Battery Grips for Ditigal Rebel XT

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tonyeck, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. tonyeck macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
  2. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    I've never used the Opteka unit, but I do have Canon's vertical grip on my XT.


    I absolutely love it - I'll definitely be getting one for my 5D. It makes the camera much, much more ergonomic, which is invaluable on the XT in my opinion.

    Off topic - look at that stupid slasher movie font Canon used for the Rebel XT badge. What the hell were they thinking? The 350D badge is so much more understated and nice looking.
  3. beavo451 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    Because it is a "REBEL" :eek:

    Of course they have to use the violent looking font. :cool:
  4. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    If I were you, I would go with Canon's battery grip. I am not sure how that 3rd party grip fits with the camera body. When I got Canon's battery grip for its SLR digital camera, it fits very nicely. I feel this is the one of the items you might not want to go cheap via the 3rd party item as you would be touching it everytime you are shooting.
  5. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV

    This one in particular, I quote:

    For half the price (where budget is an issue for this trip) it may be worth it

    I appreciate your input though, thanks :)
  6. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    I'd go for it, I wonder if the make one for 20/30D's.

    EDIT: Doesn't look like it, a pity, I might have plunked down $100 for a battery grip for my 30D.
  7. Lau Guest

    They guy who left his review on Amazon seemed to think it fitted well too, and you could always try it and return it. :)
  8. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    I've read a bunch of reviews on for that battery grip... the general consensus was that it's very good. Almost exactly like the Canon branded one - the only complaint being that the shutter button on the grip is a little stiffer on the Opteka one.

    I'd say go for it.
  9. mdt562 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2006
    My brother bought one of these for his XT a couple of weeks ago. I told him it was going to be a complete waste of money. Turned out i was wrong. These battery grips are great for the price. He says taking the batterys out of the grips is a litte annoying and the buttons dont stick out like Canons are, they are mashed in. But overall the grip is fine. Looks a little weird on a black/silver XT though :eek: And it acutally fits on the XT perfecty so dont worry about it. I'd say go for it. And if you forget to charge you batterys you can goto your local store and buy some AA's as these comes with the adapter!

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