A&P Find me a battery grip OTAP

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  1. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    I did a lot of shooting in night clubs for a sidejob this weekend, and realized my batteries downright suck. I definitely need something with a longer battery life for my XTi.

    I don't want a cheap-ass one, but I know you fellas always find high quality stuff at rock bottom prices.

    Link? :x:
     
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    the highest knock off copy you can find are the opteka's. People claim that they use the same mold and even the same factory as the Canon ones. But still there are several horror stories about them.
     
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    Opteka is ok, but I always had the BG-E3 on my XT for peace of mind. The way the batteries load into the Opteka is different than the Canon.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Buying fresh new batteries > grip
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    buying fresh new batteries + Canon brand grip > *
     
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    win win :bigthumb:
     
  8. dano

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    I used to barely do flash photography. I swear I've probably only charged each battery 2 or 3 times since I've had them, they're not dead yet.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    :werd: I have 1300 clicks on a new(er) canon bp-511 and still reading full. With over 7000 this summer I think I have recharged like 4 times.
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    buy a speedlight. it has its own batteries.
     

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