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Old 03-21-2007, 06:57 PM #1
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~nikon d50 battery grip review PICS~

i recently purchased a merkury innovations Nikon D50 Pro Battery Grip and i am writing a quick review on it.
specs
•holds two ENEL3 Batteries
•AA Adapter Plate Holds 6 AA batterys
•Provides Extended shooting time
•Improves stability

ok, lets explain some of the specs
it does hold 2 of the standard Nikon lithium ion batterys.
the AA adapter holds 6 AA battery's, very cool
it does provide extended shooting time, aprox. twice as much time.
i noticed that my hands stopped shaking and i was more stable holding it w/ the battery grip.


i love this thing, it came today and i was surprised on how sturdy it is, it is made out of the same material the D50 is made out of and it flows with the lines of the camera. I could probably throw this as hard as i could on a brick wall and it wouldn't brake. it is a tad heavy but i got use to it fairly quickly.

it is very good looking and is easy to install, just pop the battery door out, store the battery door in the hidden compartment in the grip, insert the grip, twist the knob tight and your good to go.

The grip does have the standard tripod mount threading and was very stable on my $5.99 tripod. the main reason i got this was because i am going to Italy, Greece, and Germany in 8 days and i didn't want to spend a lot on the transformer and adapters to charge the li-ion battery and thought, "hey, they make a battery grip for the d50, right?" the company had very fast shipping, actually, i just ordered it Monday and it came today via ups ground, great job ups!

at first i thought i was going to get scammed because i got this for so cheap, but it pulled through.


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Old 03-21-2007, 08:46 PM #2
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:51 PM #3
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pics were up the first time i saw this. you waited an hour and thirty seven minutes between putting the pictures up and mentioning it. smells like someone wanted to up their thread.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:52 PM #4
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Is that a vertical grip (With the vertical shutter release button), or just a battery grip?
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Looks like no controls. that would annoy me.


edit: lol, I like how the box has a Canon camera on it.
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Looks like no controls. that would annoy me.


edit: lol, I like how the box has a Canon camera on it.


I also noticed the silver XT on the box. Hahaha
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:19 PM #7
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yeah lol @canon, but no, no controls
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:27 PM #8
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Yea that grip would drive me crazy. no controls and I don't see any "grippy" surface.
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o yeah, its very "grippy"
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:19 PM #11
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Link Delight has a vertical shutter grip for the D50 that uses the IR remote's reciever. Not sure if you can shoot contiunuosly with it though.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:52 AM #14
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Like I said before lol =P
Although this time I'm directing the question towards Jon...Not you Topaz.
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you should have got this!!! it has controls
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:26 PM #18
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meh, I've heard the whole IR workaround doesn't work too well. and sadly that only gives you a shutter. To warrant that much higher price I would want features that are simply not possible.
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Just wondering, what should the controls on a nice one control and how are they helpfull?
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My grip has an AF lock button, exposure compensation button, focus point selection button, a wheel, and a shutter button.

What a good set of features does is make it so that you have the same exact controls available when shooting vertical as you would have shooting horizontal.





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Hey Drex is that for your 350D (XT?)... they go for what? 79.99 or so?
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