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Nikon MB-D16

Multi-battery power pack for select Nikon DSLRs

5 Reviews

Overview

Our take on the Nikon MB-D16

The MB-D16 power pack holds an additional EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery pack or six AA batteries, so you can continue to work when your Nikon D750's main battery runs out of juice. The power pack is also equipped with a shutter-release button, AE/AF lock button, multi selector, and main- and sub-command dials for ease of use when holding the camera in vertical orientation.

Product Highlights:

  • add-on hand grip and battery pack for Nikon D750 provides greater comfort and longer battery life during long photography sessions
  • can be loaded with an additional EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery or six AA batteries
  • functions as an additional hand grip, making it easier to operate the camera in vertical orientation
  • included buttons:
    • shutter-release button
    • auto-exposure/autofocus button
    • main- and sub-command dials
    • multi selector switch
  • included accessories:
    • MS-D14 "AA" battery holder
    • MS-D14EN lithium-ion rechargeable battery holder
  • warranty: 1 year limited
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Multi-Battery Power Pack (with plastic terminal cover installed)
  • MS-D14EN Battery holder (installed in grip)
  • MS-D14 "AA" battery holder
  • Neoprene pouch
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs card
  • For Your Safety sheet
Reviews

Nikon MB-D16 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Nikon MB-D16

John A from Northport, NY on 6/17/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I like to use it so that I can keep the tripod mount on and insert and remove the battery from the side without needing to remove the tripod mount.

Pros: Grip vertically and battery inserts to the side.

Cons:

Great power extender and grip for hand held portraits

George G. from Canonsburg, PA on 6/14/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received this with the D750 during one of Nikon's sales. It has the same quality build as the D750 and really makes hand holding the camera easier when shooting in portrait. Also since it takes AA batteries in addition to the standard Nikon battery, this is great for those times you have drained your batteries and there is no where to recharge them.

Pros: Quality build Takes AA batteries

Cons: Expensive

Nikon MB-D16

Anonymous from Visalia, CA on 5/25/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great addition to the Nikon D750. It helps when taking photos vertical so you can have a normal grip on the camera instead of your arm laying on top of the camera. It also can give you extended battery life before you have to charge the regular camera battery. It runs on a camera battery or 6 AA batteries and even the rechargeable ones. The variety should get you through any situation anywhere. This was offered free in a limited time offer with the camera helping make it a great deal.

Pros:

Cons:

Changes the D750 completely

kelejen from Pennsylvania on 3/28/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Is this grip over-priced? Yes. But it is definitely better quality than the knock off grips you could buy. I tried using my D750 with the 70-200 f/2.8 mounted and it was almost unbearable, it felt like an ergonomics nightmare. With this grip, it helps give it a nice balance and provides a nice place to place your palm while supporting the big heavy lenses. It feels very solid when mounted on the camera, and I really like that you can easily take it on and off without having to remove the camera battery door like the Canon system. Buttons/wheels/shutter all feel very sturdy, very similar to the ones on the actual camera. I gave it 4 stars only because of the high price. Hopefully in the future when there isn't such a stock shortage, the price will drop.

Pros: Quality, durability, function

Cons: Price

Fits like a glove

Coda Photography from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After looking for this grip for three weeks, I finally located it in-stock here at Crutchfield. It really adds heft to the extremely light D750. The camera now has a nice balance in the hands when using larger lenses such as the 24-7- and 70-200. The controls are in nearly the same location as the ones on the camera when shooting vertically, and the grip is nice and deep.

Pros:

Cons: Expensive... But when you want the best, you pay for it.

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Features

Overview: The Nikon MB-D16 Multi-Battery Power Pack is designed for use with Nikon's D750 digital SLR camera. The MB-D16 takes one Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable battery (sold separately) or six "AA" batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, or Lithium). Not only does the MB-D16 serve as a power pack for the Nikon D750, 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 AE/AF Lock button.

Weight: The MB-D16 weighs 8.8 oz. (excluding batteries), 11.9 oz. with EN-EL15, and 13.6 oz. with 6 "AA" batteries.

Battery Life: The estimated battery life for the D750 camera using the MB-D16 is as follows:

  • One EN-EL15 battery (in camera): Approximately 1230 shots*
  • One EN-EL15 battery (in MB-D16): Approximately 1230 shots
  • Two EN-EL15 batteries (one in camera and one in MB-D16): Approximately 2460 shots
  • Six AA alkaline batteries (in MB-D16): Approximately 430 shots
*Using CIPA standard

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Why did you buy this?

Heard that by adding this piece, you really get a much better grip on the camera when using a heavy lens. Plus it not only looks cool, but gives you the ability to double up on battery power. [ LANCE  Jul 02, 2016 ]