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The Nikon MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack holds 2 EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries - effectively doubling your total shooting time or can hold a AA Battery Holder (included) so users can use AA batteries as a power backup. The MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack provides an AF-on button, vertical firing release with lock and front and rear command dials.
Product Title: Nikon MB-D80 Multi Power Camera Battery Grip
Power Score: 4.5 | 4 Reviews
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: Compatible batteries include AA-size alkaline, Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), lithium and nickel-manganese
Product Model: MB-D80
Brand Name: Nikon
Number of Batteries Support: 6
Battery Model Supported: EN-EL3e
Number of Battery Packs Supported: 2
Front Camera: Nikon
Product Reviews (4)
Saves Right Thumb from Blisters
Strengths: Nikon build quality. Saves right thumb from bruises and blisters during extensive, run-n-gun portrait shooting.
Weakness: D80's stock proportions thrown off by the grip
By default, this grip comes with Nikon's excellent build quality! Attaching it will save your right thumb from nasty bruises and blisters. Just recently, I shot a prep/wedding/reception for 9 hours, ~1200 shots without the vertical grip and had a huge bruise and the makings of a bad blister. Of course, the bruising was caused from rotating the D80 into portrait mode with a 18-200mm VR lens and...
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By default, this grip comes with Nikon's excellent build quality! Attaching it will save your right thumb from nasty bruises and blisters. Just recently, I shot a prep/wedding/reception for 9 hours, ~1200 shots without the vertical grip and had a huge bruise and the makings of a bad blister. Of course, the bruising was caused from rotating the D80 into portrait mode with a 18-200mm VR lens and SB-600 flash setup. During the latter part of the day, I found myself favoring my right thumb and adjusting my hand-hold to prevent further aggravation.
I have only minor gripes with the grip. The D80's great proportions are slightly thrown off by the bulk of the grip. No big deal since what matters most is the overall feel when shooting and not so much the looks. This is not to say the the D80 is ugly with it on, but rather it takes on a more slightly "unique" look. The grip does raises the D80 higher off the ground which compromises the absolute lowest angles.
Do yourself a favor and buy one! You won't regret it.
By nuclrxn - Feb 6, 2007
Great Nikon made for D80
Strengths: Comfortable when using with vertical photophaphy; Use with 6 AA battery or (1 or 2) EN-EL3e; fully control of shutter and two dials
Weakness: Cannot be used with EN-EL3a (for D70); Battery life with 6 AA is significantly shorter than with EN-EL3e; The vertical grip is somewhat too big.
I like this very much. It allows me to have longer battery life with D80 and to use with 6 AA batteries in case of imergency. Even a big guy like me, I feel that the grip is too big.
Bad part is that I cannot use my old EN-EL3a with it.
By jackm2211 - Dec 13, 2006
MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack for Nikon D80 Digital Camera
Strengths: easy to install batteries & secure onto camera. easy to use, the button to take photos in vertical position is an added plus. i like that it can be used with AA batteries if needed.
Weakness: makes the camera a bit heavier and bulky.
the battery pack is a good added accessory for the camera. while it does make it heavier, it helps to stabilize it. the added battery time is a plus. being able to use AA batteries is an advantage. it is not recommended for continuous use, but good to have as an option.
By ronichas - Apr 14, 2007
well worth the money
you just need this grip, it makes everything easier
By real nice on Adorama - May 14, 2012