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  1. #121
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    Default Re: How many of you own a vertical grip?

    I hate grips because of the bulk it adds to the camera.

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    i have one but don't use it all the time.

    only when i know i will be shooting in portrait in a prolonged period of time.

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    I use grips only for shorter shoots but don't use them for prolonged periods of time (eg. vacations) as they really add weight to your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    With the grip... the weight is more balanced when I use the 80-200 f/2.8 lens, and it also gives a better grip when shooting portraits
    yes exactly! it makes so much difference! it actually feels more balanced.

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    Hi

    Anyone using the Phottix grip?

    Any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdaddy View Post
    yes exactly! it makes so much difference! it actually feels more balanced.

    The grip is designed for better balance when you are attached a heavy and long
    lens. When you feel that the weight is an issue and don't want to use it,
    you are actually loosing out of getting a good over all well balance for your
    equipment.

    There is still plenty of time to learn about the usage of camera gear to get the
    picture you want.


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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Do not underestimate the importance of "just to look pro".

    Especially when there're paying clients involved.
    better shooting posture for portraits, additional battery capacity and the ability to take AA batteries should there be any emergency at all...
    and it's very true of what synapseman said, not everyone is mature and knowledgeable enough to appreciate and understand it's not all about the camera sometimes, especially when it comes to paying clients, it comforts and assures them that the photographer they engaged 'looks pro' haha
    it's also an image and professionalism

    my 2cents and it really depends on usage,
    gday guys
    Last edited by disegno; 5th June 2009 at 10:17 AM.

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    i only use it when i'm singapore, never bring it along when on oversea trip, find it too bulky

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    Quote Originally Posted by disegno View Post
    better shooting posture for portraits, additional battery capacity and the ability to take AA batteries should there be any emergency at all...
    and it's very true of what synapseman said, not everyone is mature and knowledgeable enough to appreciate and understand it's not all about the camera sometimes, especially when it comes to paying clients, it comforts and assures them that the photographer they engaged 'looks pro' haha
    it's also an image and professionalism

    my 2cents and it really depends on usage,
    gday guys
    Yes, additional batteries are important.
    With internal battery in the grip. There is no need for any emergency batteries anymore.
    Well, BUT to be double or triple sure, u can always bring along some extras. AND Most of the time, u wont get to use them.
    Last edited by fotojeff; 7th June 2009 at 11:12 AM.

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    Default Re: How many of you own a vertical grip?

    1) For taking steadier portrait shots.
    2) For better balance.
    3) For the convenience of inserting 2 batteries at one go. No need to waste time and shooting opportunities to change battery.
    4) For being able to use AA batteries.
    5) To look more professional.
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    Default Re: How many of you own a vertical grip?

    Used to have one, till I sold it away with the camera...
    It's for better grip, especially if you hands are big.
    Can use AA batteries. Easily available.
    Can help to balance the weight, if you are using a big lens.

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    I have had battery grips with all cameras I've owned.

    I have big hands and personally I feel I do not have a very secure grip on the camera if it wasn't for the battery grip. it could be a psychological thing but I feel that with the additional battery grip, I find myself holding the camera in a more comfortable manner.

    the attachment of bigger lenses also means that the weight distribution is even across the camera (in terms of hand holding it), and that the added girth and dimension of the camera (via the attachment of the battery grip) allows me to be more confident when I have a bigger/larger/heavier lens being mounted to my camera.
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    my grip helps me cos i can put 2 batteries as the D200's batteries life is horrible.
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    Hmm they got grip for the horizontal AND vertical anot hahas?

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    I keep the grip on at all times for almost all the reasons mentioned earlier. I only take it off if I have to travel light, like rock climbing or very very long trails, or when I can only bring a limited amount of stuff into a location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWhites View Post
    Hmm they got grip for the horizontal AND vertical anot hahas?
    If you turn the vertical grip 90 deg, it becomes a horizontal grip?

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    Currently own 2, by tonight will own another grip. 3!.. Hehe..

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    Own but rarely use. Once you start shooting 2-3 shoots a night the extra weight becomes an annoyance. Now I only use if I'm using the 70-200 to balance the camera. I'm a less is more guy though...no stupid looking difusers, grips, unnecessary lenses. My photos look professional enough for most people. I can sell them with my smile and not my compensating gear

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    Default Re: How many of you own a vertical grip?

    a battery grip gives a much better balance even in normal orientation especially when mounted with a heavy lens.

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    Great for portrait orientation when shooting hand held.

    However, since I am now shooting primarily with a tripod, the grip's usefulness is much less.
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