battery grip

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    I was thinking about buying a battery grip thing for my d80 and I saw there is a big range of prices, some up to 200ish? And I looked on ebay and there are a lot of cheap ones on there, Im just curious, whats the difference between those really expensive ones and a cheap one?
     
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    Just get the Nikon MB-D80. It's not that expensive and it can run on only one EN-EL3 so you can have the other one out to charge. I know some of the other ones might not do that.
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    You get what you pay for. Most of the one's on Ebay are made/ship from China, and they can have issues like not reading the battery power correctly. I tried one once only to find out after one shot, the battery grip gave a false report of battery low. You should go with the original Nikon battery grip. If the third party grip cause damage to your camera, Nikon will not honor the warranty.
     
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    Something else Im curious about, I read a review saying that with the grip, your camera wont fit some tripods correctly? Does anyone have an explanation for this because Im not sure how it would be true.
     
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    the mb-80 has a tripod screw so you should be good. I agree.. just buy this one.. cant go wrong with it
     
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    Yeah I know it has a place for the tripod screw, thats why it confused my why the review said it wouldnt work.
    Whatever, if I end up getting it I'll probably be getting the better one, I've made the mistake too many times of going cheap then replacing it...

    Thanks. :)
     

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