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NikonMB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack
 
4.7

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (95)
  • Durable (75)
  • Compact (22)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Good audio quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (66)
  • Weddings (59)
  • Travel (49)
  • Wildlife photos (46)
  • Landscape/scenery (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (38), Pro photographer (26), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (5)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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4.0

good construction

By joe

from evanston, il

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Back Focus Doesn't Work

Best Uses

  • Sports/Action
  • Travel

Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

back focus doesn't work. Haven't had time to check with tech.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Nice product

By Jcooperstl

from Yellowstone

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

Comng off the generic brand, which I found to be flimsy and lacking in durabilityy, this is so much better. The nikon model is well made, strong and solid. I'd give it 5 stars if both batteries went into the power pack instead of one in the pack and one in the camera. I don't like having to remove it every time I want to recharge the battery in the camera.

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  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MB-D14

By JJ

from Miami

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

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

Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

IF you like the feel of a big camera and you need that extra battery life this is for you.

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  • Yes

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Useful accessory

By Suncoastbeemer

from Florida

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

      This accessory extends your battery life / shooting time, and gives you a few more shooting options for vertical / portrait shots. The inclusion of alternate command and sub command dials, shutter release, AE/AF button, and directional selector button make taking vertical shots easier. The battery compartment accommodate either AA batteries or another camera battery. There is even spot to store the camera's electrical connection cover.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love It!

      By Charles

      from Cape Coral, Fl

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

        Always love adding the grips. Great for vertical shooting and provides a more secure grip and more shots per charge. Stay with the Nikon brands though. The third parties are junk!

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        5.0

        I would definitely recommend this product to a colleague

        By Dany O.

        from Costa Rica

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

            I am very happy with this product allows me to not only have extra battery if needed, but also, it gives more body to my camera and better support. The shutter button and AE-L / AF-L are soft and very good construction.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I love it!

            By Hiro

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

            I really love this product! It gives you a better grip on your camera especially if you have a big hand. It makes taking portrait shots a bit easier. The build quality is really good, but it's too pricey! I would give this 5 stars if it's not ridiculously expensive! I'm not really complaining, I got this for free when I bought my Nikon D610. :)

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Good item

            By Gacp24

            from Merida, Venezuela

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

              I use the grip for nature photography, and photo shoot in studio, I love it because I don´t think in the battery consumption.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Useful Battery Pack

              By PIc Chick

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                I do like this battery pack. The option for rechargeable and nonchargeable batteries is helpful. It does not add too much weight to the camera and saves a ton of time.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great peice of equpment

                By Wall11

                from Alexandria,La

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  I love this simple piece of equipment. It extends my shooting time and gives me something extra to establish a firm grip on my camera.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Ronnie Apples

                  from Dayton Ohio

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  Solid build. Always working. Great product.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Necessary Gear

                  By DARocco

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                    I attached the pack to my D610 and have not taken it off my camera. It is a wonderful addition.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Must have own this if using night photography

                    By Branton

                    from Temecula, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                      This is big plus for me to less worry during my night sky photography... It is easy and simple attachment.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works Flawlessly

                      By John

                      from Bennington VT.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • The Fit To The Body Is No

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                      When I had my D200, I used the MB-D200. It was nice but not as solid or as ergonomic as the MBD-14. The feel is great and its easier to use. Nikon has made the better mouse trap. The way the batter is put into the grip is much more solid than what I ever had from Nikon. It does not up the FPS as did the MBD-200, but it does give more shots for total battery power. Being able to decide whether to use the camera battery or the grip battery is a quite nice. Only one thing I would suggest. Its is not as great a fit to the camera as was the MBD-200.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      great

                      By ajonesi

                      from University of Maryland

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                      I love this grip

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                      5.0

                      Good for portrait mode holding

                      By Oze

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                          Very nice grip, and especially useful for long exposure or portrait mode shooting.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          solid

                          By Tim

                          from Greater San Diego Area

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                          Built well, works as expected.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By Laila

                          from Ohio

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                          It gives my D610 stability while taking pics. Having a back up battery gives me more chances to shoot more pics and less worry of battery dying soon. I am glad to own one. No regrets.

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Mike

                          from Parma, Oh

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                          There is not much to a battery pack other then this works, it does what it suppose to, it feels great in your hand and they joystick is better and easier to operate then the one on the camera. I take it back. I guess this has a lot of things going for it.

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                          4.0

                          Typical Nikon accessory quality

                          By chrisnclements

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                            Nikon makes great grips as usual, and its right at home on my D610. I've used battery grips on the D200 and D300 before so this is quite familiar. It makes holding the camera much more comfortable, especially for those with larger hands. It also balances the camera body much nicer when using larger or heavier lenses.

                            The only reason for 4 stars is I notice just a hair of play in the grip, something that I don't remember happening with previous generations of grips. All in all, I'd buy it again and Nikon brand grips are definitely the way to go.

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                            • No

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