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Ebay BG-E4 - How's the quality?

 
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Jul 13, 2010 19:01 |  #1

Hi Guys, I wana know if the ebay BG-E4 from hongkong are good. Any of you bought one?

http://cgi.ebay.com …rgers&hash=item​3f0140c9ab (external link)

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Jul 13, 2010 20:05 |  #2

The basic difference between the 3rd party grips and the genuine grips, in most cases are:


  1. Build quality and quality of plastic casing (scuffs easier than genuine), quality of electrical contacts.
  2. in the case of the 5d grip, a , magnesium chassis to match the camera body
  3. rubberized textured grip on the battery compartment door
  4. weather proofing gasket on the battery compartment door


functionally they are the same, but the price difference is significant, so you need to make up your own mind

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Jul 13, 2010 20:57 |  #3

lannes wrote in post #10531012 (external link)
The basic difference between the 3rd party grips and the genuine grips, in most cases are:

  1. Build quality and quality of plastic casing (scuffs easier than genuine), quality of electrical contacts.
  2. in the case of the 5d grip, a , magnesium chassis to match the camera body
  3. rubberized textured grip on the battery compartment door
  4. weather proofing gasket on the battery compartment door


but the price difference is significant, so you need to make up your own mind

Thank you i appreciate it.

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Jul 13, 2010 21:13 |  #4

they work... quite well in fact.

the knock off grip is more likely to crack and break if you drop it. but we usually try not to drop our cameras. lol




  
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Jul 20, 2010 11:46 |  #5

my 5D ebay grip crapped out this weekend while I was shooting a music festival. In the past its had excessive battery drain issues if you left the batteries in, say, overnight and once in a while the buttons on the camera would stop responding, but those were easily dealt with. This time, I think it overheated (twas hot out) and all buttons save the shutter stopped responding. I thought the camera was pooched till I pulled off the grip and then it was fine. Tried it again after letting it sit overnight and it was okay for a while, then started acting up. Don't really trust it anymore. Canon-brand grips are still really expensive so I'm going to go grip-less until I find a good deal on one. Thought about getting another ebay one but have decided against it.

when it worked, it was fine...


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Jul 20, 2010 11:49 |  #6

dani10 wrote in post #10530717 (external link)
Hi Guys, I wana know if the ebay BG-E4 from hongkong are good. Any of you bought one?

http://cgi.ebay.com …rgers&hash=item​3f0140c9ab (external link)

Thanks,

I thought about buying this, but it's yours if you want it.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=905169


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Apr 19, 2011 14:32 |  #7

who makes the best 3rd party grip for the 5D? I dont see many options out there.


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