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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2013
Bought this for my Nikon D5100, makes the camera bigger, heavier and more impressive to look at. It isn't an exact match to the cameras plastic body but is very close. Fits almost perfectly to the camera shape but not exactly, don't let that put you off as it isn't noticeable. You will need a second battery, I would recommend a Nikon and not a 3rd party battery. You need to take off the battery flap and put it into the hidden compartment in the battery grip (so that it doesn't get lost), you then need to plug it into the camera, screw it in place tight and then insert both of your batteries. If you insert the batteries before attaching it to the camera then the camera will not notice the battery grip. The extra grip on the bottom makes the camera more stable when taking photos. If you plug the wire into the grip and the camera then you can turn the camera on its side and use the button on the grip to take photos with rather than the normal button. It doubles the battery life in the camera (because there are 2 batteries) and can still be attached to a tripod.