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Pixel BG-E11 for 5D MkIII (Just Got Mine)

 
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Jun 18, 2012 16:08 |  #16

bigrob wrote in post #14594810 (external link)
I emailed them. They said they are getting more in 10 days but loads on ebay.

Was going to say email them. They have not had chance to put them on there store gallery as yet. Having used them before for other pixel products i just emailed them and they just so happened to have had some arrive that day.


Yes you can find them on ebay. But for me i dont like waiting for weeks on end for them to arrive from hong kong


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Jun 18, 2012 16:34 |  #17

Does anyone in the US stock these? I've only found them on ebay with the long lead time.


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Jun 20, 2012 01:03 |  #18

I'm interested in seeing some pics of the plate at the tripod mount if you have some time. I have the Canon grip and use the Black Rapid strap with it. The plate on the Canon one is really sturdy and I wonder how the Pixel King looks like.

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Jun 20, 2012 16:29 |  #19

sonnyc wrote in post #14604438 (external link)
I'm interested in seeing some pics of the plate at the tripod mount if you have some time. I have the Canon grip and use the Black Rapid strap with it. The plate on the Canon one is really sturdy and I wonder how the Pixel King looks like.

Thanks

I did take a shot of the base but didnt upload it for some reason, Sorry.

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Jun 21, 2012 11:17 |  #20

That would suck if that screw hole failed because the grip is plastic


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Jun 21, 2012 23:14 |  #21

I just got my Pixel BG-E11 grip last week. It is legit, feels solid and definitely helps since I'm always using heavy glass. I've had bad experiences with after-market BG-E6. I have a Vivitar BG-E6 for my 5D Mark II and it sucks!!! It locks up all the time and the top dials will stop working until I set the batt grip to 'off'. Also, the AF button is too springy on it and overall it feels cheap---I have none of these issues with the Pixel grip.
The one weird issue I noticed when I have Pixel grip attached is that the joystick on the 5D MkIII body becomes super sensitive, it just takes a slight tap and it causes menus to move, but the joystick on the Pixel grip doesn't have this issue. Anyone experience this?


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Jun 21, 2012 23:17 |  #22

I purchased mine from ebay seller hcdigital2011. Pixel grip was $98.00, I paid an extra $30 for shipping and got it within a week. I live in Connecticut. It came via UPS from China.

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Jun 22, 2012 11:08 |  #23

I would love to see those 4 baby screws removed to see how he bottom plate is attached. I like to use tripods and would hate to see my 5kIII hit the ground because the plastic base plate came loose.

As much as I like the way the grip looks I am still saving to get the OEM. The OEM is made of the same material as the body right? But the price on the pixel would save so much money. I am torn at the moment.


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Jun 23, 2012 07:05 |  #24

facetoface wrote in post #14614478 (external link)
I just got my Pixel BG-E11 grip last week. It is legit, feels solid and definitely helps since I'm always using heavy glass. I've had bad experiences with after-market BG-E6. I have a Vivitar BG-E6 for my 5D Mark II and it sucks!!! It locks up all the time and the top dials will stop working until I set the batt grip to 'off'. Also, the AF button is too springy on it and overall it feels cheap---I have none of these issues with the Pixel grip.
The one weird issue I noticed when I have Pixel grip attached is that the joystick on the 5D MkIII body becomes super sensitive, it just takes a slight tap and it causes menus to move, but the joystick on the Pixel grip doesn't have this issue. Anyone experience this?

Funny you should say that,
I have also notice how super sensitive the joystick is. but then the manual does say it is touch sensitive!


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Jun 27, 2012 12:24 |  #25

akfreak wrote in post #14616335 (external link)
I would love to see those 4 baby screws removed to see how he bottom plate is attached. I like to use tripods and would hate to see my 5kIII hit the ground because the plastic base plate came loose.

As much as I like the way the grip looks I am still saving to get the OEM. The OEM is made of the same material as the body right? But the price on the pixel would save so much money. I am torn at the moment.

there's that one guy who tore it down to pieces, the tripod mount is actually connected to a metal plate

http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157630315255830/ (external link)

what it looks like inside

http://www.flickr.com …15255830/with/7​455187020/ (external link)


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Jun 29, 2012 12:58 as a reply to  @ rhommel's post |  #26

Looks Solid. Now I am torn thanks for the links


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Jun 29, 2012 16:56 |  #27

One guy on FM is complaining that his texture is starting to peel. How's your holding up?

Maybe he got a bumped one.


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Jul 02, 2012 12:55 as a reply to  @ sonnyc's post |  #28

I have this grip and I am very pleased with its construction and operation. However, it appears that Pixel has a problem with the grip where it slowly drains the batteries while the camera is off. I have read of another individual who has had the same issue.... I had high hopes for this grip and I STILL DO but for the time being, it appears as Pixel has a mfg/design issue which I'm sure they will fix. I have sent them an e-mail about my problem and I'm awaiting reply......

Anybody else have this issue? You might want to check your battery status over a period of time as it seems to slowly drain the batteries and thus you may not notice it if you use your camera and charge your batteries frequently.......




  
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Jul 03, 2012 02:09 |  #29

Maybe too late but on thephotogadget (external link) it is only USD66. Make shure that you buy either Pixel or Phottix grips. Don't buy the cheapest grips which go for around USD40.




  
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Jul 03, 2012 17:58 |  #30

Been using it to a pretty good degree over the weekend and one thing I did notice is that it does worm its way out of position a bit and requires retightening of the screw every so often. I haven't had to do that with any of my other grips.

My batteries are sitting at 70%/30% and I'll see how they are at around midnight.


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