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New BG-E11 comes in at $350 not $499!!!
« on: March 06, 2012, 12:19:51 AM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847530-REG/Canon_5261B001_BG_E11_Battery_Grip_for.html

Also in Canada:
http://www.mcbaincamera.com/productdetail.php?mcbain_id=0206427.1

So $350USD and $399CAD still a little more than it should cost considering it's just a shell of magnesium, but I for one am glad to pay more than what I payed for the BG-E6 (Also over priced) because of the better build and design. Especially the new controls. The fact that when I grip it the battery door will no longer creak and bender under pressure will be a good thing I think.  Do you think Nikon will drop the price for there even MORE overpriced grip? ($490 USD)

I personally think the new grip should be at the old grip's pricepoint and all plastic grips for current generation cameras should be cut in half but that's just me. I can buy a REALLY nice Point and shoot for $350 USD.

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New BG-E11 comes in at $350 not $499!!!
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Re: New BG-E11 comes in at $350 not $499!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 12:43:34 AM »
The grip at $350 is still way to expensive for me. I'm willing to pay top dollar for MK lll bodies during the first release, but not for the new grip. That's where I'm determined to save money.
After I purchased the MK ll on sale last December for under $2000  I bought a Zeikos grip for under $60 and it works fine and looks just like the Canon model.  $60 !!

Does anyone remember how long it took for quality, non-Canon grips, to hit the market last time around ?




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Re: New BG-E11 comes in at $350 not $499!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 12:43:34 AM »