Summary: Alright, I was skeptical about this after reading so many mixed reviews, but the draw of a battery grip that seemed to be well loaded and at a much cheaper price than Canon's...I couldn't resist. Am I glad I got this? Definitely! Okay, let's get things out and open: yes, this is NOT exactly like the Canon battery grip. Duh. It's not made by Canon and it doesn't cost $300. That said, however, this is an amazing "replica" that fits the bill just fine!
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) I am happy with the quality of this grip. The rubber has a nice feel, and the plastic is molded with precision. The buttons feel just like the OEM buttons, except for the wheel, it has a softer feel (not as much click as you rotate), but it works fine. With 2 Canon batteries in the grip, the 7d recognizes both and reports their status.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) Don't be afraid to buy this grip, It meets and even exceeds the original Canon version. The touch and feel of all the buttons are as good as the original Canon grip. The only thing that in my eyes that makes it feel better the the original Canon grip is the conformed grip when your holding it vertical. It feels so natural. Save some money and buy this grip!