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Anyone using a third-party grip for their body?

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Ok, get your mind out of the gutter, but the title basically says it.

Do you have a grip on your body that isn't OEM (ie. Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, etc)? Have you used one before and if so, how did it do (any problems, weirdness, etc).

Looking at a few shops online, third party grips can save a bunch of $$$

For examples, the OEM Canon 60D grip is about $166 at B&H
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...RIP_f_60D.html

The "Zeikos" knock-off is about $100!
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Grip_for.html

and extra $60 is nothing to sneeze at (well, unless you have an itchy snout)

So, thoughts?
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I use a Hahnel battery grip for my D90 and...it's decent. The build quality is pretty good actually, but the dials are sloppy, and the buttons are not up to par with the Nikon equivalent.

These minor annoyances are not enough reason for me to go and buy an OMEN grip, but if I could go back in time I would probably buy the Nikon one.

This of course also has to do with how/what you shoot. I shoot action in tough situations, so I demand a bit more from my grip than just "being there".
    
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Never used-third party grips, but I see a lot of people using Opteka and Phottix grips besides Zeikos.
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