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Knock off Canon BG-E9 grips for 60D which brand is best

 
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Mar 23, 2012 12:13 |  #1

I have a genuine Canon BG-E9 grip on my 60D and had two spares since I received three as gifts last year. I sold my two spares since I knew I would never need them, but as it turns out I now need two more for two of my three sons who now own 60D cameras. :o I've been looking at the various knock off brand BG-E9 grips and just want to make sure I avoid the brands that other have had issues with.

Brands I've looked at include Zeikos, Neewer, Opteka, and Meike. By looking at them online I can't tell a thing about how they'll compare to my Canon grip.

Please share your experiences both positive and negative with any of these or other off brand grips.


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Mar 23, 2012 12:18 |  #2

I looked closely at these at a recent show and nearly bought the 550D version. (Bought some Lee filters instead). The quality looked excellent and matched the camera perfectly. You may need to hunt for a supplier.

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Mar 23, 2012 13:15 as a reply to  @ Lincolnshire Poacher's post |  #3

I can not speak to the grips for the 60d but I have a canon grip on my 40d and 5d but have a zeikos on my 7d. I can not tell any issue or difference between any of them.




  
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Mar 23, 2012 15:27 |  #4

I have a Vello from B and H for my 60d and works fine...


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Mar 23, 2012 17:48 |  #5

meike, very happy with my purchase




  
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Mar 23, 2012 19:24 as a reply to  @ i2ichal2d's post |  #6

Two zeikos grips and no problrm with either ... selling them but for any other reason.. because I sold both cameras ... 5d mkll & 50d ....


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Mar 23, 2012 19:33 |  #7

Canon.


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Mar 24, 2012 00:02 |  #8

After gathering as much data as possible on non-Canon grips for the 60D specifically--several of your replies come from non-60D users--I went with meike through an Amazon vendor who was selling them as Neewer grips. I know it sounds shady, but the product is very good and it was under $40 after S&H.

The only negative feedback I heard was about the AA battery tray malfunctioning. This was not a factor for me at all, as I'll never use that tray. I also only use Canon LP-E6 batteries, as I love how long they keep me powered up.


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Mar 24, 2012 23:57 as a reply to  @ mickeyb105's post |  #9

I have a zeikos grip on my T1i and its great. no issues.
I just wonder which is best for the 60d also.

also is the zeikos grip worth the $25 more than the mieke? or are they the same grip with different boxes?
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Mar 25, 2012 05:44 |  #10

Canon in this corner. You have no idea where the 3rd partys are cutting corners to deliver a much cheaper product. I'll stay with the OEM grips thank you.


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Mar 25, 2012 06:21 |  #11

I've always read that among the knock-offs Meike is the best and also the best bang for buck. And for LP-E6's it's Maximal. So have these on the way. For the price, you really can't go wrong even if there are issues. You could go through 4-5 of these before you reach Canon prices.


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Mar 25, 2012 11:13 |  #12

jhayesvw wrote in post #14148228 (external link)
I have a zeikos grip on my T1i and its great. no issues.
I just wonder which is best for the 60d also.

also is the zeikos grip worth the $25 more than the mieke? or are they the same grip with different boxes?
haha.

You ask a valid question here, I think.

Perhaps it is kind of like the difference between a Ford Escape and a Mazda Tribute? Or the difference between a Plymouth Horizon and a Volkswagen Rabbit? Same cars, same powerplants, made in the same factory but with different branding with very slight differences in trim.


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Mar 25, 2012 11:16 |  #13

Joe Ravenstein wrote in post #14148915 (external link)
Canon in this corner. You have no idea where the 3rd partys are cutting corners to deliver a much cheaper product. I'll stay with the OEM grips thank you.

Actually we sort of do have an idea where Meike is cutting corners. According to reviews, the AA battery trays have caused major problems. Otherwise, the grip performs very well.

Stick with your LP-E6 batteries for that particular grip and you are in business.


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Mar 25, 2012 14:58 |  #14

mickeyb105 wrote in post #14149936 (external link)
Actually we sort of do have an idea where Meike is cutting corners. According to reviews, the AA battery trays have caused major problems. Otherwise, the grip performs very well.

Stick with your LP-E6 batteries for that particular grip and you are in business.

mickeyb105,

My Canon original AA battery tray has caused problems; not major, but I can't figure out whether to bother carrying it in my bag or not. ;)


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Mar 27, 2012 13:02 |  #15

mickeyb105 wrote in post #14143321 (external link)
After gathering as much data as possible on non-Canon grips for the 60D specifically--several of your replies come from non-60D users--I went with meike through an Amazon vendor who was selling them as Neewer grips. I know it sounds shady, but the product is very good and it was under $40 after S&H.

The only negative feedback I heard was about the AA battery tray malfunctioning. This was not a factor for me at all, as I'll never use that tray. I also only use Canon LP-E6 batteries, as I love how long they keep me powered up.

I got the same Meike battery grip for my 60D two months ago when it was on sale for $18 ... https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=1132873


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