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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2012, 04:56:41 PM »
If ur willing to pay $399 for them this person on amazon.com has um in stock
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007FH1FZ0/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1337547172&sr=8-1

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« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2012, 05:34:00 PM »
I sort of guessed it might double the # of shots per charge. 1200? I guess that was without any chimping. I was hoping it might also raise the FPS as is the case with the Nikon grip with their DSLRs. I might still end up getting one when I buy my 5D3 at the end of the year. Hope the price of the 5D3 will have dropped a little more by then too. It's currently $3700 CAD back in Toronto.

Nikon grips themselves don't technically raise the FPS. Those same FPS are achievable without the grip - just Nikon won't 'unlock' them for you without you buying it. Just another way to make you pay for the grip. Custom firmware could achieve the same result.

Seriously?  You have to buy an accessory to increase your FPS?  Glad I invested in Canon equipment.

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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2012, 08:15:31 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2012, 08:35:19 PM »
Wow 17th street photo jacked up the price $30 and there's 5 left.

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« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2012, 09:18:24 PM »
Let me see: A battery grip for the cost of a 50mm f/1.4  !!

Hmmm, I know I compare apples to oranges here but still...

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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2012, 06:56:39 AM »
Do you know any shop in UK or Germany which ships worldwide. I just got the information that the grip will be available in my country in the second part of June.
5D3, 35L, 85 1.8, 135L, 24-70L, 70-200L IS II, 580 EX II.

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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2012, 09:55:00 AM »
Just curious. How are we supposed to put an L bracket on this sucker without blocking the battery tray?

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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2012, 09:55:00 AM »

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« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2012, 06:16:26 PM »
All four of these listed suppliers haven't got any in yet.  Any news on this?

Canon BG-E11 for preorder for $349 at Norman Camera |  B&H | Amazon | Adorama

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« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2012, 12:00:44 PM »
Canon is releasing stock to the smaller mom n' pop stores first, just like they did with the 5D3. Adorama and stuff got them only a day after though for the body, but for the grip it appears that it will be longer.

I think it is Canon's way of supporting the smaller businesses. Fine with me though, I was able to snag the grip at a cheaper price and got it already in my hands due to this ($20 cheaper). Amazon is generally the last of the "big 3" to get them.

You are better off scanning smaller independent shops for stock.

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« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2012, 12:01:15 PM »
All four of these listed suppliers haven't got any in yet.  Any news on this?

Canon BG-E11 for preorder for $349 at Norman Camera |  B&H | Amazon | Adorama

I think it's a lot like the 5D3 release. The smaller stores on the west coast seem to get things first.

It seems like Canon has never heard of airplanes, only cargo ships and delivery trucks.

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« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2012, 01:06:05 PM »
Not just the west coast this time... Mine came from Allen's Camera located in New York.


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« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2012, 06:29:12 PM »
Just a little heads up on the ergonomics of the BG-E11. It's absolutely huge.

With the grip attached the 5D3 is taller, thicker and around 30 grams heavier than a 1D Mk4. This was surprising. After a few days shooting with both cameras, the Mk4 feels positively svelte by comparison. I have used 1-Series bodies or added grips to APS-C and 5D bodies since the beginning of time. The 5D3 with BG-E11 has the ergonomically jarring characteristic of the rear quick control dial being a lot further from your thumb in portrait mode than in landscape mode. I can't reach it without altering my grip. This is a mildly irritating first from Canon. Tsk tsk...

OTOH it's fantastic to have the joystick right there on the grip. After a few jobs it's become second nature "finding" it, making shifting focus points a breeze in either orientation. Now if only we could see the damn focus points! (see black focus points thread)

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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2012, 07:02:21 PM »
Just a little heads up on the ergonomics of the BG-E11. It's absolutely huge.

With the grip attached the 5D3 is taller, thicker and around 30 grams heavier than a 1D Mk4.

That's not what I wanted to hear.  I already find 5D III without grip to be perfectly balanced with my L primes, but a svelt grip would have been nice for the telephoto's. 

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« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2012, 09:48:35 PM »
Picked one up locally at Koh Camera for $345, really nice feel when mounted, I thought this thing was a beast before, it does balance things out well thought, especially with the 70-200mm mounted.

Koh's located in Bellmore, NY he has been around forever, i noticed some 5d mark IIIs on the shelf.

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« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2012, 07:10:11 PM »
Cancelled my B&H and Amazon pre-orders and I picked one up at Pitman photo in Miami for about $8 more than what I would have paid at B&H with 2 day delivery.
I almost bought one from The Pro Shop For Photographers in West Palm Beach, I called, they told me they had it in stock, $379 + tax, after waiting for it for a while I said what the heck I'll get it so I asked him to hold one for me, drove the 40+ minutes there and there were none, another salesperson came and said "oh yeah we sold the last one last week" ..... >:( Thanks for wasting my time ..... lol

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« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2012, 07:10:11 PM »