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Nikon D600 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Appendix B: Accessories

You can use a wide variety of accessories for the D600 that serve many different purposes. Nikon has released a few new accessories, and there are also older accessories that work with the D600, such as Speedlights. Third-party manufacturers also make accessories that work with the D600. Here’s a short list of some of the accessories that Nikon offers for the D600 to help enhance your shooting experience.

Nikon MB-D14 Battery Grip

While some people don’t view a battery grip as a necessary tool, others swear by it. I’m in the latter camp. Not only does a battery grip allow you to add an extra battery for extended shooting time, but it also provides you with a full set of controls for handling the camera vertically.

The vertical controls allow you to hold the camera at a normal, comfortable angle, so that you don’t have to shoot with your elbow up in the air. The grip also provides you with all of the controls that you have while shooting normally, including a shutter-release button (which can be switched off to prevent accidental shutter releases), both Main and Sub-command dials, a multi-selector, and a programmable AF-ON button (afon.eps). In addition, the MB-D14 (see Figure AB.1) is made from magnesium alloy and polycarbonate, and is weather sealed, just like the D600 camera body.

Image courtesy of Nikon, Inc.

AB.1 The D600 with the attached MB-D14 battery grip ...

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