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  1. #1
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    MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    I should have updated the group earlier but better late than never.

    The MieKe grip for the D800 works great and after ~2 weeks I've had no problems with it at all. It gives the camera a much larger and solid feel. The grip itself fits nicely on the D800 body and steadies the camera as a grip should. The buttons feel great and I didn't get the loose feeling that was reported for the other model of D800 grip. I also like that the metal tightening ring does not rattle like my Zeikos D7000 grip. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase and the $350 I saved compared to the Nikon grip makes this grip all the nicer.

    Here are some photos of the grip along with the box. Interestingly, the box lists the grip as a "D800S" grip. I wonder if we should alert NikonRumors?

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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    I have gotten grips for my D300 and D700, but in the end, never really got to like them, I liked the controls when you move the camera vertical, but the added bulk and such never really seemed worth the tradeoff of just carrying an extra battery. I find that as long as I put in a fully charged battery, I can go all day on one charge, so never really need the extended range.

    Does it change the Frame rate in fX mode, I thought it only speeds up the frame rate in DX mode, but the buffer limit seems to limit that.

    So,, what do you find is the main appeal of the extended grip? besides making it look and feel a lot closer to a D4?
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  3. #3
    The Dude
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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    Well, typically I like grips because it helps steady the camera for me. I'm a big guy and have very large hands and small camera bodies are hard for me to hold steady than are larger bodies. I noticed a big difference when I put a grip on my D7000 compared to no grip. However, the D800 is large enough by itself that I haven't really noticed a difference in my ability to hold it steady. So truth be told, at this point the grip is merely there for any vertical shooting and to make it look like I have a bada$$ camera, bad'er even than a D4!! LOL!!! Actually, that's not too far off the mark. I've noticed my D800 w/ grip turns heads faster than a bikini clad hottie at an Amish picnic!
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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    mojo claims to be a nikon snob but buys a cheapo grip?

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    The Dude
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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by evan View Post
    mojo claims to be a nikon snob but buys a cheapo grip?
    Let's face it, unlike Canon, Nikon contracts out all their items like grips and sensors, etc., so it's entirely plausible that the only difference between this grip and a Nikon grip is the box it comes in. And besides, this way I have more extra cash to buy important things like lenses and B+W filters!!
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  6. #6
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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    and a replacement grip in a few months! lol.

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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    Well, that is yet to be seen. I have a Nikon grip on my D90. It was a reasonable price and well designed. This D800 grip is outrageously priced and a stupid design that requires you to remove the grip to replace one of the batteries.

    I decided to go with the Mieke grip as well, just waiting for it to arrive. I figure, if it lasts 2 years plus, I WIN BIG. I can toss it, try to repair it or crush and trash it and buy another one to last 2 years and by that time, it is time for a new camera anyway. Who cares and I save $300.

    I have NIKON everything, but NOT this grip! Sorry Nikon, just a touch too greedy on this one.
    Last edited by Photowyzard; 08-04-2012 at 03:06 AM.

  8. #8
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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    Apparently the Japanese have a real problem with batteries (me too...I do not like the idea of having to have a battery!)...therefore making them expensive I think. What is that all about? Glenn?

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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by Eye-level View Post
    Apparently the Japanese have a real problem with batteries (me too...I do not like the idea of having to have a battery!)...therefore making them expensive I think. What is that all about? Glenn?

    This is about an Nikon overpriced grip. It has nothing really to do with batteries per say other than it is poorly designed. Batteries or how good or bad they are is not the issue.

  10. #10
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    Re: MieKe grip for the D800 - mini review

    Yeah but it is relevent...battery regulations in Japan may be why the Nikon unit is "just a touch too greedy on this one."

    I've contacted someone in Japan to line me out on this battery deal that I am hearing about.





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