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It was just fine while it worked. I am disappointed that it didn't last longer.
on June 9, 2015
I have been burned by purchasing off-brand items so I went with the canon brand battery grip even though it was quite a bit more expensive than the knockoffs.
What I liked about it: It fits well and looks good on my t5i. It stores the battery compartment door so you don't lose it, offers pinkie support for larger hands, comes with 2 cradles: one which holds up to 2 rechargeable camera batteries; the other will hold 6 standard AA batteries (which helps in a pinch), makes portrait orientation shots easier with the standard controls handy (the controls can be turned off if desired to avoid accidental bumps), makes the camera look a little beefier than it really is..
What I didn't like about it: The cost is higher than it needs to be for what it is, it adds a little weight to the rig, the unit stopped powering the camera after about 4 months..
Overall: It was helpful while it lasted but I am disappointed at how quickly it stopped working. I don't even feel as though I have used it all that much and I try to baby my equipment to maximize the lifespan. I would recommend caution when considering a purchase of this item.
Amazon tells me I am too late to return it for warranty so I plan to take it apart and try to figure out what made it stop working.