Overview: The Nikon MB-D12 Multi-Battery Power Pack is
designed for use with Nikon's D800 and D800E digital SLR cameras. The MB-D12 takes
one Nikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (sold separately) or eight "AA"
batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, or Lithium). An EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion battery can also
be used, but a BL-5 battery-chamber cover (sold separately) and MH-26 battery
charger are required.
Vertical Grip: Not
only does the MB-D12 serve as a battery pack for the Nikon D800/D800E, 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 AF-ON
Battery Life: The estimated battery life* for the D800
camera using the MB-D12 is as follows:
- One EN-EL15 battery (in camera): Approximately 900
- One EN-EL15 battery (in MB-D12): Approximately 900 shots
- One EN-EL18 battery (in MB-D12): Approximately 1400 shots
- Two EN-EL15 batteries (one in camera and one in MB-D12):
Approximately 1800 shots
- Eight AA batteries (in MB-D12): Approximately 1000 shots
*Using CIPA standard
Battery Use Order: In the camera's menu, you can choose
whether the battery in the camera or the batteries in the battery pack are used
first when an optional MB-D12 battery pack is attached.
Weight: The MB-D12 weighs 9.9 oz. (excluding batteries),
12.9 oz. with EN-EL15, and 16.3 oz. with 8 "AA" batteries.
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