Have you ever seen a device or gadget that was so common that the first thought that came to your mind was "Now, this really is a try out to reinvent the wheel?" If you haven't, I'll show you one. Seriously, I'm not even joking, and I usually am, but not this time. This time, I am almost annoyed.
This is the exact case of the dSLR
Vertical Battery Grip Battery Holder for Nikon D200. The description says it's a "pro battery grip" for the Nikon D200 that "has the same function as MB-D200" (that's the original Nikon battery grip).
It is able to hold either six AA batteries or two EN-EL3E Lithium Ion batteries, doubling the shooting time of your camera - just like the original grip does. It offers you a vertical shutter release button to make shooting in a vertical position much easier and comfortable, also adding stability to the camera when using heavier or tele lenses - just like the MB-D200.
The best part mentioned in its specifications
list is that there are "several functional buttons" on this "professional edition" battery grip. As in what? If it had been the entry level, the buttons would have been nonfunctional? It also fits the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro dSLR, mentioning that you must fit original Fujifilm NP-150 battery in the grip - just like the MB-D200.
The only major difference between this and the original Nikon battery grip is that it weighs about 100g more. This makes me wonder how cheap one can go. I mean, would you try sparing $30 just so you'll get 100g added to your camera? You can find this one online for the price of $146.69.
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