They have lost their minds at Nikon

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  1. ph0enix

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    Over $600 for a grip for the D800?
    MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack from Nikon

    ...and I thought the MB-D11 was way overpriced.


     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well that's a bit steep...
     
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    Eh price will probably come down a lot from that - for some reason Camera manufacturers love to put really high retail prices on their main websites, even though retail prices in the actual market are often far lower than them - about the only time they are accurate is when the item is brand new to the market or when stocks are critically low (normally when at the end of a production run).

    That said still $600 is a lot, esp now that they have to compete against the (often far more feature rich) cheap offbrand options on ebay
     
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    They also show the Mb-D80 for $197. Just got mine for $144 at best buy.
     
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    HOLY WOW. That's insane even for the MSRP
     
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    Wow, that's a lot money for a grip especially you don't gain any higher fps using it.
     
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    I'm still confused why Nikon does the whole FPS gain with some of their grips - would seem like a hangover from the film days (canon just gives you the FPS with the camera :)
     
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    From what I've read you do. 6fps in DX mode with the grip. I think 5fps without.
     
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    Battery power. More batteries with the grip compared to the single battery in the camera... same as film days.
     

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