Top critical review
on July 3, 2015
Played with my grip for two days now. My biggest issue with it is with the little battery clip holder that locks the battery into place. One of the two (the right one, the important one), kept unlocking and letting the battery loose. Fixed it by jamming something behind it to keep it locked. It is cheap construction, but feels sturdy enough. It's $24. What do you want? Comfortable in my hands, looks good on the camera. Holds two batteries (insert the right one first). Took a little ingenuity to fix my issue, but overall, I'm happy with my purchase and would buy it again. The battery door is also a little loose, like the SD card door on the camera, but my fix on the battery clip also helps with the door. The door being loose doesn't affect the performance, just the feel. If you're looking for a decent vertical grip and don't want to spend a fortune, I would recommend this one. They probably would replace mine with the issue, but I'm satisfied with my fix. It works!
Edit: Day 3, screwed the base onto my tripod mind and the built in screw backed out. Not very secure. I may pull it out and try to Gorilla Glue it back in.
Edit: Now the tripod socket freely spins and is stuck to my flash bracket!