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The BL-5 is a battery chamber cover for use when powering the D800/D800E D-SLR with the MB-D12 Battery Pack and using the EN-EL18 rechargeable lithium Ion battery.*
*Battery not included.
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When will you start shipping this product to US stores?

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I have the D800, Mb-D12 grip, EN-EL18 battery, charger for the EN-EL18 but can not use it until I get the BL-5.
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We already shipping the BL-5 to dealers, it should be available in 3-5 days.
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When will you start shipping this product to US stores, second request?

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Please verify availability with your local or online dealer.
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I'll ask a 3rd time. When will yo begin to ship this to retailers in the US? No one I have contacted has received this item. Not Amazon, B&H, Adorama

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I can not use the grip for my D800 with the larger battery until I receive the BL-5.
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We already shipping the BL-5 to dealers, it should be available in 3-5 days.
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Does the BL-5 / EN-EL18 combo work on D600?

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I have a Nikon D600, and am looking to get the MB-D14. I see that the BL-5 is an additional accessory for the MD-D14 and can increase the frame rate in the D800 due to higher wattage/voltage. Will this also work for the D600?
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No it doesn't work. EN-EL 15 or 6 AA batteries only.
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Will this also work with the new EN-EL18a battery? Would be used in a Nikon D800

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Yes, the BL-5 battery chamber cover can be used to adapt either the EN-EL18 or EN-EL18a for use in the MB-10 battery grip on the D800.
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