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Thomas Morter-Laing
EOS 550d/T2I Battery Grip news?
on Nov 29, 2010 at 4:32:48 pm

Ok so Im now getting a 550d/ Rebel T2i (thanks for the advice about that everyone!) and want a battery grip for obvious reasons, for shooting video. I was thinking about getting a third party one through the likes of Amazon but have heard a few horror stories about batteries destroying the camera etc and not being able to replace or fix because the warranty doesn't cover the idiotic decision of the purchaser. Having said that, there are also horror stories about exploding iPods, melting TVs and macs which do the hula every time you switch them on- negative, over embellished press made by people because they can (eg how the iPhone 4 thing went a LITTLE over the top....) so I wanted to get the opinions of some people who ACTUALLY know what theyre talking about...
What do you think, fellow cow-goers?

:D
Tom Morter-Laing
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Certified Apple Product Proffessional, 2010
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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: EOS 550d/T2I Battery Grip news?
on Nov 30, 2010 at 4:16:53 am

Thomas -

I recently purchased a T2i, but haven't yet had the need for the battery grip. Here's what I've found on one of the 3rd party versions at one of my favorite sites:

http://cheesycam.com/uber-cheap-battery-grip-upgraded/

You'll have to make your own call on it, but what's there leads me to believe they're safe.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media


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Michael Folorunsho
Re: EOS 550d/T2I Battery Grip news?
on Dec 2, 2010 at 4:33:26 pm

I bought a T2i recently with this battery grip:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200519777994&ssPageNam...

Works fine for me. Being able to use an extra battery continuously is cool as one battery by itself doesn't last very long.

Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor
http://www.mikedoesmedia.com


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Thomas Morter-Laing
Re: EOS 550d/T2I Battery Grip news?
on Dec 3, 2010 at 12:55:14 pm

Cheers guys- just bought one, looks good and had good reviews, and the London Camera exchange guys didnt think there would be a problem either- Ill let you know if it explodes and melts my camera/ hand.

:D
Tom Morter-Laing
Freelance Editor
Certified Apple Product Proffessional, 2010
http://www.depictproductions.co.uk

Sony Z5, with Rode NTG2.
iMac 27" intel i7 2.93GHz, 12GB RAM, ATI HD5750 [1GB GDDR5], 2TB Int. SATA with 2TB External HDD; (FW800), with Elgato Turbo H264HD.





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