is because I have the EH 5A and the EP-5B adapter was not available when I bought my camera (and not even the extremely knowledgeable sales person, who I've known for years, was aware that it was required). Nowhere does it say that the MB-D11 grip requires the EP-5B. I figured I'd just be able to plug the AC power supply directly into the battery grip and shoot as long as I needed. Well, forget that. If you want to be able to use it with the AC power supply, you STILL have to purchase the adapter. If it's in stock, buy it, because they can be hard to come by. I am NOT happy about this. One more thing to buy, one more critical little piece of plastic to lose or break.

Other than that, the grip fits tight enough to the camera without too much of a problem. The wheels are a bit tighter than the ones on the camera, but not problematically so. It balances OK with the kit lens on it, and the electronics seem to be OK so far.

One good thing is that you can use fast-recharge NiMH double-A's with it, and they will last longer than alkalines. While the NiMH quick-charge batteries are pricey, if you get a dozen of them and two chargers you can be re-charged in 15 minutes. I've got the grip and three Nikon batteries, but on video shoots the NiMH's have already saved me a couple of times in the month I've owned the camera (I work long hours and I expect my equipment to do the same).

If you're getting this grip solely for the extra battery time, save your money. Spend it on more Nikon batteries. If you do a lot of video shoots where you can hook up to AC power, get the EP-5B adapter, and the AC power supply. In terms of stills photography, wedding photographers or photojournalists who don't have the time to stop and switch-out batteries might need this grip, but even they might not want to use it because of the extra weight.

Now, if Nikon made a special double-power battery that fit into this grip, then I would recommend it. Otherwise, it's not really worth it.

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5.0

Great choice

By Cali

from New York

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Reliable
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Portrait Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

    The MB-D11 was one accessory I was holding off on. Upon breaking down and getting it, I am more than pleased. After getting the MB-D11 I was able to fill up six 32 BG cards and still had juice. I have not noticed any looseness or play between it and the camera body in mine, and other than there is room for two batteries in the pack, I love it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nikon is the best.

    By Igozoom3690

    from Smyrna Tennessee

    Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

    Nikon is the best.

    This product works flawlessly.

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    5.0

    This is the way to go.

    By Silver Fox

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Fast Recharge
    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Portrait Photography

    Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

    Other third party battery grips are available, but I felt the risk to be too great and decided to buy the original manufactures battery grip at twice the price of the knock offs.
    The MB-D11 has made portrait shots much easier to perform and has added greater battery capacity to a shoot. The convenient location of the controls are placed as an intuitive feature that I have had no difficulty adapting to.
    Before purchasing the battery grip I knew it would add bulk and weight to the camera and was anticipating the accomodation that would be needed. I have been using the camera with the battery grip extensively since receiving it a couple of weeks ago. As I expected, there were a couple of times I had experienced arm fatigue. It is for this reason I have decided when doing posed shoots I use either my tripod or monopod. When more flexibility is used I have been carrying the camera on a shoulder harness.
    These are minor inconveniences that are outweighed by the ability to have better control on portrait style shooting.

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    • No

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    5.0

    MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack by Nikon

    By Truden

    from Montreal, QC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Portrait Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

      Great add-on. Nice grip with vertical shooting. Extra battery welcome with long exposure during night sky photography and timelaps.
      No issue with looseness. I have mounted the rubber cap between the grip and the camera upside down in its slot.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Addition to my D7000!

      By Tom

      from DePere, WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography
        • Photography

        Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

        This "handle" makes taking vertical shots a breeze! It is well balanced and acts as an extension of the camera. It is also a joy to have twice the battery power available for those extra long shoots. It's just a great addition to my camera!!

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        5.0

        Multi power battery pack

        By Delsy R.

        from Saint Cloud, Fl

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Long-Lasting
        • Reliable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Digital Photography
          • Photography
          • Portrait Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

          Very useful for long lasting events,weddings, birthdays, etc.

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          • No

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          5.0

          awesome

          By Chief

          from Louisville Ky

          Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

          This is the perfect accessory for either an amateur, novice, or professional. Best of all B&H Photo had the best price in town! It works well and adds a sense of pride in taking photos.

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          5.0

          Great Price

          By bgRich Photography

          from Columbia, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Digital Photography
            • Photography
            • Portrait Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

            I use it everyday

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect fit.

            By Calvin

            from Jackson .TN

            Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

            Like it alot..

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            5.0

            Does exactly what its supposed to

            By The Big Dog

            from Grande Prairie Alberta

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                I found the D7000 a bit small in my hand, while its a great camera the thought of a battery pack/vertical grip seemed to be a natural addition. I find the MB-D11 very comfortable and solid, I've only used it for a short time but I really like the way it feels in my hand. Its quick to detach to change out the battery and although the connection is a simple design it works well and holds securely. I've made a minor adjustment to my camera bag to ensure the camera sits down securely with the addition of the new vertical grip, but if that is the only inconvenience then this was certainly money well spent.

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                5.0

                Makes life easy

                By Jason

                from NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Photography
                  • Portrait Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                  Easy solid fit, makes quick flips effortless and you don't miss you shot. As always, Nikon quality.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  MB-D11

                  By Frosty

                  from Oh

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                    Great fit, works fantastic. Maybe it should've come with this from Nikon in the beginning.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great battery grip

                    By JT

                    from Nashville

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                    I love it!! It makes holding my camera a whole lot more comfortable. I also really like having a shutter release button on the side for when I shoot vertical. It makes it easier.

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                    5.0

                    excelent

                    By martin photo

                    from buenos aires, argentina

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                    Gracias B&H!!! el producto esta en perfectas condiciones.

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                    5.0

                    Good addition to my D7000

                    By Trainbuff

                    from Bradenton, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                      Quickly installs on my D7000. Additional weight is not bad. Feels comfortable in my hands.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Excellent performance

                      By Spanavision

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Photography
                      • Portrait Photography

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                      The build quality of this Nikon battery pack is far superior to third party brands of this type. Heavy duty and professional, this battery pack doubles battery life, and allows for vertical photography with ease. High price, but worth the piece of mind that the product will work on command.

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Izgil

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Portrait Photography

                        Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                        I've been doing an extensive research on whether to buy this grip or a 3rd party one and I decided to buy this one. Even though it costs $-$ more I thought that it would be wiser to invest in an authentic product rather than in some cheap copy. One of the driving factors in my decision was that the 3rd party battery grips don't have the ability to switch from an internal battery to the external one (or vice versa) when the first designated battery runs out. I think that it beats the purpose of the grip. Surely, there are other advantages of the battery grip, such as better handling of the camera, additional buttons, great option to take portrait photos, etc. However, I thought that if I buy 3rd party battery grip it would simply serve more as an additional battery holder. For me, the automatic ability of switching from one battery to another was a deal-maker. Maybe for others it's not. I do have to mention that the grip does move just slightly and using one of those straps that are screwed into the tripod mount factors in, but I'm still very pleased with this battery grip and have no regrets of paying a higher price.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for my desire to Video

                        By Solarstream

                        from Lancaster County, Penna.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                          I will use this when I video my travels.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Love the grip

                          By Ian

                          from Michigan

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                          I ordered this grip so I could shoot easier and hold the camera with out straining my arm.

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                          5.0

                          Great accessory

                          By Nikon bug

                          from New York

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable
                          • Solid Construction

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Extends Shooting
                          • Portrait Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D11 Multi Power Battery Pack:

                          Best accessory I've bought yet; has really improved camera's versatility during rapid shooting; has noticeably improved camera's balance when larger lens are attached

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                          • No

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