Branded?

magicmonkey

TPF Noob!
Joined
Feb 11, 2006
Messages
579
Reaction score
0
Location
Bristol, UK
I'm looking for a battery grip for my 350D and there are some unbranded ones going on :xebay:x with 2 batteries for a lot less than the canon one with no batteries. Now I'm sure the batteries aren't up to much and I have 2 already but they would be handy to have floating around in my bag, the only problem I can see is the grip being of poor quality, they do specify that they are made by the same manufacturer as the canon ones and are exaclty the same except for the badge, should I get a cheaper one with battereis or go for a canon own brand one?
 

Xmetal

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Nov 22, 2004
Messages
2,351
Reaction score
29
Location
Newcastle, Australia
Website
photobucket.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
The only non-Canon stuff you should ever buy for your 350D is Sigma lenses.

Ebay + No-name camera products = Minefield.
 

digital flower

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Messages
1,409
Reaction score
36
Location
CT
Website
digitalflowerpictures.com
With Nikons, the no-name batteries suck. After getting 2 different generic ones I am only buying branded batteries from now on. Your mileage may vary.
 
OP
magicmonkey

magicmonkey

TPF Noob!
Joined
Feb 11, 2006
Messages
579
Reaction score
0
Location
Bristol, UK
To be onest I'm not really too fussed about the batteries, they'd only be ther e for real emergencies and I wouldn't rely on them at all, it's more the grip that I'd be worried about, if it didn't work then I would have sold a lens for nothing!
 

JonK

I want MORE!!
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
3,568
Reaction score
140
Location
Manitoba, Canada
Website
www.jonkilimnikphotography.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
i would tend to agree with the advice already given....honestly the canon grips are flimsy enuff without going to off-brand. I love canon but they're gear just doesn't have a nice feel to me lately.....man my EOS 3 film cam feels so much more robust and the finish is just so much nicer....but I digress....just get the canon grip. :D
 

Most reactions

ClickASnap
Top