I've recently purchased a Lanparte rig for my Nikon D5200, which works amazingly well, couldn't be happier with it. Paired with my lenses (notably my Samyang 35mm Cine lens), it is astounding for video, surely one of Nikon's best DSLRs for video from footage I've seen.
The only real issue is the fact Lanparte don't make a dummy-adapter for the EN-EL14 battery the D5200 uses. They make loads for Canon, a few for Sony, and one for Nikons which use the EN-EL15, but not the EN-EL14.
Does anyone with any knowledge of this adapter, or even a knowledge of basic electronics, know if the following will work:
I basically needed an empty EN-EL14 shaped dummy which I could solder a DC cable into which I can then connect to the power distributor on my rig. To give a better idea of what I'm after, I need the EN-EL14 version of this - http://www.lanparte.com/html/178.html
I was thinking of making one from a 3rd party battery, but the major issue was that taking apart a Lithium-Ion battery to remove the cells is extremely dangerous. As a result, I would never attempt it myself and any repair shop I contacted refused to to it.
This seems to offer a solution, but I'm looking for advice from those who might know.
Would buying an EP-5A, chopping off the plug and soldering a DC jack into place, work as I want it to?
I need to know quite urgently as I've some documentary work coming up in about 10 days time!