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 overview

  • 1Description

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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    • 1Description

    Nikon BL-5 specs

    Battery Type 1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL18)
    Tripod Mounting Thread None
    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 33.
    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 3 out of 5 by from It Works But --- So, I was asked to give a review. What am I supposed to say? It works and does what it's supposed to do. Even so, I find it ridiculous that it doesn't automatically ship with the MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack. You'd think after paying $397 for the MB-D18 it'd include this little cover. Think about it. Isn't that why most people buy the battery pack in the first place? I would rate it lower than 3 stars simply because the concept is stupid. That wouldn't be fair because it does work. It's Nikon's business model that sucks. Not the product.
    Date published: 2018-10-03
    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
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