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NikonMB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D7100
 
4.8

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (92)
  • Durable (87)
  • Reliable (74)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Price (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (69)
  • Portraits (58)
  • Travel (57)
  • Landscape photography (44)
  • Studio (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (51), Semi-professional (40), Professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (100)

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

 

Good concept, but...

I tried this out when my friend bought it and really wanted to like it. I ended up not...The grip feels solid and very comfy to use, and the controls add a...Read complete review

I tried this out when my friend bought it and really wanted to like it. I ended up not...The grip feels solid and very comfy to use, and the controls add a lot of functionality..especially for vertical shots. And of course, having a backup battery ready to go is a no-brainer.Now, for the missing two stars in my rating:1) There's only room for ONE battery in here...wat??-To be fair, the MB-D10 holder that I used with my previous D300 only held on as well, but it could hold the higher capacity EL4a battery (I had the optional "chamber", which was almost like having two batteries...2) If the D15 battery dies, I can keep shooting with the in-camera battery. But, since I can't put upgraded batteries in here, and I have to take out and recharge the one in the D15 anyway...where is the real benefit when it comes to the "extra battery"? When I shoot, I always keep spares handy, and swap out/recharge when I get to about 50/60%. I don't shoot the Winter Olympics...so it's not like I don't have a minute to do so during the event.Plus, I'm not fiddling around with mounting screws..so it's easier/faster to just swap out batteries than to use this grip.Again, good concept, and not so bad implementation. But compared to the MB-D10 design, this one falls short of the mark in just the right (or wrong...) places.

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5.0

I AM NIKON - Excellent!

By Julian Rodriguez Photography

from North Carolina

About Me Semi-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 Power Battery Pack for D7100:

    Really Useful, this give to you extra time and better grip in vertical position.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Everyone should have one

    By Dee

    from Santa Barbara, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Getting the battery pack is great investment, anyone who is thinking about getting one, to you I say go for it!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great grip and great increase in battery

      By sparky3780007

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

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

      Prosumer usage

      The increase in stability of the grip is substantial and the increase in battery power is welcome.

      The ability to use EITHER AA batteries or the dedicated NIKON battery is very useful.

      The only downside to the MB-D15 is the price....it is EXPENSIVE

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      • No

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      5.0

      D7100 Battery Pack Review

      By Gorman

      from Centre Hall, PA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

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

        Easy of useMakes portrait photos so much easierGreat for sports photography

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Beautiful addition to my d7100

        By cole

        from Dalton Ga.

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • 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 have a medium to large hand and this battery pack makes the d7100 a perfect fit. It also makes shooting vertical a breeze, nice grip and shutter button right on top.Worth every penny.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Gary Wayne

          from Fl

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

          Well designed. Very comfortable. Glad I purchased.

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          3.0

          Good concept, but...

          By Srini

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Can't Use Other Batteries
          • Only Room For One Battery
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits

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

          I tried this out when my friend bought it and really wanted to like it. I ended up not...The grip feels solid and very comfy to use, and the controls add a lot of functionality..especially for vertical shots. And of course, having a backup battery ready to go is a no-brainer.Now, for the missing two stars in my rating:1) There's only room for ONE battery in here...wat??-To be fair, the MB-D10 holder that I used with my previous D300 only held on as well, but it could hold the higher capacity EL4a battery (I had the optional "chamber", which was almost like having two batteries...2) If the D15 battery dies, I can keep shooting with the in-camera battery. But, since I can't put upgraded batteries in here, and I have to take out and recharge the one in the D15 anyway...where is the real benefit when it comes to the "extra battery"? When I shoot, I always keep spares handy, and swap out/recharge when I get to about 50/60%. I don't shoot the Winter Olympics...so it's not like I don't have a minute to do so during the event.Plus, I'm not fiddling around with mounting screws..so it's easier/faster to just swap out batteries than to use this grip.Again, good concept, and not so bad implementation. But compared to the MB-D10 design, this one falls short of the mark in just the right (or wrong...) places.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lightening Fast

          By Lee Photography

          from Warrenton, VA

          About Me Semi-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 Power Battery Pack for D7100:

            So I bought this battery pack along with a new Nikon D7100 camera for use in high school and other sports photography I do. This is a great component to add if you need that shutter to hum when capturing action events. My second MB Battery Pack and have always been happy with the quality and performance. This one is no exception.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A MUST HAVE FOR THE D7100

            By THEKUDE

            from BOISE, ID

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

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

                YOU NEED THIS FOR THE UNLIMITED BATTERY POWER AVAILABLE WITH TWO BATTERIES.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Got to have

                By Ray

                from Daytona Beach, Fl

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Doesn't Feel As Solid As

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

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

                I by a camera body and a battery grip, put it on the first day, and not take it off until I sell the body. A camera feels strange with out the battery grip. I shoot travel, landscape, drag racing, and shooting sports.I like that I rarely have to switch batteries, the camera feels more solid.The best feature is when I shoot vertical, I have all the controls in the perfect place. The down side as it doesn't lock on as well as as the pack for my D300's.i

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                • No

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                5.0

                helpful access

                By Mark the traveler

                from Chandler AZ

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

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

                  Helps to hold the camera more steady. I have large hands and any camera I have tried using the battery grip makes the camera easier to hold. All of my film and digital SLR's have battery grips

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                  5.0

                  MB-D15 Multi Power Battery Pack for D710

                  By Drarp

                  from Bellbrook, OH

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Fits the Nikon D7100 perfectly. Gives it good balance and handles nicely for portraiture. Not that heavy, either. Quality product.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By Rescovedo

                      from Norwegian Jewel

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                      • Price

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

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

                      The grip feels great, the quality is amazing and the sealing also. Could not expect more less than a original Nikon product.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Super easy assembly

                      By Ken

                      from Northern Virginia

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

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

                        This was a snap to put on, I attached it to my D7100 in 2 minutes. I've had third party battery packs that were difficult,and poorly fitted but this was a flawless fit. Works great and the switch from Lithium ion battery to standard battery or the back-up lithium ion battery has worked great, the two times I've had to use it. The side shutter switch is a plus when you are shooing in portrait position, it eliminates the fumbling.

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this battery pack again and

                        By Mario

                        from Florida

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • A Little Too Heavy

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        Have enough power in my camera to shoot, shoot and shoot. I use it in a Nikon 7100 and I love the way that my camera look and feel.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By RonG

                        from San Diego CA.

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

                        I'm writing this review on the Nikon MB- D15 multi power battery pack for the D 7100 because it is a great product, I have a large hands and the addition of this battery grip makes the camera so much easier to handle.
                        Purchased a third-party battery grip for my Nikon D 3200 and you get cheap plastic, but with the purchase of the OE from Nikon the battery grip is made from the same materials as the camerawith the magnesium body makes handling superb, it cost more but it's worth more.
                        I highly recommend the original equipment from Nikon battery pack for anyone thinking of purchasing the grip, and also recommend that you purchase this product from B&H Photo and audio because they have the best price.

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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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                          • No

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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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                            • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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