Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Thread: Battery Grip

  1. #1

    Default Battery Grip

    i finally gave in and bought the grip for my camera last night. the new lens is making it hard to shoot in portrait usage.

    anyone got a suggestion how to tighten the locking screw on the grip so that it doesn't loosen from usage?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    158

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i finally gave in and bought the grip for my camera last night. the new lens is making it hard to shoot in portrait usage.

    anyone got a suggestion how to tighten the locking screw on the grip so that it doesn't loosen from usage?
    Personally I would advice against tighten too tight. Canon's design is such that the knob is connected to a palstic gear, which will drives a metal gear connected to the screw. Hence tighten too tight, the plastic gear might get torn the next time you tries to take out the grip for whatever reason.
    Canon 20D,400D,5QD | 17-40mm F4L | 50 f1.8 |100 f2 | 200 f2.8L | 70-210 f3.5-4.5 | 580EX

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    NEVER overtightened screws as doing so will cause its threads to wear, then u've a bigger problem.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by LancerCK View Post
    Personally I would advice against tighten too tight. Canon's design is such that the knob is connected to a palstic gear, which will drives a metal gear connected to the screw. Hence tighten too tight, the plastic gear might get torn the next time you tries to take out the grip for whatever reason.
    ya. tats why dun dare to overtighten. but was wondering whether theres a way to make it more secure. how abt wrapping teflon tape on the screw?

  5. #5

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    NEVER overtightened screws as doing so will cause its threads to wear, then u've a bigger problem.
    any incident where the camera falls off the grip?

  6. #6

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    i'm more afraid of the plastic screw knob breaking, disabling the ability to unscrew the BG from the camera..

    I'm using the canon E1 handstrap .. i think the strap will keep the grip from falling off the camera... can't help the loosening part tho.. always have the habit to just twist the screw a bit each time when using..
    Canonite
    Disciple of the Canonical Order

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    158

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    ya. tats why dun dare to overtighten. but was wondering whether theres a way to make it more secure. how abt wrapping teflon tape on the screw?
    I believe using teflon tape will have the same effect of tightening the screws. Hence plastic gear in it still subject to the same high torque when attempting to unscrew. CanonG9's advice is better. Check the knob once a while....On a side note, even a car's wheel nut would needs to be check for tightness once a while. Had a colleague whose nut was loose after a few months since he last rotate his wheels.....
    Canon 20D,400D,5QD | 17-40mm F4L | 50 f1.8 |100 f2 | 200 f2.8L | 70-210 f3.5-4.5 | 580EX

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Farrer Park
    Posts
    989

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Get a Really Right Stuff L plate that will tighten the hold on the grip while holding onto the side.

    Best part? It's got arca swiss plates on either side for portrait or landscape shooting on tripod.

    Worst part? It costs about the same as your grip. Perhaps even more.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by canonG9 View Post
    i'm more afraid of the plastic screw knob breaking, disabling the ability to unscrew the BG from the camera..

    I'm using the canon E1 handstrap .. i think the strap will keep the grip from falling off the camera... can't help the loosening part tho.. always have the habit to just twist the screw a bit each time when using..
    the camera just gets heavier and heavier ...

  10. #10

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by LancerCK View Post
    I believe using teflon tape will have the same effect of tightening the screws. Hence plastic gear in it still subject to the same high torque when attempting to unscrew. CanonG9's advice is better. Check the knob once a while....On a side note, even a car's wheel nut would needs to be check for tightness once a while. Had a colleague whose nut was loose after a few months since he last rotate his wheels.....
    aiyo. true also. i think i will just make it a habit to tighten it now n then.

    btw car nuts aren't suppose to come loose if it was tighten properly the first time round.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by tSkye View Post
    Get a Really Right Stuff L plate that will tighten the hold on the grip while holding onto the side.

    Best part? It's got arca swiss plates on either side for portrait or landscape shooting on tripod.

    Worst part? It costs about the same as your grip. Perhaps even more.
    i am a poor man. dun recommend rrs to me.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    any incident where the camera falls off the grip?
    If u tighten as per normal, it will never fall off.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    e1 strap lor.. BG and camera together, unless the BG strap pin give way, like one of the post in CS.. the E1 strap still allows use to use the neck strap.. but i find it bothersome to have someting long on the camera.. unless i gonna do lots of walking, i rather use the hand strap
    Canonite
    Disciple of the Canonical Order

  14. #14
    Member noob sniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore,
    Posts
    743

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    u can try using afew layer of thin double side tape on the BG than screw the BG to the cam body , itwill help the BG to stick to the cam body , i have use tis , so far so good
    Nikon D600 / D750

  15. #15

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    If u tighten as per normal, it will never fall off.
    i scared mah!!!

  16. #16

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by canonG9 View Post
    e1 strap lor.. BG and camera together, unless the BG strap pin give way, like one of the post in CS.. the E1 strap still allows use to use the neck strap.. but i find it bothersome to have someting long on the camera.. unless i gonna do lots of walking, i rather use the hand strap
    my e1 sit on my shelf for the longest time since i started shooting people often.

  17. #17

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by noob sniper View Post
    u can try using afew layer of thin double side tape on the BG than screw the BG to the cam body , itwill help the BG to stick to the cam body , i have use tis , so far so good
    hehe. great minds think alike. i thought of trying that also.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Serangoon, Singapore
    Posts
    857

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    If u tighten as per normal, it will never fall off.
    yup. recently i've borrowed a BG-E2 frm my friend to use with my 40D.
    tighten as per normal, not too tight, it never loosened. i'm never afraid to just hold the camera by the BG with 1 hand (with lens and flash attached somemore) lol.

    like what canonG9 said, just double check once in a while if u are worried.
    EOS 6D | GH4 | LX100 | HERO4

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fragnatic View Post
    yup. recently i've borrowed a BG-E2 frm my friend to use with my 40D.
    tighten as per normal, not too tight, it never loosened. i'm never afraid to just hold the camera by the BG with 1 hand (with lens and flash attached somemore) lol.

    like what canonG9 said, just double check once in a while if u are worried.
    To be safe, also never support the entire weight of the camera by just holding the grip cos all the stress will be on the single screw and the threading. By doing that u'll spoil it faster.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Serangoon, Singapore
    Posts
    857

    Default Re: Battery Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    To be safe, also never support the entire weight of the camera by just holding the grip cos all the stress will be on the single screw and the threading. By doing that u'll spoil it faster.
    i don't actually do that all the time. sometimes, yea...
    EOS 6D | GH4 | LX100 | HERO4

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •