The MB-D12 Battery Grip – Multi Power Battery Pack for Nikon D800. Provides frame rate capabilities up to 6fps continuous shooting in DX mode (5fps DX mode when used without). Also adds additional controls for vertical orientation shooting: shutter release button, AF-ON button and a multi-selector dial. The grip uses weather seals like those on the D800 body for dust and water resistance.
Released: March 2012
- Suggested Retail Price: $616
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- Product Number: 27040
- Item Includes: MS-D12EN for EN-EL15 or EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (battery sold separately) and MS-D12 holder for 8 AA batteries (1.5V LR-6 Alkaline, FR6 Lithium, HR6 Ni-MH and ZR6 Ni-Mn; batteries not included)
Alternatives to the Nikon D800 Battery Grip
Several 3rd party aftermarket battery grips are available for the D800. These are similar to the official Nikon Battery Grip, but are a significantly lower cost. They currently sell for around $60. These aftermarket grips are made of plastic, whereas the Nikon grip uses magnesium alloy in the frame.
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