Nikon MB-D11

Battery grip for Nikon D7000 SLR camera

  • Nikon MB-D11


  • Nikon MB-D11



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A must have for D7000 enthusiasts, this battery grip from Nikon gives you extended shooting time plus increased comfort and balance as you snap photos. It attaches to the bottom of your D7000, providing a convenient grip when holding the camera in the vertical position. It offers a shutter release button, front and rear command dials, and a joystick control for setting focus points. The magnesium frame and and rubberized surfaces match your D7000 perfectly and give it a more professional look and feel. The grip holds an optional EN-EL15 Nikon battery, or lets you operate your camera using six "AA" batteries (not included).

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  • lets you comfortably hold camera upright for portraits
  • ideal for photographers with larger hands and those shooting with heavier, professional or telephoto lenses
  • compatible with Nikon D7000 camera
  • camera grip holds one optional EN-EL15 or 6 optional "AA" batteries
  • dual battery operation: uses one EN-EL15 in the camera and one in the grip
  • built-in AE-L/AF-L button, vertical shutter release button, front and rear command dials, and joystick control
  • weight: 8.6 ounces (grip only), 11.8 ounces (with EN-EL15 battery), and 13.6 ounces (with 6 "AA" batteries)
  • warranty: 1 year
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  • Multi-power battery pack/hand-grip for Nikon D7000
  • MS-D11EN Battery holder (installed)
  • MS-D11 battery holder for 6 "AA" batteries
  • Plastic contact cap (installed)
  • Holder case
  • User's Manual
  • Nikon Digital Imaging Limited Warranty sheet

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Overview: The Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack is designed for use with Nikon's D7000 digital SLR camera. The MB-D11 takes one Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable battery (sold separately) or six "AA" batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, Lithium, or nickel-manganese). Not only does the MB-D11 serve as a power-pack for the Nikon D7000, it also acts as a vertical hand-grip for portrait shots, and provides a shutter-release button, multi-selector, main- and sub-command dials, and an AE-L/AF-L button.

Weight: The MB-D11 weighs 8.6 oz. (excluding batteries), 11.8 oz. with EN-EL15, and 13.6 oz. with 6 "AA" batteries.

Battery Life: The estimated battery life for the D7000 camera using the MB-D11 is as follows:

  • One EN-EL battery (in camera): Approximately 1050 shots*
  • One EN-EL battery (in MB-D11): Approximately 1050 shots
  • Two EN-EL batteries (one in camera and one in MB-D11): Approximately 2100 shots
  • Six AA batteries (in MB-D11): Approximately 650 shots

*Using CIPA standard

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5 out of 5

Very Useful Item During Shooting

Written By Augustin A. Flores, Saipan, CNMI on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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I really like this Camera - Battery Grip, It helps alot during taking pictures and also I can use other or regular batteries.
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5 out of 5

Life saver

Written By Casa de Palacio photography, Ypsilanti, mi on Friday, July 27, 2012
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Saved me time and money
Should have come with an extra battery!
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5 out of 5

Must Have Accessory for serious photo work!

Written By Ron, San Antonio, TX on Thursday, July 19, 2012
Good balance with longer/ heavier lens. Fits and matches the D7000 perfectly plus provides solid grip especially for those with large hands. Quality is spot on as usual with Most Nikon products. I normally shoot in RAW format 14 bit and have yet to run out of battery power; the battery longevity is great! I found that the grip battery does not seat real tight thus a little rattle when I tilt the camera; this is no major issue, just notiicable. Wish it could power a flash attached to the camera. All in all totally satisfied and highly recommend it to anyone serious about photography

Highly functional, excellent quality, extended shooting time, great balance
EN-EL15 Battery rattles slightly
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5 out of 5

The real grip for the Nikon D7000

Written By Dan, Chicago, Illinois on Monday, November 21, 2011
This grip fits the camera perfectly. It also adds functionality via a joystick and shutter-release button that makes portrait aspect pictures so much easier to take. It does add some weight obviously, but it also adds to the dimensions of the camera and is perfect for photographers with larger hands. Don't waste your money with the aftermarket imitations - this MB-D11 is the right grip for the D7000.
Adds size for photographers with larger hands. Adds the functionality of a joystick and shutter release button for portrait-aspect photos. Comes with a AA-sized battery tray and storage pouch. Fits the camera perfectly.
This is a very minor inconvenience, but the grip only holds one battery. The camera also holds a battery, so the grip must be removed to access the camera's internal battery for removal during charging. For the price, I wish it included a battery.
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Written By KEV, Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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i first want to say that i received my package extra fast and the package was in new condition and just all it said it would be. now to the review, for someone like myself who has big hands the d700 is still kinda big but now more ergonomic in my hands. i bought an extra battery to change when my battery died but now i just use some rechargeable ones and get countless more hours of shooting. plus bumping my fps from 6 to 7 is kinda awesome even though i always shoot single shot its still a good feature for action and sports and wildlife shooters. all in all a great and id say must have product for the d700
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