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Jul 30, 2008 19:14 |  #1

I was looking at buying a grip for my 30D and I wanted to know if any of you had used the opteka one.

Thanks for the input




  
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Jul 30, 2008 19:18 |  #2

There are a ton of people that use Opteka grips, I just happen to prefer the Canon one. The third market grips feel really cheap to me.


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Jul 30, 2008 19:25 as a reply to  @ TaDa's post |  #3

anyone else?




  
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Jul 30, 2008 19:41 as a reply to  @ flyboy89's post |  #4

Here's my experience with it....

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=400493
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=441768

Subsequently when I got one for my 5D, I got a Canon one.


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Jul 30, 2008 19:53 |  #5

Get the Canon grip... no headache ,no problems and peace of mind.


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Jul 30, 2008 20:22 as a reply to  @ andrewhuxman's post |  #6

ahhh but the moneyyyyyy :lol:

well I suppose its best not to be too cheap.

Did ANYONE have a positive experience?




  
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Jul 30, 2008 21:21 |  #7

I've got the Opteka grip on my XT and 40D. No problems.


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Jul 31, 2008 15:32 as a reply to  @ lauderdalems's post |  #8

Well I just called my local camera store and they price matched for me at 175, minus the battery. So I will be picking up the Canon one Saturday morning. :)




  
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Jul 31, 2008 15:39 |  #9

I have the Opteka w/30D and it works perfectly.


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Jul 31, 2008 17:25 |  #10

The BG is not a good place to go third party.



  
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Aug 01, 2008 15:41 as a reply to  @ jr_senator's post |  #11

Well I just picked up my Canon BG less than 2 hours ago :)

Likes: I like that it feels really nice and solid. It also has the very useful "scroll" button that I use for aperture in AP mode or shutter or whatever. I can also still reach the command dial very comfortably, which is of course mandatory for Manual Mode. It feels so much better to shoot in portrait mode. However I still feel a little awkward holding it vertically, my hand trembles noticeably in the viewfinder. Can anyone tell me their style of holding the 30D in portrait mode with the grip?

Dislikes: I am not so sure about the "select all focus points" button, because I use the little joystick to choose the center focus point. It seems like it would be really easy to press this button because its right next to the * button which I love to use for focus. The problem lies in the fact that I cannot readily reach that small joystick to reset to the center focus point. This may be a problem when I quickly whip up the camera for a shot. Does anyone know how to disable this "select all focus points" button?




  
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