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by flip2350 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:02 am
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Nikon D850
Has anyone used one of the 3rd party battery grips? Does it work well? Do you get 9 fps with the Nikon battery 18b?
Which grip and where purchased? I have seen several posts about 3rd party grips, but no follow up on how they actually work.
 

by Andrew_5488 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:14 pm
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I don't think there're 3rd party grips capable of 9fps but don't quote me on that.
I emailed some Chinese sellers on ebay and was told that 9fps capability will be available around january-february.


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by Tim Zurowski on Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:23 pm
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I can't comment on the grips for the D850, but my (Chinese knock-off) Vello grip for my D500 does the 10fps.
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by david fletcher on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:26 am
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Just a heads up.  

Some will be just fine, but make sure they'll take the EN-EL18 series batteries so a BL-5 can be used.  (some of the grips like Pixel will only take the EN-EL15 batteries so will not give you the frame rate boost and have a slightly different battery cover shape so the BL-5 won't fit either).   

The grip below, has been quoted on another site as ok for the higher frame rate...   (no personal experience yet).   

GRIP
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by E.J. Peiker on Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 am
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Tim Zurowski wrote:
I can't comment on the grips for the D850, but my (Chinese knock-off) Vello grip for my D500 does the 10fps.

Yeah but the D500 does 10FPS without the grip and doesn't get any faster with it. The D850 only does 7 FPS without the grip and need a grip to do 9FPS so the two aren't comparable in that regard.
 

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