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Old Feb 2, 2010, 5:57 PM   #1
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What do you think about 3rd party battery grips, 50 as opposed to 175. Anyone had any good or bad experience using these please? I always used the Canon BG -E2 with my 20D, and to be honest I really miss it, what's your thoughts please?
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Old Feb 2, 2010, 6:26 PM   #2
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i have heard the Zeikos and Flashpoints are pretty good. Is one of those what you are referring to?
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 3:51 PM   #3
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The Zieko was one of them, they look fine to me. I've had compatable batteries in the past and never had any trouble with them whatsoever, so I thought it might be 100 extra towards another lens. Of course it could turn out to be false economy, if they're not up to much, that's why I asked for some feedback.
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 4:36 PM   #4
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From what I have seen there is not real difference between the oem vs aftermarket in functionality. If I did not get a package deal for my battery grip for my 500D, I would have gotten the aftermarket. But since the difference with the additional batteries were 10 dollars. It was not a big expense to get the canon one. If it was say 50 dollars difference, I would have gotten the aftermarket.
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I've decided to get the Canon, I might have been lucky and got a very good aftermarket one, but I've also heard there's some bad ones about. I suppose it's a bit silly really, to spend megabucks on a camera body then try to save peanuts, by putting something potentially unreliable on it. In other words I've come to my senses.
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definitely the safest bet.
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"I always used the Canon BG -E2 with my 20D, and to be honest I really miss it,..."

Just to add another comment. I debated about whether or not to get the battery grip for my Pentax K200D. Now, having purchased one, I can't believe what a difference it makes. I wasn't too concerned about the extra battery capability but in terms of how the camera feels in my hands it is far more comfortable and ergonomic. I can see why you missed yours.

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I use my 20D for my rugby league shots, which most are in portrait mode. I know it's obviously heavier with the grip on, but I find it better, especially when a tele lens is on, I only put 1 battery in it though.
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