Nikon D5000 Battery Grip

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by M-5, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    I have a Nikon D5000, and I went to Best Buy on Black Friday, so I decided that I might want to purchase an extra battery for it. I asked one of the employees how much one was, and he said it would be around $60-$70, so I decided against it. (Now I realize that he might have been mistaken) But today I saw this battery grip here:

    It's only $59.99 and comes with two batteries. The problem is that I'm not sure if I would really need the grip. It seems neat, but I don't know if I'd like the extra weight on it. But it does come with two batteries, so I might purchase it just for that. Does anyone have experience with these? Do you think the batteries might have a very week capacity, and I would just be better off purchasing the stand-alone battery?
  2. macboat macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2009
    a good dealer, products is in good quality and cheap

    Hi, a friend of mine has bought a grip for Nikon D80 and batteries from this site months ago and was amazing to its products, as far as i know, this site sell good products, though their battery grip most of products is not Canon or Nikon made, but it is a good 3rd party replacement.

    So i was encouraged to order one in this site but not buy the batteries, in my opinion, some 3rd party batteries also have a good performance, you can read the two reviews on this product on the page, positve comment so far. Also the price is very cheap.

    It was a trusted site that specialize in photography accessories.
  3. M-5 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    Thank you for the response. I checked the site on Reseller Ratings, and the reviews are okay; it only has 5 reviews. I think it's an okay site, and I think I'm going to order it. I might use the grip from time to time, but I really just want the extra battery power. They also sell the grip without the batteries, but it's only $20 cheaper.

    $60 for the two batteries seems like a good deal anyway, with the grip as a bonus.
  4. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Don't underestimate the value of a grip, even if it doesn't have aperture, AF points and AE lock controls. Taking portraits becomes much more comfortable.
  5. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    Be extremely careful when looking at batteries, many sellers offer either knock-off or counterfeit batteries. The manufacturers of these batteries often get cells that do not pass the quality tests from the manufacturers for name-brand batteries and using them may void your warranty in some places.

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