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Feb 27, 2014 11:28 |  #31

Planning on getting a grip for my 6D eventually. However I had a third party (Zeikos) grip on my 7D when I bought it. One of my batteries (both Canon) would have a hard time registering. Also the shutter button on the grip would decide when it wanted to work. Eventually the wheel that tightens and loosens the grip broke so the grip was literally stuck on my camera. Luckily I managed to get it off without damaging the 7D. I've heard stories of people having to send it into Canon and having it cost more than anyone wants to pay. With that said, I'm only using genuine Canon grips from now on. I bought a genuine for my 7D and haven't had any issues since.




  
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Feb 27, 2014 11:52 |  #32

Want to confirm:

I just tested a "Newer" branded 6D grip - did not throw any error messages with after market batts.




  
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Feb 27, 2014 11:56 |  #33

Kwirk wrote in post #16721844 (external link)
Planning on getting a grip for my 6D eventually. However I had a third party (Zeikos) grip on my 7D when I bought it. One of my batteries (both Canon) would have a hard time registering. Also the shutter button on the grip would decide when it wanted to work. Eventually the wheel that tightens and loosens the grip broke so the grip was literally stuck on my camera. Luckily I managed to get it off without damaging the 7D. I've heard stories of people having to send it into Canon and having it cost more than anyone wants to pay. With that said, I'm only using genuine Canon grips from now on. I bought a genuine for my 7D and haven't had any issues since.

I know there are many "not very well made" products, besides good ones, if you do some research you'll find even youtube reviews, because of budget restrictions and short term investment in the body, i am trying to keep it minimal and prefer to invest in glass, tripod, ...etc.
if money wasn't an obstacle than i'd go with Canon grip and RRS L-Plate.




  
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Feb 27, 2014 16:03 |  #34

I bought my 6d used and it came with a Neewer Battery grip. I like it a lot for the extra grip size and vertical shutter release, but I am torn because I can't really fit it into a bag ready to shoot. I bought a different insert for my Domke F2 to see if I can make that work.




  
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Apr 18, 2014 01:50 |  #35

I got a brand new Zeikos grip for my 6D and almost immediately the problems began. Sure, when the Canon battery is inserted, all works fine. However, when I insert AA batteries and try to run the camera off on them, the grip does not seem to be able to read the electric charge correctly, randomly showing either a near-dead charge (blinking, even when the batteries are new straight out of the pack), half-charge, or full charge without any predictability and regardless of the actual charge level.

Thinking of returning it... But perhaps I am not doing it right? Any takes?


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Apr 18, 2014 03:15 |  #36

Kwirk wrote in post #16721844 (external link)
Planning on getting a grip for my 6D eventually. However I had a third party (Zeikos) grip on my 7D when I bought it. One of my batteries (both Canon) would have a hard time registering. Also the shutter button on the grip would decide when it wanted to work. Eventually the wheel that tightens and loosens the grip broke so the grip was literally stuck on my camera. Luckily I managed to get it off without damaging the 7D. I've heard stories of people having to send it into Canon and having it cost more than anyone wants to pay. With that said, I'm only using genuine Canon grips from now on. I bought a genuine for my 7D and haven't had any issues since.


Kwirk, the 6D grip by Zeikos is MUCH better than their 7D grip. The 7D grip was shiny plastic that didn't match the 7D. the 6D Zeikos grip is far superior in fit and finish, and uses a side-loading chamber.


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Apr 18, 2014 03:16 |  #37

Arut -

IMHO, the AA slot is only for emergencies, and I also believe camera performance is not optimal with AA's.

The key to using third party batteries is to keep oneCanon battery in the grip with one third party. Both will be read.


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Apr 18, 2014 04:26 |  #38

Mike55 wrote in post #16842972 (external link)
IMHO, the AA slot is only for emergencies, and I also believe camera performance is not optimal with AA's.

Hmm, what about the original Canon grip? Would the AA battery performance be better with the original Canon-brand grip? Or is it just as sucky as with aftermarket grips?


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Apr 18, 2014 09:56 as a reply to  @ Arutemu's post |  #39

Don't think of using AA batteries for anything but "I need to take THAT picture, but all my regular batteries are dead" moments. Apart from that, never.


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Apr 19, 2014 00:17 |  #40

apersson850 wrote in post #16843490 (external link)
Don't think of using AA batteries for anything but "I need to take THAT picture, but all my regular batteries are dead" moments. Apart from that, never.

I was under the impression that the grips were designed to function equally well whether AA batteries or the original manufacturer's batteries were in them. At the very least, I thought the poor AA reading was the feature of the aftermarket grips.

Am I wrong? Does Canon grip suck as much as an aftermarket grip when handling the AA batteries?


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Apr 19, 2014 01:28 |  #41

Accidentally ordered a 60D grip (I was in a rush, wanted to have it gripped before a drift event tomorrow) and realized it was wrong after mounting it. Needless to say, it looked fine until I tried to turn it on; it was a perfect fit.


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Apr 19, 2014 08:28 |  #42

For all of my bodies I have Canon grips. The reliability and what I do know far outweighs the possible cost savings. For a canon grip which is about 10 -15 % the cost of the body, I don't need the hassle.


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Apr 19, 2014 10:22 |  #43

I had a Meike grip for my 60D but after a year (almost to the day), I started getting the battery drain. I replaced it a Canon grip and it's worked flawlessly.

I did't waste my time with a third party grip when I got my 70D. Only genuine Canon grips for me.


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Apr 19, 2014 11:58 |  #44

Arutemu wrote in post #16845315 (external link)
I was under the impression that the grips were designed to function equally well whether AA batteries or the original manufacturer's batteries were in them. At the very least, I thought the poor AA reading was the feature of the aftermarket grips.

Am I wrong? Does Canon grip suck as much as an aftermarket grip when handling the AA batteries?

I'm with apersson850...it's only for extreme emergencies. Even then, you had better carry the AA carrier with you in addition to the Canon tray, which no one does.

I tested my OEM grip with AA vs. 2 fully charged LP-E6 batteries. The AA's were only able to have about 50% of the total battery life compared to the Canon OEM ones.


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Apr 19, 2014 12:37 |  #45

Sterling Tek batteries are not that expensive. I have two sets for each camera so a total of 4 for each. I take the spare set with me when I'm out and about and I've never come close to needing more than that for a day's shoot. They have retained their recharging capabilities better than either of the Canon batteries that came with my cameras.

Since that is my practice, I've never needed to resort to AA batteries. I don't even carry an AA battery tray with me. Those are kept safely tucked away in the grip boxes. ;)


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