Well, I just recieved the Targus MB-D200 and am waiting on my second battery to charge but wanted to give my first thoughts. I paid $129 at B&H. The grip is plastic with a rubber pad on the front but still solid. One thing I really like about this grip over the NIkon is the way the grip holds the battery. It is much like the Nikon MB-D10 in that the two batteries go in a tray and slide in the side of the grip thus eliminating the "clip breaking" problem I hear so much about with the Nikon Grip. Once on the D200 the grip/ camera feal vary solid and the grip fits very well. It does have the Li2-off-Li1 on the back for switching which battery the camera uses. One thing I heard about the Nikon is that when the batteries were left in the grip to for a length of time they would drain rather quickly. With the Targus, after you turn the camera off you can turn the grip itself off and I am hopeing this will help keep the batteries charged longer. Now, I have not been able to put the batteries in and use it yet so we will see what I have to say about it after a while but so far, I would say the Targus grip is a keeper and may even be better than the Nikon. Like I said I really like the battery system. Actually I think the battery system is better than both the Nikon MB-D200 and MB-D10 in that both batteries go in the tray, the MB-D10 keeps one battery in the camera and on in the tray which I think does not make sence as you must remove the grip to charge the battery. Now if they made this to the same build as the Nikon MB-D10 it would be amazing. Anyway, I do hope this helps as I had a very VERY hard time decideing between the Nikon and the Targus grip. Actually I think if this grip had the Nikon name on it I would not hesitate to get it over the other, it is just sometimes I (and others) have a hard time buying a non name brand thinking that it may not be as good.