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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


Anyone try
one?

I'm considering getting one. A grip for a 100 bucks seems like a good price. Feedback please.


Edited on Aug 01, 2008 at 05:18 PM



Aug 01, 2008 at 05:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


No, I have not tried one and based on my experience of Phottix gear, would not pay that for their version of this item.


Aug 01, 2008 at 05:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


Save another 100 and buy the real thing. It does wonders and way ahead of the MB-D200 one and worth every penny. Don't cut short on this part with support and battery use.

Chris



Aug 01, 2008 at 05:39 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


Chris Langer wrote:
Save another 100 and buy the real thing. It does wonders and way ahead of the MB-D200 one and worth every penny. Don't cut short on this part with support and battery use.

Chris


Honestly, I can't agree. The D300 grip is very nice, but from what I've read about the Phottix version, they're basically the same. Phottix stole the Nikon mold (reverse engineered) and fit and function are identical.

Would you care to explain why this is "cutting short" or are you just trying to justify your MB-D10? Its just a battery grip, and they are literally from the same mold.

Maybe I'm missing something. To be fair, I have neither BUT I have used both.

Also, it lets you charge batteries in the grip (and in the car), which a lot of people with the Nikon could do. Better, perhaps?


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Aug 01, 2008 at 06:34 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


I'm with others on this. Go with the Nikon grip!

I do have the Phottix remote shutter release and it does work well. Based on it's quality, it's fine for a shutter release that is 1/3 the price of the Nikon offering. However, for something as important as a battery grip and only saving 1/2 the cost, I don't think it's worth it.

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


i had the phottix version of the MB-D200 and it was uter crap. It lasted 10 minutes out in the field before it drained the life out of 2 fully charged batteries, therefor ruining my day. Pay for quality.


Aug 02, 2008 at 01:25 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


Kinda like buying a new bmw and insisting on the cheapest tires made.......


Aug 02, 2008 at 01:57 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


I've been looking at their D60 grip and it just looks awful. But then it is their own design since they had no OEM to copy from.

Hopefully Nikon will bring out a D40/D60 grip of their own (why bother making the Cam with the contacts/removable battery door if not?!).

Come on Nikon, you're missing a trick here!



Aug 02, 2008 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


I haven't used the Phottix grip, but from my experience (I appraise industrial machinery) it will not be a quality piece of equipment. First of all, it's not from the same mold. I'm sure the mold was made with a looser tolerance, and will be used long after it should be replaced. The plastic used in the injection molder is probably not as high of a grade, as is the rubber. The electrical contacts and wiring are also going to be cheaper, and assembly by less skilled workers. This is how these companies offer similar products for so much less.
Now, if you're going to be using a battery grip only a few times a year, it's probably worth it. But if it is going to stay on the D300 a lot of the time, or you need to depend on the grip working in tough conditions, don't skimp. That's my opinion.



Aug 02, 2008 at 01:17 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Phottix BP-D300 GRIP


You would probably void your warrenty if the electronics in the grip caused the Nikon camera to have a problem.


Aug 02, 2008 at 02:10 PM







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