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    Grip for event and portraiture shoot... extra batt for everything else
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    The grip for everything. Since day 1, have been using with a grip. Somehow without it on my body, it feels weird. I use it more for the balance than anything else.
    I carry 4 batteries when i travel too.

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    No grip. Don't even have one. Don't need the extra weight or bulkiness. Camera won't fit in my sling bag if gripped. I have extra batteries though I never needed them because one battery can last me the whole day, even when I shoot close to 1000 photos.

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    somehow i've never needed more than 2 batteries... even when i was 20days traveliing around europe in the winter and the batteries tend to run out quicker..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treetrunk View Post
    The grip for everything. Since day 1, have been using with a grip. Somehow without it on my body, it feels weird. I use it more for the balance than anything else.
    same here, once my grip is on, i never took it off. my preference.
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    I also in a dilemma on should i or should i not get a battery grip both have pros and cons..
    howhow??

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    will do on travel time..... got alot of battery life spend....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Grip - If u dun mind the weight and u yearn for the comfort in shooting in portrait orientation, and ease of changing ur "juices" for prolonged period of shooting..etc...etc...
    In addition, it provide better weightbalance if any long or heavy lens are mounted.

    I go with that

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    Hi Alan, same, GripCamera. Till the end of the world; will not apart!
    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Chan View Post
    same here, once my grip is on, i never took it off. my preference.

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    If you need the money for more lens/flash/other accessories, IMO I would go for them first. Otherwise get a grip which makes you IMO 1) looks more pro, 2) more battery life to spare, 3) Comfortable and Great for portrait shots taking. 4) Good for weight balance distribution if u mount bigger lens.

    Only grip can gives you the extra comfort when doing portrait shoots.
    For extra battery life, you can still solve with getting an extra camera battery.

    My 2cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by appleshem View Post
    I also in a dilemma on should i or should i not get a battery grip both have pros and cons..
    howhow??

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    Definitely with grip. Part of the reason is battery life, part of it is better balance (am not an avid portrait shooter but am convinced that certainly helps too). I was considering leaving the grip of my A550 at home (to reduce weight) when I went for my recent Middle East trip but after holding the camera (with just Sigma 12-24 lens) I felt that I would be more comfortable with the grip on. Balance is better, handling is better even though A550 is not exactly a very tiny camera and I don't even have huge hands....the grip just provides more assured handling Of course grip or no grip, my super kiasu nature would make me bring extra extra batteries and I was saved by that...careless me left the switch on and the battery (2 of them) drained!

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    Back in the old film days my first SLR was the Nikon F2 Photomic and bought
    it with the motordrive cum 'grip'.Then came the Contax RTSIII with a built in
    motordrive w/o grip so fashioned 'one' myself. Now with the 5D the grip is indispensable
    and like the saying goes 'get a grip'
    5D/5D3/Zeiss/28-85/100 F2/200 F4/50 F1.4/70-200/24-85/85 F1.4
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