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alternative grip
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:15:53 PM »

has anyone recieved their pre ordered the pixel BG-E11? please post some reviews.

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alternative grip
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:15:53 PM »

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Re: alternative grip
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 09:29:41 PM »
I received my Vertax brand 5D MK lll grip distributed by Pixel today. It arrived certified US Mail from Shen Zen China.
Total cost delivered was $90.

The grip looks and feels quite nice. The first thing I noticed was the rubber texture matches the feel of the camera body.

I was concerned about the feel and operation of the joy stick, but it operates well. It has a slightly "softer" feel than the body JS, but seems to work just fine. The buttons including the shutter button work fine during my very limited test.

The one concern I have is the control dial near the vertical shutter button. The movement and "clicks" are softer than the dial on the body and I can see it being a problem getting bumped when shooting or carrying the camera in the horizontal position. My guess is the Canon grip will have a dial with a little stiffer feel but bumping it could also be a common problem.  I may likely tape over the dial and could see my self doing it with the $350 Canon grip too.

Instructions that came with the camera are fine. I like that the grip is probably lighter than the Canon grip but I haven't seen the official model yet.

The small markings near the AF and other buttons are painted on and may wear off in time. Just a guess.

Overall after having the grip for a short time I'd say it's quite nice and a heck of a good deal. I'm glad I bought it and likely will get a second one for my other body.
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Re: alternative grip
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 12:32:22 AM »
Here's pics and my overview of the grip:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7463.0
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Re: alternative grip
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 10:28:49 AM »
thanks a lot guys thats a great help as I also have a bg-e2n and if it feels close to it then its fine for me as well...
guell i'll be getting one tomorrow as it is already available here...

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Re: alternative grip
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 10:28:49 AM »