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3.6 based on 5 customer reviews

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Performance

Good

Features

Good

Design

Average

Ease of Use

Good

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Most Helpful Positive
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Superb build quality and function

VG-C3EM 05/12/2017 by Niffy (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

This is a real quality grip , and with two batteries I can shoot a whole wedding. I switched from another mirrorless system to Sony, and the one thing that jumps out is the build quality. Feels like a real pro bit of kit.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Most Helpful Critical
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Build Quality NOT Suitable for Professional Camera

VG-C3EM 27/03/2018 by JMatthewGore (USA)

I've used major brand SLRs for decades, and just switched to Sony. I bought this grip for my A7RIII. In general, the build quality is good (buttons, dials, housing). However, there are a couple of serious issues, and piece of equipment like this is only as good as its weakest part. The more minor of them is that there's no weather sealing between the grip and the camera base or in the battery tray door. This is a serious oversight, considering that Sony didn't properly seal the base of the A7RIII camera, and adding a well-sealed grip could have fixed that problem (luckily, there is at least a seal around the base of the battery insert column). The major problem is the battery tray. The switch to open it feel thin and dangerously weak. The entire tray is thin, brittle feeling plastic, and that includes the compartment cover that forms the left side of the grip. This is the part of the grip that's going to get banged around while you're working (if you're a photojournalist) half the time, and it is thinner and more brittle feeling than even the cheap 3rd-party grips that I've bought for my backup DSLRs in the past. I have no doubt that I'll need to replace it within a year of normal field use. This plastic is quite thin: just 1mm. Unlike the rest of the grip, the "leather" textured portion of it is not rubberized; it's just the same plastic. When I buy a piece of professional equipment, I expect it to feel sturdy and built to last. If I want thin plastic, I can buy the cheap 3rd party knock off. Please tell me, Sony, that this plastic is some kind of super plastic or carbon-fiber reinforced material. I'd like to feel better about keeping it.

Performance

Good

Features

Average

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Excellent

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5 Customer Reviews

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Good Features

VG-C3EM 10/06/2018 by Shiner 11 (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

The Batteries Go In Sideways Not Flat Which Makes The Grip Quite Deep,But Does Enable A Good On Grip On The Camera Especially With Heavier Lenses

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Great fit for the A7iii

VG-C3EM 25/04/2018 by Cameraboy56 (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

I purchased this grip to complement my new Sony A7iii which it does very well. Not only does it double your battery capacity, which allows you to shoot all day, it makes it fit in my hand a lot more comfortably ( my hand are like shovels) . Great product would highly recommend.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Build Quality NOT Suitable for Professional Camera

VG-C3EM 27/03/2018 by JMatthewGore (USA)

I've used major brand SLRs for decades, and just switched to Sony. I bought this grip for my A7RIII. In general, the build quality is good (buttons, dials, housing). However, there are a couple of serious issues, and piece of equipment like this is only as good as its weakest part. The more minor of them is that there's no weather sealing between the grip and the camera base or in the battery tray door. This is a serious oversight, considering that Sony didn't properly seal the base of the A7RIII camera, and adding a well-sealed grip could have fixed that problem (luckily, there is at least a seal around the base of the battery insert column). The major problem is the battery tray. The switch to open it feel thin and dangerously weak. The entire tray is thin, brittle feeling plastic, and that includes the compartment cover that forms the left side of the grip. This is the part of the grip that's going to get banged around while you're working (if you're a photojournalist) half the time, and it is thinner and more brittle feeling than even the cheap 3rd-party grips that I've bought for my backup DSLRs in the past. I have no doubt that I'll need to replace it within a year of normal field use. This plastic is quite thin: just 1mm. Unlike the rest of the grip, the "leather" textured portion of it is not rubberized; it's just the same plastic. When I buy a piece of professional equipment, I expect it to feel sturdy and built to last. If I want thin plastic, I can buy the cheap 3rd party knock off. Please tell me, Sony, that this plastic is some kind of super plastic or carbon-fiber reinforced material. I'd like to feel better about keeping it.

Performance

Good

Features

Average

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Excellent

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0

Broken out of Box

VGC3EM 17/12/2017 by Oracle231 (USA) Verified Purchaser Verified

Something wrong with controls such that when attached to Sony a9, the a9 would no longer function correctly. Specifically, the Fn key and Menu key blinks off when activated making the camera usless. Sony says it is a one off problem, Im not so sure. ..

Performance

Poor

Features

Poor

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Poor

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Superb build quality and function

VG-C3EM 05/12/2017 by Niffy (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

This is a real quality grip , and with two batteries I can shoot a whole wedding. I switched from another mirrorless system to Sony, and the one thing that jumps out is the build quality. Feels like a real pro bit of kit.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

3

1