My camera cannot add grip!
Lucky I used to train as a powerlifter/bodybuilder, so the weight doesnt affect me.
another 200g to the cam makes a nice number of 2kg lol . dumbbells on the go.
oddly enough, for me, the option to use AA batteries is one of the main reasons i like vertical grips. it just feels good to know that in the event that something does crop up, i can always attempt to procure standard batteries in a pinch. it hasn't happened yet, but you never know.
i don't consciously plan to use AAs when i shoot, not when i have rechargeables and access to power outlets. nevertheless, it's nice to have that option availed to me should the need ever arise.
I have grips on all my Alphas. But not for the following reasons:
1. Look pro - I am not pro, don't look pro and don't intend to act like one.
2. Prevent chicken-wing syndrome - I don't mind, nothing to be shy about.
In fact, grip and extra batteries come with a price...heavy, bigger and stronger bags to hold them.
But for the following reasons:
1. Balance - My lenses are old heavy metal casing type.
2. Better grip - I don't have large hands but still I find the cam with grips add that extra area to grab hold providing a good sense of security especially with the heavy lens.
3. Battery life - For the A350, with live-view and hence I tend to rely on that pretty often (the view finder is pathetic) so extra juice is helpful. Live-view is also useful when doing macro shots at awkward positions...leading to more draining of juice.
4. Still on battery life - As my lenses are old and heavy, auto focus sucks much juice too.
Because i have big hands so I need the grip to get a better grip. get it But seriously, the grip is to have a better hold on the camera because of my heavy lenses
Pentaxian for Life
K1, K3, DA*16-50, Sigma 70-200, FA31, 43 & FA77 Limiteds, DA18-135WR, DA50-200WR
Maybe am getting older, where am seeing myself appreciating compactness and being light weight even more...my BG-E6 is resting in the dry box 90% of the time I bring out 5DII. It's only when I'm called up to do some long event coverage assignment then I have it on.
Last edited by rendition; 21st September 2009 at 03:04 PM.
I like the idea of smaller lighter cheaper. Thus I do not own one. I carry more rechargeable batteries and I charge them whenever I can. If I do go on a trip that may potentially cause me to be unable to charge my batteries for a longer period of time, I may get one in the end just in case. Or I will buy more batteries and charge them all. If not needed, I will never get one. It is just paying money to get sore shoulders and arms.
for the convenience of taking vertical portrait comfortably tats why i get a vertical grip...n also to hold a spare batt...
other than tat i can just take it off.
Sorry for asking such a noob question...
Do we need to remove the batt grip occasionally when camera's not in use just like we need to remove the batt?
They also do not remove the lens when storing their equipments.
Judging from the above stats, i think you more likely will get "No" for an answer.
How do u guy store ur camera with grip attached... I think it's a bit too tall to sotre standing up in the dry cabinet right? U all store it lying down? or?
Most dry cabinet, even the smaller 30l ones should have no problem storing a body with grip in the upright position. The tray height should be adjustable one, so just adjust the tray position to fit. I store mine upright.
thinking of getting one..for 8fps and to try the feel of it. can add rechargeable AA batts too..but then heavy ..maybe just get an extra batt for my body..still undecided
Nikon D610 |NIKON 16-35mm F4G | SIGMA 50mm F1.4G | NIKON 70-200mm F2.8G VRII | NIKON SB600
Got one, tried it once, sold it away after.
Decided against the added weight and to channel that $100 for better optics.