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Pixel Vertex or Vello for 5DIII ?

 
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Nov 26, 2013 16:00 |  #1

Can't find many reviews on either of these... Does anyone have an opinion. I'm not going to spend 300$ on the Canon one. The pixel vertex and the vello are about the same price.

Any input is appreciated!


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Nov 26, 2013 16:42 |  #2

Vapour1ze wrote in post #16482119 (external link)
Can't find many reviews on either of these... Does anyone have an opinion. I'm not going to spend 300$ on the Canon one. The pixel vertex and the vello are about the same price.

Any input is appreciated!


Thanks everyone!

The Vello is on sale for $80. Lots of good use reviews at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …o_BG_C9_Battery​_Grip.html (external link)

I've been thinking about it, but I really like the lighter weight of the ungripped body.




  
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Nov 26, 2013 16:43 |  #3

I have been using the PIxel Vertex for a year without a single issue. It's been great.


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Nov 26, 2013 17:04 |  #4

I have the pixel grip and it works great. I've also had it for about a year. However, it's starting to have a little flex on the connection.


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Nov 26, 2013 17:07 |  #5

Lol, I'm back at square one, good thing's on the pixel and good reviews on the vello. Guess I'll just pick one :D


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Nov 26, 2013 18:12 |  #6

Another vote for the Pixel.


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Nov 26, 2013 22:47 as a reply to  @ tmalone893's post |  #7

You can have mine (grip + battery) NIB for $50 + shipping.


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Nov 26, 2013 23:21 |  #8

Please folks, help me out of my confusion!
Why spending 2K+ on a camera and counting cents on a non-brand grip??? I just don't get it.
Sure why spending more on a device that does the same thing?
But why not use the brand-grip for which its designed versus a non-brand risk?
My grip from the 5DII came loose from time to time but on the 5DIII I have not that issue. So even with my 5DII-grip experience I would'nt dream of using another brand. No way!
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Nov 26, 2013 23:31 |  #9

Canon grips are over priced. Its not about being cheap, its about being a conscious consumer.


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Nov 26, 2013 23:45 as a reply to  @ gnome chompski's post |  #10

I bought my OEM Canon grip because:

  • weather sealing
  • better construction
  • I was not sure if aftermarket grips functioned 100% as the OEM version (the complexity of the 5D3 didn't help)
  • I paid 3k on a body, why cheap out on the grip?

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Nov 27, 2013 16:42 |  #11

I bought aftermarkets on eBay... and I'm glad I did because I rarely use them.
They work well enough for me when I do though! I mainly use them when I need extra battery life but that's about it.




  
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