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Canon Battery Grip (BG-E3) for the 400D and 350D - £64.99 instore @ Comet

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I have just spotted the battery grip for my 400D (as bought from tesco after seeing on here ;-) ) and see that it is 1/2 price in comet! this is normally £129.99 and at very best can be had for about … Read More
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9y, 9m agoFound 9 years, 9 months ago
I have just spotted the battery grip for my 400D (as bought from tesco after seeing on here ;-) ) and see that it is 1/2 price in comet! this is normally £129.99 and at very best can be had for about £90-100 on the high street. I know that these can be bought on Ebay for about £70 + delivery from HK which carries the risk of import duties...

Reason: The battery grip has been flagged by Comet as end of life (has a D after the product code). I imagine that they have this linked as an accesory to the 350D camera and are blissfully unaware that it also fits the 400D :-)

My store here in sunny Swindon only had one in stock so it may be worth calling first.

Happy hunting!
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#1
Voted Hot!

Best price on Camera Price Buster is £69.99

I've had this grip on my 350D and it helped make the camera feel much better. And you get the advantage of adding 2 batteries in the grip.
#2
Think I paid about £25 for my generic HK copy off ebay. When all you're buying is effectively a piece of plastic, I don't think there's really any point going for branded.
#3
Fare point though does yours have the shutter release button or the WB button? These are all good features to have on it plus the grade of plastic is worth considering.... don't laugh :-) please... there is a big difference in the plastic dash of a merc to VW compared to a much cheaper car. I see this as being the same so comes down to the hold and feel of it all...

Though I see the point that the cash saved from buying the generic could get you a 4gb Extream III mem card!

you get what you pay for in the end.


Nick.
#4
yup mine's got the shutter release button and the control wheel, but not all the cheapo ones do, so be sure to check.
#5
Any chance anyone gan grab one of these for me? I'll pay retail cost plus postage plus a beer for your troubles :)
#6
If you go to Harrison Cameras website [url]www.harrisoncameras.co.uk[/url] you can get it for £60
#7
I think this thing is a smart marketing gimmick from canon. They made the body toooo small and then they sell this extension for extra £ 100. They should come as a free upgrade :)
[mod]#8
Thanks for the post ngard81 :) I've updated the title to include the price and that its an instore deal.
#9
Cant see it on their site... maybe someone has a link?
#10
Valuable tool to add to your 350D without doubt. Tranforms the weight of the camera and helps working in portrait mode so much better and easier.
#11
PeteW
yup mine's got the shutter release button and the control wheel, but not all the cheapo ones do, so be sure to check.


What milliamp are the batterie/s in the grip, if it has one/some.
#12
you put the normal batteries that you'd fit into your camera inside it
#13
You get two caddy type things that fit in it. one that takes two regular 400d battries (these can be got from Ebay for £3.50 each incl. del.) and a second caddy that takes 6 AA batteries for I suppose if you get caught short somewhere... I don't recon I will even bother carrying the second one with me though still good to have.

Nick.
#14
TinoP
I think this thing is a smart marketing gimmick from canon. They made the body toooo small and then they sell this extension for extra £ 100. They should come as a free upgrade :)


I've got a 350D and without the grip it does feel very small. My 30D in comparison feels comfortable without a grip and I haven't found it necessary to have one fitted.

I don't think it is a marketing gimmick. This isn't to everyones liking, however if you're serious about photography and invest in the likes of a 1D series, you'll find that the body and grip are somewhat part and parcel of the camera.
#15
PeteW
yup mine's got the shutter release button and the control wheel, but not all the cheapo ones do, so be sure to check.


Which brand is yours mate?

I got the Targus one from Adorama in New York - £35 with 2 spare batteries!
Quality is top notch and it has the extra buttons.

im333
#16
PeteW
Think I paid about £25 for my generic HK copy off ebay. When all you're buying is effectively a piece of plastic, I don't think there's really any point going for branded.


I did the same and got 2 x batteries 1 x remote and a carry strap for £30! Works just the same as the OEM at way less cost!
#17
ngard81
Fare point though does yours have the shutter release button or the WB button? These are all good features to have on it plus the grade of plastic is worth considering.... don't laugh :-) please... there is a big difference in the plastic dash of a merc to VW compared to a much cheaper car. I see this as being the same so comes down to the hold and feel of it all...

Though I see the point that the cash saved from buying the generic could get you a 4gb Extream III mem card!

you get what you pay for in the end.


Nick.


Nick, I have used both and they are identical, plastic quality and build quality! If I penned Canon on it you wouldnt know!
#18
Madferrit
I've got a 350D and without the grip it does feel very small. My 30D in comparison feels comfortable without a grip and I haven't found it necessary to have one fitted.

I don't think it is a marketing gimmick. This isn't to everyones liking, however if you're serious about photography and invest in the likes of a 1D series, you'll find that the body and grip are somewhat part and parcel of the camera.


anyone ever like the size of 350/400D? maybe people with really really small hands/kids..
#19
TinoP
anyone ever like the size of 350/400D? maybe people with really really small hands/kids..


i have big hands xl in motorcycle gloves and use a big medium format camera. I have the 400d and absolutly love it, much prefer it to the bigger sized dslr used to have a canon d60.

I also have this canon grip which improves the camera no end. Taking portrait shots amazing. Feels complete with the grip.

Batteries i always go oem but the grip for this price just buy it. In a few years it will be worth the same in relation as the cheaper one. canon £65 2 years £30. Oem £30 2 years £15 etc. 2nd hand kind of prices
#20
Is this available on line? I cant find it? Thanks
#21
I've just been in to Comet Slough. They had one left - end of line reduced to £64.99. They actually gave me the display model.

Best thing is to ring the store first. This is not online.
#22
Argh no more.. lol these deals here are making me spend all my money.. I only got paid the other day. Wanna get the 400D and this and.. and.. ahhhhh!!!

Good deal thumbs up with added heat!
#23
2StepSteve
Argh no more.. lol these deals here are making me spend all my money.. I only got paid the other day. Wanna get the 400D and this and.. and.. ahhhhh!!!

Good deal thumbs up with added heat!


i'm selling mine - pm me if you're interested. couple of months old with grip, 3 batts, sigma 55-200 lens and the must-have canon 50mm f1.8 plus crumpler camera bag!
#24
Does this fit a 300D?
#25
Kulaak
Does this fit a 300D?

Nope this won't fit the 300D as that design is larger than the 350D and 400D
#26
don't think it does... only stated as fitting the 350d and 400d.

Nick.


EDIT - beat me too it ;-)
banned#27
Definitely ring your local branch to check the price, I've just been to Teesside Park and it's priced at £129.99. :-(
#28
PBest78
If you go to Harrison Cameras website [url]www.harrisoncameras.co.uk[/url] you can get it for £60


I can only see it for £75 on there....

http://www.harrisoncameras.co.uk/productdetail.kmod?Productid=5275
#29
Ye sorry, I phoned them it was a web special until the end of september :-( wish I hadnt waited now
#30
Well, my local Comet had one on display (minus box) beside a Canon 400D with a Canon 350D also on display, but no price shown. Asked salesguy how much it was, he went to check and advised it wasn't for sale separately!! I didn't bother arguing :(

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