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Canon 6D BG-E13 Plastic or Metal Construction?

 
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Jan 14, 2014 14:47 |  #1

Is the OEM Canon BG-E13 grip for the 6d mainly of metal or plastic construction?

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Jan 14, 2014 15:26 |  #2

If its anything like my BG-E11, its plastic around a metal frame.




  
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Jan 21, 2014 01:28 |  #3

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Jan 21, 2014 01:32 |  #4

If it's the genuine Canon then it's magnesium.


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Jan 21, 2014 07:22 |  #5

mike_d wrote in post #16605453 (external link)
If its anything like my BG-E11, its plastic around a metal frame.

Correct, if you look inside you can see a metal frame wrapped in plastic, the end bit where the shutter is appears to be all plastic. It is very solid and feels much nicer then the canon one I had for my 60D


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Feb 11, 2014 05:45 |  #6

UPDATE

I ended up deciding on a 5D3 and recently picked up the BG-E11 on sale. Considering the BG-E11 is not magnesium as I had hoped, I highly doubt the 6D's BG-E13 is.

I am greatly disappointed. Weren't 5DC and 5D2 grips full magnesium?

Though I will say the plastics and quality is significantly better than my 10D grip. Still very disappointed though.

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Feb 12, 2014 03:56 |  #7

It's really quite simple -

When the 60D was launched the Interwebs was full of people saying it was a pile of poo because it didn't have a magnesium body and that the body felt 'plasticky'.

Just find one of these people, with the ability to tell a 'plasticky' feel from a 'magnesiumy' feel, and get them to touch the grip.


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Feb 12, 2014 08:45 |  #8

mike_d wrote in post #16605453 (external link)
If its anything like my BG-E11, its plastic around a metal frame.

I thought the BG-E11 was all magnesium? it's certainly much heavier than other grips i've had in the past, makes the 5d3 bottom heavy.


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Feb 12, 2014 10:03 |  #9

POTOMAN wrote in post #16680547 (external link)
I am greatly disappointed.

Er, why? You obviously cannot tell the difference, so why should it matter?


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Feb 12, 2014 10:13 |  #10

Because the best cameras are made of magnesium! Lol, I enjoy my 6D and am comfortable that it isn't made out of magnesium.


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Feb 12, 2014 10:39 |  #11

hollis_f wrote in post #16683665 (external link)
Er, why? You obviously cannot tell the difference, so why should it matter?

When you spend a couple hundred bucks for something, its nice to know you are getting something special.

See 1911's vs polymer framed pistols for a similar debate.


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Feb 12, 2014 10:54 |  #12

midget wrote in post #16683449 (external link)
I thought the BG-E11 was all magnesium? it's certainly much heavier than other grips i've had in the past, makes the 5d3 bottom heavy.

I'm not a materials expert. It just feels like a very high density plastic to me.




  
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