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Old Jun 24, 2016, 7:11 PM   #1
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I've got a D90. I bought it with a MB-D80 vertical grip which can accommodate two of the standard D90 batteries, in effect, doubling the length of a session without changing batteries. This is great for me, because a lot of what I shoot is sports/action/wildlife, and long shooting sessions with 2,000, 3,000, even 4,000 shots, is common.

I was investigating an upgrade, but find that the associated vertical grips can only handle one battery, which doesn't add anything to the length of a session, just the vertical grip. ... and with a $400+ price tag to boot.

Am I missing something? Are Nikon's multiple battery vertical grips a thing of the past?
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Am I missing something? Are Nikon's multiple battery vertical grips a thing of the past?
What camera are you planning on upgrading to?
A quick search reveals several grips accepting multiples batteries packs:

D80: https://www.amazon.com/NeewerŪ-Repla...=1&*entries*=0

D800: http://www.adorama.com/inkmbd12m.htm...CvLBoCpHPw_wcB
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May be you're referring to theses which indeed take only one battery; However, the 2nd battery remains in the camera, effectively double their shooting time as well?

D7x00: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._grip_for.html

D7x0: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...l/prm/alsVwDtl

... and their prices seem to be pretty reasonable and nowhere approaching $400
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NHL is correct.

It would seem that in using the MB-80 grip, you could only use 2 batteries both of which reside in the grip. The vertical post of the MB-80 battery would take up the space in the battery chamber in the body. The new generation of grips do not have the vertical post. This allows you to keep one battery in the chamber in the body, and an additional battery in the grip. Therefore, I believe the net result (2 batteries) is the same.

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I see. Thank you both very much for making that clear.

I'm looking at the D7100 as a replacement for my D90, maybe the D7200. I need the APS-C size sensor, and the in-body AF motor to support my existing lenses, and the D500 is WAY more than I need.
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I use a D7100 which serves me just fine. I believe the d7200 has Wi-Fi and a higher ISO range.

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I use a D7100 which serves me just fine. I believe the d7200 has Wi-Fi and a higher ISO range.
... neither of which I consider valuable.
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the d7200 has Wi-Fi and a higher ISO range.... neither of which I consider valuable.
A higher ISO range not valuable???
Your kidding, right?
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... neither of which I consider valuable.
A higher ISO range not valuable???
Your kidding, right?
Most of what I shoot is in daylight, or reasonably well lit indoor venues. Anything over ISO 800 is superfluous. ... maybe ISO 1600 in a pinch.
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although ive never used this feature the D7200 grip also has the advantage of being able to hold 6 AA standard or rechargeable batteries just in case you find yourself running out of power.
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