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Re: Third-pary Grip. Safe?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 11:58:13 PM »
I have a cheap 3rd party grip for my 70D. It never "hurt" my camera or stopped functioning.

Only problems..shutter button extremely sensitive, goes off if I just brush it against something or lightly touch it
The button labels poorly printed and have rubbed off after a few months.

At some point I may buy the Canon but I can live w/the no name for a while

Well, after 4 months I dumped my knock off (neewer) and plunked down 175.00 for the real thing.  I had a failure in the field....the main dial of my 70D stopped functioning, but ONLY when the grip was powered on. Pulled the batteries,etc. eventually it worked again.  But not a good thing to happen. Plus I got tired of the shutter button on the grip activating with barely light incidental contact.  I don't regret trying the cheapo, but learned my lesson.

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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 11:58:13 PM »

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Re: Third-pary Grip. Safe?
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 02:36:18 PM »
I've been using a Meike grip on my 6D since it came out.  No issues.
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Re: Third-pary Grip. Safe?
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 02:48:16 PM »
third party grips ROCK. Try to stick to newer/mieike. the first on ei eve bought im at three now- was so well made i felt like i robbed canon.

Since these grips use cheaper rubber and glue, the hotter the environment, the less time these will last. I will need to replace my old t2i grip as its smoothed out and began to peel off.

Also, if its for a 70d/full frame camera, sometimes the camera doesnt properly ready the battery status. no big deal.
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Re: Third-pary Grip. Safe?
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 03:57:35 PM »
I have 4 third party grips, one for my 40D, 2 for my 5DII, and 1 for my 5DIII.
All worked well. 
I do have two observations:
First, the wheel at the back of the camera stopped responding when the grip is turned on.  Turning it off returned the wheel functionality.
Second, the battery seems to drain faster when the grip is turned on.  Probably because of the internal electronics in the grip.

On the 5DII grips, I took one apart so I can modify the electronics to accept a remote shutter release receiver so I can reduce the external wiring for the remote.  But, with the complex electronics modules in the grip, it just became too daunting a job.  But what I found out through the process is that on the top mount where the 1/4-20 screw going into the camera tripod mount, there is a metal plate the size of the grip!  The same is true of the bottom of the grip.  So, there are 2 plates within the grip, securely screwed to the shell.  It is satisfying to know that the structure is very secured in terms of construction.  There is no need to worry of the camera breaking off from the grip.

Know this, I feel confident about using the grips.

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Re: Third-pary Grip. Safe?
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 03:57:35 PM »