This morning I received a package in the mail that I’ve been waiting for. The aftermarket battery grip for my Canon 5D Mark III made by Meike. It would be nice to always buy the OEM accessories for your camera but when it’s around $499, I’d have to say no thanks. In most cases the differences are only aesthetics, sometimes even psychological and of course build quality. I’m not sure why they can’t use the same rubber grip material on these aftermarket grips. I’m sure it’s not trademarked by Canon.