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There are threads out there Loco.... just because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they don't exist. Did you go around and count all the threads that have ever been posted to determine "there are very few threads"? Perhaps there are not many threads on fredmiranda.com from people complaining about aftermarket grips. But this is one of many, many photography websites. Try using Google....you will find threads on this problem. I'm not stating that there are rampant problems with third party grips, but don't act as if there are no threads out there.
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"There are threads out there Loco.... just because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they don't exist."
I said there are very few threads, not that they don't exist. By very few I mean "very few" in comparison to the vast number of complaint-free people using third party grips with no issues.
"Individuals should understand that there is chance, no matter how slight, that the grip may cause a problem."
There is a "slight chance" that the Nikon grip can cause a problem too, since nothing manufactured is manufactured perfectly.
"But this is one of many, many photography websites. Try using Google....you will find threads on this problem"
Been reading multiple photography forums for a long long time, and again...I never said I wouldn't find threads by some people, a very small percentage of people, running into an issue, which is most often the battery being the problem and not the grip.
"Those problems may result in expensive repairs the camera owner may have to cover out of pocket. I'm not advocating whether or not to use a third party grip. However, anyone who elects to buy an aftermarket grip should acknowledge the potential risk and buy accordingly."
Again...grips don't damage camera bodies any more than tires damage engines. Batteries can damage a camera, and maybe a freak thread or two are out there about the grip being the culprit, but let's face it, many people posting on the internet are not the most credible sources of information, and not all threads are even of honest intent...some are just shills for marketing purposes by companies trying to scare people away from buying third party products.
"While I'm glad you have never had a problem with a third party grip on your Rebel XSI or that you have interacted with thousands of people for years, and years, and years....that doesn't mean there is not some risk associated with aftermarket products. And at the end of the day, you may have a higher tolerance for risk than fellow forum members."
I actually don't have a higher tolerance for risk...I just research the truth and buy based on facts. The vast majority of grips on Amazon have a four star review.....
Oh...I also have a D800e, D800, 5D MkII (two of them until recently), and have had almost every Canon body they made dating back to pre-digital years. My 30D was the last grip that I bought made by Canon, the third party grips have all been equal in quality and much much less expensive, freeing up money to spend more wisely on glass or other expenses.
"I respect the fact you are an advocate for aftermarket grips, but l also respect those individuals who are wary about purchasing aftermarket grips."
I'm an advocate for facts and truth, to whichever conclusion they communicate.
Just my two cents....not saying there is NEVER a problem....but Nikon and Canon can't say they NEVER have a problem either....