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Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:06:34 AM »

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 11:26:48 AM »
I bought one.. waiting for arrival...
I promise to do a review from this "cheap" grip..  ;)

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #2 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?
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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #3 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..

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #6 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
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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 01:22:51 PM »

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« Reply #7 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

I did some research on google, these problems was the first generation from the 5dmkiii grips..
the latest ones are great...

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #8 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

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. 

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #9 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

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

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #11 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...

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 10:39:06 PM »

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 10:47:19 PM »
Not a bad price. Wish I had a camera that needed a grip.

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #14 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...

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Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 09:03:44 AM »