BG-E2 Battery Grip users... 20D/30D

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  1. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone else use this grip? I got mine this morning... have to say... not massively impressed... feels a bit cheap and rattley if I'm honest...?

    The bg-e3 I had on my 350D was cheaper and felt much sturdier, hmph. :(
     
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    Hmm, I am looking at purchasing this grip, so I'm very interested in people's opinions. I take it you bought a genuine one?

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    Yep its genuine Canon... its well designed in theory but something about it feels a little cheap in my hands.

    There is a thin drop down plastic flap at the back where the 2xBP511/6xAA'a go... If you had some sort of accident whilst the flap was open it'd snap off.

    Not sure what it is exactly, I just ebayed my bg-e3 and I'm certain the quality was better... it wasn't as fiddly putting the battery section back in though if anything I'd say it was heavier. I guess its possible Canon might have tried to make this grip quite light and in doing so have compromised quality a tad.

    That said I'm still keeping it cos I need it... just slightly disappointed in its build quality,
     
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    i've heard that some are rather wobbly. mine's not bad, but it does feel cheaper than the body, partly because of its light weight. what's your serial number?
     
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    ummmm, 9444A001AB01, I think.
     
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    I have a BG-E2 on one of my 20Ds. It's definately made of plastic, but has survived 2 dozen weddings and numerous hikes. I don't have a lot of experience with verticle grips though. I've seen similar comments regarding the build quality posted before. I haven't had any problems. I did send mine back in when they recalled them early on, but that was just to upgrade electrica contacts as I understand.
     

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