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Neewer battery grip for a6000 ... only $60 !

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Yodaque, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Yodaque

    Yodaque New to TalkEmount

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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Hmmm, interesting product, but it states you must detach the grip from the camera in order to use the battery charger or risk damage to the camera.
    That's not very convenient. A simple circuit to disconnect the grip batteries to the a6000 whenever a charge voltage source is connected to the USB port was all they had to add.
     
  3. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
  4. Yodaque

    Yodaque New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 4, 2014
    No, you must read the information include with this product ... It's work fine !
     
  5. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    And the same brand grip for Canon is $28.
     
  6. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
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    William
    Had one for both my Nikon D3100 and D7000...both were excellent 3rd party alternatives.
    I'm debating to get one for the A6000 since I already have the LIM's half-case already...not sure if i want to make the A6000 larger by adding a battery grip.
    The only drawback is the cable that is required for the shutter button...other than that, it looks like a nice accessory to have.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00RJTCAJ4/sco-us-20

    For additional $5, it comes with 2 NP-FW50 Batteries.
    Does anyone know the quality of the batteries it comes with?
    Are they similar compared to OEM?
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    :confused:
    What cable? I had the impression that there's an addittional shutter button on the grip itself for when in portrait shooting holding position and also that the grip offers wireless shooting via IR with one of those cheap wireless remote controls...
     
  8. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    William
    There isn't any electrical connection between the A6000 and the battery grip, so an external cable is required.
    This was the same way for the one I had for the Nikon D3100.
    It wasn't an issue, but prefer that there wasn't a cable sticking out on the side of the camera...plus requiring to leave the door open all the time when in use.

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  9. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  10. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    @!##$%^%!
    Darn! I already placed an order with the original post link....could have saved a Jackson with your link since I have 3 spare batts.
     
  11. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I ordered the kit w/ the 2 additional batteries. Will post a report on their performance compared to the Sony battery.

    I have 3 aftermarket batteries presently.

    One came with a Vivitar external charger, but the battery doesn't state Vivitar on it. It's significantly lighter than the Sony, and it doesn't get as many shots either, even though it claims to be higher powered.
    BTDT with aftermarket camera batteries.

    Two others are Watson brand from B and H. They are also lighter than the Sony. Also don't get as many shots either.
    These will charge in-camera to 100%, while the other one will only reach 44% and camera shuts down charging.

    All four charges to 100% with the external charger. Hope these new ones will hold a charge for a year. :-\
     
  12. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    That was quick...it was only a few minutes in between postings.
    I'm sure it would still be worth the extra ducats.


    I have 3 OEM batteries, so I didn't bother purchasing the battery grip with additional batteries...plus I have the OEM wall charger too.
    My main purpose is just to have the grip for extended battery life and better handling.

    If this battery grip is similar to my previous Meike/Neewer Nikon ones, then it should be a good buy.
     
  13. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Well, my order from Neewer Global USA via Amazon.com, of the a6000 battery grip kit w/ extra set of batteries was delivered today.

    Problem is, there were no extra two FW50 batteries shipped with the kit!

    I used my own set of batteries in the grip and installed it to my a6000. Nothing....no power to the camera. Double-checked the instructions, and didn't miss anything.
    So, I got a dud. Not impressed with what I got, and will demand a refund. Hope this doesn't turn into a nightmare.
    Pretty disappointing.
     
  14. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    I got 2 batteries but no grip - mailed the seller and they said they were sent separately, so still waiting on the grip. Don't be surprised if the batteries turn up in the next few days!
     
  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Bummer :(

    I might be mistaken, but I recall reading the flywer of my Ownuser grip and it said that in port "A" an ORIGINAL battery should be used...
    Did you use OEM batteries or aftermarket replacements? Worth a try :)

    If that doesn't work then maybe there's something broken in the grip (cut wire etc ? )
     
  16. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Ah! OK, I'll see if anything shows up in the next few days.

    Nick:

    Well, that would be odd requiring an OEM battery since they are marketing it with their own brand of battery.
    I didn't use a Sony battery, just my B&H Watson-branded ones.

    No response from the seller yet in the past 12 hours.
     
  17. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    Sad to hear that Neewer is not being as customer oriented as a company should be when issues arise.

    Hopefully, I'll be receiving my order via eBay tomorrow...if mail service is back to order, due to all the snow we have been plummeted with this winter season.
    As far as tracking indicates, it's arrived at my local USPS office and should be delivered tomorrow.

    I'll post a quick review when I do receive it.

    *I don't have any 3rd party batteries...only OEM Sony FW50 batteries, so I can't comment on that issue.
     
  18. Yodaque

    Yodaque New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 4, 2014
    unpleasant inconvenience with Neewer battery grip is that the display's button on the A6000 camera does NOT work after taking photos ... you must disconnect the small cable connection on the side ! I don't know why this malfunction !
     
  19. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    It's here....

    Mine arrived today.

    I find the quality not as solid as the previous Meike/Neewer battery grips for my Nikon DSLR's, but still nothing to really complain about.
    I think it might be that the grip is so much lighter, it gives the "appearance" that the quality isn't the same.
    It has a "hollow" feeling...even with 2 batteries inside.
    I wished that the grip had the same "rubbery" material as the A6000 instead of just the "slippery" plastic.
    This could also be the reason why it feels less quality.

    At least the tightening wheel doesn't rattle anymore.

    The fitment isn't perfect and could have been better...if Sony had an OEM battery grip, then I would think that the aftermarket/copies would be more precise.
    I do have an issue...the bottom right of the A6000's screen is slightly catching the edge of the grip where they make contact.
    Plus, the screen cannot tilt down as far for over-head shots.

    The connecting cable for the vertical shutter button to function isn't too bad, since its length is just about right.
    This does allow half-press AF function to work too.

    Overall, I'm quite happy with the product.


    Here are a few pics of the grip (mini~unboxing)...

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    Exterior Mailing Package
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    Mailing Label
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    Exterior Packaging
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    Look Inside
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    Contents
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    Rear
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    Leftside
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    Front
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    Rightside with Battery Connector Detached
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    Bottom
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    IR
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    ^ This last photo was taken via the vertical grips AF shutter button.


    I will continue this mini review on my next post, due to the limit of photos allowed.
     
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  20. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    It's here....part II

    The journey continues...


    These following photos are of the Neewer Battery Grip attached to the Sony A6000.
    They contain both with and without the Sony SELP18105G attached.

    Please forgive the quality of the pics, since they were taken with the Sony Xperia Z3.
    I converted them to B/W in LR5 for better seperation.


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    A6000 Front
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    A6000 Left
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    A6000 Rear
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    A6000 Right
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    A6000 Front 2
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    A6000 Front w/o Lens
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    A6000 Right w/o Lens
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    A6000 Rear
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    A6000 Left w/o Lens
    by dragioniii, on Flickr


    Please let me know your thoughts...
    Any feedback/comments are greatly appreciated. :)
     
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