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Jun 11, 2011 12:27 |  #46

Amamba wrote in post #12376023 (external link)
This is the one I bought, I think. The price has dropped significantly since last year - it cost me $46 shipped then: …Rebel-BG-E8/dp/B003QZ6SIY (external link)

The grip still performs great.

Thanks for this link, i will be purchasing this for my camera.:)


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Jun 11, 2011 12:35 |  #47

I got a aftermarket grip for my previous XSi from Hong Kong, it costs me about $45 USD. Gotta say it has minimal difference when compare to the canon one. Works perfectly fine. I personally won't pay more than $100 for a battery grip, so I never look into canon ones at all~!

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Jun 11, 2011 15:28 as a reply to  @ thestone11's post |  #48

I've been using this grip on my 50D for the past 3 month:​/ICABGE2AP.html (external link) and didn't have any issues whatsoever.

Canon 5D MkII | Canon 16-35mm f/4 | Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM | Canon 24-105mm f/4 | Tamron 70-300mm VC | Canon 430EX II | Benro A2682TB1

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Jun 11, 2011 16:06 as a reply to  @ DiMAn0684's post |  #49

I had a Zeikos grip on my 50d and I thought it was fine...until the wife borrows the camera to take graduation pictures and the rear display shows 'busy' and the camera will not function. We tried to diagnose it over the phone, but I ended up driving across town and removed the grip. Since then, the camera has been fine, so the grip went into the trash bin.

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Jun 12, 2011 11:46 as a reply to  @ post 12462714 |  #50

The Meike aftermarket battery grips are flawless. I bought one from ebay that came with 2 aftermarket batteries for $70 shipped. The grip fits nicely and has a nice finish to it. It even has an lcd screen and an infared remote.

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Jun 12, 2011 23:17 |  #51

I have a generic grip that was purchased from Ebay last summer. I gave about $60 for it, aftermarket batteries & an aftermarket charger. I love the grip &, as someone else posted, it's been on my camera since I got it. The batteries seem to last as long as the Canons I have. The charger, however, is cheap & eventually burnt up on me. Don't leave this plugged in unattended!!!

I would definitely recommend going w/ the cheaper grip & batteries!

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Jun 13, 2011 07:14 |  #52

Just bought this Phottix (external link) grip for my 60D. Cost me the equivalent of about $160 here in South Africa but it's less than half the cost of the Canon version.

Pretty well made, has the slot for the battery bay cover and whilst the finish isn't exactly the same feel as the 60D's body it's pretty close. I initially hated it due to my inherent cognitive dissonance but I've decided to keep it.

Which eye do you guys use to look through the view finder? It's not natural any more to use my right eye as the viewfinder is now more to the left.

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