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NikonMB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100
 
4.8

(based on 103 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (80)
  • Durable (77)
  • Reliable (66)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

  • Price (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (62)
  • Portraits (48)
  • Travel (47)
  • Landscape photography (36)
  • Studio (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Semi-professional (34), Professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89)

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

 

Limited in functionality

I was excited to use this remote to minimize camera shake on a tripod for long exposures in low light and to take some self portraits. Sadly, it does very little. A few...Read complete review

I was excited to use this remote to minimize camera shake on a tripod for long exposures in low light and to take some self portraits. Sadly, it does very little. A few points:

• To start using the remote requires going into a menu every time.
• It only works via line of sight, from the front of the camera.
• You can't shoot tethered with the remote for some reason.
• It doesn't seem to focus before shooting.

The one situation where I think it will work well is to trigger the shutter without touching the camera for long exposures on a tripod.

If you want to take self portraits, use interval timer shooting from the menu. It works much better.

If you want to reduce camera shake for handheld shots, I've decided it's best to focus my energy on learning better handheld technique. This remote doesn't work from anywhere but the front of the camera.

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5.0

Sturdy grip

By Jason S

from Chicago, IL

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astro Time Lapse
    • Landscape Photography

    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

    This grip is made from magnesium alloy and is weather sealed, just like the camera, which makes this exceedingly more expensive that the plastic aftermarket options which cost a fraction of the price.

    You get what you pay for. I don't have to worry about a loose connection or frying out the electronics in my camera. Buttons are firm and the grip feels good in my hands.

    If you can get over the price tag, this is a great grip.

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    4.0

    Good Product

    By cappscliks

    from Kermit, TX

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

      Good addition for my D7100. Good build quality. Used it at a wedding last weekend and like the additional shot capability. The second set of controls is very nice for shooting portrait. The only drawback so far, and not due to the grip itself, is that I use a Black Rapid strap and with the connector mounted in the tripod socket, shooting vertical is somewhat uncomfortable and awkward. In my opinion, it's a little overpriced, but reading reviews of 3rd party grips this one is the better value.

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      5.0

      Useful addition to the D7100

      By Carl

      from Cape Town

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

        As the D7100 is a very light camera, I found I was having a problem holding the D7100 steady with my 2.8/80-200 lens attached, which has no VR, at slower shutter speeds.
        I have always found that the pro level cameras from Nikon, film and digital, were easier to hold steady due to their increased weight.
        With the addition of the power pack, this 'problem' improved.
        At some point I'll be using an old 2.8/300 on the D7100, so I expect the power pack to help when using this lens.
        In addition there is the added advantage of the additional battery life with the power pack attached. I'm getting about 4-5days from the main battery, so in theory it should extend usage to about 8-9 days, without having to charge a battery.
        This battery pack fits a lot better than the equivalent one for the the D7000 I had.

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        5.0

        Buy Nikon

        By Tom J

        from Shrewsbury, MA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

          Buy Nikon not after market. I tried Vello and returned it for the Nikon. Much better fit and quality.

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          5.0

          Works Great

          By Nukepr

          from Citrus County, Florida

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

            After reading reviews of many non-Nikon battery grips, I came to the conclusion that for fit, finish and durability I would be well advised to select the Nikon product. Having received it, put it in service, and being very satisfied how well it fits the camera and functions, I am glad I went for the original instead of a knockoff. I have great confidence in this product, which works perfectly with my D7100

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            5.0

            Good purchase

            By Nukepr

            from Citrus County, Florida

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

              I bought this after reading numerous reviews about Nikon and knockoff battery grips for the D7100. After lots of indecision, I went ahead with the Nikon product and I am very glad I did. This grip fits tight, works great with the camera, and provides extra stability both in landscape and portrait positions. I have large hands, and even in landscape, the side of my hand fits snugly against the grip. I recognize the difference in cost, but I want a grip that lasts and works seamlessly with the camera. This is what I got with the Nikon product.

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              2.0

              Limited in functionality

              By Christopher James Calo

              from New York, NY

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Camera Doesn't Autofocus
              • Works Only From The Front

              Best Uses

              • Long Exposures On Tripod

              Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

              I was excited to use this remote to minimize camera shake on a tripod for long exposures in low light and to take some self portraits. Sadly, it does very little. A few points:

              • To start using the remote requires going into a menu every time.
              • It only works via line of sight, from the front of the camera.
              • You can't shoot tethered with the remote for some reason.
              • It doesn't seem to focus before shooting.

              The one situation where I think it will work well is to trigger the shutter without touching the camera for long exposures on a tripod.

              If you want to take self portraits, use interval timer shooting from the menu. It works much better.

              If you want to reduce camera shake for handheld shots, I've decided it's best to focus my energy on learning better handheld technique. This remote doesn't work from anywhere but the front of the camera.

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              5.0

              Wish I bought this one first

              By JJacobs

              from Oak Ridge, TN

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Traveling

                Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                I retired my first off-brand battery base after less than 6 months of use when the internal connector refused to make reliable contact. I should have purchased the Nikon version in the first place.

                This unit lives on my camera most of the time. I do lots of casual photography and I also do many HDR bracketed exposures using a tripod. I am convinced that using the off-brand unit with the tripod is what killed it (the weight of the lens creating a cantilever). This Nikon unit is significantly more robust than what I had. It's dual thumb wheels (others have only one) also make it easier to install and secure (less force required). It also comes with holders for both the standard EL-15 and 6x AA batteries.

                So far I am pleased. This units has a very solid feel. Having the extra battery power means I often can shoot all weekend without recharging.

                If this unit exhibits problems down the road like my off-brand unit did I will come back and update this review.

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                5.0

                MB-D15 Battery Grip

                By Dcop

                from Knoxville, Tn

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                  great sturdy battery grip for the D7100. makes the body feel like a beast in your hand. at first i though it was a little too heavy but after a few shoots I've adjusted and don't even notice the weight. overall great product. it more than doubles the amount of shots i can get off before charging batteries

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                  5.0

                  Why didn't I do this sooner

                  By Gaz

                  from Canberra, Australia

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Food Photography

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                    Great product and great service from B and H. I'm just a little annoyed with the UPS delivery service to Australia Post. There was a glitch and it took an extra week for the grip to get to me. Not so much a problem with UPS but with the costs associated with Australia Post Parcel Collect.
                    I've taken of late to photographing food vertically and the battery grip makes a world of difference.

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                    5.0

                    Great price, service, wonderful product!

                    By Photo Gifts by SS.com

                    from Florence, Arizona

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                    Fit and finish are superb meaning that when added to the D7100 it looks and feels natural, like it came from the factory that way. Usage confirms that the purchase was in your best interest and the camera works and feels complete. Yeah I know, lots of adjectives and adverbs. Well how else do you describe a product that should have been part and parcel of the D7100 from the start? Yes, the D7100 would be more expensive, but for me, my camera has arrived. Thanks Nikon for the innovative product making my camera a total professional in every way!

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                    5.0

                    you need this

                    By stevem

                    from hartford, ct

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                      double the battery life of the standard battery and adds to the ease of vertically framing your picture. plus, it looks cool!

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                      5.0

                      wish I wouldnt have waited

                      By photo enthusiast

                      from Howell, Michigan

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      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 Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                        I was outshoot all weekend never had to replace the batteries. Easy to hold on to.

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                        5.0

                        great product

                        By Mcfar

                        from Kingston, Pa

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                          I use this battery grip when I have an extended shoot. It allows me to continue shooting without worrying about running down the battery.

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                          5.0

                          Get a grip!

                          By NEFWM01

                          from Washington UK

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Genuine Nikon
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                            This grip matches perfectly with my D7100. With the additional optional battery it provides outstanding stamina and burst when you need it most. The build quality is excellent and the magnesium alloy body feels good in your hand. The extra shutter release and multi selector makes shooting in portrait much more comfortable and natural. The rubber cover from the camera body connector is conveniently stored in its own recess to prevent it being misplaced and you have the option of using different battery types. Yes it's expensive and there are cheaper third party grips on the market but this genuine accessory instils the confidence you expect from Nikon.

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                            5.0

                            Fit and finish is excellent

                            By Stevo

                            from Chicagoland

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                              Perfect fit and finish. I found it better quality than the knock-offs.

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                              5.0

                              Works as expected..

                              By JohnSNC

                              from Maryland

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Sports
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                                Great battery backup for my D7100. It also acts as a good counterbalance when I have my 80 - 400 lens on the camera. While there are cheaper alternatives, I like keeping with the Nikon Brand.

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                                5.0

                                Great Battery Grip

                                By JCasper

                                from Virginia Beach, VA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                                  The battery grip for the D7100 gives you a better grip when using the camera. Very durable.

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                                  5.0

                                  Buy Nikon if you want it to work and fit

                                  By AL

                                  from Virginia

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                                    The Nikon MB-D15 works and fits exactly the way it should, and the way only original equipment does. It just makes sense from a compatibility standpoint. I have tried 3rd party battery packs and they either don't fit properly or their performance is not up to speed. Nikon is a little pricey but the old saying you get what you pay for does matter in this case.

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                                    5.0

                                    Expensive but Solid

                                    By Cape Cod Don

                                    from South Yarmouth, MA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Added Battery Life
                                      • Traveling
                                      • Vertical shooting

                                      Comments about Nikon MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100:

                                      More expensive then related clones but well constructed. Holder features a solid metal base plate which contains the threaded tripod mount.
                                      Mates solidly with camera, provides additional area to hold camera. A good match with camera cosmetically. All buttons and adjustment dials work well.

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