Well the grip arrived quickly and I must say straight out of the box, for the cost, I was quite impressed - not bad at all. However less impressive is it's fit to the camera! Whilst it looks the part and all the functions/buttons/controls works as expected the grip has too much 'play' or to put it another way it never feels secure. Even though it it done up tightly there is a certain amount of 'rock' to it as you use the camera, so it's back in the box and return to sender. Guess I'll have to look out for a 2nd hand original, or sift through a few more 'Chinese copies' until I find a good one.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.