>$425?!? I paid $529 for mine! About twice what I paid for my >MB-D10, but I need it for vertical controls, so I bought it. > >It's all about the necessity. > >As for me, no way am I going to stick a $40 plastic grip on a >$3000 camera.
I owned 3rd party grips before on other cameras and I was not able to tell the difference between the 3rd party and the Brand name when you are out in the field using it... it holds an extra battery, it got all the buttons in the same places, both are made out of plastic... to me the only difference was the name on the grip.