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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2012, 07:11:01 AM »
Hard to tell if it's a rubber seal but someone with more knowledge of the shape might be able to tell.

Looking up close at the higher res images now available, there's no sealing on the grip itself where it mates with the camera battery compartment.  What I haven't seen is the battery door of the 5DIII, but assuming the sealing is there and on not on the camera (as it is on other bodies), that means no weather sealing between grip and body.

The good news is that B&H has the grip listed for $350 instead of the MSRP...
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2012, 08:43:25 AM »
Is there a BG which has sealing? For any model?

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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2012, 09:15:58 AM »
Hard to tell if it's a rubber seal but someone with more knowledge of the shape might be able to tell.


Looking up close at the higher res images now available, there's no sealing on the grip itself where it mates with the camera battery compartment.  What I haven't seen is the battery door of the 5DIII, but assuming the sealing is there and on not on the camera (as it is on other bodies), that means no weather sealing between grip and body.

The good news is that B&H has the grip listed for $350 instead of the MSRP...

Ask and ye shall receive!  ;)  It looks like a bit of foam on the door itself, but not much else.


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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2012, 09:40:09 AM »
Ask and ye shall receive!  ;)  It looks like a bit of foam on the door itself, but not much else.

Thanks!  Indeed, it looks just like the 7D and 5DII, confirming that there is no effective seal between grip and body for the camera's battery compartment.  Bummer.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 12:37:39 AM »
Wonder if any enterprising individual might be able to take some foam and construct a seal themselves :)

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2012, 01:59:12 AM »
It's too easy to see them, around the conference table late in the day, asking the question, "Should we weatherproof the 5d3 battery grip?" And some cynical old bastard cuts off discussion affirmatively, "Anyone who wants a weatherproofed gripped body should be using 1 series." And the people around the table being agreeable that it was better to go out for a beer than continue the meeting.

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2012, 12:01:32 AM »
it just sounds like some people want the camera shrink wrapped or something... lol

LOL indeed! :) As long as it's better than the MkII I'll be happy. I've shot plenty of weddings in moderate rain with the MkII without any issues. Of course you need to make sure the lens is sealed as well, so L lenses all the way, plus front filters for some. I read somewhere it has similar weather seals to the 1D MkIV (not the same build, just the same seals), so hopefully that's true. In any case I'll be investing in rain covers for the MkIII, just in case I need to shoot in heavy rain. I'd do the same for the 1-series (if I owned one). Just because it's rated to shoot in bad weather doesn't mean I would always take a chance, not when irreplaceable wedding photos are concerned.

Common sense also comes into play. If you're shooting your kids on a beach and decide to change lenses, don't blame the camera if you get fine sand or dust on the sensor, or worse yet, sea mist.

I'd love to get grips for each of my MkIII bodies, but will see closer to the time. Interesting that the grips will only ship a month after the camera.
My rep says the grip comes out the same time. Im gonna get one and not worry too much. Its not a 1d series so if in heavy rain ill bag it up like usual.
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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2012, 12:03:15 AM »
It's too easy to see them, around the conference table late in the day, asking the question, "Should we weatherproof the 5d3 battery grip?" And some cynical old bastard cuts off discussion affirmatively, "Anyone who wants a weatherproofed gripped body should be using 1 series." And the people around the table being agreeable that it was better to go out for a beer than continue the meeting.
LOL love it.
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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2012, 12:04:23 AM »
For $500 it better be the best battery grip ever made, seriously.  But yeah I'm pretty sure it's rear-loading like the 5DII grip, and is better built.
The Rep Says it $349, so a great deal i'd say!
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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2012, 12:58:14 AM »
...Oh, and if anyone was still wondering (there was another thread about this):  the pin-outs for the BG-E6 and BG-E11 are completely different, so there's no chance of using the older grip on the newer body or vice-versa.   :(


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Looks similar to the BG-E9's battery caddy, which would be handy.

Shame about the BG-E6 being different pin outs though.
When the camera first got announced it had listed that the BG-E6 would work on the Mk3 but for power only.
Guess they changed that.


 
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Re: BG-E11 questions
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2012, 11:34:16 AM »
Shame about the BG-E6 being different pin outs though.
When the camera first got announced it had listed that the BG-E6 would work on the Mk3 but for power only.
Guess they changed that.

Almost more than a shame. Based on what I considered "official" Canon documenation, I nearly bought a used BG-E6.  I saw the change just in time to stop.

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