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Second-hand battery grip - risky?

 
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Mar 07, 2011 21:10 |  #1

I'm looking at buying a battery grip (BG-E2N) for my 50d and have found a second-hand one on ebay.

Is there anything to look out for when buying a second-hand battery grip?

Any areas that wear or to look out for?




  
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Mar 07, 2011 21:23 |  #2

I know the corners get worn down and lose their finish, but that has no effect on performance. I've never heard of one of them being broken either.


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Mar 07, 2011 21:24 |  #3

I guess corrosion is the only issue


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Mar 07, 2011 21:25 |  #4

with the e2N being sealed better than the older e2, you shouldn't have much to worry about.


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Mar 07, 2011 21:34 as a reply to  @ chrizramiscal's post |  #5

Hi, I bought one that was listed as a refurb from Adorama about 3 weeks ago but I'm sure it is brand new and just their way of closing out stuff. You might take a look. I paid $74.00 I think. Good luck, Mike




  
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Mar 07, 2011 21:39 |  #6

Thanks guys, I'll go ahead and place my bid.




  
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Mar 07, 2011 21:46 |  #7

Just make sure the gears aren't worn or stripped from over-tightening which is a very common issue. Most grips have internal plastic gears which are fairly easy to strip if you try to over-tighten.




  
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