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Customer Reviews for Nikon Inc. MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack

Nikon Inc. MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack

MB-D200 Multi Power Battery Pack. Provides AF-On Button, vertical firing release with lock and front and rear command dials. Requires one or two EN-EL3e or six AA batteries, not included. Supplied with MS-D200 AA Battery Holder.
Average Customer Rating:
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6 out of 7(86%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Review 1 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Balance and ease

PostedJune 22, 2011
ScubaDave
Location Tucson Az
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Semi-professional photographer
Have been using this grip for sometime and love the fact that I do not have to search for the controls. Love the extra speed and long battery life. Helps balance my 70-200vr
+6points
Review 2 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Still going strong

PostedJune 20, 2011
Fellowpedestrian
Location Worldwide
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience More than a year
Role Professional photographer
Just checked my invoices. Bought one on Aug '08 and the other on Oct '08. Both have given me total satisfaction despite years of abuse. All buttons and wheels work fine and I haven't had problems with the latches.
+3points
Review 3 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the grip, great for all day photography

PostedApril 22, 2011
CameraTrapper
Location Dallas, Texas
Age 35-44
Favorite Subject Sports
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
I've used vertical grips from film cameras to digital. This grip can run a camera for a weekend in the wild, or a three-day vacation. If for some reason the two EL batteries go dead, I can stop at any store and buy 6 AA alkaline or Energizer Lithium Ultimate batteries and keep shoot for days. Well worth the price, no problem with door latch after four years like other reviewer. I always carry gaffe tape just in case, as things can break when you don’t want it. NIKON should beef up this latch.
+3points
Review 4 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Be careful when using the compartment latch.

PostedJanuary 6, 2011
tjazzedp
Location Santa Clarita, California
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Portrait
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience More than a year
Role Professional photographer
The latch on the battery compartment is flimsy and will break off after many openings and closings. "How long before it breaks??" Well, calculating my usage as normal (I use my camera 15 days out of the month), from my experience it will break in about 3 months.
I used black tape to keep the compartment closed - It is a very small latch and could be replaced easily - if it was sold separately.
I now use an external battery source.
+2points
Review 5 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

deception ...

PostedJanuary 11, 2013
photographe316
Age 35-44
Favorite Subject Portrait
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Semi-professional photographer
Mon revendeur m'avait dit que le selecteur de point de focus était sur la grip mais il ne l'est pas ....GROSSE DECEPTION sur ce point pour moi. Sinon le coté balance de poid et ajouts de temps d'opération vu 2 batteries sont quand meme pratique.
-2points
Review 6 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

In Theory....Great...Construction??? Mmmm, not so much

PostedMay 30, 2012
Imagemedic
Age 35-44
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience More than a year
Role Semi-professional photographer
I really enjoyed the balance, controls, and extra battery life that it provides HOWEVER the latching mechanisms holding the batteries in, as well as the mechanism that holds the door closed, are very poorly made and broke. I do recommend the product but only if you understand that you have to be very delicate with it.
+1point
Review 7 for MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

D200 Battery Compartment

PostedSeptember 17, 2012
Commlender
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
The white plastic tabs that hold the batteries in place broke not long after I bought the unit. Now the door latch keeps allowing the door to pop open and the batteries to fall out, making tape necessary to hold the door close. Not very well designed for the rugged use that these cameras receive.
0points