canon 50d battery grip


izeman13

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Dec 2, 2008
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Hi,

I have some few concerns and question, coz i bought a 2nd hand battery grip from
on of the clubsnap member and just notice some few things when i try to use the
grip from my 6months old 50d and this is the first time i use and try the grip

a. since i only have one battery and as stated it can still run using one battery
on the grip? I just used the right side slot of the battery and when i turn it on
it works

b.when i use to try to take a shot using the grip via FULL AUTO mode try to press
1/2 click then auto focus works and flash pop and initial fire but when i continue to
press down the shutter button it doesn't take a shot. This is what i notice but when
I do try it again it auto focus then take the shot it works on the grip.

I just notice that when the first time I turn on or insert the battery on the battery grip
the camera battery grip doesn't take a shot but the succeeding try it works already.
Is it normal or something wrong with the grip or need to do some settings?

Need some help and advice

Thanks a lot.
 

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Jun 17, 2009
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#2
Hi,

I have some few concerns and question, coz i bought a 2nd hand battery grip from
on of the clubsnap member and just notice some few things when i try to use the
grip from my 6months old 50d and this is the first time i use and try the grip

a. since i only have one battery and as stated it can still run using one battery
on the grip? I just used the right side slot of the battery and when i turn it on
it works

b.when i use to try to take a shot using the grip via FULL AUTO mode try to press
1/2 click then auto focus works and flash pop and initial fire but when i continue to
press down the shutter button it doesn't take a shot. This is what i notice but when
I do try it again it auto focus then take the shot it works on the grip.

I just notice that when the first time I turn on or insert the battery on the battery grip
the camera battery grip doesn't take a shot but the succeeding try it works already.
Is it normal or something wrong with the grip or need to do some settings?

Need some help and advice

Thanks a lot.
A. Yes it works with just one battery
B. Under what condition did you half-press? If it's low light, perhaps on the first try it was still trying to focus (hunting in low-light issue).
 

izeman13

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Actually I try it in my room last night maybe because my room has low light condition. Is it really normally when using a grip
or also using the main shutter button on the camera. Because this is the first time I use the battery grip just wondering
on the first half press I saw actually the AF points blink and my lens autofocus already but when I continue to push down
the shutter button on the grip it didn't take a shot but on the second auto focus when i half press and continue to take
the shot it works. Because I thought once you half press and the AF points already blink and lens already autofocus you
can already take a shot right away/ Anyway I will try this morning see whether it will be the same. But if I have a good
ambient of light it should work right?
 

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willdoang

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#4
Actually I try it in my room last night maybe because my room has low light condition. Is it really normally when using a grip
or also using the main shutter button on the camera. Because this is the first time I use the battery grip just wondering
on the first half press I saw actually the AF points blink and my lens autofocus already but when I continue to push down
the shutter button on the grip it didn't take a shot but on the second auto focus when i half press and continue to take
the shot it works. Because I thought once you half press and the AF points already blink and lens already autofocus you
can already take a shot right away/ Anyway I will try this morning see whether it will be the same. But if I have a good
ambient of light it should work right?
when ur AF dot blinks means it couldn't focus on the subject please read up ur camera manual on AF lock sigh....
 

Jun 17, 2009
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Singapore
www.flickriver.com
#5
Actually I try it in my room last night maybe because my room has low light condition. Is it really normally when using a grip
or also using the main shutter button on the camera. Because this is the first time I use the battery grip just wondering
on the first half press I saw actually the AF points blink and my lens autofocus already but when I continue to push down
the shutter button on the grip it didn't take a shot but on the second auto focus when i half press and continue to take
the shot it works. Because I thought once you half press and the AF points already blink and lens already autofocus you
can already take a shot right away/ Anyway I will try this morning see whether it will be the same. But if I have a good
ambient of light it should work right?
Hunting in low-light has got nothing to do with your battery grip =)
 

izeman13

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Dec 2, 2008
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Hi guys its working now. Thanks for all of your response. Now I didnt removed the grip from the body, I suspect only the first attached
of the grip and first power on or either I'm in a low light room last night when I test it, but when I turn it on now it works fine already.