Large capacity battery grip is powered by two Battery Pack LP-E6, six AA-size/LR6 batteries or an optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
This grip uses the same raw material with the camera body
Large capacity battery grip designed for the EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 5DS / EOS 5DSR
Made from sturdy magnesium alloy and has the same degree of weather resistance as the EOS 5D Mark III
Compatible with EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 5DS / EOS 5DSR
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I own a 5dmark2 and shoot professionally. I own the canon grip (which costs a ton) but because I shoot professionally, I felt the price was worth the peace of mind. The first time I installed the grip, the gear stripped by tightening it down so essentially the camera had the grip permanently stuck on it(which was fine with me). Recently, the rear dial stopped working on my camera and in order to send it in for repair, I needed/wanted to remove the grip. I knew they would not be able to repair the camera with it on there, and while they may have been able to remove it, I was certain they were going to charge me extra..and once removed it would not be able to go back on the camera without an additional repair/replacement gear. I was able to get the grip off the camera using a small flat head screwdriver and a lot of persistence poking it in there and turning the gear..but the internal gears were ruined (plastic) when I was finished.
I've been looking for 3rd party battery grip for 5DM2 for sometime.
After reading reviews of different battery grip, it came down to 4 battery grips. I just picked this one for the lowest price, however, after reading positive reviews (even though only 7 total reviews on this one), I decided to order this one. From the product description, it doesn't say who's battery grip this is. I figure, I can play around for a bit but if I don't like it, I can always return via Amazon's great return policy.
The battery grip I received is made by MeiKe. There are few reviews of this grip for other bodies, if anyone is interested. Packaging is pretty much 3rd party standard with bubble wrap and some instructions inside the box. Nothing fancy but nothing broken, so its all good.
The grip itself, when I took it out felt pretty solid in my hand. Nice rubberized grip around where I will be holding the camera in portrait mode, so that felt good.
This is the cheapest grip I found. I have grips for my other cameras. Canon grips and clones. I don't see much difference between any of them. I took a chance on this "cheap" grip. Turns out, it seems I struck pay dirt. This grip is as good as any grip I have. It's a little finicky to attach. You have to sqeeze the grip and camera together as you tighten it down, and really tighten it down. For all I know, that may be a problem with all the grips for this camera - there's a lot of pressure from the spring inside the camera ( a lot!). Other than that, the grip is just as good, and is just as comfortable, as any of the other clones I own, as well as the Canons. My personal opinion is that it's a great deal.
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