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Nikon MB-D18

Battery Grip for Nikon D850

Overview

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Extend your shooting time

Nikon's MB-D18 battery grip increases the number of shots per charge you can get with the D850. Shutter release and AE/AF lock buttons, a multi-selector, and command dials give you better control when shooting in portrait orientation.

Product Highlights:

  • multi-battery power pack for Nikon D850
  • shutter release, AE/AF lock button, multi-selector, and command dials for easier vertical shooting
  • can be powered by six AA batteries or by a single EN-EL15, EN-EL15a, EN-EL18a, or EN-EL18b lithium ion battery
    • optional BL-5 battery chamber cover is necessary for EN-EL18a or EN-EL18b; not included
  • warranty: one year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • MB-D18 Multi-power battery pack
  • MS-D12EN rechargeable battery holder (installed)
  • MS-D12 AA battery holder
  • Storage case
  • User's Manual
  • For Your Safety sheet
  • Warranty Programs sheet
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Overview: The Nikon MB-D18 Multi-Battery Power Pack is designed for use with Nikon's D850 digital SLR camera. The MB-D18 takes one Nikon EN-EL15a rechargeable battery (sold separately) or eight "AA" batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, or Lithium). You can insert an optional EN-EL18b higher-capacity battery for longer battery life and faster maximum frame rate, however, you must use the optional BL-5 battery chamber cover (sold separately from manufacturer). Not only does the MB-D18 serve as a power pack for the Nikon D850, 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.

Faster Shooting Speed: The maximum frame rate of the D850 varies depending upon which power source you use in the camera. With an EN-EL15a battery (1900 mAh), or the EP-5B power connector and EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter, in the camera or in the MB-D18, the maximum frame rate is 7 fps in Continuous (High), and 1-6 fps in Continuous (Low) shooting mode. With the EN-EL18b battery (2500mAh) inserted in the MB-D18, the maximum frame rate of the D850 increases to 9 fps in Continuous (High), and 1-8 fps in Continuous (Low).

Battery Life: The estimated battery life for the D850 camera using the MB-D18 is as follows:

  • One EN-EL15a battery (in camera): Approximately 1840 shots*, or 70 minutes of HD footage
  • One EN-EL15a battery (in MB-D18): Approximately 1840 shots, or 70 minutes of HD footage
  • One EN-EL18b battery (in MB-D18): Approximately 3300 shots, or 145 minutes of HD footage
  • Eight AA alkaline batteries (in MB-D18): Approximately 1740 shots, or 65 minutes of HD footage
*Using CIPA standard

Weight: The MB-D18's weight varies depending upon the batteries and configuration you use:

  • MB-D18 without batteries or battery holders: 8.0 ounces
  • MB-D18 with MS-D12EN holder (no batteries): 9.9 ounces
  • MB-D18 with MS-D12EN and optional EN-EL15 battery: 12.6 ounces
  • MB-D18 with MS-D12EN and optional EP-5B power connector: 10.8 ounces
  • MB-D18 with MS-D12 holder (no batteries): 9.4 ounces
  • MB-D18 with MS-D12 and eight AA batteries: 15.9 ounces
  • MB-D18 with optional BL-5 battery chamber cover and EN-EL18a battery: 15.4 ounces

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improve the performance of my D850 [ Gayle  Apr 17, 2018 ]
FPS increase on Nikon D850 [ Scott  Jan 15, 2018 ]
Goes with the D850 [ STEVE  Jan 14, 2018 ]
You just shipped my Nikon D850! [ Mark  Jan 12, 2018 ]
 
 
 
 

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