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Nikon MB-D14

Multi-battery grip for Nikon D600 digital SLR

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by Woody Sherman
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A must have for Nikon D600 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 D600, 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 rubberized surfaces match your D600 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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Highlights:

  • 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 D600 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 AF-ON button, vertical shutter release button, front and rear command dials, and joystick control
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Battery grip (with plastic terminal cover installed)
  • MS-D14EN Battery holder (installed in grip)
  • MS-D14 "AA" battery holder
  • Cloth pouch
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs card

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Features

Overview: The Nikon MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack is designed for use with Nikon's D600 digital SLR camera. The MB-D14 takes one Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable battery (sold separately) or six "AA" batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, or Lithium). Not only does the MB-D14 serve as a power pack for the Nikon D600, it also acts as a vertical hand-grip for portrait-oriented shots, and provides a shutter-release button, multi selector, main- and sub-command dials, and an AAE/AF Lock button.

Weight: The MB-D14 weighs 9.3 oz. (excluding batteries), 12.3 oz. with EN-EL15, and 14.3 oz. with 6 "AA" batteries.

Battery Life: The estimated battery life for the D600 camera using the MB-D14 is as follows:

  • One EN-EL15 battery (in camera): Approximately 900 shots*
  • One EN-EL15 battery (in MB-D14): Approximately 900 shots
  • Two EN-EL15 batteries (one in camera and one in MB-D14): Approximately 1800 shots
  • Six AA alkaline batteries (in MB-D14): Approximately 450 shots
*Using CIPA standard
 
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5 out of 5

Nikon MB-D14 worth the price

Written By F, Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Item arrived faster than I expected. Great service. Item arrived in manufacturers packaging. Right out of the box worked as promised. Almost no real setup required for use the camera recognized it immediately and the default settings were the ones I wanted anyway
Pros:
Good price, works as promised, extends life of camera without the need to switch batteries mid shoot, easy to view status on camera menu
Cons:
The instructions were written in such a way that it was understandable but not intuitive. attaching to camera was slightly harder than expected (line up spots and turn dial to seal it to camera body)
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5 out of 5

A grip is 100% necessary

Written By pechango, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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Wish it wasn't expensive, but I can't use my camera without a grip nowadays. Well put together and the extra battery definitely helps. Just wish it fit the contours of the body better. It's not bad, just could be better.
Pros:
Extra battery, great build, evens out the camera body
Cons:
Expensive
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5 out of 5

mb-d14

Written By fred, fleming ohio on Friday, February 01, 2013
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great fit and function. pure nikon
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5 out of 5

Great addition!

Written By Mr Guy, Sierra Vista, AZ on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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The MB-D14 grip really helps with the handling on the camera. Yes, it adds a little bulk, but it definitely improves the ergonomics and gives your pinky finger a place to rest. The portrait mode is much more comfortable to use too. As a casual shooter, I don't have the need for the second set of batteries in the grip, so I don't use them to keep the weight down. It's nice to know that I can use AA batteries if I need to without having to buy a second Nikon battery. This one fits better than the one on my D7000. There's no wobble to it at all. As always, great customer service by Crutchfield as well.
Pros:
Great handling. Professional look and feel.
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5 out of 5

Nikon MB-D14 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 Camera

Written By JeffS, Alliance, Ohio on Monday, October 15, 2012
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Best fitting battery grip to date- although expensive and it doesn't make the camera shutter speed any faster, having the extra battery backup allows for hours of shooting. Another well made Nikon accessory!
Pros:
Fit, power and shape allows for vertical shooting
Cons:
price
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