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3rd party Battery Grip for 7D?

 
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Jun 05, 2012 01:23 |  #1

Tried BG-E7 yesterday for my 7D and goshhh.. I couldn't imagine how much I hate it!! The shutter button was too sensitive and the grip did not install well to the camera body.

Anyone care to help in suggesting 3rd party grip for 7D?

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Jun 05, 2012 03:02 |  #2

I've got a Zeikos on mine that fits and works well.


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Jun 05, 2012 03:56 |  #3

Just wondering how can the BG-E7 not install well on a 7D?

It is a little sensitive but not much.


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Jun 05, 2012 09:08 as a reply to  @ Jardiniboy's post |  #4

Yeah. I also have to wonder what the problem was with the fit of the BG-E7. I have used OEM grips on four Canon models, and this grip has the best fit of any I have used yet.

As far as the sensitivity of the shutter button, I will take your word. Since I use the back button for focus, I don't generally have problems with shutter buttons being overly sensitive. I don't touch them until I intend to trip the shutter. If you are using the shutter to focus, I can see how this could be a problem.


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Jun 07, 2012 17:57 |  #5

vorlon1 wrote in post #14533009 (external link)
I've got a Zeikos on mine that fits and works well.

+1 on the Zeikos. I really like the grip. Got the grip and two new batteries for under $100 on Amazon. What a great purchase. I have no issues with the button and focusing with it.


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Jun 09, 2012 09:37 |  #6

pknight wrote in post #14533861 (external link)
Yeah. I also have to wonder what the problem was with the fit of the BG-E7. I have used OEM grips on four Canon models, and this grip has the best fit of any I have used yet.

As far as the sensitivity of the shutter button, I will take your word. Since I use the back button for focus, I don't generally have problems with shutter buttons being overly sensitive. I don't touch them until I intend to trip the shutter. If you are using the shutter to focus, I can see how this could be a problem.

the BG-E7 that I've tried feels a bit of flexible when installed to my 7D. even when the grip was fully installed to the body, I could still turn the locking knob to screw into the camera tripod mount.

I have really wish that I would love this grip as I am used to my 350D gripped.


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Jun 09, 2012 10:51 |  #7

did you try a genuine bg-e7 , there are some fakes packaged as genuine grips out there, the grip chassis on the genuine is magnesium like the 7d body it does not flex. The third party grips which have a plastic chassis flex more.


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