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Mar 25, 2009 06:49 |  #31

I bought batteries from 2 other suppliers for my Phottix. They don't have issues with the grip.

Sterlingtec batteries had a batch of off sized batteries once but they exchanged them for those that had issues with them.


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Mar 25, 2009 17:39 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #32

Thanks bohdank, these are the "phottix" branded batteries that came with the grip. I'll send them an e-mail just to raise the question, but am assuming I'll have to make do with how it is.


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Mar 25, 2009 21:45 |  #33

no.. it's locked in fairly tight.. ill have a look at it tonight again
i havent had any problems but.

one question (probably a really stupid q too).. should we turn the power button off (from the grip) after we've finished using the camera? and if so is their a order in doing it, as in turn the camera power off then the grip one?


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Mar 25, 2009 21:52 as a reply to  @ rohanesian's post |  #34

On my 400D with Grip, I always turned off the power to Grip and Camera (not really important which order).


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Mar 25, 2009 22:25 |  #35

The switch on the grip just disables the buttons. It doesn't turn the power off.


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Mar 25, 2009 22:38 |  #36

oh ok .. thanks for that :)


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Mar 25, 2009 23:18 |  #37

bohdank wrote in post #7599818 (external link)
The switch on the grip just disables the buttons. It doesn't turn the power off.

I've never really given that much thought....but of course you are right. The camera continues to operate even with the Grip Switch turned off :oops:


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Mar 26, 2009 19:22 |  #38

I've had the Phottix grip for nearly a month now, and can honestly say... i looked at the canon one in person, and the phottix, and they're identical apart from the rubber.... and the missing canon logo on the font of it :) and the battery's mine came with still havn't run out and i've prolly taken at least a couple hundred shots and they're not even showing any use (ie. still showing full)

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Mar 26, 2009 21:34 |  #39

I've gotten over 1000 shots out of 2 batteries on the 40D.


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Mar 27, 2009 17:59 |  #40

I Like to Watch wrote in post #7586409 (external link)
The Phottix battery Grip + 2 Batteries arrived today....1 week since order which is pretty good (HK to Australia).

Working like a bought one. The only negative I could say is that the "generic" batteries must have a slight difference in casing design than the Canon batteries. The right hand latch doesn't stay locked over the "generic" battery, but stays locked over a Canon battery. Means you have to hold the battery in while you shut the grip latch.

Other than that....pretty damn happy.

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Phottix Grip with 2 Batteries (includiing delivery) approx $115 AUD.....Bargain bw!

Sand the ends of the batteries down a bit. I know it sounds goofy but what the heck. They are cheap enough. Put a Canon battery next to a Phottix and inspect them for differences. Then sand it down. I'm sure taking a bit of the plastic off the ends (if that's what's needed) won't hurt them...

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Mar 28, 2009 00:45 |  #41

Jon Foster wrote in post #7612763 (external link)
Sand the ends of the batteries down a bit. I know it sounds goofy but what the heck.

Jon.

Where the join in the plastic casing occurs there is a slight inaccuracy...so I filed it down a little...but no difference. This is the not the point where the casing clip makes contact with the battery. Apart from that, it looks no different to the Canon battery.


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Apr 01, 2009 10:26 |  #42

For the 40D would I need the BG-E2 or the BG-E2N?
What is the difference?


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Apr 01, 2009 10:39 |  #43

Either - the BG-E2N has some waterproof seals around some of the openings. Otherwise they're the same.


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Apr 02, 2009 04:24 |  #44

The BG-E2N Also has a metal gear for the bit were you attach it to the camera, some consumers had problems with the old plastic gears when teeth snapped off,

Probably better to go with the BG-E2N as the BG-E2 gear might brake and you will have to snap your grip off,

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Apr 02, 2009 09:40 |  #45

We need someone to open the Ebay grip to see if it has the metal gear.

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