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5D Classic 5Dc Battery Grip Question

 
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Apr 19, 2011 14:41 |  #1

i have been searching around and I cannot find any of the familiar 3rd party brands (Phottix, flashpoint, etc) with a grip for the 5Dc Available.
Does anyone know of anywhere that has this item available?


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Apr 19, 2011 17:47 |  #2

Im sorry, I dont, but I DO highly recommend you save your money and get the official Canon brand one. Buy a used one if nothing else.

Stuff like THISis why you should get the Canon one.


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Apr 19, 2011 20:40 |  #3

I have just ordered this one (external link). I haven't received it yet though.

I was looking for a genuine BG-E4 but I only really wanted it for star trails and couldn't justify the cost of a genuine one.


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Apr 19, 2011 22:35 |  #4

You know, I'm not sure about the 5dc, but I know zeikos makes one for the 5d2. I had the authentic grip for my 5dc, but after shelling out over 2 grand for the 5d2, I found it hard to swallow that not only did I have to shell out for a new grip (since the old one isn't compatible) but it was 250 bucks! I was really hesitant to go the third party route, but honestly for the price, the difference is negligible for me. The canon one is not worth 160 dollars more, assuming the 5d2 canon grip is similar build to the 5dc version(which was amazing btw). But if it's REALLY important to match the magnesium body, then shell out the cash. Pick one up used from potn. Shouldn't be hard to find.

I am speaking for the mark 2 though, if zeikos makes one for the classic, I'd snag it.


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Apr 20, 2011 03:25 |  #5

I have Phottix grips for both of my 5Dc's and I am really happy and don't have a single complaint




  
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Apr 25, 2011 11:52 |  #6

Dtngo - did you ever receive the grip and if so, what's your opinion on it?
I wish I could find a phottix or zeikos.


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Apr 25, 2011 12:09 |  #7

I use a Zeikos on my 7D, it's basically the same one as the brands you mentioned above. I love it got it for 1/3 of the price of a Canon one. Same functionality, It even has some extra grooves that help you shoot in vertical while the canon doesn't. I'll admit that it probably doesn't feel as good. also the official canon grip for 7D has shutter issues where it's too sensitive and usually shoot 2 shots with 1 click takes a while to get use to.


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