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Apr 29, 2010 12:14 |  #1

I spotted this cheap grip ($44) which does not appear to be branded.... http://cgi.ebay.com …rgers&hash=item​414e568828 (external link)

would I be foolish to go for one of these?




  
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Apr 29, 2010 17:48 |  #2

I have one of those but from a different seller (I also paid more then that back when I bought it) and it looks and works fine, no problems except if you leave the batteries in they slowly discharge, I am not talking overnight but something is defiantly draining the power


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Apr 29, 2010 17:51 |  #3

I've used Opteka, Phottix and Zeikos grips and they all seem to work fine. Well.. the Zeikos doesn't hold the battery door like it is suppose to, but none of them have any battery drain issues.


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Apr 29, 2010 21:31 |  #4

DealExtreme (external link) also offers some low-cost grips, though I cannot vouch for their quality or functionality.
I can vouch for the vendor, as I have made several purchases from them with no issues.


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Apr 29, 2010 21:35 |  #5

SkedAddled wrote in post #10092788 (external link)
DealExtreme (external link) also offers some low-cost grips, though I cannot vouch for their quality or functionality.
I can vouch for the vendor, as I have made several purchases from them with no issues.

They "lost" my order until 4 weeks later when I started to follow up, but over all i've had great experiences with DealExtreme.

I've bought 2 Phottix grips (XSi and 7D) and they've been great. I believe 3rd party grips are generally a good deal.


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Apr 29, 2010 21:37 |  #6
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I recently ordered this one and thought is a great deal for all that is included...perhaps there is a similar one for the 40D.

http://cgi.ebay.com …&ssPageName=STR​K:MEWNX:IT (external link)


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Apr 29, 2010 21:48 |  #7

If you are buying generic from eBay use a reputable seller if possible.

For photography I personally check LinkDelight first. If it's something more mechanical (e.g generic Tripod Mount Ring B) rather than electronic (e.g generic TC-80N3) and someone else has it cheaper I might go with the cheaper seller (with 99 +% rating). But with electronic stuff given that its generic in the first place I stick with LinkDelight.

I am not very happy with DealExtreme. I bought a generic Cactus Flash Trigger from them. It works great, but if you leave the battery inside it will drain out...which is not supposed to happen.


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Apr 29, 2010 23:14 |  #8

recently bought a Zeikos for my 50D off of amazon and could not be happier and it was super fast shipping.

Here's a link of it on amazon
http://www.amazon.com …cs&qid=12726005​24&sr=8-12 (external link)

$63.59 + free shipping


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Apr 29, 2010 23:41 |  #9

jiakgong is the ebay seller I use without any problems.Very fast and awesome service!!


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Apr 30, 2010 12:58 |  #10

that grip is cheaper because it does not have the wheel on it. make sure you look carefully. Some are like that they only have the shutter button, but not the wheel.


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Apr 30, 2010 14:08 |  #11

I've been using an eBay Phottix battery grip on my 450D for two years now. I got it for around $70 or 80 back then.

Only issue I've had is when I accidentally dropped the battery tray and it cracked :lol: Glued it back together and still works fine :D


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