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    Default Battery grip for balance?

    Hi all, just wondering when does one need a battery grip for balance?

    Just had the 15~85mm lens with 430 Ex II on my 60D when shooting last week, I didn't think the combi was off-balance but my friend thinks so, maybe cos he was trying to balance on his clutches at the same time.

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    Default Re: Battery grip for balance?

    it is depends on individuals preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeet View Post
    Hi all, just wondering when does one need a battery grip for balance?

    Just had the 15~85mm lens with 430 Ex II on my 60D when shooting last week, I didn't think the combi was off-balance but my friend thinks so, maybe cos he was trying to balance on his clutches at the same time.
    Haha, you will know when its the time. If you don't feel its off-balanced then you don't need a grip to balance it, in your friend's case maybe he needs one as he feels the opposite

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    Default Re: Battery grip for balance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Syeet View Post
    Hi all, just wondering when does one need a battery grip for balance?

    Just had the 15~85mm lens with 430 Ex II on my 60D when shooting last week, I didn't think the combi was off-balance but my friend thinks so, maybe cos he was trying to balance on his clutches at the same time.
    so if u friend say u picture is not good it become not good???

    follow ur heart not what ur friends heart after all u're the one using it not him/her
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    When I use 430 on my cam I need the battery grip for stable handling. The second shutter button really makes it easier to handle the whole unit when using portrait orientation. Otherwise it becomes an unstable chicken wing situation.
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    Default Re: Battery grip for balance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Syeet View Post
    Hi all, just wondering when does one need a battery grip for balance?

    Just had the 15~85mm lens with 430 Ex II on my 60D when shooting last week, I didn't think the combi was off-balance but my friend thinks so, maybe cos he was trying to balance on his clutches at the same time.
    up to you.

    frankly speaking, if you adopt proper shooting protocol, unless the lens is really heavy or long, it will be supported by the left hand. what balance is there to speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeet View Post
    Hi all, just wondering when does one need a battery grip for balance?

    Just had the 15~85mm lens with 430 Ex II on my 60D when shooting last week, I didn't think the combi was off-balance but my friend thinks so, maybe cos he was trying to balance on his clutches at the same time.
    battery grip for balance??... hmmm....
    probably these 2 links may explain better.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_grip
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...rips-for-dslrs
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    Thank u guys for your helpful replies

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