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Re: Should I go with the genuine Battery grip or go for a 3rd Party grip
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2013, 11:44:10 AM »
3rd party grip and batteries. Genuine Canon products are way over priced.
I've never had a problem with the 3rd party batteries and grip on the T1i for the last three years. Have had 3rd party grip and batteries on the 5D3 for about 6 mo with no problems until the firmware change.  Now the batteries don't register with the camera, but haven't seen any perfomance issues, the charge indication still works.

 

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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2013, 12:12:39 PM »
My bg-e7 has died and has taken 2x LP-E6 with it, and very nearly my 7D.

Seems to have been a short.  This is the genuine canon grip.

My instinct would be not to bother, at all.

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Re: Should I go with the genuine Battery grip or go for a 3rd Party grip
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2013, 12:42:54 PM »
I've been using a 3rd party on my 5D2 and it's awesome.


However, due to the joystick, I'm going to go for a Canon BG-E11 for my 5D3. Otherwise I would have done the same.

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Re: Should I go with the genuine Battery grip or go for a 3rd Party grip
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2013, 12:06:00 PM »
3rd party grip and batteries. Genuine Canon products are way over priced.
I've never had a problem with the 3rd party batteries and grip on the T1i for the last three years. Have had 3rd party grip and batteries on the 5D3 for about 6 mo with no problems until the firmware change.  Now the batteries don't register with the camera, but haven't seen any perfomance issues, the charge indication still works.

+1

im using third party grips and and they are great.

with canon BG you pay 70% for the name.. im not that stupid.

Malte_P

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Re: Should I go with the genuine Battery grip or go for a 3rd Party grip
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2013, 12:08:49 PM »
Quote from: Mt Spokane Photography link=topic=15255.msg277717#msg277717
For example, read the Amazon Reviews.  Things look rosy until you see what was actually written.  The positive reviews often come from some clueless person who tells how good his 5D MK II product was and is not a review of the 5D MK III product at all.
Its like saying my 2005 Automobile was wonderful, so you will be happy with the newest model.
 

well i hope you don´t want to say all people here are clueless?

and often this is a amazon problem.
they mix up reviews very often or they get messed up when a product page is updated.

looking at the replys here at canon rumors, it´s clear that the majority is very happy with third party battery grips.
people who OWN and USE the grips.

the people that complain are usually those who don´t own or know the thrid party grips and only have "heard things". as you can see in this thread.
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Re: Should I go with the genuine Battery grip or go for a 3rd Party grip
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2013, 12:17:35 PM »
Do you shoot with a camera L plate? If yes, you should forget the third party grips as they are smaller than the Canon's BG. You won't be able to use the L plate on the 5D3 + third party grip.

not true.
do you know all third party grips... i doubt it.

i have a L plate and it fits perfectly.

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Re: Should I go with the genuine Battery grip or go for a 3rd Party grip
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2013, 07:46:38 AM »
Do you shoot with a camera L plate? If yes, you should forget the third party grips as they are smaller than the Canon's BG. You won't be able to use the L plate on the 5D3 + third party grip.

not true.
do you know all third party grips... i doubt it.

i have a L plate and it fits perfectly.

Which third party grip are you using? The ones I have seen don't work with L plates.
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