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    Is this 3rd party battery grip reliable compared to original one?

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    I think I've saw this more than a couple of times...but for a more comprehensive answer, try this google search.

    http://www.google.com.sg/#sclient=ps...w=1280&bih=933


    In short, If it works, it's good. Anyway, according to another thread very recently (last few hours), they say that original grips (Canon at least) no warranty too. So, it's your call


    edit: the thread I was referring to: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...grip?p=7492241
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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    Is this 3rd party battery grip reliable compared to original one?
    Compared to the original one? No... of course not. You get what you pay for.

    Original grip for D700 is made of magnesium alloy. 3rd party one is made of plastic.
    Original grip is weather sealed. 3rd party one is not.
    And there are cases of where the phottix grips (and other 3rd party brand) suddenly stopped working after a firmware update.
    There are 3rd party grips that break after a while.

    Then again, there are many people who use the 3rd party grips who did not run into any problems.

    So it is your call actually. The MDB-10 is selling quite cheap used in BnS recently. If you cannot afford a new one and really need one, you can buy in BnS.

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    managed to get phottix .. its good.. a bit later as its plastic compare to mag. Overall, well worth the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    managed to get phottix .. its good.. a bit later as its plastic compare to mag. Overall, well worth the price.
    Hope yours don't end up like this guy's


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    y didnt he try smashing the original... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    y didnt he try smashing the original... ?
    because the original one worked perfectly and his phottix one stopped working after a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    because the original one worked perfectly and his phottix one stopped working after a few months.
    I strongly believe ori grip will also smashed when being hit by that big hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    I strongly believe ori grip will also smashed when being hit by that big hammer.
    Not sure if you watched the entire video...

    He decided to smash the Phottix grip as a protest... BECAUSE his Phottix grip stopped working after a few months, after he upgraded his firmware on the D700.

    And in case you don't know, the original grip will not smash as easily, it is all metal, magnesium alloy, just like your camera. Phottix is all plastic, you can buy similar 3rd party grips in China for around $70. And one particular brand at that price (called Meike) actually performs better than the Phottix one.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 7th October 2011 at 02:41 PM.

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