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Do brands really matter?

I'm buying a battery grip for my DSLR camera to help balance out the weight of a couple lenses I rented.

Should I buy the Canon brand ($117), possibly plastic aftermarket Adorama Flashpoint brand ($60) or the supposedly metal & "molded-from-the-original" aftermarket High-Performance PRO brand ($60)??

I can't find any seemingly legit reviews on the High-Pro brand, but I have to have this thing in my hands, at reasonable cost, next Friday morning before I leave for Maine. Thoughts?

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anywhereanyone
Jul. 17th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
I'm not a Canon user, but in the Nikon world $117 isn't a ton of money for a grip. The one I use on my D700 is $240 (although it is metal and not plastic). I guess what it boils down to is what you are using it for. If it's mainly for better ergonomics because the body is too small to hold comfortably, than go cheap (but get the supposedly metal one). If you want to be able to use the vertical shutter release, have more battery life, and the better ergonomics then get the Canon one, because at least Canon will warranty it's use on your camera.
nebe
Jul. 17th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, you've been very helpful both times I've posted! :)
anywhereanyone
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Well I've gone through a lot of gear...

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