Nikon BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack

Nikon BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack

Nikon BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack

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Nikon BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack

Nikon BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack

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  • For MB-D12, MB-D17, and MB-D18 Battery Packs
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The BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover from Nikon is a battery chamber cover that's used with the MB-D12, MB-D17, and MB-D18 Battery Packs and enables the use of an EN-EL18 series rechargeable lithium-ion battery to power the camera.

Compatible Battery Packs
MB-D12 (D810A, D810, D800E, D800)
MB-D17 (D500)
MB-D18 (D850)
UPC: 018208270088
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Nikon BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon BL-5 specs

    Battery Type 1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL18)
    Tripod Mounting Thread None
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 3.2 x 2.1"

    Nikon BL-5 reviews

    BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover for MB-D12 Battery Pack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Necessary for D850/D500/D810 battery grip So, it *does* come with the pictured pouch (even though that pouch isn't listed as included in the in the box description). So far so good. However, the pouch doesn't hold the battery + BL-5 attached, it just fits the BL-5 with loads of room to spare. I even tried removing the battery cover from the EN-EL18b, and it still wouldn't fit in the pouch. So... -1 star for that. I also docked it a star for price (especially considering the included pouch is, to me, effectively worthless). For just the actual battery chamber cover, this should be $10. Otherwise, quality is nice enough on the actual BL-5 itself. But that pouch, and the associated price, is just too much.
    Date published: 2017-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One battery can now run three camera's The Nikon DL-5 Battery Chamber Cover allows me to use my Nikon D4s EN-EL18a Li-ion battery pack in my Nikon D500 MB-D17 Multi Battery Pack and my Nikon D 810 MB-D12 Multi Battery Pack. I use the D 500 for wildlife photography paired with the new Nikon 200-500 f 5.6 lens and now I can shot all day without having to worry about the battery needing to be replaced. The Chamber Cover fits both drives of the D 500 and D 810 snugly and without wobble.
    Date published: 2016-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfectly With MB-D17 For D500 Bought to use with MB-D17. Not listed under description but works perfectly with Nikon EN-EL 18A in battery grip for the D500.
    Date published: 2016-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I use this chamber cover for the battery grips on my D500 and D810 cameras.
    Date published: 2016-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality but should be standard included product This should be standard in the Nikon grip/battery case. My D500 was very quickly chewing through the standard EN-EL15 during college basketball games. This cover/spacer/adapter with the EN-EL18 immediately solved battery life concern. Great addition. Not expensive, but, still, should be included without an incremental purchase.
    Date published: 2017-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Have Ridiculously expensive, well-fitting part that helped, with the addition of the ridiculously expensive EN-EL 18b battery, transform both of my D500's MB-D17 battery drives into high-speed, picture making machines. Four stars for the quality with a star subtracted for the expense. Ouch, Nikon!! Love Hurt$!
    Date published: 2017-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend this product for Nikon D500 users! I have been using the Nikon BL-5 battery cover with the NikonEN-EL18a battery with my Nikon MB-D17 Battery Grip for the D500 and it has been great! My battery life at sports shoot has doubled with Airplane mode turned off.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat necessary item sold separately. Really Nikon? The BL-5 is required if you plan on using a Nikon battery grip with certain Nikon cameras and the EN-EL18 battery. This configuration in tandem with the standard camera battery installed in the camera gives you the highest capacity of battery power per charge. I have used this combo on shoots lasting a week or more without having to recharge my batteries, so it is well worth the expense. I have two - one used with my Nikon D810 with the MB-D12 grip and one for my new D500 with the MB-D17. Lucky for me my D4 comes with one. The battery chamber is a simple design and works perfectly. Since it really has no other function other than to hold the EN-EL18 in place within the battery chamber of the grip, there really isn't much more to say about performance. Maybe I could also add that the construction is good, it fits well, and the locking mechanism is secure. I'd give it 5 stars but then I really feel like I need to knock off two stars simply because I believe that Nikon is taking advantage of it's customers by not including this item in their battery grips. I would be willing to spend an extra few dollars if this were included. I can accept the additional cost, but it just makes ordering (purchasing) this additional piece more complicated. Furthermore, by offering this item as a separate piece, the perception is that Nikon is taking advantage of the fact that this is really of interest to the more enthusiastic users, and of course, professionals. This is probably seen by many, such as myself, as sacrificing goodwill at the expense of a little bit more profit. Oh well Nikon, I'll take my lumps, but you'll only get three stars from me.
    Date published: 2017-01-16
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