Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by crazybenf, Jun 20, 2007.
anyone use one of those merkury battery grips all over ebay for $60?
i wouldn't trust it
i hear tons of problems with the canon one, i wouldnt trust a cheap knockoff.
I got the Hoodman one for my D70s and the fuckin button isn't working. As soon as I get back to NY I'm gonna go and ask for a new one or my money back. I got it cause Nikon doesnt make one for the 70 but if you can get one made by Canon, go with that.
I have the opteka one for my 350D and I havent had a single problem with it.
I bit the bullet and bought a merkury one from ebay for $60. I'll post my thoughts when it comes in.
I have an opteka from amazon... works like a battery grip should...
that's because the d70 grips need an infrared cable to attach to the infrared port on the body in order for the shutter release to work.
Yeah, it worked for a while but then after a few days it just stopped. I'm gonna go to B&H and tell them to either give me a new one or give me my money back...I expected it not to work as great as other camera/grip combos but it was like a week into it.
if anything, it's great for the extra battery space but that's it.
It ended up being a targus grip I received. Great quality.. I love it.
I haven't had a single problem with my canon BG-E3, other then I paid too much for it
I got the Opteka for my 30D a few months ago. There's a small gap between the bottom of the camera body and the top of the battery grip when it is attached, but I think this is true of all battery grips. So far it's worked great. I love having the ability to do vertical shots with the second shutter/AE buttons.
I got mine from Amazon with 2 batteries for around $100. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
i had the opteka on my d50 when i first got it. I was pleased with it, although it only like nikon brand batteries. I now have a d200 with the mb-d200.
After using it for a while today, I'm not too happy with the new shutter release button. You have to push it in WAY too far to take a picture...
Is anyone aware of one of these for a D40?