canon BG-E2


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hanracing

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i want to ask does the new bg-e2n have include a bp-511a battery in the grip when buying or just the grip only that come in with the package .
 

hanracing

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so u mean i have to buy another extra bp-511a battery ??
 

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so i want to ask the phottix bp-40d has the same quality as the original one ,got weather seal ?????
 

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after using the BG-E2N i feel that the canon grip isn't very solid. and i doubt the weather-sealing too. the sealing comes off easily and it isn't rubber. its juz some sponge thingy. tears off easily. and the connection isn't very solid too. u will notice your battery indicator may sometimes tell u its full, half full and den full again juz by holding onto the grip and moving it ard. because of this i'm steering clear of battery grips these days.
 

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so i want to ask the phottix bp-40d has the same quality as the original one ,got weather seal ?????
the phottix grip feels slightly less strong than the original canon one.

after using the BG-E2N i feel that the canon grip isn't very solid. and i doubt the weather-sealing too. the sealing comes off easily and it isn't rubber. its juz some sponge thingy. tears off easily. and the connection isn't very solid too. u will notice your battery indicator may sometimes tell u its full, half full and den full again juz by holding onto the grip and moving it ard. because of this i'm steering clear of battery grips these days.
is a 20D/30D/40D/50D fully* weather sealed? i guess not. if so, is there a need for the BG-E2N to be weather sealed?

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auden09

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i guess not. yeah actually why need to weather seal ah? 50D isn't exactly weather-sealed also. but then again, the BG feels kinda shoddy to me. from wad i read 5D's bg is also like that. the bg-e7 however sits solidly onto the 7d nicely and tightly...oh well. i'm no longer a fan of bg now. haha!
 

hanracing

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so buy the original BG-E2N or the phottix BG-E2N ???
 

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i always prefer original. when sh*t happens...theres one person u can turn to. CSC. but then again i've heard reports of 3rd party grips being more solid than the original one. how? i dunno, for me...i totally skipped the whole BG thing because somehow there's a known bug with xxD's line of grips.
 

hanracing

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but my budget is tight
 

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after using the BG-E2N i feel that the canon grip isn't very solid. and i doubt the weather-sealing too. the sealing comes off easily and it isn't rubber. its juz some sponge thingy. tears off easily. and the connection isn't very solid too. u will notice your battery indicator may sometimes tell u its full, half full and den full again juz by holding onto the grip and moving it ard. because of this i'm steering clear of battery grips these days.
auden09, I think you are simply unlucky to have had a slightly faulty original Canon battery grip lah... :)
 

auden09

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well maybe that's the case. however after doing some online research i found other users with this problem too. anyway lose connection can simply be ironed out with some tapes, but i dun like that idea so i sold it off to fund for the 270ex. which i dun mind la..cuz i'm also tight on my budget and i need an external flash more than a bg with only ONE batt inside. lol! but den again without the bg i found myself shooting most of my shots in portrait orientation.
 

limwhow

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well maybe that's the case. however after doing some online research i found other users with this problem too. anyway lose connection can simply be ironed out with some tapes, but i dun like that idea so i sold it off to fund for the 270ex. which i dun mind la..cuz i'm also tight on my budget and i need an external flash more than a bg with only ONE batt inside. lol! but den again without the bg i found myself shooting most of my shots in portrait orientation.
Haha... now without your BG, for your portrait shots, you would be shooting in chicken wing mode. :bsmilie:
 

Yoh

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so buy the original BG-E2N or the phottix BG-E2N ???
Phottix grip is pretty okay though. Tried it along with Canon BG-E2 and BG-E2N grips and didn't feel much difference. :)
 

hanracing

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so the battery buy the original one or phottix one ,which one durable is much longer
 

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