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Offline Doodle

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Rather disappointed in battery grip
« on: February 13, 2015, 04:30:57 PM »
I ordered a used Canon BG E2 battery grip from B&H the other day and received it this afternoon.
Granted it is used...but B&H sells only good stuff and it IS an actual Canon grip and not a knock off so everything should be peachy, right?
Welllll...it doesn't work right.  I have two good batteries (non Canon) that both read fine by themselves in the camera (the 40D I just got used also).  I charged both batteries up just for the special occasion of putting them in the grip today.
I turned it on and it immediately showed only 1 bar remaining (out of 4).  Yea, WTF?!
Sooo, I start Googling to see what might be going on and in mere seconds I found that there was an issue with these grips.  Canon apparently would take care of it according to what I read. But I wonder why the person that bought this didn't send it in to Canon for replacement/repair?  Pisses me off just a little.  ::)
Anyhow, I just got on B&H's site and they are down for the next 24 hours (coincidence? I THINK NOT!) but I will be sending this used unit back and going with a 3rd party new one (Vello) but that will take almost a week shipping back and forth.
*sigh*  Just a little frustrating to think that you get the manufacturers model because you want to keep the hardware all "Canon" for maximum compatibility and this happens.
Oh well... I just wanted to vent a little. I feel better now.  ;D
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Ochotona

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Re: Rather disappointed in battery grip
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 04:40:33 PM »

Anyhow, I just got on B&H's site and they are down for the next 24 hours (coincidence? I THINK NOT!)

Ha!  Sorry for your disappointment, but thanks for the chuckle!

I think you're on to them.  Shady fly by night retailer.  All those years in business and millions of dollars in sales were just an elaborate confidence scam to get your $49 and stick you with a broken grip! 

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Re: Rather disappointed in battery grip
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 05:12:10 PM »

Anyhow, I just got on B&H's site and they are down for the next 24 hours (coincidence? I THINK NOT!)

Ha!  Sorry for your disappointment, but thanks for the chuckle!

I think you're on to them.  Shady fly by night retailer.  All those years in business and millions of dollars in sales were just an elaborate confidence scam to get your $49 and stick you with a broken grip!
HA!! Someone else sees through all their lies and deception!!  <readjusts the foil on my head now>
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: Rather disappointed in battery grip
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 02:25:22 AM »
That sucks - I hate it when you have to faff around with something like that! Long-term no big issue, but a right pain in the arse...
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Re: Rather disappointed in battery grip
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 06:53:07 AM »
That sucks - I hate it when you have to faff around with something like that! Long-term no big issue, but a right pain in the arse...


Exactly!
I can still use my camera (thankfully) but it will just be an inconvenience to get things corrected. Yea...I know, it's whining but I am anyhow.  ::)
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Scott S

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Re: Rather disappointed in battery grip
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 10:17:50 AM »
for what it's worth, I've always used the cheap ones and they have always worked fine, plus the price is right.