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Adam

Battery grips

Post by Adam » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:04 pm

Hi all,

Those of you with battery grips, do you find any other benefits other than the obvious additional battery life?

Are there any cons?

I'm wondering whether to buy one, I have several batteries already and the time it takes to change them, I wouldn't buy a grip just for that.

Thanks.

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Re: Battery grips

Post by EGVP » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:01 am

A couple of things come to mind, other than the obvious, as you say;

Adds bulk to the camera, makes it easier to hold if you're as ham-fisted as I am!
Useful if you need to shoot portrait as the buttons will stay in the right place (presuming the grip has a trigger and control wheels!)

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Re: Battery grips

Post by vortex003 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:13 pm

Agree with Chris

I prefer the extra weight on the body when using a big zoom or prime - less 'front heavy' and easier on the wrist.

I bought genuine Nikon grips - a bit pricey for all they are though.....
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Re: Battery grips

Post by Spyderleader » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:42 am

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Re: Battery grips

Post by beefsteak » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:35 pm

Glad to see the back of mine.!
The cons far outweighed the pros as far as I was concerned.

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Re: Battery grips

Post by EGVP » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:10 pm

What cons were they, out of interest?

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Re: Battery grips

Post by Phil Standfield » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:39 pm

Never had a problem with any of mine . When i get a body first thing with it is a spare battery and grip makes it more comfortable with 100-400 & 500 lens, better balance.
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Re: Battery grips

Post by beefsteak » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Firstly there was the weight, ok when you're fully fit , but in my case (I have a mobility problem with my left arm) it proved too much (It took me three years to realise how much easier it was with out one!!)
Then I started missing shots, which was down to the fact that it would lose contact inside the housing, then the thread wouldn't unscrew , this was turned out to be an inherent fault with a genuine Canon grip.
So I rest my case , too many cons that far outweighed any pros in my case.
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Re: Battery grips

Post by Adam » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Thanks for your replies guys. Nice to hear your opinions.

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Re: Battery grips

Post by danielbsigma » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:32 am

Sorry to dig up old posts but Extra weight for balancing its easier for a portrait shoot and also I have big hands and my little finger used to slip under the grip and after a while it start to hurt battery grip sorted that

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