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    eddie1
    eddie1 e2 Member 2eddie1 vcard United Kingdom
    9 Feb 2012 - 6:34 PM

    Hi, does anyone know if there is a battery grip out there to fit a Nikon D3100 that does not use a cable. I know Nikon dont make one and the ones ive seen come with an unsightly cable from the grip to the camera. Help please.

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    aco012000
    aco012000  735 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Feb 2012 - 7:27 PM

    Have a gander at this:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/826985-REG/Bower_XBGN5100_Professional_Battery_Grip_for.html

    cameracat
    cameracat  108574 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Feb 2012 - 8:01 PM

    The problem with third party grips for the D3100 & D5100 is the release ( Shutter Button ) ....!!!

    They have mastered ( by backward engineering ) a means of using two batteries, But all seem to go cheap and have a cable to the accessory port, To fire the shutter as if it was connected to a wired remote cable, The fact that all the models currently available have the outside wire job, Is probably significant in that running a link to the cameras shutter mechanism via, What amounts to the battery compartment, May not be possible within the design of the camera, If it was just a case of putting a grip on with no external wire connections, I suspect that Nikon would have made available thier own version a long time ago.

    At the end of the day, The el-cheapo items do provide extra battery space, The cameras are so small, That having a release button on the grip as well, Would be " Overkill " ....!

    The one thing that concerns me is, Messing around with third party items that have a direct link to the power side of things, Could end in disaster with a " Fried " camera, That will not be covered by Nikon warranty wise, Same applies to using third party cheapo batteries.

    The item linked to does not show a wire, But I suspect you'll find it has one, Just like all the others......!!!!!!!!

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