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Old Feb 18, 2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Best Battery Grip for D5100?

There are several Battery Grips for the D5100 that I know of.
Which one is best?

Polaroid Wireless Performance Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera
http://www.adorama.com/PDPLGR18D51.html

Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 Camera
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...for_Nikon.html

Bower Professional Battery Grip for Nikon D3100/D5100 Cameras
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Grip_for.html

Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 EN-EL14 DSLR Camera
http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Nikon-...9620097&sr=8-1

Neewer Multi-Power Vertical Battery Grip Hand Pack for Nikon DSLR D5100 EN-EL14
http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Multi-P...9620097&sr=8-2
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 3:40 PM   #2
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C'mon... someone here surely has gotten a grip for their D5100?
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 4:48 PM   #3
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WOW! Thanks for all the responses!
OK, sorry for being a SmartAzz.
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WOW! Thanks for all the responses!
I guess I'll hang out at the "other" forum more as I got 5 responses the first day.

I never considered a grip for my D5k. I like the small size, and putting a grip on it would reduce it's portability for me. Plus, from what I understand, most of these third party grips have to be used in wireless mode, which reduces functionality.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 7:31 PM   #5
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I ended up getting this one from Amazon:
http://nikondslrtips.com/nikon-d5100...d5100tips-com/

If you like compact, then by all means the grip is not for you.
Sure you lose some of the functions, but it does the job of vertical handling which you don't have if you don't have this grip.
Also gives a much better feel & balance when you have a longer lens & flash on it.
Both are what I got if for... I like it!
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How's the battery battery locking latch inside the battery chamber? The reason I ask this question is because I have a Sony version of this battery grip. The battery locking latch gives out after a short while, I have to insert a piece of paper in there to keep it in place. Worst of all, it doesn't like generic batteries. This one look almost like yours, it doesn't have any switches or buttons expect the shutter button.
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How's the battery battery locking latch inside the battery chamber? The reason I ask this question is because I have a Sony version of this battery grip. The battery locking latch gives out after a short while, I have to insert a piece of paper in there to keep it in place. Worst of all, it doesn't like generic batteries. This one look almost like yours, it doesn't have any switches or buttons expect the shutter button.
I will have to see. My last one I used like this one on the D5000 was working fine after a year before I sold that one.
Lot's of posts (31) on these grips here: D5100grip
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