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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by jed091270 View Post
    Im using both a 3rd party grip and battery with no problems, With regards to storage...I would recommend to use a dry cabinet to save you time and trouble.
    Quote Originally Posted by axis90x View Post
    i used before both (: ~ 3rd party and original ones.

    which 3rd party batt and grips did u get?? and from where??

    i am using dry cabinet (: ~



    yup i got 3rd party batt and grips.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Chan View Post
    i'm using D90 with phottix grip, no issue at all. have not taken it off my camera ever since day one.

    go for dry cabinet, more space and less hassle.
    which 3rd party batt and grips did u get?? and from where??


    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    I do.. I dun see why there's any issue in doing so if the price is competitive. As accessories usually dont come with warranties. But some for a peice of mind, would prefer to examine the item before commiting to a pruchase.

    Dry Cabinet is much preferred for hassle free operation (u wont have to bother with changing silical gels always in ur dry box)

    Try Akarui/Digi
    btw where do u guys get your dry cabinet from?? from the mass sale on this forum too??
    care to intro em to me??
    thnx in advance.

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    dry cabinet and phottix can get from ***********.com.sg. Home delivery if you order the cabinet, very fast response. for new set, 30L cabinet is $118, grip depends on model. $125 for D90 grip.
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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by xmysticalzx View Post
    which 3rd party batt and grips did u get?? and from where??




    btw where do u guys get your dry cabinet from?? from the mass sale on this forum too??
    care to intro em to me??
    thnx in advance.
    Too hard to find them?

    Tago tech batt grips: http://store.tagotech.com/index.php?cPath=74

    Tago tech 3rd party batt: http://store.tagotech.com/index.php?cPath=57

    sgcamerastore batt grips: http://www.sgcamerastore.com/battery-grips/cat_2.html

    sgcamerastore 3rd party batt: http://www.sgcamerastore.com/camera-...es/cat_17.html

    RDP batt grips: http://***********.com.sg/ecommerce/...s.php?catid=11

    RDP 3rd party batt: http://***********.com.sg/ecommerce/...ts.php?catid=8

    Shutter central: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602969

    Aipo dry cabinets: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716073

    Digi-cabi dry cabinets: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670609

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Chan View Post
    dry cabinet and phottix can get from ***********.com.sg. Home delivery if you order the cabinet, very fast response. for new set, 30L cabinet is $118, grip depends on model. $125 for D90 grip.

    all right.
    thank u so much butties.

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    btw just wanna ask,

    does alot of u guys actually bought 3rd party battery grips, batteries + charger??
    and where do u guys buy from?? from mass sales like ***********? or online???

    just asking, do not flame though.

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by xmysticalzx View Post
    btw just wanna ask,

    does alot of u guys actually bought 3rd party battery grips, batteries + charger??
    and where do u guys buy from?? from mass sales like ***********? or online???

    just asking, do not flame though.
    YES!
    a lot ppl get their 3rd party stuffs from mass sales!
    and *********** or sgcamerastore are
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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by xmysticalzx View Post
    btw just wanna ask,

    does alot of u guys actually bought 3rd party battery grips, batteries + charger??
    and where do u guys buy from?? from mass sales like ***********? or online???

    just asking, do not flame though.
    The links that i gave you are where people buy from...

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    I believe in orginal battery & grip as the following,

    1. My cam, lens n dry cabinet is precious to me, I won't want to fry it during storage process.

    2. I love my home, I wouldn't take risk when electricity is involve in.

    Maybe it's just me.
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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by xmysticalzx View Post
    as above

    need some enlightenment from seniors here.

    btw any of u guys like to shop online?? as in shop for camera accessories like battery grip, filter, batteries online?
    and one more thing, what kinda dry cabinet are u guys using?? or using dry box with gel??
    I have only shopped online for a dry cabinet and flash diffuser once on ***********. I will recommend that you exercise caution when you shop online for camera accessories. Do your research on the store (Google it) before making any purchases. It's probably safe to say that advertisers on clubsnap (especially those who are active and with comments from other forummers) are a better bet against fraud/scam when doing online shopping.

    I'm using Digi-Cab AD 50L. So far it seems fine. I'll be getting a second hygrometer to make sure that the dry cabinet is doing its job.

    I'm using mostly third-party batteries. They are 3 times cheaper than OEM batteries. The downside is that their number of recharge is lesser than OEM. So if you just want a few backup batteries to your OEM one, you can get third-party. That's what I do.
    Last edited by hori; 29th June 2010 at 08:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by axis90x View Post
    YES!
    a lot ppl get their 3rd party stuffs from mass sales!
    and *********** or sgcamerastore are
    all right man. i assumed u get your stuffs from em too??

    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    The links that i gave you are where people buy from...
    all right. thanks dude.

    Quote Originally Posted by hori View Post
    I have only shopped online for a dry cabinet and flash diffuser once on ***********. I will recommend that you exercise caution when you shop online for camera accessories. Do your research on the store (Google it) before making any purchases. It's probably safe to say that advertisers on clubsnap (especially those who are active and with comments from other forummers) are a better bet against fraud/scam when doing online shopping.

    I'm using Digi-Cab AD 50L. So far it seems fine. I'll be getting a second hygrometer to make sure that the dry cabinet is doing its job.

    I'm using mostly third-party batteries. They are 3 times cheaper than OEM batteries. The downside is that their number of recharge is lesser than OEM. So if you just want a few backup batteries to your OEM one, you can get third-party. That's what I do.

    yeah. sounds great. maybe thats what im gonna do also.

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    I believe in orginal battery & grip as the following,

    1. My cam, lens n dry cabinet is precious to me, I won't want to fry it during storage process.

    2. I love my home, I wouldn't take risk when electricity is involve in.

    Maybe it's just me.
    i use original batt coz its more reliable, and 3rd grip coz its just connections, no fancy circuitry. i dun think a few voltage can cause a electrical fire, but then again i always remove all batt during storage. my 2cts.
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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Chan View Post
    i use original batt coz its more reliable, and 3rd grip coz its just connections, no fancy circuitry. i dun think a few voltage can cause a electrical fire, but then again i always remove all batt during storage. my 2cts.

    hmmm... what do ye mean by removing all batt during storage?? as in when u are storing your camera back into the cabinet, u removed the batteries??

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by xmysticalzx View Post
    hmmm... what do ye mean by removing all batt during storage?? as in when u are storing your camera back into the cabinet, u removed the batteries??
    That means remove the batteries from your camera before storing it in dry cabinet, dry box or any storage space in your home. It probably stems from the fact that alkaline batteries leak potassium hydroxide after storing for some time without using. I'm not so sure whether the camera rechargable Lithium-ion batteries leak though.

    It's not inconvenient for me to remove, so I just do it.

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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    keeping Lithium-ion batteries in the body will very slowly but surely drain its charge coz of the lcd display.

    like hori stated, not inconvenient so why not save every little energy we can?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Chan View Post
    keeping Lithium-ion batteries in the body will very slowly but surely drain its charge coz of the lcd display.
    Would the camera still consumes power when it's off? I'm not sure if it is like a PC where it does consume some power even when it's switched off but still connected to a power socket.

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    unless weather seal (for 7D and 5Dmk2 grips etc) matters a lot to you, i would personally get a 3rd party grip. if im correct, the original grips are heavier as well - but it looks better imo, just a lot more costly.
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    Default Re: Wise to get 3rd party battery grip and batteries??

    Quote Originally Posted by hori View Post
    Would the camera still consumes power when it's off? I'm not sure if it is like a PC where it does consume some power even when it's switched off but still connected to a power socket.
    even when my D90 is off, the lcd on the top shows the number of photo i can take in my SD card. so i'm sure the number in the display is using batt power, not to mention it needs to read the SD for the space available info. not sure about other other tho.
    Last edited by Alan Chan; 30th June 2010 at 02:43 PM.
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