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atroester
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p.1 #1 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Canon-BG-E6-Battery-Grip-Canon-EOS-5D-Camera-Mark-II-/150722383195?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item2317c10d5b#ht_2516wt_1165

Is anyone familiar with this kind of ebay listing? It looks like a true, brand new Canon BG-E6 but it's a fifth of the cost from Amazon, Canon, etc.


Thanks.



Jan 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #2 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


Yea exactly, too good to be true. From Hong Kong too.

There is a thread of some other guy on POTN that ordered a similar one for a 7D and it was fake.

Save your money and time.

It doesn't say GENUINE anywhere on the listing.



Jan 08, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #3 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


almost 100% sure it is a knock-off (the Chinese don't care one bit about copyrights)

buy at your own risk.

I would by a third party grip made for the camera rather than one pretending to be OEM

YMMV

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Jan 08, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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p.1 #4 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


That's what I figured -- but they can basically deceive consumers as long as the magic word "genuine" isn't in the listing? Too bad that it's 'ok' to do that. Thanks for the weigh-in -- I'll do it right the first time and get it from B&H, most likely.


Jan 08, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #5 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


The third party grips adorama and b and h sell are fine for my purpose.


Jan 08, 2012 at 12:37 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


I purchased my last year , it work great for the fraction of the cost.


Jan 08, 2012 at 03:22 AM
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p.1 #7 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


Jonathan Huynh wrote:
I purchased my last year , it work great for the fraction of the cost.


Is it magnesium? It will make your camera feel like a toy if it's plastic.



Jan 08, 2012 at 03:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


Here is how to tell a fake BG-E6:

http://photographian.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=canon&thread=1009&page=1

I've no problems with these as long as they are advertised as FAKE BG-E6. I've seen people sell these (yes even on the B&S forum here) from time to time and not being truthful and asking the same price as the real ones.



Jan 08, 2012 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #9 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


^^^^ This is an amazing post -- thanks for the link. Super helpful, now I can immediately see the fake BG-E6's.


Jan 08, 2012 at 05:26 AM
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p.1 #10 · BG-E6 Grip for 5DmkII on Ebay -- Too Good to Be True?


100% fake I ordered one of these a few months ago before I was aware of all the fakes. I tried twice to get one from ebay. Both fake both returned.


Jan 09, 2012 at 12:57 AM





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