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someone sounds like an elitist...
Who cares who makes it? Nikon wants to gouge people into an overpriced grip just because the D800 costs $3k? and for people to say, "YOU SPENT $3k on the camera and wont spend $X on blah blah"..well the camera is worth the $3k, the blahblah usually isn't.
If it works, it works. If it doesn't, then people won't buy it.
nothing wrong with paying the least amount for something that does the job equally well. now, if it doesn't do the job -- then it's a different story.
also sounds like if you don't buy the Nikon brand then you are not a true Nikon, and your pictures will not be as good. Thus to be a real pro, then you must use Nikon.
I confess I have also been looking at those 3d party grips, what Nikon charges is robbery and because of a false emotion some users have. Not sure if they are elitist or just plain Nikoned.