Nikon - MB-D17 Battery Grip - Black

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Take more shots without needing to stop for a charge with this Nikon multi-battery power pack, featuring a shutter release for vertical shots. Compatible with the Nikon D500 (not included), this device easily snaps on your camera. Use this Nikon multi-battery power pack with either eight AA batteries or a single EN-EL 15 or EN-EL 18 battery for versatility.
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Overview

What's Included


  • MB-D17 Battery Grip

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 67)

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Features


Designed for Nikon D500 digital cameras

For a proper fit.

Accepts EN-EL 18a rechargeable battery (not included)

Also accepts 8 AA batteries or EN-EL 15 with battery holder (holder not included).

Can be powered via the EH-5b AC power adapter

using the EP-5B power connector.

Shutter release button and Fn button
For ease in vertical shooting.


Overall customer rating

4.9
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you must (and I must)

    Posted
    Fixmeister
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    So, if you have a D500 and you're thinking of buying a battery grip to go with it, you've probably already had to sit down and recover yourself. This thing is preposterously expensive. I went back and forth trying to justify what it was going to cost me and eventually decided to bite the bullet and get one. And I'm glad I did. If you've had other Nikons and added a grip, you know what you're getting and what you're not. It adds the capability of an additional battery and allows you to have the same set of controls available when shooting in portrait mode. It does NOT add any additional fps. And as nice and roomy as the D500 is, I still like the camera better with the grip. I have medium-large hands and found that my pinkie was looking for a place to be on the camera before I bought the grip. I will say, this is the 1st grip I've purchased that I didn't have to nitpick. Every other one from the D200, D7000 and D7200 had wiggle. And it drove me crazy. This one doesn't move. Once screwed on, it's solid with no flex whatsoever. If you're on the fence on this, I will recommend it highly. At the time of writing, I don't remember what I paid for it so, the pain of purchase goes away quickly. I resented the purchase of all the others because they didn't make the camera and grip feel like one solid piece. This one does. Hope this helps

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, but Expensive

    Posted
    iDed
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    The battery grip is well-made and matches the quality of the D500. There's no looseness when attached to the camera, and the extra battery (not included) provides enough power for all day shoots. The buttons are a little stiff, but I suspect they'll loosen up in time. The only downside is the price. I received the grip as part of a package with the camera. Despite the high quality, I would not buy this grip on it's own for its current price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extend Battery Life

    Posted
    Sauce
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    Anyone who uses their DSLR knows that if your are solely shooting images battery life with a single internal battery is more than sufficient. However, if you are using your DSLR to go between photo and video if your are using the liveview function on your camera you will blow through your battery very quickly. Never worry about having enough battery for any occasion again. Plus I love the addition shutter button for portrait shots on the grip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for extra battery options

    Posted
    lil2redd
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    Even though Nikon and Canon seem to really enjoy loading up the prices on many of their accessories, and Nikon has a lot of them, this one is as well made as any of their other ones and besides giving the D500 an extra feel and heft, only objectionable for folks with smaller hands, I like that one can have several battery options at ones disposal, including aa sized lithiums, for a shoot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Invaluable to extended photo shoots.

    Posted
    CatLady
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    There really are a number of ways you could go with this purchase. You could just buy additional batteries and keep them handy and charged. I personally like the ability to just keep some AA's and this battery pack handy when needed, plus the extra grip van be nice to have. Also, it does not prevent you from placing the product on a tripod. BONUS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No flex

    Posted
    Nhanng
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    No flex, work great for portrait shooting. I use this with an aftermarket D4 battery, which allowjng me to shoot up to 3000-5000~ pictures before it running out of juice. It'll add some bulkness to the overall dimension of the camera, but once you get use to it, its very easy, comfortable to use. Honestly, it has been on my D500 since i got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Build Quality at a painful price

    Posted
    Ethan
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    If you're more comfortable with larger cameras this grip will not disappoint. The extra battery life is appreciated and the extra weight helps balance larger lenses in a more comfortable way. The grip has an incredibly high quality feel that matches the build quality of the camera. If you can tolerate the high price I'd certainly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Added Value to DSLR

    Posted
    GoneFishin
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    Came Free with D500 holiday purchase. Not sure I would pay the $350+ retail (so would not recommend outright purchase unless it is needed) but it was a great adder to the promo. I will see if on-board battery life and better ergonomics benefits from the grip. Keep an eye out for a similar Free Grip offer as newer models are being released.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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