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Gear Talk => Deals on Gear => Topic started by: hemidesign on December 26, 2012, 11:06:34 AM

Title: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on December 26, 2012, 11:06:34 AM
unbelievable price of $38.83

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Meike-MK-Vertical-Multi-Power-Canon-BG-E13-Battery-Grip-for-Canon-EOS-6D-/360547936401?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item53f254e891 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Meike-MK-Vertical-Multi-Power-Canon-BG-E13-Battery-Grip-for-Canon-EOS-6D-/360547936401?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item53f254e891)

I hope, Meike is a good brand...
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on December 26, 2012, 11:26:48 AM
I bought one.. waiting for arrival...
I promise to do a review from this "cheap" grip..  ;)
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Badger on December 26, 2012, 11:28:33 AM
Seems like a good deal, but I know nothing of that brand. Does anyone know if Meike is really a $20 grip selling for $40, or an $80 selling for $40?
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on December 26, 2012, 11:31:33 AM
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..
I hope is the same for the 6D..
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on December 26, 2012, 11:48:30 AM
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..

Not All!  Many early buyers got defective units.  It cost more to return them to China than they were worth.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080)
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: joshmurrah on December 26, 2012, 11:55:02 AM
FWIW I've bought several of these (my 7D and 5D2 are rocking them at the moment) from Amazon, under brand names such as "Neewer" and others... they've always been delivered as the Meike grips. 

The Grips are not quite as solid feeling (the doors feel a bit flimsy), but they have always been 100% functionally for me, at only 15-20% of the price.

I have never been an early adopter, I wait until places like Amazon's fullfilment stock them for easy returns "just in case", however I've had a great track record so far.
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Mendolera on December 26, 2012, 01:22:51 PM
I had a Meike grip on my 60D and it was solid and fully functional. I was thinking about getting a grip for the 5D3 and if I did I would be perfectly happy getting this brand. Build qty is decent for that price
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on December 26, 2012, 03:39:40 PM
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..

Not All!  Many early buyers got defective units.  It cost more to return them to China than they were worth.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080)

I did some research on google, these problems was the first generation from the 5dmkiii grips..
the latest ones are great...
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on December 26, 2012, 07:17:44 PM
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..

Not All!  Many early buyers got defective units.  It cost more to return them to China than they were worth.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080)

I did some research on google, these problems was the first generation from the 5dmkiii grips..
the latest ones are great...
Isn't that what I said??    Great is a bit overstating it, IMHO, even the Canon Grips are just fair. 
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on December 26, 2012, 09:59:31 PM
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..

Not All!  Many early buyers got defective units.  It cost more to return them to China than they were worth.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080)

I did some research on google, these problems was the first generation from the 5dmkiii grips..
the latest ones are great...
Isn't that what I said??    Great is a bit overstating it, IMHO, even the Canon Grips are just fair.

Oh yeah.. sorry, I didn't see the "many early buyers"... LOL
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: LoganH91 on December 30, 2012, 12:24:10 AM
I have a Meike grip for my T3i. When I received it in the mail all worked fine. After about 2 photoshoots with it the main shutter button would not take pictures. It would focus, but not take pictures. All of the other buttons worked as well. So left it alone for a few months. Shot a wedding this past Saturday, slapped it on to try it and the button is mysteriously working again. Let's hope it stays that way! Nonetheless, great feel to the grip and might as well be canon brand.
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Marsu42 on January 06, 2013, 07:31:57 PM
I bought one.. waiting for arrival...
I promise to do a review from this "cheap" grip..  ;)

So... has it arrived yet? I'm just bugging because I'd like to read a review of this from a real person and not a Meike exec writing on Amazon...
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: aalbert on January 06, 2013, 10:39:06 PM
I had a Meike for my T2i, and had no problems with it for the 18 months that I used it... Just got a 6D, but couldn't live without a grip, so I got the Canon unit.... Based on my past experience with Meike, I would not have hesitated in purchasing a Meikie were it available at the time... $200 saved buys some nice filters or factory batteries.

Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: RMC33 on January 06, 2013, 10:47:19 PM
Not a bad price. Wish I had a camera that needed a grip.
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Marsu42 on January 07, 2013, 09:03:44 AM
Not a bad price.

Probably because the grip is a straight copy from the 60d - the Meike copy for the 6d even features the zoom functions that are only available on the 60d (see blue markings on Meike vs Canon) - or am I mistaken?

But as long as it works €40 is a good price and probably realistic for the manufacturing value, that's gives an impression about Canon's markup on grips, lens hoods and lens caps...
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on January 09, 2013, 11:42:08 AM
I bought one.. waiting for arrival...
I promise to do a review from this "cheap" grip..  ;)

So... has it arrived yet? I'm just bugging because I'd like to read a review of this from a real person and not a Meike exec writing on Amazon...

Not yet.. I'm still waiting.. 2 weeks already! :(
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Ryan708 on January 09, 2013, 07:45:06 PM
I have a meike for my 60D and it seemed ok, except for the reviews saying it shorted out batteries, I checked the internal wiring and it was all fin on mine. However sometimes the thumb wheel on the back of my 60d would stop working with it attached, untill I turned the exposure wheel. No biggee. But shooting a friends wedding, I was against a wall in a kinda cramped area, and was holding the camera a little weird, and gripping the meike grip firlmly, and it all of a sudden, powered my camera down and the batt light was all that was on the top LCD, and it wouldnt tunr on/back off. In about 30 second I had the grip removed and the batt and door back on body only, and I didnt miss a critical shot, but it pissed me off. It did the same thing with my 300mm lens a couple times. I assume the cheap plastic flexes too much when gripping tightly, and loses  contact
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Marsu42 on January 10, 2013, 11:54:11 AM
Not yet.. I'm still waiting.. 2 weeks already! :(

When (and if :-)) you receive the Meike grip, it'd very, very helpful if you could try to provoke the above error by trying to bend the grip and see if the camera bugs out - I've read about this possibility before concerning Canon & 3rd party grips, and it'd quite important to know if the budget price means severely reduced reliability.
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on January 16, 2013, 11:58:53 AM
Still waiting.. 21 days and nothing...  :-\
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: captainkanji on January 18, 2013, 05:48:57 PM
Just got mine today.  Attaches very well to the body.  There's no movement once it's locked down.  All the buttons are functioning correctly.  Time will tell as far as durability is concerned.  It's my first grip, so it feels a little weird.  I'll be taking lots of verticals at events this year, can't wait to try it out.
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Marsu42 on January 19, 2013, 05:38:18 PM
Still waiting.. 21 days and nothing...  :-\

Well, on ebay you often can see how the delivery times to be expected from China, to the US it seems to be a bit faster, but personally whenever I order to Germany I'm pleasantly surprised if it takes less then a month.

Just got mine today.  Attaches very well to the body.  There's no movement once it's locked down.

So you're convinced it won't loose contact once it's bent in an awkward position as described above? If it's really that sturdy then there really doesn't seem to be any reason to get the original Canon grip and I'd order mine from Asia so it arrives before I buy my 6d...
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: hemidesign on January 23, 2013, 01:07:06 AM
I got mine.. and take a look at my little review.. enjoy!

http://marcellorodarte.com/artstudio/ (http://marcellorodarte.com/artstudio/)

after 25 days of waiting..  :P
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: Marsu42 on January 23, 2013, 02:37:00 AM
I got mine.. and take a look at my little review.. enjoy!

Thanks for the review, and nice shots - with which lens were they taken?

 Two questions though:
* do the blue functions actually do anything on the 6d, or are they leftovers from the 60d?
* apart from it feeling sturdy, did you try to bend it and to provoke a power loss that was reported on other Meike grips?
Title: Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
Post by: RustyTheGeek on January 24, 2013, 09:22:03 AM
I decided to order one.  Because I don't have enough stuff piled up laying around in my way already.   :P