Nikon MB-D17 Multi Power Battery Pack for D500


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The Nikon MB-D17 Multi Power Battery Pack for D500 is a powerful addition to your D500 camera. Besides extending the battery power, it provides an excellent grip for your vertical shoots!

The Nikon MB-D17 Multi Battery Power Pack is mainly designed to be used with Nikon D500 cameras. Using the battery pack can help you extend the battery power when you use a Nikon D500 model camera, and it is much loved by and popular among the users of this camera model. More battery power means more shooting time and less concern for you. It will hold one EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery by default. Alternatively, it can accommodate eight AA-size 1.5V batteries of various construction types, such as lithium, alkaline, or Ni-MH. You can use the additional battery holder provided for using AA batteries.

Our Take on the the Nikon MB-D17 Multi Battery Power Pack:

When you use the standard lithium-ion battery in the Nikon MB-D17 Multi Battery Power Pack, it means you have two batteries now, one in the camera and another in the power pack. However, you can use the camera with only one battery. You may choose to use the camera solely on the power pack battery if the internal camera battery is absent. You can select which battery must be given priority when both batteries are present. The camera will automatically detect which slot has the battery and function accordingly. When both batteries are present the camera will automatically switch to the other when the one in use gets depleted.

The Nikon MB-D17 Multi Battery Power Pack is designed ergonomically to improve the grip, which helps in efficient vertical shooting. The feature comes in handy when you have to rapidly switch to the portrait mode. You can use the directional selector to switch the rotational direction. Even in the landscape mode or horizontal shoot, your palm rests comfortably against the body, making the camera fairly steadier compared to most other options. This convenience becomes a boon when you use a camera without VR (Vibration Reduction) stabilization feature. The experience is close to that of using a tripod even when you are using it handheld. Some users even purchase it for the grip and stability facilities it offers, even if they don’t have any requirement for extending the battery life for long shoots.

The additional components of the Nikon MB-D17 Multi Battery Power Pack are designed and incorporated in a way facilitating an intuitive operation. They include an AE/AF lock button, dials for main and subcommands, and a multi-selector. The buttons and switches are weather-sealed. So you don’t have a concern when you use it in unfavorable weather conditions. It also has a magnesium plate at its bottom, which gives better stability when you use it with a tripod and protection for the device. The bottom has the standard socket to use with the screw of the release plates of tripods. The battery pack is a highly durable and sturdy attachment to your camera, making it worth your money. The product is easy to attach and detach whenever required, and it comes with easy-to-follow instructions.


Battery type: Battery pack
Holding quantity for EN-EL15 batteries: One
Holding quantity for AA batteries: Eight (With extra battery holder)
Compatibility: D500 cameras
Weather-sealing for buttons and controls: Yes
Horizontal/ vertical directional control: Yes
Automatic battery switching: Yes
Tripod socket available: Yes
Bottom plate material: Magnesium
AE/ AF lock button: Yes

Included in the box:

  • Nikon MB-D17 Multi Battery Power Pack
  • Nikon AA Battery Holder
  • Nikon Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Holder

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Nikon MB-D17 Multi Power Battery Pack for D500


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