Posted by agun
I've just been reading some stuff about the Nikon D5000.
Nikon haven't launched a battery grip for it.
This makes sense because a battery pack would limit the movement of the swivel screen a disable you to do self portraits.
They are some third party battery grips but many only offer a shutter release button that works either by the infrared port (meaning you'll have to set your camera to remote control mode) or by an external cable.
Some let you half press the shutter release button to AF but forget about having other controls like a main dial.
This is the downside of having a swivel screen.
The Nikon D3000 doesn't has a swivel screen and Nikon Didn't maked a battery grip for that one too, so I don't think that you are rigth. The reasen why I think
Nikon didn't maked a grip for the D5000 is simple:
Nikon makes only batterygrips for the (semi) professional cameras.
And since this is an ''step up from the real budget models'', nikon will probably never make an Batterygrip for this camera.
But I own an third party batterygrip too, buyed from Ebay, and it works fantastic! I have the one with the cable too trigger the shutter, and I can make up to 800-1000 pictures!
So for your problem I would highly recommend the third party batterygrip.
But that's my opinon.
Lots of succes!