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Off brand battery grips???

 
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Jun 04, 2009 03:04 as a reply to  @ post 8046834 |  #31

I haven't had any of the problems you've just listed with mine.
Luck of the draw I guess.


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Jun 04, 2009 09:23 |  #32

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Jun 04, 2009 11:49 |  #33

Trying to find a good grip for my 40D.

Was thinking of the Phottix. Can't seem to find one.

Anyone?


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Jun 04, 2009 16:18 as a reply to  @ stince's post |  #34

I ordered this one and am very satisfied with it and the company who sold it to me:

http://www.linkdelight​.com …Camera-replace-BG-E2.html (external link)



  
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Jun 04, 2009 16:31 |  #35

stince wrote in post #8048863 (external link)
Trying to find a good grip for my 40D.

Was thinking of the Phottix. Can't seem to find one.

Anyone?

I found an Ebay seller that carries the Phottix Grips (external link). I've got a 50D on the way and am thinking of going this route for the grip. I've had Phottix grips in the past and have had no problems with them.


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Jun 04, 2009 18:09 |  #36

Anyone know anything about the "Power Grip"? I see that as the ebay cheap grip for the XS


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Jun 04, 2009 19:23 as a reply to  @ professorman's post |  #37

I purchsed an Opteka for my XTi. I ordered it from Amazon for $89 with two batteries. They are just as good as the Canon batteries. When I bought my used 20D, I ordered another Opteka grip for that one, again with the two batteries for around $89. This one has worked like a champ as well.

I would recommend the Opteka brand highly.


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Jun 04, 2009 23:11 |  #38

buurin wrote in post #8033282 (external link)
Another thing I read is the Opteka:
"Opteka is proud to be allowed to use the same factory and mold as Canon uses for their BG-E2."

johneo wrote in post #8035188 (external link)
I work for a major manufacturing company. We make (made?) a product that had the Craftsman (Sears) brand name on it. It was one of our products with different paint and a few other cosmetic differences. MANY products are sold in the same way. Example ... as buurin pointed out ... "same mold and factory" as the Canon grip.

I also worked for a major manufacturing company (31 years). We built our own major brand tires and "Private Label" brands as well and in the same plant and often using the same molds. One just as good as the other? No, the materials, design, and the QC were a difference. Same plant, same mold, but same quality? No.



  
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Jun 05, 2009 00:02 as a reply to  @ jr_senator's post |  #39

There's no doubt in my mind, Phottix, Opteka & Lindelight's Meike grips all come out of the same plant...

Private labels are the principal M.O. for Costco, Safeway, Walmart, Target & thousands of other retailers.



  
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Jun 05, 2009 00:44 |  #40

heres my small comparison of the phottix one vs. the canon one... the phottix one is for sale btw

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=703579




  
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Jun 05, 2009 08:06 |  #41

The Phottix is def in my budget, and i will probably be picking it up asap!


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Jun 05, 2009 08:44 |  #42

Ive never experienced anything other than canon's BG-E2 on my 20d, but I don't know If i would buy off brand. Because if it somehow ruined the camera (battery leak?) then I don't think canon would fix it, whereas they would if it was a canon product that caused the ruining of your camera. (Thats paraphrasing of what a piece of paper said that I got from canon)


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Jun 05, 2009 23:58 |  #43

thisisoriginal wrote in post #8054515 (external link)
Ive never experienced anything other than canon's BG-E2 on my 20d, but I don't know If i would buy off brand. Because if it somehow ruined the camera (battery leak?) then I don't think canon would fix it, whereas they would if it was a canon product that caused the ruining of your camera. (Thats paraphrasing of what a piece of paper said that I got from canon)

You are probably right that using a 3rd party grip would not be covered by Canon if it did damage to your body -- however has there ever been a single report of a grip damaging a body?

Your example of a battery leak is not a good example since a physical leak of the battery would be contained to the grip. I'd me more concerned of some some weird short in the grip that flows up into the body.


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Jun 06, 2009 15:21 |  #44

There are many off brand grips. Some of them are terrible, but others are quite decent. You just have to be careful and avoid the garbage out there.


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Jun 06, 2009 15:30 |  #45

kenwood33 wrote in post #8061610 (external link)
There are many off brand grips. Some of them are terrible, but others are quite decent. You just have to be careful and avoid the garbage out there.

Very good advice. Now, could you tell us which is which? There is interest in using your system.



  
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