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NikonMB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack
 
4.8

(based on 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (135)
  • Durable (124)
  • Reliable (110)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Quality (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Price (8)
  • Poor design (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (105)
  • Portraits (88)
  • Travel (83)
  • Landscape photography (66)
  • Studio (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (76), Semi-professional (59), Professional (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (145), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must for travelling photographers.

I can only say great things about it. It just gives me comfort and balanced while I shoot anything. It provides me perfect stability and rigidity which allows me to focus comfortably and eliminate...Read complete review

I can only say great things about it. It just gives me comfort and balanced while I shoot anything. It provides me perfect stability and rigidity which allows me to focus comfortably and eliminate the shaking of my hands-achieves a excellent handheld grip! The best part when u can switch the compartment to AA Batteries. Good for travelling to the beach, desert, the mountains, when your rechargeable Li-ion battery ran out of power.And AA batteries are cheaper to use and economical and still takes good pictures. [*]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I expected more. It's nice, but...

I have owned grips on every camera I have ever owned dating back to film. Most recently this includes a D200, D7000 and now a D7200. Prior to the MB-D15, grips ran in...Read complete review

I have owned grips on every camera I have ever owned dating back to film. Most recently this includes a D200, D7000 and now a D7200. Prior to the MB-D15, grips ran in the $150 range. This one is quite a bit more. So what do you get for its asking price? You get a place to put a 2nd battery, a 2nd set of controls for vertical (portrait) orientation and a better overall grip on the camera (read that, a place for your right pinky). These are all good things. Anyone thinking of buying one should have already realized it only holds one battery. Non issue for me.

What is unforgiveable is that even with an improved tensioning system, the right side of the grip moves against the body of the camera when using it. On a tripod, any instability between the camera and the mounting onto the tripod head can (and probably will) introduce vibration. For the price they charge - unforgiveable. This is virtually the same grip as the one for the D7000 but costs almost $100 more. And for what? They are both made of magnesium alloy and feature the exact same set of additional controls.

Outside of the perceived looseness on the right of the camera and the price, this is a 5-star product. But as it is, it's too expensive for anything less than a perfect and unmovable fit. It's nice and I will keep it but I'm disappointed. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for more of a hand grip to their D7100 or D7200 and is willing to accept the additional weight. I wouldn't recommend it if you're into macro or general tripod-use photography. It will hurt your images.

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5.0

I would buy this again

By KYbirdman

from Burlington, KY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

This battery grip is a better fit than most. I use it on a D7100. The D7100 is too small with little surface to hold it with out touching one or more control buttons by accident.

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5.0

Highly recomended

By Ron

from Erie,Pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

Well constructed ,easy install and after several outings I'm more than pleased. Gives you more grip and has a good solid feel.Now you have two card slots in Camera, extra battery in your grip...what could go wrong?
Seriously ,the MB-D15 is a good addition to the 7000 series cameras and well worth the extra $$ for the Nikon unit.

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5.0

Nikon MB-D15

By dan0725

from Holyoke, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

I use this battery pack on my Nikon D7200. While there some considerably cheaper alternatives, this grip is solid in feel and makes it much easier to shoot vertical shots.

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4.0

Expensive but well built and reliable

By Brett

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

    Excellent build quality. Extremely reliable and functional. Too expensive, but I've used third party grips and always have reliability and functionality issues.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nikon Brand a Little More - Makes the Difference.

    By ChachiJ

    from San Ramon, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • The Extra Weight On The C

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

    Well made. The cost for the Nikon brand name unit cost a little more but well worth the difference. Fits like a glove, no gap or loose connection like the off brand units. The extra battery comes in handy in field where you do not have a place the recharge batteries. Love the feel and controls in the portrait position. Only drawback is the extra weight on long outings. The extra AA battery pack comes with a caring case.

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    • No

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    5.0

    As advertised

    By Yellow Harley

    from Niagara Falls, New York

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

      Solid, well built, highly recommended !

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect Companion

      By Papa Tango

      from Finger Lakes, NY

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Ergonometric
      • Extends Shooting Time
      • Lightweight
      • Multiple Power Sources

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

        If you have a D7100/7200 and spend a lot of time with it--taking many shots--then this grip is just the thing to round out your kit.

        The added size it creates balances the camera, and makes holding, gripping, and using the camera much more ergonomically friendly. It has a very nice feel in the hand--and of course the added battery live makes long sessions of many pictures possible without worrying about remaining charge.

        As noted, the entire affair--bottom plate and the battery housing--are solidly made of magnesium. Plastic parts such as the battery tray are well formed and sturdy. The rubberized material covering the front and back of the battery housing is a tactile joy--thick and firmly bonded to the frame.

        All controls have a positive action and a quality fee. The joystick button could use just a bit more resistance to movement and clicking--but this is not really an issue. Attachment to the camera is simple--and the tightening wheels are ingenious. Made to roll in opposition to each other, they provide easy and maximum finger ability to lock the camera in place to the grip. Once tight, stays tight!

        Since receiving this grip last week, I have been out on two commercial shoots, and a half day of wandering about 'art photography." At the end of each day, I was so pleased with how the camera felt and handled--adding to my function and enjoyment of the camera.

        Over the years I have had MANY more reasonably priced third party grips for my Canon kit. All failed or broke within a year. Yes, this is a premium price--but it is a premium grip that is perfectly matched in quality and construction to the D7100 it is attached to.

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        • No

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        5.0

        battery grip for my d7200

        By cumando360

        from elmont, new york

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

          looks great....grip with camera feels better..more control over-all....

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          • No

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          5.0

          Battery grip

          By Luis s.

          from Elmont, ny

          Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

          Better grip on camera and has dual purpose take photo horizontal and vertical ...catch the candid photo on and choose the perfect picture of your choice

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          5.0

          Completes my camera!

          By Cloudpuncher

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

          I am very happy with my purchase. I am using this on my Nikon D7200. My only complaint is the cost of this thing. That being said I would buy it again in a heart beat. Very well made, and makes my camera a complete package now.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect fit

          By Todd.

          from South Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

            This is a great addition to my nikon 7200, fits perfectly, sturdy ....highly recommend this to anyone who is a wildlife photographer.

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            5.0

            A must have for portrait photography

            By TB Sr.

            from Jersey cost

            Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

            This battery pack makes my D7200 into a whole new animal. It provides a frim sturdy grip on the camera in all conditions. It is a must have for portrait photographers.

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            4.0

            Well built perfect fit

            By pdali

            from Great Neck NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

              Lightweight and fits well in my hands. Having the vertical grip and useful controls at your fingertips is very handy. AF and mini-joystick controls are well placed so no need to take your eye off the viewfinder. It compliments the asthetics of the D7200 well. I would really love it if it was a bit bigger. Having the ability to use AA batteries is a great backup just in case. Only have it a month so too soon to determine how it will stand up to use. It feels sturdy, similar to the others I use so it is reasonable to expect it to perform well for quite some time. A bit pricey but I use it all the time. Minus a half star because it only holds one battery. Minus another half star for price. Nikon has never been inexpensive. Par for the course.

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              4.0

              Works as Expected

              By lukeswr

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Studio

              Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

              I bought this for use in studio flash photography using remote flashes not mounted on camera. I have a D7100. It was very straight forward to install and start using. I will keep this device attached to my D7100 most of the time.

              This device had two items that were not clear on the web-site, specifically: 1) a 4xAA battery cartridge; and 2) a Nikon SMBus LiON cartridge for the Nikon rechargeable battery packs. You can also leave one battery in the camera as well for swapping out batteries without shutdown.

              This device also has a tripod mounting point.

              Something I have not figured out yet is how to get the camera to auto-rotate when taking portrait shots vs. landscape shots. I was under the impression it had an orientation sensor.

              Cons: Your DLSR just gets bigger and heavier. You should ask yourself if you really need it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Addition

              By Jimage

              from Hobe Sound, FL

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                This is a workhorse of a battery pack. Don't buy the off-brand. Fits hand perfect for the scaled down Nikon 7100 and 7200.

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                • Yes

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                1.0

                The Bear

                By The Bear

                from Florida

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                  One thing you should know is that if you use after-market batteries (non-Nikon) batteries, it will not perform all functions. It won't switch from the power-pack battery to the body battery. Also, the Multi-function button on it does not work well.

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                  5.0

                  Worth the money!

                  By Devin

                  from Arkansas Ozarks

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                    Built with the same materials and to the same quality as the 7200. Not cheap plastic. I like the heft it adds and the extra grip. The duplication of the shutter release, dials and back button for portrait orientation are a bonus.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Multi Star Product

                    By Sudi

                    from Bothell,WA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                      Great fit. Quality product.Easy to Install.Great Accessory for the Camera.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      not just for vertical

                      By pops

                      from milwaukee,wi

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Extra Weight Maybe

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                      more extra battery life,vert hold,bbf/ae,same command dials as horizontal hold .

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      "I would buy this product again"

                      By Ed

                      from Cincinnati, Ohio

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack:

                        Great product, perfect fit to camera. Ease of use is great. Helps in holding camera for big hands, also ads to appearance overall.

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                        • No

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