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07-04-12, 06:57 PM
Join Date: May 2011
I know there's a thread on here somewhere about battery packs but I can't find it so apology’s if this has all been said before but I just wanted to share my experience with my Meike battery grip for the Nikon D90 .
I've had it for a couple of weeks now and I must say that I'm very impressed with the build quality , it fits nice and snug to the body with little to no movement between the two , all the control buttons and dials feel very positive and work perfectly and the materials used in the grips construction match the Nikon’s perfectly too . There is a slight issue with the camera switching from one battery to the other when the first one runs out of power , in the battery info section of the menu it shows both left and right hand battery’s and their power % but when the first one runs down to 0 it just turns off the camera as if there isn't another battery there , if I pull the dead one out the camera will fire back up with the fully charged one now recognised and even when I put the dead one back in the camera will still work . I have read that this can happen when you mix branded and third party accessory’s together , the two battery's I have are Nikon parts so it's just the Meike grip but if this is the only issue I have I think it's well worth the savings I've made . ( Nikon £ 125 / £ 150 and the Meike £ 35 )
The biggest plus point for me is the way the camera feels with the grip attached , I don't have large hands but the camera just feels more balanced comfortable and a lot more stable to use , it hasn't been off since I got it and I can't think why I would take it off .
Oh yes by the way , as stated on other posts it does make me look more professional and I'm sure it will make me a better photographer
It's amazing how strapping on an extension can make a bloke feel so good
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