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#1 Wheatsack

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:17 AM

At Arts suggestion here are a few photos of my 'after market' battery grip which I originally purchased for my D800E... but now is for my 810 (fits just the same)

 

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There are two battery boxes supplied one takes a spare EN-EL15.. the other 8 AA cells.. in this case 8 Camelion 2300mAH Ni-MH cells.

 

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As you can see the camera recognises the grip...

 

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In this last photo you can see a mini USB socket normally covered by a rubber cover... I don't know what this is for and I can't find any reference to it in the (small)manual.

 

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And a look into the inside...

 

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The grip is covered with a pretty much matching rubberised surface like the 810, the command dials feel very similar to the 810 in action... I don't know how weather sealed it is. The  rocker switch on the back is reasonably positive in operation but feels a bit flimsy. I think this is a well made unit and matches the 810 body well, fits it well and feels quite solid.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 05:46 AM

Peter,

 

The PXL Grip looks like a higher quality, 3rd party gripe!  Yours has a metal post, compared to mine, as well as the finger grip for portrait photography.  Much better thought out.

 

Could that USB socket be for image transfer via cable directly from the camera?  I would send them an email and find out.

 

The fit looks excellent as well.  Does it come loose with use?

 

Excellent images! Well done.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:25 PM

Peter,

 

The fit looks excellent as well.  Does it come loose with use?

 

Excellent images! Well done.

 

If anything Art it is much more solid on the 810 than it was on the 800E...there maybe a more grippy rubber on the bottom of the 810 :)


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:06 PM

Peter I too am now very curious about the Mini USB port very strange. It does look like a higher end 3rd party grip.

 

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 07:25 AM

Peter,

 

The USB port is for any future FIRMWARE updates to maintain compatibility with your camera, should the need ever arise.  I read it on DPReview.  You can also email Pixel and ask, they will confirm.


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