I spoke too soon (in another thread) when recommending the Meike battery grip for the a7II.
I started actually using it and discovered, much to my chagrin, that the function buttons on the grip (i.e. C1, C2, C3) don't work when using the EVF of the camera. Strangely, they -do- work when using the rear display on the camera.
Another user over at FM reported the same problem.
So much for saving a few bucks.
Now to try to get some satisfaction from the seller in Hong Kong. Argh!