Nope.No surgery required as they state.(See below)Originally Posted by CYRN
September 9, 2004
Yes indeed, the D70 vertical/battery grip is in development!
Harbortronics VG-D70 Features:
o Remote shutter release via IR (removable fiber optic cable) or hardwired (camera modification).
No camera modification needed to use the IR shutter release feature. This essentially emulates the ML-L1/3. The camera has to be configured to using the IR remote, and used often enough to keep the camera from turning the IR remote feature off. The half-press feature will also not work normally via IR. A removable fiber optic cable will route up the front of the camera to the grip... very simple, cable stays out of the way, and can be removed if desired.
o Remote shutter jack included on grip
This jack can be used with remote cords, slaving cameras together (i.e. stereo), or for connection to a D70 which has been modified with a remote shutter release jack.
If the camera is modified to add a remote control jack (which may void the warrenty), then all limitations are removed... there's no need to set-up the camera for remote use, half-press works fine, etc. There would be a short cable jumper running from the camera to the grip to connect the two.
o Multiple Power Configurations
The VG-D70 can accomodate one or two EN-EL3 batteries (standard D70 battery). The grip also includes a standard DC power jack (industry standard!) for use with external power supplies, large battery packs, etc. This jack is protected against reverse polarity and overvoltage.
Hang in there... I'll get it done soon!
Also, we have posted the new PDF regarding the D70 and Fuji S2 modifications.
Manual for the vertical grip can be downloaded from HERE