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600 pages

Real World Digital Photography

Creator: Katrin Eismann, Sean Duggan, Tim Grey | Photography - 2010-09-23

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Publisher: Peachpit Press

About this book
Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results. "Real World Digital Photography "addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer. "In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition "you’ll learn about: The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photographyHow digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photographFundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling imagesHow to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable resultsPractical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and moreHow to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographsThe essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you printExpanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography"As you're reading the book, share your photographs with the authors and others reading it via the book's Flickr group atflickr.com/groups/RealWorldDigitalPhotography."



288 pages

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Creator: Michael Guncheon | 2009-05-05

Note: There is an area on the ends of the battery for a label. Do not place a label on any other part of the battery. An incorrectly placed label can damage the battery compartment of the 5D Mark II. Battery Grip The BG-E6 battery grip, ...

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

About this book
Canon celebrates the 20th anniversary of its top-selling EOS single-lens-reflex camera system with a new, professional-level model. This indispensable "Magic Lantern Guide" helps photographers take full advantage of this cutting-edge models astounding features.



304 pages

Nikon D700 Digital Field Guide

Creator: Thomas | 2011-05-12

Appendix A: Accessories • • • • In This Appendix MB-D10 battery grip WT-4a wireless transmitter ML-3 Modulite remote control set MC-36 multi-function remote cord Tripods Camera bags and cases • • • • A number of accessories and ...

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
Get the results your camera was meant to deliverWith the D700, you've stepped up to a high-performance camera. The possibilities offered by its 12.1-megapixel, FX-format CMOS sensor are exhilarating. This guide helps you take full advantage of every feature you paid for, offering clear and comprehensive directions for setting up the camera, choosing modes, selecting lenses, and much more. With detailed guidance for working with lighting, exposure, and depth of field plus advanced shooting techniques for many different situations, it's your camera's perfect partner.Customize the D700's settings and learn how to use them allMaximize Live View and use single-point and dynamic-area autofocusExplore original, optional, and custom picture controlsInvestigate wide-angle lenses, VR and DX lenses, filters, and lens accessoriesLearn secrets for getting great shots of sporting events, concerts, wildlife, products, and people


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  • Neewer

    Neewer® BG-E8 Replacement Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D 600D 700D/ Rebel T2i T3i T5i SLR

    Photography (Neewer)
    List Price: $36.95

    Type: Battery grip for the CANON EOS 550D 600D 650D 700D / Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i
    Can hold 2pcs LP-E8 batteried or 6pcs AA Batteries.
    Professional edition with vertical-grip shutter-release button, main dial, AE-L button, Index/Reduce button and Exposure button.
    Same function as original Canon battery grip BG-E8. High quality product with big discount from the original one
    Backed with Neewer 12-Month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


  • Big Mike's

    Battery Grip Kit for Canon Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i Digital SLR Camera Includes Qty 2 Replacement LP-E8 Batteries + Vertical Battery Grip + More!!

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    FULLY COMPATIBLE - The LP-E8 will display battery levels and will take a charge in the Canon charger
    Memory free for maximum performance
    Includes Qty Battery Grip + 2 LPE8 Batteries + LCD Screen Protectors + Cleaning Cloth
    2 Pack Ultra High Power Extended shots - Up to 25% more then original, Lithium Ion 7.4v


  • Neewer

    Neewer Multi-Power Battery Grip Pack for Canon 550D/T2i 600D/T3i 650D/T4i 700D/T5i with LCD Screen Monitor

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (192 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Neewer

    Good Product, Great Value, Fantastic Accessory for your T2i!

    With no reviews yet for this Battery Grip when I ordered, I figured I'd be the Guinea Pig on this product and give it a try. I have to give it a good solid 4 1/2 stars, would have been 5 if not for one thing...)My package arrived, and I had it installed on the camera in just a few minutes, before I ever looked at the instructions. Easy to attach.The Battery Grip is "MeiKe" brand, and it looks to be very good quality. Fit and finish is very good, equal to the Canon T2i.The Battery Grip gives my T2i a much more "substantial" feel for my large hands (I'm 6'0" and 275) and makes me feel more secure holding it in my grasp, especially with a telephoto zoom or Speedlite installed. The vertical shutter release and main wheel built into the grip make taking "portrait" pictures a very comfortable snap. The selector wheel has almost the exact feel as the camera's wheel, but the shutter release has a softer "click" when releasing the shutter than the T2i's... 4/5 Brian Dudenbostel (Southern Illinois) - See all my reviews, February 18, 2011

    Nice addition to T3i!

    0 5/5 William T. Anderson "Mellon smasher" (NYC Metro) - See all my reviews, April 6, 2012

    Grip drains batteries even when switched off

    I bought the Meike LCD Battery Grip from Amazon vendor "New Harbor" for my Canon T3i on 3 Dec 2012. I really wanted to like it, but ran into a number of problems, some of which I was able later address with a simple fix.PROB 1: Only one of the two battery slots on the LP-E8 tray worked. The contacts looked fine, but whenever I put a freshly charged battery in the LP-E8 slot furthest away from the battery grip door, the T3i would not work. Put the same battery in the near slot, and voilá, the T3i fires up with no problems. Put in two batteries, and the battery nearest the door would eventually drain completely, while the one furthest from the door would not discharge at all. Swap batteries, and the T3i would work again. BTW 1: I used both Canon OEM and Opteka LP-E8 batteries in the experiment. BTW 2: the instructions say that the battery grip SHOULD drain both batteries simultaneously.PROB 2: The battery grip would drain the battery nearest the... 3/5 Maryland Customer (Maryland, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I bought the Meike LCD Battery Grip from Amazon vendor "New Harbor" for my Canon T3i on 3 Dec 2012. I really wanted to like it, but ran into a number of problems, some of which I was able later address with a simple fix.PROB 1: Only one of the two battery slots on the LP-E8 tray worked. The contacts looked fine, but whenever I put a freshly charged battery in the LP-E8 slot furthest away from the battery grip door, the T3i would not work. Put the same battery in the near slot, and voilá, the T3i fires up with no problems. Put in two batteries, and the battery nearest the door would eventually drain completely, while the one furthest from the door would not discharge at all. Swap batteries, and the T3i would work again. BTW 1: I used both Canon OEM and Opteka LP-E8 batteries in the experiment. BTW 2: the instructions say that the battery grip SHOULD drain both batteries simultaneously.PROB 2: The battery grip would drain the battery nearest the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 26, 2012
    List Price: $79.90
    Even more functions than the original battery grip. High quality product with big discount from the original one.
    Professional edition with vertical-grip shutter-release button, AF-on button, etc. Clock & stopwatch setting.
    Hold 6 AA batteries or 2 LP-E8 Li-ion batteries. Doubling the battery capacity of your camera, effectively extend your shooting time.
    Pro LCD Timer Battery Grip for Canon 550D/T2i 600D/T3i 650D/T4i 700D/T5i SLR Camera.
    1/2" built-in LCD monitor displays information. LCD background light.


  • Neewer

    NEEWER Battery Grip Holder For Canon EOS 70D Camera DSLR Replacement For BG-E14

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (139 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Neewer

    Quality item for the price.

    First of all, I'll start this by saying I've never used the Canon version. As a matter of fact, I've never used the Canon grips with any of my camera bodies. So this review will be focusing on how well the "NEEWER" battery grip (mine's actually branded "Voking") works for me.The built quality seems good- it has a good amount of rubbery grip, and is quite substantial in the hand. When held in the vertical position, the grip is noticeably thicker than the 70D when held in normal position- but this is fine with me. Perhaps users with smaller hands might have an issue. All of the buttons work well, but the wheel is a little more stiff than the one on the camera body (perhaps it will loosen a little over time). The shutter button has a little less throw as well, but this isn't too much of an issue for me as I use back button focusing. Used in the "normal" manner, going from focus lock to shutter release is a short distance.The battery... 5/5 C. Michaels (Arkansas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER Battery Grip Holder For Canon EOS 70D Camera DSLR Replacement For BG-E14 (Electronics) First of all, I'll start this by saying I've never used the Canon version. As a matter of fact, I've never used the Canon grips with any of my camera bodies. So this review will be focusing on how well the "NEEWER" battery grip (mine's actually branded "Voking") works for me.The built quality seems good- it has a good amount of rubbery grip, and is quite substantial in the hand. When held in the vertical position, the grip is noticeably thicker than the 70D when held in normal position- but this is fine with me. Perhaps users with smaller hands might have an issue. All of the buttons work well, but the wheel is a little more stiff than the one on the camera body (perhaps it will loosen a little over time). The shutter button has a little less throw as well, but this isn't too much of an issue for me as I use back button focusing. Used in the "normal" manner, going from focus lock to shutter release is a short distance.The battery... Read more, October 12, 2013

    A quality battery grip for a great price

    0 5/5 drfoto (Maine) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER Battery Grip Holder For Canon EOS 70D Camera DSLR Replacement For BG-E14 (Electronics) I bought this battery grip as I had used one from the same manufacturer for my Canon 60D, it worked flawlessly and I shoot sports for the local paper ( a gratis thing as I am 78 years old and been shooting sports for them and other papers since 1979) At my age I have to watch the dollar and I could not justify the Canon grip for $229.00 especially since I had used a generic grip previously. I am impressed with the fit, its perfect, and seems to work fine at this juncture of time. I have noticed on a Canon website that the Canon grip seems to be oversized, I cannot verify that, just from my reads. It is up to the buyer to get the best price, and I would rather spend the money I saved on the glass I use. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 11, 2013

    Not built quite as well as Canon's, but still very good

    The NEEWER battery grip for the 70D isn't built quite as well as the one from Canon, but it is still a great product, especially considering the price difference. It is built well enough to hold up to difficult conditions, and the attached camera is more fragile and would probably be damaged before the grip is. This is the perfect product for someone who wants to shoot vertical or double their battery life without shelling out hundreds of dollars for Canon's version. It is so much cheaper that if it does break or get damaged you can replace it many times over and still spend less than you would if you bought Canon's.Being able to run the camera with two batteries is great, but my favorite part of all vertical grips is being able to shoot in portrait orientation without twisting my wrist into uncomfortable positions for long periods of time.For those fearing damage to their cameras from an aftermarket add-on, these vertical grips are passive devices -- there... 4/5 D. Johnson (Utah, USA) - See all my reviews, January 5, 2014
    List Price: $61.95
    Ideal for high volume and easy vertical shooting
    Powered by up to two Battery Pack LP-E6, six AA-size/LR6 batteries or optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
    Features a variety of operating controls: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button
    Improved ergonomics for comfortable holding
    Large capacity battery grip designed for EOS 70D


  • Neewer

    Neewer® Replacement Battery Grip BG-E8 + 2PCS Rechargeable Battery Replacement for LP-E8 Battery 7.4V 1350mAh for Canon EOS 550D 600D 650D 700D Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i

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    Replacement for the original Canon LP-E8 battery pack.
    Never run out of battery power when you're about to capture the perfect moment.
    Pro Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D/600D/650D/700D Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i SLR Camera.
    Backed with Neewer 12-Month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    Vertical shutter with half-press function. Same function as the original BG-E8 battery grip.


  • Xit

    Xit XTNG5100 Pro Series Battery Power Grip for the Nikon D5100/D5200/D5300 Digital SLR Cameras - Black (MB-D10)

    Photography (Xit)

    Rating (223 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Xit

    Buy this and save lots!

    I'm a diehard Nikon enthusiast. Started long ago with a little Nikkormat. Moved up to F2, then to F3 with motor drive. I couldn't afford pro models so I hang with a D7000 and a new D7100. Always buy Nikon lenses (except for a highly rated 50mm Sigma) and flash units. For the first time I cheated, however.I did buy the Nikon Mb-D11 for my D7000. But for my new D7100 I bought this Xit MB-D15. I looked at the Nikon model and the other genereic brands. Decided on a knock-off given that the Nikon is made in China, too. I'm so happy I chose this Xit model!I've only run through about 150 photos with this battery pack but all works perfectly: the pack fits securely and flush with the D7100 baseplate. The two wheels and all buttons function flawlessly and can be programmed just like the Nikon model. The fit and finish is identical to the Nikon unit. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Xit manufactures the Nikon unit.Buy this with confidence and... 5/5 Tom "DrDoolittle" (Rivendell) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Xit XTNG7100 Battery Grip for Nikon D7100 (MB-D15) (Black) (Electronics) I'm a diehard Nikon enthusiast. Started long ago with a little Nikkormat. Moved up to F2, then to F3 with motor drive. I couldn't afford pro models so I hang with a D7000 and a new D7100. Always buy Nikon lenses (except for a highly rated 50mm Sigma) and flash units. For the first time I cheated, however.I did buy the Nikon Mb-D11 for my D7000. But for my new D7100 I bought this Xit MB-D15. I looked at the Nikon model and the other genereic brands. Decided on a knock-off given that the Nikon is made in China, too. I'm so happy I chose this Xit model!I've only run through about 150 photos with this battery pack but all works perfectly: the pack fits securely and flush with the D7100 baseplate. The two wheels and all buttons function flawlessly and can be programmed just like the Nikon model. The fit and finish is identical to the Nikon unit. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Xit manufactures the Nikon unit.Buy this with confidence and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 19, 2013

    Needs a "reboot" from time to time

    This item is worth the money compared to Nikon's poorly priced product. However, it has a few flaws of its own. The first is not good. Occasionally, after the camera is turned off then on again - something I do frequently - the camera ceases to function and I get an indication that the battery (ies) is (are) dead. Not so. It took a while, but I finally realized simply pulling the battery holder out just a bit and re-seating it in the grip made everything come to life. Interesting part: the camera continues to work until the it is shut off again. But I don't like wasting energy with the D800 as it eats batteries for breakfast. Curiously, the last time out the two batteries seemed to run out of juice together, even though I had the grip turned "off" 99% of the time, or so it says. I.e., it was off: no controls functioned on the grip and all it was good for was "gripping". I looked at the battery info area and see that the main camera battery has hit 79% with about 150 shots... 3/5 Andre Gauthier - See all my reviews, October 22, 2012

    Drains the battery overnight...

    It looks good and quality seems to be good.The rotating controls had a positive action and feel good with proper torque. The joystick works ok a bit soft but useable. The AF button feels like it dose not have any spring action and very soft but it works.I tested all functions with 2 freshly-charged batteries, and all was well. So I turned off the camera and put it in my bag for an early morning use. When I turned the camera on in the morning it was frozen and refused to do anything.I removed the grip and camera was fine. Then I put the grip back on and it was frozen again. This time I took the battery out the grip and check it. it was depleted completely. I check the camera battery it was full. It seems that it drains it own battery overnight. This could explain why some reviewers had complaint about both batteries going dead simultaneously. I think the grip drains it's own battery quickly and then the camera switch to the internal battery. And the only notice... 1/5 Mike - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Xit XTNG600 Digital Camera Battery Power Grip for Nikon D600/D610 DSLR Cameras (MB-D14), Black (Electronics) It looks good and quality seems to be good.The rotating controls had a positive action and feel good with proper torque. The joystick works ok a bit soft but useable. The AF button feels like it dose not have any spring action and very soft but it works.I tested all functions with 2 freshly-charged batteries, and all was well. So I turned off the camera and put it in my bag for an early morning use. When I turned the camera on in the morning it was frozen and refused to do anything.I removed the grip and camera was fine. Then I put the grip back on and it was frozen again. This time I took the battery out the grip and check it. it was depleted completely. I check the camera battery it was full. It seems that it drains it own battery overnight. This could explain why some reviewers had complaint about both batteries going dead simultaneously. I think the grip drains it's own battery quickly and then the camera switch to the internal battery. And the only notice... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 24, 2013
    List Price: $59.95
    Price: $19.99
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    Effectively Doubles your Shooting Time
    Vertical Shutter Release
    Holds 2 EN-EL14 Batteries


  • Canon Cameras US

    Canon Battery Grip BG-E8

    Photography (Canon Cameras US)

    Rating (170 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Canon Cameras US

    A must have accessory regardless of hand size

    0 5/5 D. Schmidek "psifry" (San Jose, CA) - See all my reviews, March 25, 2010

    Shoot saver.

    0 5/5 Tony Blackwood - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon Battery Grip BG-E8 (Electronics) Paid a premium on this due to it being sold out elsewhere but it was essential to an upcoming video shoot. It adds nice weight to the T2i and makes the camera feel a bit more solid. The AA battery cartridge that comes along with it saved my shoot as I was out of juice on my E8 batteries with no way to recharge quickly. I popped six readily-available AA's in and finished off the video shoot with no problems. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 2, 2010

    Double the number of shots, shoot vertically easitly

    0 5/5 Plankwing - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon Battery Grip BG-E8 (Electronics) I bought the T2i for my wife. This is the eighth EOS camera we've bought; the first two were film SLR, the T2i is the sixth DSLR. We've bought the battery grips for all eight when we bought each camera. They double the number of shots as well as make vertical shooting much easier. Unless one is put off by the extra weight, our opinion is the battery grips are must-have accessories. Example: May of this year she shot over 800 photos in one day (and I shot over 1100 with my 7D) yet all batteries showed over 1/2 charge remaining. We were shooting birds from blinds (with gimbals on tripods) and the zoom-lens collars allowed rotating to either vertical or horizontal and the shutter releases on the battery grips allowed vertical shooting without having to twist our hands to reach the shutter releases on the camera bodies. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 7, 2010
    List Price: $220.00
    Battery holder for 6 AA batteries
    Compatible with EOS Rebel T21i, T3i or T4i cameras
    Battery holder for 2 LP-E8 batteries
    Batteries are not included
    Includes a vertical shutter release and a mode wheel
    Canon Branded Retail Package


  • Neewer

    Neewer Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 5200 D5300 DSLR Camera Compatible with EN-EL14 Batteries

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (278 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Neewer

    All you want to know about Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100

    I got this product for my Nikon D5100. Works great for me. There are some people out there confuded with Non-OEM EN-EL14 compatible batteries.Nikon designed EN-EL14 by inserting a chip that has unique signature inside Nikon EN-EL14 battery. D5100 and D3100, at the power on reset time, check the existing of this chip. If the camera did not find the chip signature, it displays an error message saying "This battery cannot be used. Choose battery designated for use in this camera" and freezes.When you use two Nikon EN-EL14s for this battery grip, you should not have any problems. You should have at least one Nikon made EN-EL14 for this simple trick.I have one with Nikon EN-EL14 that came with camera and the other that I bought from Internet for $7.50 ~ $12.00. Obviously the second one does not have the chip inside. In order to make this combination works all the time, you first attach the battery grip to the camera and remove all batteries from the... 5/5 yellow cute roadster - See all my reviews This review is from: Neewer Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 5200 D5300 DSLR Camera Compatible with EN-EL14 Batteries (Electronics) I got this product for my Nikon D5100. Works great for me. There are some people out there confuded with Non-OEM EN-EL14 compatible batteries.Nikon designed EN-EL14 by inserting a chip that has unique signature inside Nikon EN-EL14 battery. D5100 and D3100, at the power on reset time, check the existing of this chip. If the camera did not find the chip signature, it displays an error message saying "This battery cannot be used. Choose battery designated for use in this camera" and freezes.When you use two Nikon EN-EL14s for this battery grip, you should not have any problems. You should have at least one Nikon made EN-EL14 for this simple trick.I have one with Nikon EN-EL14 that came with camera and the other that I bought from Internet for $7.50 ~ $12.00. Obviously the second one does not have the chip inside. In order to make this combination works all the time, you first attach the battery grip to the camera and remove all batteries from the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2012

    Works great on the D5100

    0 4/5 Art - See all my reviews This review is from: Neewer Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 5200 D5300 DSLR Camera Compatible with EN-EL14 Batteries (Electronics) Hoping that Nikon will release their own version of this, but until then this one is perfect for the price. Fits well and looks nice on the D5100 and with the extra battery, the D5100 feels nice. The grip area is also nice. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is for two things, first the little wire that you need to connect from the battery grip to the camera is a little annoying but I can live with it especially for what I paid for this item. The wire just makes it look a bit strange but not a big problem and when you take out the screen and flip it, sometimes you bump into the wire, but not to big of an annoyance. Secondly, when you are shooting vertically it is a bit difficult to move the AF point unless you move your hand up to the cursor to move it, then back to use the shutter on the battery grip. Other than that, works well and looks nice, makes the camera look like a pro camera. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 22, 2011

    Cheap, works, has quirks!

    First, I don't think Nikon planned to make a battery grip for the D5100 or D3100, because they did not include contacts inside the camera to accept signals from the shutter button on an grip. Because there is a demand for the function, the copycats went to work and made this gadget and many similar versions of it. They are not made by Nikon, of course.It's cheap. A Nikon version would cost 10 times as much. It's not Nikon quality and it feels a little flimsy. It works, but... Sometimes the camera says the battery is not compatible with the camera, even if you use Nikon batteries. It seems that re-inserting the grip in the battery will somehow get around this. I don't understand why, but this works. By the way, there are other versions of this available elsewhere that come with the an extra tray to accept 8 AA batteries, but for some reason they are quite expensive ($100+).It comes with a short external cable that goes from the grip to the camera remote... 4/5 Opti Mystic "Poco Loco" (San Jose, California) - See all my reviews This review is from: Neewer Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 5200 D5300 DSLR Camera Compatible with EN-EL14 Batteries (Electronics) First, I don't think Nikon planned to make a battery grip for the D5100 or D3100, because they did not include contacts inside the camera to accept signals from the shutter button on an grip. Because there is a demand for the function, the copycats went to work and made this gadget and many similar versions of it. They are not made by Nikon, of course.It's cheap. A Nikon version would cost 10 times as much. It's not Nikon quality and it feels a little flimsy. It works, but... Sometimes the camera says the battery is not compatible with the camera, even if you use Nikon batteries. It seems that re-inserting the grip in the battery will somehow get around this. I don't understand why, but this works. By the way, there are other versions of this available elsewhere that come with the an extra tray to accept 8 AA batteries, but for some reason they are quite expensive ($100+).It comes with a short external cable that goes from the grip to the camera remote... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 16, 2011
    List Price: $34.95
    Doubling the battery capacity of your camera, effectively extend your shooting time.
    Vertical shutter release function. More comfortable vertical shooting. Reduce camera shake.
    A tripod jack on the bottom of the grip for fixing it on a tripod firmly
    Pro Battery Grip for NIKON D5100 D5200 D5300.
    Hold 2 EN-EL14 Li-ion batteries.


  • Neewer

    Neewer® Battery Grip for Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Camera Replaces Nikon MB-D11

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (301 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Neewer

    I would buy this over the genuine Nikon grip any day

    0 5/5 D. Bowers "Kestrel Hawk" (Salt Lake City, Utah) - See all my reviews, June 11, 2011

    Works as advertised

    I got one of these on another site. They work. They're plastic, of course, but we all expected that. I've had mine mounted for a week or so now and had no problems to speak of. It fits well, works well and holds one additional EN-EL15. Not much more to say but get it and save yourself a boatload.**Update**I haven't been able to successfully remove the teensy bit of play , and I mean teensy, that I experience when shooting in portrait orientation. It's just ridiculous how awesome this grip is for the money. A real surprise to me, as another reviewer noted, is just how functional the buttons and wheels are on this thing. I didn't think that I would use them, but I do. Only con I can see, which isn't even a con really, is that the cheap ass Chinese paint that they used on the AE/AF-L button is wearing off already after several weeks of ownership. Do I care? Not one bit. I'll go buy another one for $50 if I want the paint there.This grip just... 5/5 J. Nunes "jenga" (MA) - See all my reviews, May 24, 2011

    Why pay more?

    0 3/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) UPDATE: The little tab "key" attached to the AA battery tray literally just broke off in my hand. It's made of plastic and clearly is under-designed for its function (twisting to unlock the tray). I'm traveling soon and don't have time to deal with warranty issues, so that will have to wait. The tray will still lock if you use a pen or something to turn the key, so it still functions OK.Works "as advertised," as they say. NOT Nikon build quality, as far as materials go, but seems to be sturdy plastic. It fits the camera well and doesn't feel cheap. It probably wouldn't survive a hard drop, but look at it this way: You could buy 4 of these for the price of the Nikon (Whoops, looks like the price just went up, from $57 to $73!). I also bought the remote from the same company, and it is *identical* in appearance to the Nikon. Makes me wonder if the manufacturer isn't a vendor for Nikon...Time will tell if this thing holds up. I'll update if anything bad happens. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 2, 2011
    List Price: $48.95
    Battery Holder: It can hold 1 EN-EL15 rechargeable battery or six AA batteries LR6 alkaline, HR6 Ni-Mh, FR6 Lithium, or ZR6 nickel-manganese AA batteries.
    Color: Black
    Function: It includes the shutter release button, main dial, sub-command dial, AE-L/AF-L button, 1/4" Tripod screw mount enable shooting in the same way as a horizontal grip.
    Pro Multi-power NEEWER Battery Grip For Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera.


  • Canon

    Canon Battery Grip BG-E11

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (125 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Canon

    Good but Canon missed the opportunity to make it great...

    First off, this is the first Canon made battery grip I've purchased, all my previous grips have been knock offs made by Zeikos, which I feel offered a better value than the canon grip. So what made me change my mind this time and shell out the bucks for Canon's priciest grip to date? Two things - first, the construction - this grip is made of the same magnesium alloy as the 5D's body where the previous ones were made of plastic. Second, Canon changed the orientation of the batteries to load from the side instead of the rear. So now the palm of your hand rests on the solid metal portion of the grip vs. the battery door on the older models. This brings a much more solid, one-piece feel to the grip and brings it in line with the MarkIII's upgrade in construction over the MarkII - It's nice not having the battery door creaking under your palm as you squeeze.The side loading batteries *should* have allowed Canon to improve the ergonomics of the grip to be more like the 1D... 4/5 Barry F. Shaffer "Photogeek21" (Gilbert, AZ) - See all my reviews, June 19, 2012

    A welcome addition to the 5D III

    I just received my battery grip and I will say that I am very impressed with the quality. I purchased the 5DIII as the 1DX I have on pre order just won't seem to arrive. In any event with the battery grip the 5 now feels very similar to the 1DIV. I sorely missed the portrait grip as I sold my Mark III and replaced it with the 5D.Although it could never be as solid as a 1D body, it more than suits my needs. LOVE the extra joystick on the grip and I'll look forward to having that as well on the 1DX. I appreciate having an on/off switch on the grip to enable and disable portrait mode shooting. The 1D Mark III and IV both have an on/off switch for the portrait grip and I find it valuable. I carry my rigs inverted using Sypder Holsters and being able to turn the portrait grip on and off prevents me from taking inadvertent hip shots!UPDATE June 1 2012I wanted to update my review now having used the grip in commercial shoots. One thing that is not as... 5/5 Mark Kitaoka (Pacifica, CA United States) - See all my reviews, May 23, 2012

    Worth it for the real deal.

    I was one of the lucky ones who had a 5dmkiii within 3 days of their release. Ever since that time, I have been pining for the battery grip but was reticent to spend the money. Two weeks ago I finally just 'bit the bullet' and got one. I decided on the canon because I knew it had a magnesium framework, and that it was perfectly matched to my camera. I am so very glad I did. Frankly, I didn't want to spend three-and-a-half grand on a camera and then chimp on the accessories. This is built to the same exacting standards as the camera and the grip is quite nice. Even with after market batteries, the camera can still communicate with them via the grip. The extra controls are very worth it and so is the double battery life. (not to mention the fact that people accord you more respect as a photographer by simply seeing your impressive body...) I will say the two things I wish were different: a.) I wish the vertical grip had the same ergonomics as the built in camera grip. It... 5/5 Romanos - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon Battery Grip BG-E11 (Camera) I was one of the lucky ones who had a 5dmkiii within 3 days of their release. Ever since that time, I have been pining for the battery grip but was reticent to spend the money. Two weeks ago I finally just 'bit the bullet' and got one. I decided on the canon because I knew it had a magnesium framework, and that it was perfectly matched to my camera. I am so very glad I did. Frankly, I didn't want to spend three-and-a-half grand on a camera and then chimp on the accessories. This is built to the same exacting standards as the camera and the grip is quite nice. Even with after market batteries, the camera can still communicate with them via the grip. The extra controls are very worth it and so is the double battery life. (not to mention the fact that people accord you more respect as a photographer by simply seeing your impressive body...) I will say the two things I wish were different: a.) I wish the vertical grip had the same ergonomics as the built in camera grip. It... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 29, 2012
    List Price: $490.00
    Improved ergonomics for comfortable holding
    Large capacity battery grip designed for the EOS 5D Mark III, ideal for high volume and easy vertical shooting
    Features a variety of operating controls: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button.
    Powered by up to two Battery Pack LP-E6, six AA-size/LR6 batteries or optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
    Kit Includes: Battery Grip with Protective Cover; Soft Case for Battery Magazine; Instruction Book; Warranty Card


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