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Very well made - excellent alternative,
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This review is from: Zeikos ZE-CBG5DII Multi-Power Battery Pack for Canon 5D Mark II (Camera)
So I took a chance on this one - thanks to the other good review, and I'm glad I did. The box it came in looks a bit dated and I was scared to open it. However once I did I was happy with the quality. I'm used to Nikon grips - so this is definitely lighter and less 'heavy duty' feeling (as all Canon gear is). However testing it out feels solid and I'm actually appreciating the lightweight of canon gear after I add all my accessories and spend all day with it.
So! I've shot three shoots with it - one an all day 13 hour event - outside, inside, dirty trains - steadicam mounted, monopod mounted, shoulderbrace mounted and plain hand-gripped and this performed flawlessly. It REALLY makes the camera much more useable as well I should mention - it's one of those must haves. I compared it with my friend's actual canon grip and the only difference I noticed was his has the rubber grip along the battery compartment back as well as the front.
That's a hugely minor thing tho - and other than that you really can't tell the difference. Solid-wise - usefulness-wise - etc. - it's the same. So I'd say based on a few days of solid use out of it i'm impressed.
Hope that helps!
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2009 10:31:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2009 10:33:34 AM PDT
Edward McNamara says:
Jayse, thanks for your review, I've been holding off buying the "knock-off" until I read someone else's experience. I think I'll get it.
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