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Durable Grip for 6D?

 
Phoenixkh
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May 24, 2016 07:39 |  #16

I tried the third party grip path as well, on a 60D refurb. It worked for a year then started draining both batteries overnight. I decided at that point to save the aggravation and just buy the Canon grips. They fit better, feel better, work better and longer. I know they are expensive, but in the end, I find the value worth it.

I just picked up a 5Dc and it came with a third party grip. When my used RRS bracket showed up, it didn't even fit because the dimensions of the third party grip are not exactly the same as the Canon grip. I bought a used Canon grip and the L bracket fits perfectly.

As always, your mileage may vary.


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Jun 09, 2016 12:19 |  #17

Bassat wrote in post #18008479 (external link)
I tried 3 or 4 non-Canon grips. None of them could maintain contact with the camera through a shoot. The sloppy fit would cause my 6D to shut off WHILE I WAS USING IT!. I eventually broke down and bought a genuine Canon BG-E13. No more problems.

If you don't mind me asking, what other brands of battery grips did you have? And what was wrong with them?

I'm in the market for a grip for my 7D2 and have been tossing around the Canon vs. 3rd party argument.

Thanks

Just wondering: If Canon is 1st party and the aftermarket brands are 3rd party, who makes the 2nd party products?




  
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Jun 09, 2016 19:43 |  #18

Buy a Canon grip! Want to save money buy a used Canon grip. But buy a Canon grip.




  
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Jun 09, 2016 22:19 |  #19

MiamiC70 wrote in post #18034557 (external link)
Buy a Canon grip! Want to save money buy a used Canon grip. But buy a Canon grip.

I know they are expensive.... but after a bad experience with a 3rd party grip, I said "never again". They often show up used here or on eBay or Amazon. They work better, feel better and are far more reliable, at least to me. YMMV.


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Jun 10, 2016 10:38 |  #20

MiamiC70 wrote in post #18034557 (external link)
Buy a Canon grip! Want to save money buy a used Canon grip. But buy a Canon grip.

+1 on that...


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Jun 12, 2016 19:59 |  #21

+ 1


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Jun 12, 2016 23:31 |  #22

marchboom wrote in post #18034170 (external link)
If you don't mind me asking, what other brands of battery grips did you have? And what was wrong with them?

I'm in the market for a grip for my 7D2 and have been tossing around the Canon vs. 3rd party argument.

Thanks

Just wondering: If Canon is 1st party and the aftermarket brands are 3rd party, who makes the 2nd party products?

First off, I think which camera you are buying a grip for matters. I had very good luck with an Opteka grip for my T1i. Never an issue. I had a Polaroid on my 60D, and again, never had a problem. I tried both brands, plus DTSE (DSTE?, whatever) on my 6D. All of them suffered from 'fit' problems. The electrical contacts would lose contact when I held the setup in portrait orientation. Having your camera shut off while you are in the middle of a shoot is EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING.

As an aside, I have used authentic Canon grips on: 5Dc, Elan 7Ne, 70D, and 6D. All without issues. Save yourself some time and trouble, buy a Canon grip.

MiamiC70 wrote in post #18034557 (external link)
Buy a Canon grip! Want to save money buy a used Canon grip. But buy a Canon grip.

I recently got the (almost) ultimate Canon grip. I bought a 1DIV. Nice.




  
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Jun 13, 2016 00:13 |  #23

I have genuine Canon grips on all but my 5D3. For some reason, the Canon BG-E11 is 3x as expensive as any 3rd party grip and doesn't seem to have any advantage except the magnesium frame. I bought the Vello for around $80 and it has been rock solid through tens of thousands of images. As an added perk, the shutter release has a better detent feel than the Canon, so it's easier to half-press.

The Canon grip for my 6D cost so little more than a 3rd party unit it wasn't worth the risk.


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Jun 13, 2016 21:56 |  #24

I have one by Vello for both my 6d and 5dIII and I am happy with them for the money.


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Nov 13, 2016 07:36 |  #25

Go with the Canon one, it's quite expencive, but then, after few years you'll not remember the price, but at the same time you'll have no problems with it. Mine after three years of serving is in a stellar condition, i have no worries about the quality of it, in fact it's in better shape than the camera body by itself.

Best thing about it is that you can mount neck strap sideways for better ergonomy, and mount heavy lenses (70-200 2.8) without having a thought that something can brake due to poor materials. Same with battery power, it can be quite expencive, but in a long term it'll serve you better.


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Nov 18, 2016 20:39 as a reply to  @ _igi's post |  #26

Just buy a used or open box Canon they can be found very reasonably.




  
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