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NikonMB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack
 
4.6

(based on 91 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Durable (55)
  • Compact (18)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good audio quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (45)
    • Weddings (39)
    • Travel (36)
    • Wildlife photos (36)
    • Family photos (34)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (24), Pro photographer (21), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (81)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Now my D600 Fits My Hand Perfectly

    When I got my treasured D600, I couldn't help but notice that my right pinky dangled helplessly in the air instead of helping me steady the shot. It wasn't a big deal, but...Read complete review

    When I got my treasured D600, I couldn't help but notice that my right pinky dangled helplessly in the air instead of helping me steady the shot. It wasn't a big deal, but having shot Nikon digitals for years I knew I would have to pony up for the battery grip. Below I'll describe a couple of important considerations, and so bear with me as I bloviate.First, my right pinky is very happy now that it too has a home on my camera, and I also like having the capability to easily switch to portrait mode. But unique to this grip over the one I used on my D200 is that when shooting landscape, the the bottom of my left palm at the top of the wrist fits against the front of the bottom handgrip on the MB-D14 perfectly while supporting any of several lenses I tried on for comparison. When using lenses without VR, this added camera support alone is reason to buy this grip as it gives an almost tripod-like stability to handheld shots. The shape of the MB-D14 doesn't seem to melt into the bottom of the camera as my D200 grip did, but this new shape recesses the controls and attachment wheel in such a way as to offer more protection for the grip. Frankly, I don't care if it looks like a retrofit or not as long as I have that added support on the left wrist / palm I described above. Secondly, the question of why a sane photo junkie would shell out $ for the Nikon grip when I could have gone after-market for less comes to mind. I mean, I didn't buy the ridiculously expensive tripod collar for my new 70-200 F4 ($) after all. I bought a $ knockoff from China and never looked back; patting myself on the back for my sensible frugal nature (cough). Here's why I ponied up for the Nikon grip:Weather sealing on the buttons and switches, and the fact that it has a magnesium plate on the bottom to offer greater protection for the camera and greater stability on a tripod. Imagine a cheap all-plastic grip swashing your precious D600 about on a tripod mount like 'The Bounty' in a storm. Let that image lead you to the 'add to cart' button for the Nikon MB-D14. It worked for me, but seriously, the added camera support for the left palm is the real reason to get this grip and I didn't even expect that when I bought it.

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    Why so expensive?

    For the life of me I can't figure out what would make this worth what it is. Why is it nearly [$] I wish I didn't need it but I do. It's a...Read complete review

    For the life of me I can't figure out what would make this worth what it is. Why is it nearly [$] I wish I didn't need it but I do. It's a very solid construction and feels great in the hands however there are a few things that I do not like about it. The navigational buttons are TINY! The other thing that do not like is that the grip only holds one battery and to access the second battery I have to take off the grip to take out the one in the camera. That does not seem like a bright idea. When I have the grip on, I do not want to take it off at all. It is nice to have the additional shutter button and wheels at my fingertips, but that's the only thing that I like about it. Really, it shouldn't be this much money for something like this.

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    5.0

    Absolute Must Have!

    By dbthump

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Underwater
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

      Great for adding extra batter life for photogs on the go. Having the dpad in vertical is a huge benefit.

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      4.0

      Worth the Money, Good Kit

      By RZ

      from San Diego

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Slight Movement

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

        I love the extra grip this thing gives you. The vertical shutter release and the second command dial are wonderful. The tray for AA batteries is a nice addition as well.

        I was a bit concerned about carrying my D610 with a 70-200 lens on a strap connected to the bottom of the battery pack. There is just enough movement with all that weight to give you a momentary fright. But I put it to the test recently walking around the local Zoo all day and by the end of the day I had forgotten about the slight movement.

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        5.0

        MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack by Nikon

        By Kevin

        from San Carlos, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

          Excellent Nikon product. Non-slip surface adds to the functionality of the product and allows you to have a good solid grip on your camera. Verticle shutter release is a blessing.

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          5.0

          Exactly what it is!

          By Mark

          from Central Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

            Sturdy, simple to use, great grip,doesn't add too much weight.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Not as good as the D90's power pack

            By RadoCC

            from Indian Trail, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • It Does What It's Made To

            Cons

            • Only Holds One Battery

            Best Uses

            • All Shoots

            Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

            The D90 stored both batteries in the power pack. This one stores only one, and the other is IN the camera body. This means if you ever need to charge that IN-body battery, you have to remove the power pack. Not very efficient. Nikon should have stayed with the D90 design.

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            5.0

            Don't be cheap

            By RL

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

              I purchased it for my D600 and it's perfect. No wiggle room, no rattling of any kind. I have owned and used most of the other generic grips and they do not compare to this guy. Unlike the generic grips, the MB feels solid and the buttons are nice and tight. The MB weights more than the generic grips because of it's magnesium alloy built but this is not a con. I find that the added weight on the butt helps balance the camera now that the body is extended. The counter weight is noticeably helpful when using my heavier 1.4 lenses. Of course, I only learned this after going the cheap route first.

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              5.0

              Excellent!

              By PeterJonesNJ

              from NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                Totally worth the money. Solid quality, just the way expected from Nikon!

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                5.0

                Great battery grip

                By Juanjo

                from México, Distrito Federal

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  There's nothing than purchase original brand things, third party could save some bucks, but the product quality from the original brand it's another thing...I always recommend to purchase original productsremember...you get what you pay for...

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Grip

                  By Cindy

                  from Arizona

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  I love this battery pack. Yes some may say, well this is just duplicating a full sized DSLR pro camera. Maybe, but not at the same price. I am out and about for extended periods of time and need the extra pack, plus I have large hands and the grip is wonderful. I had a friend try an off brand and was not happy. I didn't want to go there so I stayed with Nikon and happy I did. I have had absolutely no problems. With this grip you have the extra shutter release button as you would a Pro DSLR

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                  5.0

                  Ubiquitous accessory for this equipment

                  By jorgearagonphoto

                  from Los Angeles, California

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good construction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • A Little Bit Expensive
                  • Delicate Contact Points

                  Best Uses

                  • Best For Portraiture Work
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Studio Work

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  Recommended for good handling, could be a little cheaper, but the materials and the product finishing worth it.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent...and necessary addition

                  By Jim

                  from Hudson, Ma

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Very Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  Although I did get over 700 shots from one fully-charged battery, having the battery pack and an extra set of Alkalines waiting gives me around 2000 images. This battery pack is very well made ... a bit expensive but it really does the job.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect fit

                  By Gary galligar

                  from Jacksonville

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  Did just what it should, fits tight, works well, two cases for nikon battery or double aa's. Little pricy but you get what pay for

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                  5.0

                  very nice addition!

                  By John John

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                    feels like it should have came with the camera... expensive but a worthwhile investment!

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                    5.0

                    A must have if you use a larger lens

                    By GJR

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                      If you use larger lenses such as the Nikon 2.8 series of lenses or you have larger hands, this grip/power pack is a must have! Gives you much more stability and will ultimately be more comfortable in your hands, not to mention you don't have to worry about battery power since you will be operating with two batteries total.

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                      4.0

                      Important piece of the puzzle

                      By David Ettinger

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                            The camera feels a bit too dinky to me without the grip. The grip doesn't add that much weight, but makes a very real improvement in the handling. I doubt I'll ever take it off the camera. The connection to the camera is more solid than I expected - there is only the tiniest bit of play, so little I don't notice it at all. I haven't had it long enough to give it a full five stars.

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Trox

                            from Louisiana

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                              The release button for vertical shooting plus the extra battery makes this a must.

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                              5.0

                              An excellent product, fast shipping.

                              By ALEX CHAVEZ

                              from ANTOFAGASTA CHILE

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                                GREAT ACCESSORY FOR PROFESSIONAL USE

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                                5.0

                                Great purchase

                                By Laurab

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                                  I hard a difficult time deciding between this and a non-Nikon brand product. It's a pretty big price difference, but I'm really glad I picked the Nikon brand product. It's great!

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                                  5.0

                                  MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack

                                  By MikeP

                                  from Glen Rock

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                                    The grip is easy to install, looks good and has a great feel. Buttons and switches are located conviently.

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                                    4.0

                                    Perfect balance

                                    By Docjhat

                                    from Warrington, Pa.

                                    Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                                    Nice addition to my d800. Helps balance camera with a long, heavier lens. Also, no worries about battery life. All in all a good product.

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