generic battery grip from Ebay at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 27th, 2010, 08:53 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 59
generic battery grip from Ebay

Has anybody ever used these battery grips?
Slavomir Valko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 29
Hi Slavomir,

I've just posted a new blog post reviewing a my new knock-off T2i/550D battery grip. I'm very happy with it, check it out:
T2i / 550D knock-off battery grip review | Nino Film - Blog - Nino Leitner

Your comments are always greatly appreciated!
Nino Leitner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 59
thanks Nino, I just finished reading your review - good staff.
Slavomir Valko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 80
after watching this review:
550D / T2i Battery Grip – OEM vs. Aftermarket CheesyCam

I bought one. Shipping took two weeks, but it was worth the wait. Works great, and $100 less than Canons.
Ed Kishel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. Ireland
Posts: 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slavomir Valko View Post
Has anybody ever used these battery grips?
I also bought one off eBay. No problems so far.
Drew
Drew Curran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 691
I have a cuple power2000 knock-off batteries I bought off Amazon for 10 a piece. The problem I have is that they only last about an hour and a half but I am shooting video the entire time only stopping the recording periodically... Anything I might be able to do to enhance the battery life?
Terry Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 539
I wanted to get the exact same one that Nino suggested (his endorsement made me feel extremely comfortable) however I was unable to get his Amazon suggestion link to work because they would not ship to Canada.

Are the eBay knockoffs the same one, or are they equally reliable? Am I allowed to point a link to the eBay auction I'm ready to purchase from? I wish I knew.

Last edited by Craig Irving; July 6th, 2010 at 03:44 PM.
Craig Irving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chelmsford England
Posts: 287
No, they are not all the same. .

There is a company called Meike who have been making grips for a while now for a range of cameras. They are pretty good, and come close to the real thing.

If you don't go for Meike, avoid grips which don't support AA (some don't). I would also be suspicious of ones that come with 'free' extras, like batteries (probably well below rated capacity, nearly all 3rd party ones are) and remotes (probably don't trigger video). In my experience, these are often low quality gimmicks to help sell a sub-standard product.

Of course, you may get a cheap one with free extras that turns out great.
James Donnelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by James Donnelly View Post
No, they are not all the same. .

There is a company called Meike who have been making grips for a while now for a range of cameras. They are pretty good, and come close to the real thing.

If you don't go for Meike, avoid grips which don't support AA (some don't). I would also be suspicious of ones that come with 'free' extras, like batteries (probably well below rated capacity, nearly all 3rd party ones are) and remotes (probably don't trigger video).
I have the Mieke grip with "free" batteries and a "free" remote. The Mieke fit is very solid, wobble free and it works perfectly. Some real Canon grips I have owned were real wobblers. The "free" batteries match the canon batteries, charge on the Canon charger and have equal run time. I now have six clone batteries plus the original. The "free" remote is a clone of the Canon remote and works just as well. Like the Canon, it will not trigger video.
George Strother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 49
Terry, what is the mAh rating on the batteries you got? The standard that comes with the T2i is 1120mAh, and I just bought a 1500mAh Power2000 battery, so technically it should last longer (thought I haven't had a chance yet to run it through the ringer).

On a separate note, I've been looking out for a T2i version of the 3rd party battery grip with the intervalometer built in. Has anyone spotted these anywhere? (would be nice to get in on them before Nino and other draw too much attention to them and the prices go up! :-P).
Aaron Dunlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 691
Hey Aaron, I got the same ones. They all kinda last the same amount of time. I have 2 Power2000 1500mAh and the stock Canon 1120mAh. Though I am always doing different things each day so I cant really get a good idea of how long they last but for what I have been doing, which is traveling around Brazil making a documentary, its about an hour per battery.
Terry Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #12
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 190
Re: generic battery grip from Ebay

Just spotted this review: Canon 60d Aftermarket Battery Grip (update) - Perception
Christian Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2011, 04:05 AM   #13
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Posts: 3,445
Re: generic battery grip from Ebay

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron Dunlap View Post
On a separate note, I've been looking out for a T2i version of the 3rd party battery grip with the intervalometer built in. Has anyone spotted these anywhere? (would be nice to get in on them before Nino and other draw too much attention to them and the prices go up! :-P).
I just bought a very nice one for my T3i/600D from Amazon made by Polaroid no less. It feels great when attached as it gives a bit more bulk to the camera (I am used to using a 5DII) all works nicely & has a remote control plus intervalometer. It's nice to have the facility to take a time lapse whenever I want rather than as happened the other day I couldn't find the plug in intervalometer for my 5DII. The labelling on the package actually say T2i/550D but as the T3i/600D is the updated version & the two cameras are 90% the same so it's unsurprising that the same accessories fit.

Just 71.99 in the UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polaroid-Battery-Vertical-Shutter-Release/dp/B004FS4144/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308646903&sr=8-1or $89.99 in the US http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Wireless-Display-Performance-Battery/dp/B004FS4144/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1308647061&sr=8-2

Last edited by Nigel Barker; June 21st, 2011 at 04:38 AM.
Nigel Barker is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network