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Look what i found looking around on Ebay  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-ORDER-Pixel-BG-E11-Alternative-Battery-Grip-Canon-EOS-5D-III-Free-Ship-/140755377672?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item20c5ac9e08


For only $90 (free shipping) worth the wait. I pre ordered one and will cancel my BH order tomorow morning.

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 12:37:20 AM »
Look what i found looking around on Ebay  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-ORDER-Pixel-BG-E11-Alternative-Battery-Grip-Canon-EOS-5D-III-Free-Ship-/140755377672?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item20c5ac9e08


For only $90 (free shipping) worth the wait. I pre ordered one and will cancel my BH order tomorow morning.

I have an off brand grip on my mk 2. It works like a dream for the last few years. Totally worth it!
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 12:44:03 AM »
Look what i found looking around on Ebay  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-ORDER-Pixel-BG-E11-Alternative-Battery-Grip-Canon-EOS-5D-III-Free-Ship-/140755377672?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item20c5ac9e08


For only $90 (free shipping) worth the wait. I pre ordered one and will cancel my BH order tomorow morning.

Cool. Let us know how you like it. After waiting for a year for Canon to fill backorders of the 70-300L tripod collar, I finally picked up a knockoff last week and it fits like a glove. For 1/4 the price, I can't complain :)

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 12:46:12 AM »
Look what i found looking around on Ebay  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-ORDER-Pixel-BG-E11-Alternative-Battery-Grip-Canon-EOS-5D-III-Free-Ship-/140755377672?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item20c5ac9e08


For only $90 (free shipping) worth the wait. I pre ordered one and will cancel my BH order tomorow morning.

Cool. Let us know how you like it. After waiting for a year for Canon to fill backorders of the 70-300L tripod collar, I finally picked up a knockoff last week and it fits like a glove. For 1/4 the price, I can't complain :)

Gotta love the off brand stuff. Great value!
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 02:18:59 AM »
...and it comes with a free ship!   :P
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 03:03:13 AM »
Same here - the battery grip knock off I got for the 7D has never failed nor the TC cable I got from linkdelight for a mere 19.95.  Only knock off issues I have had are with the LP-6 batteries.
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 03:20:51 AM »
Same here - the battery grip knock off I got for the 7D has never failed nor the TC cable I got from linkdelight for a mere 19.95.  Only knock off issues I have had are with the LP-6 batteries.

I have non Canon batteries for the 1 series which are as good and actually affordable

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 05:38:59 AM »
Look what i found looking around on Ebay  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-ORDER-Pixel-BG-E11-Alternative-Battery-Grip-Canon-EOS-5D-III-Free-Ship-/140755377672?pt=US_Camera_Battery_Grips&hash=item20c5ac9e08


For only $90 (free shipping) worth the wait. I pre ordered one and will cancel my BH order tomorow morning.


Getting attractive by the minute  :)    I just bookmarked the link and seriously considering to pre-order it . .

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 05:48:04 AM »
Same here - the battery grip knock off I got for the 7D has never failed nor the TC cable I got from linkdelight for a mere 19.95.  Only knock off issues I have had are with the LP-6 batteries.

I have non Canon batteries for the 1 series which are as good and actually affordable

Have never used a 'knock off' brand and would like to know - How sturdy or secure is the tripod socket on 'that' unit?  Thanks.

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2012, 06:08:46 AM »
Nice find, I knew these would start to to pop up.

I bet more start showing up between now and the 6/10 launch of this aftermarket one

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2012, 07:33:23 AM »
I am also waiting for the original Canon grip to show up here but am tempted on buying one of these, question I have read that the original costs more for a reason that it is much better than 3rd parties is this true?

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2012, 07:38:42 AM »
Depends on the quality of the button...

My 40D grip the BG-E2N the button seized, think the newer ones are better but do these third party ones offer the same weather sealing as the Canon products? Pretty sure thats what you pay for. Although it is a huge premium, it will look good too :).

It says it offers the same weather proofing but I would be pretty jubious.
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2012, 07:57:30 AM »
I was 100% happy with an eBay clone grip on my old 5D which functioned perfectly for years after the original genuine grip became unusable. The tripod screw completely dislodged from the grip and the clone was cheaper than a repair. Buttons were perfect, fit was like the genuine...no complaints.  I'd go clone again for sure.

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2012, 08:00:12 AM »
Got a 3rd partry for my 500D and have to say has worked fine, even has additional features (timer ect). One thing I will warn about though is the battery tray, do not drop it! the plastic will be very fragile due to design and I'll bet that one will be the same.

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2012, 08:04:10 AM »
Name brand battery grips have always been pretty over priced unless you absolutely need the weather sealing, and if you do, why not just take off the grip and use the normal battery door to seal the camera?

I could never justify spending 200$ or more on a grip. I could use that elsewhere on more important accessories like cards. I've used generic zeikos and opteka grips for years and have worked flawlessly and feel almost as good as the real deal.

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Re: Chinese Did it Again! alternative grip for 5D III on pre order
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2012, 08:04:10 AM »