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5DMkII & BG-E6 - nice rig

 
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Jan 15, 2009 22:17 |  #1

STopped in my local dealer shop today - just talking what's going on. Thought I'd ask if they had a grip for my 5D Mk II (I really doubted they'd have one). Well, the computer showed one came in and it sold same day. One of the other girls said she thought she saw it in the accessory drawer - sure enough.

I said I'd take it without asking the price (based on my experience there, it would be Canon's price of $389) - she rang up and said $321 (with 7% tax, it must have been $299).

The grip feels rock solid with it's magnesium alloy construction. It makes a very nice-handling package for my large hands. Balance is considerably improved with all my lenses except the 85 1.8.

For those who are considering getting the grip, I highly recommend it. I haven't tested yet, but I bet I can shoot for days with 2 batteries.

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Jan 15, 2009 22:23 |  #2

Very nice.. I plan on getting one eventually.


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Jan 15, 2009 22:32 |  #3

I want to get one too. I'm bummed that my 30D grip can't be used. They always have to change something to ruin my day! =(


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Jan 15, 2009 22:48 |  #4

beepclick wrote in post #7086782 (external link)
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First off, it looks muuuch better with the grip on it. Congrats on finding one, and for cheap! (well, somewhat).
Anyways, I'm sure I already know the answer to this...but it never hurts to ask.
Is there a way to check the percentage of battery left with the 50D...?


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Jan 15, 2009 22:50 |  #5

Three hundred dollars for a battery holder does not sound like a very good deal. another case of Canon putting the screws to their users!




  
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Jan 15, 2009 22:53 |  #6

Ivoryplum wrote in post #7086979 (external link)
First off, it looks muuuch better with the grip on it. Congrats on finding one, and for cheap! (well, somewhat).
Anyways, I'm sure I already know the answer to this...but it never hurts to ask.
Is there a way to check the percentage of battery left with the 50D...?

Don't believe so no...

Fairly certain it's a firmware function of the 5DMkII (but not sure if it needs the grip to do it)


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Jan 15, 2009 22:56 |  #7

scottpow wrote in post #7086986 (external link)
Three hundred dollars for a battery holder does not sound like a very good deal. another case of Canon putting the screws to their users!

The BG-E6 grip is a rather expensive grip, but Canons other grips were quite expensive upon release as well. Haven't you realized by now? All photography gear is expensive >.


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Jan 15, 2009 22:58 |  #8

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7087001 (external link)
Don't believe so no...

Fairly certain it's a firmware function of the 5DMkII (but not sure if it needs the grip to do it)

Without the grip, you get single battery info - same display, just 1 battery.

With the grip and a single battery loaded, the LCD still has a dual battery display, but one says "battery not recognized" or something - this is the empty slot in the grip - and the other one gives battery info for the single battery loaded.


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Jan 15, 2009 22:59 |  #9

brianch wrote in post #7087020 (external link)
The BG-E6 grip is a rather expensive grip, but Canons other grips were quite expensive upon release as well. Haven't you realized by now? All photography gear is expensive >.

Especially when it's new out of the gate.


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Jan 15, 2009 23:02 |  #10

I am envious of the AF-On button on the grip.


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Jan 15, 2009 23:04 |  #11

Ivoryplum wrote in post #7086979 (external link)
First off, it looks muuuch better with the grip on it. Congrats on finding one, and for cheap! (well, somewhat).
Anyways, I'm sure I already know the answer to this...but it never hurts to ask.
Is there a way to check the percentage of battery left with the 50D...?

Not sure on this. THink Flying Photog had an answer. Thanks for your comment.


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Jan 15, 2009 23:13 |  #12

scottpow wrote in post #7086986 (external link)
Three hundred dollars for a battery holder does not sound like a very good deal. another case of Canon putting the screws to their users!

Is this a serious post?

It is 1/9th the price of the camera. Pay to play. Besides, extra battery life, extra buttons, more balance... what else do you want for $300?

I wonder what he thinks about the WFT-E4A.. A grip for $950, what a scam!


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Jan 15, 2009 23:17 |  #13

jwcdds wrote in post #7087053 (external link)
I am envious of the AF-On button on the grip.

Ditto...

Neither of mine have it. :(


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Jan 16, 2009 00:53 |  #14

I was quite serious. It's $100 more than the BG-E4, and you get what extra?
I question why it cost 50% more.

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Is this a serious post?

It is 1/9th the price of the camera. Pay to play. Besides, extra battery life, extra buttons, more balance... what else do you want for $300?

I wonder what he thinks about the WFT-E4A.. A grip for $950, what a scam!




  
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I wish canon battery grips didn't look so cheap.


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