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    Is it essential to get a Batt grip or is it just waste of money? I am intending to get a grip but still deciding whether to go for 3rd party or the Canon grip. Bros out there, any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    Is it essential to get a Batt grip or is it just waste of money? I am intending to get a grip but still deciding whether to go for 3rd party or the Canon grip. Bros out there, any advice?
    A grip is definitely not "essential" since you don't need it to operate your camera. I use one and it helps me when I need to take shots in portrait orientation, make it more comfortable when I do portrait shoots.

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    Default Re: Issue on Batt grip

    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    Is it essential to get a Batt grip or is it just waste of money? I am intending to get a grip but still deciding whether to go for 3rd party or the Canon grip. Bros out there, any advice?
    that depends on you purpose of getting a battery grip,

    look cool look pro? do you want this?

    longer shooting time? extra batteries is cheaper

    better grip? depends on the size of your hands

    shooting portrait orientation? how often do you do that in the first place.


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    Want it probably due to the grip n longer shooting time. HAHA look cool meh. I think add to the weight man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy1978
    Ya i agree. A grip only adds weight and is unnecessary
    Haha try continuously shooting in portrait orientation for 2-3 hours without the grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Haha try continuously shooting in portrait orientation for 2-3 hours without the grip.
    yes.. for a portrait shooter or someone who shoots lots of verticals.. no battery grip is kind of a sickening thing. I've became so used to the battery grip (I really shoot lots of verticals), and now I'm feeling weird without one.

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    I like batt grip kinda give me a better balance when holding the cam. During my film days have
    fashioned a 'grip' for my film cam Contax RTSIII as it has a build in film winder. During those days
    it's motordrives that serves as 'grips' asked any film veterans they'll know.
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    i use my grip mainly for portrait oriented shots...

    quite low usage as most of the time i am shooting landscape oriented shots.

    dun really need the extra batteries cos the battery life for my cam is very good (can last me more then 500 shots).
    Last edited by sinned79; 20th March 2012 at 03:11 PM.

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