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Thread: 52mm lens on D90 - is it good to have battery grip

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    Default 52mm lens on D90 - is it good to have battery grip

    Got D90 and 18-55 VR and 55-200 VR lens.

    is it recommendable to have a battery grip with that set-up....

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    depends on your palm size and your liking . . . i did it without the grip . . .

    but i got the grip, left in the dry cabinet after 1 use . . . .
    Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!

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    The battery grip gives you the option of :
    - extended battery life with additional battery
    - better grip in a way especially with portrait orientation shooting
    - possibly giving a better balance especially on longer heavier lenses
    - gives u option of using 6 AA batteries if somehow ur original Nikon batts ran out of juice..
    * on certain models, they can give u faster fps

    You have to see if u really need the additional battery grip that will bulk up things, else really can do without it with ur existing setup. A needless battery grip kinda of defeats the purpose of having a smaller and lighter camera

    Ryan

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    Default Re: 52mm lens on D90 - is it good to have battery grip

    You migh need to consider a bigger shoulder bag, as to put the camera with the grip attached into your shoulder bag
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Default Re: 52mm lens on D90 - is it good to have battery grip

    unlike a d300s where the fps increase with batt grip, a batt grip on d90 doesnt really do much except increase batt life

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    Default Re: 52mm lens on D90 - is it good to have battery grip

    It's up to your way of shooting. If you shoot portrait mode alot then a battery grip can help you to hold your camera properly without doing chicken wing. Help you to have better control/balance in holding your camera especially if you hand held long telephoto lenses. Plus point you get extra battery life.

    For TS case, I don't think you need the battery grip since both lenses you own are quite light weighed. Unless you shoot alot of events, then having a battery grip is preferred.

    I'll leave home my battery grip when I know I going shoot landscape or anything that I can take my own sweet time to shoot.

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