Since my last jounal entry I have lashed out and bought an original Nikon Battery Grip
on e-bay and found it to be an excellent addition. I must say it is very well built and it probably was the comments I heard about the no brand ones being a bit plastic that swayed me to purchase the original. Anyway I paid $319 for it and it seemed to be about the best price going at the moment but still a lot of money for something that holds an extra battery and gives you 2 shots per second extra. The whole camera seems better balanced with the long lens.