Battery Grip for Nikon D90 MB 80

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  1. GFK

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    I am thinking of a battery grip for my new Nikon D90. I found non Nikon grips on Ebay for a third of the price of a genuine Nikon grip MB80. I would like to know if they are one and the same, as good as or any other comments from anyone who may have bought the non proprietary grip. Thanks.​
     
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    I have the genuine Nikon grip myself, but I've heard of people who are satisfied with certain brands of off-brand grips as well. I've also heard of other brands that were nothing more than a waste of money. I can't remember which brands were which off the top of my head, but I'm sure a search here on the forum would yield some results.
     
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    i just ordered one from link delight, for 55 bucks you cant go wrong.
    seems like they also have good reviews.
     
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    I have the Nikon grip and LOVE it. I remember reading some limitations about the off-brands. Be careful
     
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    GO with the Zeikos. Trust me you won't regret it. Just as good as the nikon wayy cheaper. GL
     
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    Agree. Bought one 2 weeks ago and am really impressed. Think I paid 62 dollars shipped to my door.
     
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    The Zeikos grips are NOT as good as Nikon's grips, and that's why they cost less.

    I got one of the Zeikos grips for my D300. It's ok, and so far functions as advertised but the build quality (all plastic) is substantially lower than what Nikon builds (MD-D10, metal frame). I'll shortly be getting another D300 and will be getting the 3 times more expensive Nikon grip so I don't have to worry about the build quality

    I had a Nikon MD-D80's on my D90's before I upgraded to D300's and it worked great. I sold them for about $25 less than I paid for them new.

    I recommend the Nikon grip.
     
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    And the D90 grip is NOT metal. So it really doesn't matter. Ya if you have a d300/700 then of course all metal is the way to go. On a d90 it's just as good. Takes a picture, focuses, and the dials are very responsive. Tell me what the nikon mb d80 does differently or how much better it's built and you might change my mind, but for now the Zeikos is the nikon at a cheaper price.
     
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    Thanks! I am looking for a grip too and I think I'll go in that direction:)
     
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    No problem. If I get some spare time I might even make a little video review about it or something like that.
     
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