A&P I fucking hate the d200 battery pack

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  1. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Seriously, First of all, It's 200 fucking dollars.

    Shit was flimsy as fuck as soon as i got it, made with shit plastic, the d200 is magnesium, so they don't work together too well. You ALWAYS had to tighten the thing down all the way. with the big black wheel.

    1st problem. Tab that holds the battery in breaks off, this was like 3 months after i got it. But when the door is locked the battery stays in. So I dealt with it


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    So we go up skiing on sat and i want to take the bat pack off so i can fit it in my backpack skiing, The wheel wont move, me and art try forcing it. It strips out the fucking gears. For some fucking reason there is 3 fucking gears that connect to the big wheel to screw it down, which i don't fucking understand. I said fuck it and took arts 30d with me instead.

    So i get up today, and i have to fix the thing, Because the camera doesent fucking work, its separated just over 1/4 inch so i cant screw it down, or all the way off cause the gears are stripped and the 1/4 screw is somehow still not coming out. So I spend 2 hours trying to get the fucking thing off. I take out all the screws on the bottom of the grip, but of course you cant get to the fucking gears from that way.



    D200 being magnesium for ultra leverage for mad breakages :wtc:

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    So i basically jammed a screwdriver down here, to try to get the gears to move with leverage, it just broke the teeth off the gears :riaa:

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    So i basically broke the peice a shit with a big screwdriverand finally got the main gear, i think the main gear was a better material, so it didint break.

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    Stupid fucking gears


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    You can kind of see the main gear that i took the black wheel off, yeah, all the teeth fucking gone :riaa:

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    Now i'm going to send it to nikon with a big fucking letter and the warranty shit telling them it fucking sucks balls, I'll swich batteries til then and make sure to use astroglide on the 1/4 socket the next battery grip i get back.
     
  2. maxlt1

    maxlt1 New Member

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    the one for the D-80 is pretty nice :dunno:
     
  3. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    LOL. I hope someone feels for you and doesn't just return it saying you fucked with it and voided a warranty or some shit.
     
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    s40Strib New Member

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    i've had my d200 battery grip for about 10 months now...no problems at all..i like it.
     
  5. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    I've had mine for around 8 months and none of which has happened to mine soo :dunno:


    but I agree, plastic = gay
     
  6. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I know Nikon knows they've had problems with it, but they will clearly see the fucking gears stripped to shit, I've taken it off maybe less than 10 times a year, but its always whenever I go sking to put it in my backpack, last time was about 5 months ago, so i guess that was too long.
     
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    should have got the L




    but that sucks man
     
  8. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    add on battery grips are crap

    and it could be worse, you could be a 20d owner
     
  9. mystix

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    shouldve went canon
     
  10. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    More importantly, where the hell are you skiing at this time of year?
     
  11. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I figured someone would ask that,

    Mount Hood, on the glacier, Timberline lodge is open until Labor day Its where the us ski team practices. it was pretty fuckin sweet. I had to shoot with my friends 30d. I'm sorry but it can't meter worth a shit in snow compared to mine. Not to mention i think He dumped a bucket of sand in the sensor it was so dirty. I didint really care about cleaning up the pictures.

    70 degree weather, slight wind, breathtaking views. It was awesome.

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    Notice the eek sticker
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    o hi aids picture
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  12. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    definatly was wondering the same thing. pics or shens...oh wait your camera broke :rofl: i'm just messing around with you dude, but that does suck. thats why i've never taken it off in the 6 months that i've owned it. but hopefully nikon adresses the problem with their new mb-10 or whatever it is for the d300.

    sorry bout your luck. :/
     
  13. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I did post pics :hsugh:

    Yeah i was lookin at the one for the d300, hopefully its betah
     
  14. tenplanescrashing

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    :dunno:, mine is working just fine. I don't think my camera sees an 8th of what you shoot though...
     
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    Tedrzz New Member

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    popoff, we posted at the same time..i didnt see them when i posted originally.
     
  16. brasheye

    brasheye Rotary Crew

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    nikowned?
     
  17. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    Thats the dirtiest sensor I've ever seen
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh:
     
  19. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    buy my d2x, problem solved
     
  20. mystix

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    that is one dirty sensor
     
  21. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    i'll trade you for a broken battery pack
     
  22. Blair

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    shitty. i just bought a d200, still going to get the pack for it though damn d70s and not having grips.
     
  23. Blair

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    just noticed that the D300 grip will be magnesium. shit son nikon has made respect for airpoppoff.
     
  24. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    FLYING SAUCERS ATTACKING ARRRGGGGGG



    damn, that's only only f6.3
     
  25. MTech

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    so the canon one is magnesium?
     

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