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Dec 15, 2008 19:47 |  #1

ok I have had my 5D MKII now for 1/2 a week I hate using it without a grip it just feels so wrong without it now after having grips on all my cameras

so a couple questions and comments

1) 280 bucks? what thats ludicrous !!! 100 bucks more than the 5D grip
2) why does hardly anyone have them?
3) when will other companies pick them up and start selling them
4) when is the price going to drop?

I am not sure how long I can hold off even if it is going to cost 300 bucks by the time I get it shipped :(

I emailed sterlingtek and they said they are working on batteries but they dont have an exact eta on them yet, hopefully soon


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Dec 15, 2008 19:50 |  #2

280 is a low price. 79.99 is a low price for an extra battery.

I guess you missed retail prices, and what they were in the past. I'm about to order a grip, my bodies feel naked without them, and I don't mind paying the "new" price.

I'm sure they will drop over time. What is MSRP of the grip anyway?


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Dec 15, 2008 19:59 |  #3

not sure I saw J&R selling them for 350

I wish amazon had them, which is very strange that they dont


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Dec 15, 2008 20:03 |  #4

tekkie wrote in post #6885604 (external link)
not sure I saw J&R selling them for 350

I wish amazon had them, which is very strange that they dont

http://www.amazon.com …words=canon+bg-e6&x=0&y=0 (external link)


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Dec 15, 2008 20:05 |  #5

yeah but those are not being sold by amazon directly

I might have to go with the one from adorama


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Dec 15, 2008 20:07 as a reply to  @ tekkie's post |  #6

Ahhhh, good point!

I can't stand this new cam without a grip, you know what I'll be ordering tomorrow ;)

As well as selling off one of my two 5D's to help fund it all ;)


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Dec 15, 2008 20:12 |  #7

yeah I just sold my 5D grip that I had before but I am totally with you I cant stand using it without the grip lol


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Dec 15, 2008 21:46 |  #8

tekkie wrote in post #6885519 (external link)
ok I have had my 5D MKII now for 1/2 a week I hate using it without a grip it just feels so wrong without it now after having grips on all my cameras

so a couple questions and comments

1) 280 bucks? what thats ludicrous !!! 100 bucks more than the 5D grip
2) why does hardly anyone have them?
3) when will other companies pick them up and start selling them
4) when is the price going to drop?

I am not sure how long I can hold off even if it is going to cost 300 bucks by the time I get it shipped :(

I emailed sterlingtek and they said they are working on batteries but they dont have an exact eta on them yet, hopefully soon

I pre-ordered mine from Adorama (free shipping) got it on Thursday last week. Just pre-order and wait. I'm still waiting on a 2nd battery now.


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Dec 15, 2008 21:53 |  #9

They're in stock at B&H. When I got the news my 5dmkii was shipping today, I called and ordered the grip - no problem.


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Dec 15, 2008 21:54 |  #10

tekkie wrote in post #6885703 (external link)
yeah I just sold my 5D grip that I had before but I am totally with you I cant stand using it without the grip lol


So the 5D grip doesn't slip in huh? Kinda like the 20/30d to 40d grip with some felt added?

I guess I could try. I have two classics here with grips.


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Dec 15, 2008 21:57 |  #11

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So the 5D grip doesn't slip in huh? Kinda like the 20/30d to 40d grip with some felt added?

I guess I could try. I have two classics here with grips.

Oh crap, looks like only the mounting pin in the grip.... hmmmm.

And there is a second side of mirror pins on the inside, i wonder... hmmmm.

Probably not though, lol.


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Dec 16, 2008 20:37 |  #12

tekkie wrote in post #6885519 (external link)
ok I have had my 5D MKII now for 1/2 a week I hate using it without a grip it just feels so wrong without it now after having grips on all my cameras

so a couple questions and comments

1) 280 bucks? what thats ludicrous !!! 100 bucks more than the 5D grip
2) why does hardly anyone have them?
3) when will other companies pick them up and start selling them
4) when is the price going to drop?

I am not sure how long I can hold off even if it is going to cost 300 bucks by the time I get it shipped :(

I emailed sterlingtek and they said they are working on batteries but they dont have an exact eta on them yet, hopefully soon


Actually its funny you say it feels wrong as I was just thinking before I read this that I was actually getting used to no battery grip!. This camera actually feels really molded to my hand without the grip.....And with the 24-70 2.8 on it feels quite heavy ...........The only downer with that is I can't survive on one battery!!...........Th​e way the aussie dollars going this grip will cost a rocket when I can find one in stock.


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Dec 16, 2008 20:44 as a reply to  @ clipper_from_oz's post |  #13

Grips aren't the problem.

A second new battery IS the problem.

I called/hunted and almost gave up today for a second battery. KEH.COM had one in stock, yay!


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Dec 17, 2008 08:20 |  #14
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You think your battery price sucks at $79.99? Take a look at what Canadians wind up paying for the LP-E6 battery: http://www.mcbaincamer​a.com …ail.php?mcbain_​id=0205364 (external link)

That's right, $210 for a stupid battery.


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Dec 17, 2008 09:24 |  #15

smcclelland wrote in post #6895137 (external link)
That's right, $210 for a stupid battery.

Holy crap! :shock: Are they that expensive everywhere up there?


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