Battery Grips...

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  1. Robp412

    Robp412 TPF Noob!

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    Just need a little help. Trying to get a grip. If anyone can give me a comparison of the canon brands to the off brand names it would be a huuuuge help. Also personal experiences with each one... Thank you in advancee.
     
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    Oh by the wayy I have a 30d.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    IMO, there's only one grip for that camera.... the one with the Canon brand.

    I've heard of quality complaints of the other look alikes.

    All my SLRs have grips.... For me, it is more comfortable and the added battery power is an added bonus.
     
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    Okay I will look into it thanks.
     
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    I also have a 30D.

    Got my "knock-off" from EBay - shipped from Hong Kong.

    I heard Canon's BG-E2N (I think that's the model #) is a "little loose". The off-brand even copied this "looseness" :) But for the difference of $100+, I can live with it.

    Unfortunately, all my friends bought into Nikon's ads, and I am not able to get hold of a BG-E2N to test.

    If Canon were to put a little latch to hook the right side of camera, it will remove majority of "looseness" - it may not be worth paying extra $100, but at least they can say "we are Canon, we are better". Today, I can't imagine how Canon can improve on what I have (besides that looseness) - I think it was something like $40 + $20 which is outrageous shipping (way to circumvent EBay's commission, I'm guessing).
     
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    adorama sells their own brand of battery grips for most canon and nikon dslrs. prices seem to range between $50-75. not sure who manufactures them on their behalf but for the price it's certainly worth a try. unlike buying on ebay, i am sure adorama will offer a full refund if you're not happy.
     

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