What is your opinion on vertical grips?

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
lakensea Contributing Member • Posts: 607
Opinions on these aftermarket grips....

http://www.amazon.com/BestDealUSA-Camera-Battery-Alpha-VG-C77AM/dp/B00ADHLN7O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358521029&sr=8-2&keywords=a77+grip Not sold by Amazon - return may be an issue?

http://www.adorama.com/FPGD77.html More expensive, reputable seller and return policy

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875842-REG/vello_bg_s1_battery_grip_for_sony.html Even more expensive, reputable seller & return policy, not available yet, but they make grips for other cameras - any one know how good they are?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/899899-REG/Zeikos_ZE_SBGA77_Battery_Grip_for.html Only one review - bad

http://www.buy.com/prod/vg-c77am-vertical-battery-grip-for-sony-alpha-slt-a77-dslr-camera/244585569.html no experience with buy.com - not as reputable as above.

These all look like reasonable alternatives to the $300 Sony for the occasional  non-professional user.

It seems like a few months ago the only ones that could be found were on eBay from Hong Kong.  These are probably the same units, but at least they are available from US suppliers.

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Gary C.

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