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    Default Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    As for Battery Grip for D300s, I plan to buy an 3rd party grip from China (my friend going to help me to buy) for my D300s. Will that give me problem? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by xavien View Post
    As for Battery Grip for D300s, I plan to buy an 3rd party grip from China (my friend going to help me to buy) for my D300s. Will that give me problem? Thanks!
    hmm... why I keep seeing your name and the D300s battery grip pop up again and again?

    If you are afraid it gives you problem, then don't ask your friend to buy 3rd party grip from China loh...

    Anyway, if you really want a 3rd party battery grip, the better brand of battery grip in China is called Meike. Or you can get Phottix.

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    i just reply your battery pack and now the battery grip . . . can put both thread together k . . .

    as we are saying . . . your camera is worth more than the battery grip . . . so decide yourself . . .

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by xavien View Post
    As for Battery Grip for D300s, I plan to buy an 3rd party grip from China (my friend going to help me to buy) for my D300s. Will that give me problem? Thanks!
    Honestly speaking digress a bit. Is there such a significant price difference between a 3rd party and a original. Frankly, i don't know the prices between the 2. But if you are so worried about issues arising from the 3rd party products, go for the original.

    My 2 cents. Cheers

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    wa biang u using d300s leh...why scrimp on the battery grip?

    personally i'll go for nikon original grip, since they make the camera and know their stuff best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treetrunk View Post
    Honestly speaking digress a bit. Is there such a significant price difference between a 3rd party and a original. Frankly, i don't know the prices between the 2. But if you are so worried about issues arising from the 3rd party products, go for the original.

    My 2 cents. Cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchanjj View Post
    wa biang u using d300s leh...why scrimp on the battery grip?

    personally i'll go for nikon original grip, since they make the camera and know their stuff best
    This is what we are trying to tell him . . .

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    for the question, i've seen people using 3rd party without problem, if for any reason u need batt grip jus get the ori and forget about being half hearted using 3rd party

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Actually TS, ask you one question... Why do you need the battery grip. What are you going to use it for?

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    Ts seems to be on tight budget. He offering 50 for a battery grip on BnS =/


    IMO don't buy what you can live without comfortably
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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by magicianhisoka View Post
    Ts seems to be on tight budget. He offering 50 for a battery grip on BnS =/


    IMO don't buy what you can live without comfortably
    LOL...

    Offer too low, in the end people will label TS as lowballer... reap what he sow mah.

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Actually TS, ask you one question... Why do you need the battery grip. What are you going to use it for?
    i left my battery grip at home all the time . . . it is too bulky.

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    i've used phottix battery grip for my D90 previously and i'm using travor battery grip for my 50D now, so for no issue from both brand of 3rd party grip, but just like all the bro here said and from ur own fear, get the original if u really not comfortable with the 3rd party battery for whatever reason that is, the 2nd hand original one for D300S can get for 180-200++ on BnS section right, compared to S$135 for new third party grip, price wise not so different and i mean come on ur cam is D300s it's on 7D price level not D90 or 50D, a few more dollars won't hurt ur pocket very deep lol
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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    get the original

    anything that interact with the internal of the camera is a risk

    if you use 3rd party item like hood, lens, strap it should be fine

    battery? try not to, although some say the use of 3rd party battery(grip) works just find, i rather spend a few hundred dollars more to get original

    no risk is better than a little risk

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    magicianhisoka: You mean it S$50?

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    To all Pro Bro

    Thanks for the advise, I get what you guy mean no 3rd party for battery grip.

    May I ask how about wired remote by 3rd party?

    Thanks!!!!

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by xavien View Post
    To all Pro Bro

    Thanks for the advise, I get what you guy mean no 3rd party for battery grip.

    May I ask how about wired remote by 3rd party?

    Thanks!!!!
    it works fine. plenty of cheap options available for under $20 if you are referring to shutter remote. Where to buy is your next question? Search Mass Order.

    Incase you may ask further about wireless remote, its the same. Just need to make sure its the correct model for D300s.

    Seriously, if you can afford a D300s, why skimp on 3rd party items that are electronically connected to your camera like batteries/grips/controls?

    Some possible scenarios that MAY happen with 3rd party eqpt that are faulty:
    -batteries may explode or catch fire.
    -grips can short circuit and possibly fry your mainboard
    - remote controls can go haywire as well. I read from an earlier thread about some yong nuo control some days back.

    So think again.
    Last edited by chocnoodles; 9th September 2010 at 12:11 AM.

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    Default Re: Battery Grip (3rd party) for D300s, good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by xavien View Post
    To all Pro Bro

    Thanks for the advise, I get what you guy mean no 3rd party for battery grip.

    May I ask how about wired remote by 3rd party?

    Thanks!!!!
    I think what all bro here said is not NO to all 3rd party things, it's just that for u to feel comfortable on what u bought and not regret or scared to use it after u bought the stuff, there's no 100% guarantee that an original stuff will not fail and break ur camera in the process either but at least u will feel somewhat safer cos ur addon is "guaranteed" compability with ur camera, so once again as many bros already said, BUY WHAT's COMFORTABLE FOR YOU, either it's from ur wallet point of view or ur preferences point of view

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