Any good off-brand battery grips? For my 40D

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I couldn't help but look at the off-brand battery grips on eBay (opteka, etc). About 100 bucks less than the BG-e2n. Some include batteries even.

    Are there any good brands you'd recommend? Or, is Canon the only way to go?
     
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    I have a friend who has an Opteka, and it is complete and utter junk. While his isn't the 40D version (it is the Nikon D80 one) the build quality is EXTREMELY poor. It is only a couple of months old, has never been abused and is falling apart.

    I don't know anything about the other brands, the is is the only one I have personally seen. I don't even know if the 40D one is better, it may well be... I just know the one Opteka product I have ever had my hands on is junk.

    For what it is worth.
     
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    I have some from Digipower and Energizer. No problems so far.
     
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    I would prefer to try a cheaper brand too but I've heard that their shutters can "feel" different to the main shutter. However my workmate has a Nikon 200D with a non-brand grip (not sure which one) and he's quite happy with it.
     

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