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Dec 04, 2011 21:17 |  #46

My OEM 7D grip (BG-E7) has a serial number on it. Hard to see but it is there none the less, just like the one pictured earlier in the thread.


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Dec 24, 2011 08:36 |  #47

stop comparing the BG-E6 with BG-E7

other grips including BG-E7 have a SN

BG-E6, even genuine, does not have any


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Dec 24, 2011 12:17 |  #48

I got a fake BG-E6 from Amazon (Directly) about six months ago... Just found out recently, because I was stupid not to look into it sooner and figured from Amazon directly it just not the same quality as the other grips... I found out it was fake and contacted them. They took two weeks to investigate it but gave me a full refund six months later. Ordered new one from B&H, MUCH better quality.


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Dec 24, 2011 15:17 |  #49

Invertalon wrote in post #13594346 (external link)
I got a fake BG-E6 from Amazon (Directly) about six months ago...

100% certain directly from Amazon? Otherwise sounds like Amazon resold you someone's return.



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Dec 24, 2011 15:19 |  #50

montroyal wrote in post #13593631 (external link)
stop comparing the BG-E6 with BG-E7

other grips including BG-E7 have a SN

BG-E6, even genuine, does not have any

Thank you. It's not even funny people keep bringing that up while never even owns/owned a BG-E6.



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Dec 28, 2011 10:10 |  #51

HyperYagami wrote in post #13594779 (external link)
100% certain directly from Amazon? Otherwise sounds like Amazon resold you someone's return.

Yes, I am sure... Otherwise they would of not accepted my return. 100% them, prime shipped to me.


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Dec 28, 2011 21:21 |  #52

How did you determine it was a fake?

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Invertalon wrote in post #13594346 (external link)
I got a fake BG-E6 from Amazon (Directly) about six months ago... Just found out recently, because I was stupid not to look into it sooner and figured from Amazon directly it just not the same quality as the other grips... I found out it was fake and contacted them. They took two weeks to investigate it but gave me a full refund six months later. Ordered new one from B&H, MUCH better quality.


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Dec 29, 2011 06:41 |  #53

The build quality, paint flaking off, buttons felt different, etc...

I posted about it here and somebody linked to a page comparing a real with a fake... Mine was identical in every way to the fake. So I contacted Amazon 6 months after I bought it and they opened an investigation. Two weeks later they sent pre-paid label and issued me a full refund.

Ordered my new grip from B&H and the materials, quality and fit are miles better. I feel so stupid for not noticing it when I got the other grip, but I just trusted Amazon would not sell a fake.

Here is my post about it all:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1120347


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Dec 29, 2011 12:21 |  #54

Thanks, Steve -

I was a bit concerned because I too got one from Amazon a few months ago. I just looked at the box and it appears to be the real deal. I'll double check the physical details of the grip tonight when I get home. I appreciate your efforts in tracking down the differences between real and fake. Gotta love the forum, and I think counterfeiters should be strung up by their heels.

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Dec 29, 2011 12:51 |  #55

I, too, have an original Canon BG-E6 and there are no imprint on the bottom.


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