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Re: Meike grip MK-6d for Canon 6D REVIEW
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2013, 06:41:44 AM »
Marsu42,
thanks, nice to get a reply from somebody who actually studied chemistry (though ye, I thought that toxins don't always come as a bubbly green liquid : ) ... however some googling suggested that there might be a "phthalates smell")
btw. I had it outside for three days, took it for a short shoot today, still smells, is now back on the balcony... and I'm thinking I shouldn't see the movie as it probably won't calm me down about this... then again, for some reason I felt like having a burger after seeing Super Size Me : )
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2013, 07:14:38 AM »
thanks, nice to get a reply from somebody who actually studied chemistry

... though I should mention it was quite some time ago and "only" for 2 years, but I did all the basic cooking and theory and have a general idea what might be toxic - which is a lot and becomes more every day, which is part of a reason I didn't end up as a chemist :-o

though ye, I thought that toxins don't always come as a bubbly green liquid : )

Watch out, if you continue to inhale the fumes you might mutate into a hulk-like "super photog", only take stellar shots and can carry a 5d3+70-200L2 all day long without flinching :->

... however some googling suggested that there might be a "phthalates smell")

Ah, well, if you googled it I rest my case :-p ... no, really, I don't want to downplay it and phthalates are banned in Europe for children's toys for a reason. The sad truth is that it's a global scandal, the issue is very complex and cannot be narrowed down to "smell" and you're probably already stuffed with phthalates thorough the food chain (plastic wrappings, esp. in fat foods).

So no smell is better than the a supposed toxic smell, but if you fail to produce children the reason probably won't be the Meike grip :-o ... but please let us know if the smell gets better after a week or so?



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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 07:46:36 AM »
you might mutate into a hulk-like "super photog", only take stellar shots and can carry a 5d3+70-200L2 all day long without flinching :->

in a case of hulkification I would look for a Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 ... you know, color matching  :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2013, 09:50:34 AM »
I bought the grip from Ayex. Seems to be identical. But its taste is neutral, not unpleasant.
95€ @ amazon. Fuction is ok. Buttons are well built and the pressure, you need to push is the same like on the camera.

So, it was a good deal. 265€ for the Orirginal Grip is a little bit to much  :o

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Re: Meike grip MK-6d for Canon 6D REVIEW
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2013, 10:04:32 AM »
I bought the grip from Ayex.

There seem to be other brand names for the same item - does your grip have also the blue 60d markings like the Meike one described above?

95€ @ amazon [...] So, it was a good deal. 265€ for the Orirginal Grip is a little bit to much  :o

Then again, shipped from CN it's currently €50 + €10 tax if you're unlucky (I missed the €30 deal, shame on me).

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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2013, 11:21:25 AM »
I bought the grip from Ayex.

There seem to be other brand names for the same item - does your grip have also the blue 60d markings like the Meike one described above?

95€ @ amazon [...] So, it was a good deal. 265€ for the Orirginal Grip is a little bit to much  :o

Then again, shipped from CN it's currently €50 + €10 tax if you're unlucky (I missed the €30 deal, shame on me).

Interresting, but the Grip looks identical to the Phottix Grip for my 60D. Has an inprint on the upper side, the Phottix has none.
 But it does not work on the 60D. I don´t know why.

Pricegap:  :'(

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Re: Meike grip MK-6d for Canon 6D REVIEW
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2013, 11:39:20 AM »
Pricegap:  :'(

I recently started buying all plastic items, cables, tripod plates, ... from China via eBay, up to €22 there's no tax or vat, up to 150€ only vat (MwSt) ... even considering the fact domestic importers have to pay both and add a profit, the price for plastic items is ridiculously high via Amazon Germany, I'd rather wait 2-3 weeks for a delivery from around the globe.

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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2013, 05:04:29 PM »
I started ebay shopping with buying cheap radio flash riggers I think (they work fine and sooo much more affordable than what local stores offer). Most things work great (e.g. the triggers, rapid strap, godox flash, reflector), but some less (bought a cheap ND, just to try it out and it was not so neutral and a center pinch cap for 0.99gbp seems to be too shallow and I'm afraid its going to touch the front element) so I'm still buying rather cheap things with huge price difference to similar items that can be bought locally, though some were over 22eur (none over 150 though) and I was never charged import tax or vat yet (I'm in EU as well).

Using ebay uk, my meike 6D grip was about 30euro including shipping. I thought about batteries for it as well, they can be bought for about 7,50eur and even state higher capacity, but there were some discouraging posts on the forum so I think I will go safe and get some from a local store. 
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Re: Meike grip MK-6d for Canon 6D REVIEW
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2013, 04:51:12 AM »
My photographic background and lightning system got ruined 2011 after hail broke the glass of my conservatory.

I would have bought at Manfrotto, al of the holders... would have cost 1600€.
So I bought it at Phottix and other Chines companies and saved more then 900€!!!!


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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2013, 04:51:12 AM »