Looking for battery grip for my D70.

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  1. anubis404

    anubis404 TPF Noob!

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    I am in the market for a battery grip for my D70s. It has to be under $50, and I don't need anything complicated. Just something I can hold and that will take pics vertically. Any suggestions?
     
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    The only grips you are gonna find are third party, like Phottix. Nikon never released a grip for the D70, so if you decide to get one it's gonna have a wire somewhere.
     
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    I thought most of them operated through IR. In any case, do you know what specs on a grip I should be looking for?
     
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    back when I was using a D70 I wanted one also but nothing pratical exists that I could find.
     
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    I found a couple on ebay, but they seem too expensive ($80+). What is unpractical about the D70 grips?
     
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    I had one of the aftermarket grips on on my D70, and they are nice for providing extra heft and grip area, as well as holding two batteries for extended shooting (very, very nice).
    The only drawback was that the D70(s) does not have electrical contacts for the grip to fire the shutter vertically. You have to run a goofy fiber-optic cable from the grip's IR transmitter to a glue-on clip in front of the camera's IR receiver. The first time you catch it on something, you will likely pull off the clip....
     
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    they dont all run on IR.. only for like the d40/x/60 and 70.. and 50 i think.. these cameras werent made with the proper internals to run a grip, that is why third party companies like phottix came up with the IR grips... cameras like the d80 have the computer technology inside to not have to use IR, the shutter on the grip for a d80 works just like your normal shutter button.. the downer with the phottix grips is you HAVE to be in Remote mode to use them.. so if your into things like skate photography (like me) and your wanting to do sequence shots in the vertical its not going to happen with the phottix, because you can ONLY shoot in remote mode... hope tht helps
     

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