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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Solid product but will not work with Kirk or RRS L-plate
on December 13, 2012
It's a great grip in itself. I did not feel at one point that it's a 3rd party product ( I have used Zeikos vertical grip for my 7D , and therefore know how a knock-off 3rd party product feels) . The rubberized grip feels solid in the hands, and it hugs on to the product very well, therefore there is no wobbling of any kind. I was happy with the touch and feel of the buttons too.
Despite these good things, I eventually ended up returning it because the shape (contours) of the grip is not the same as Canon's BG-E11 and therefore the L-plates of Kirk/RRS (which are designed for original Canon BG-E11) will not fit. I would have been still fine if it was a slight misfit, but the battery compartment could not be opened at all with the L-plate. Everytime the battery compartment needs to be opened, the L-plate has to be removed and screwed in again.