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Good Battery Grip,
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This review is from: Neewer Vertical Battery Grip(Replacement for Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip)Work with 1 or 2 Pieces LP-E6 Battery or 6 Pieces AA Batteries for Canon EOS 5D MARK II Digital SLR Camera (Electronics)
I'll keep it short. Product works well just as any other battery grip. After a couple of months I turned my camera on and the upper dial (from both camera and grip) didn't work. I freaked out a bit because I just had bought both the Mark II and the grip. I read online that someone fixed the problem by removing the grip. I took it off and the camera dial worked fine.
Bottom line: I won't use it again and put at risk my perfectly functioning camera. Not worth it.
I guess you get what you pay for.
UPDATE: I decided to give it another try after I found out that some of the buttons on my camera wouldn't work (without using the grip) sometimes and discovered there was a problem with the battery lid contact. I even tried using a brand new lid but the problem keeps showing up. It turns out that the problem doesn't happen as often while using the battery grip. The problem with the dial I described on my original review still happens, but very rarely.
I now use this grip on a daily basis.
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Initial post: Sep 7, 2013, 12:52:17 PM PDT
Hoang M. Nguyen says:
I had the same problem, but with the Vello battery grip. The main dial on my 5D Mark II didn't work, i.e. I couldn't adjust anything using the main dial until I remove the grip, then it worked again. I'm so afraid of using 3rd party grip again.
Posted on Apr 17, 2015, 11:13:19 AM PDT
I've run into this problem with both 3rd party and Canon grips. What happened in my case is the shutter dial on the grip got bumped and was between two "clicks." As soon as I adjusted the wheel on the grip the dial on the camera worked perfectly.
I've been using third party grips for about seven years and have never had a grip damage a camera.
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