JC4 wrote in post #10830043
Those are the two reasons I'm usually on the main grip on my 1 series, even when shooting portrait. The only time I reach for the vertical grip is if I'm going to be there for an extended period of time, and shooting the same AF point, neither of which happens very often. No grips on my smaller bodies, even with my XL hands.
I have long thumbs, and its a stretch to reach the joystick on my 1d, from the vertical grip.
Hahaha yeah, on my 1 series bodies, the grip switch has been turned to the OFF position since I got them out of the box. I can honestly say I have NEVER EVER NOT ONCE used the portrait grip on them.
Ok, one thing I find BIZARRE is that people say they can use the handstrap when the install the grip. That is true... but the handstrap ONLY WORKS IN LANDSCAPE. And it's a pain in the ass to pull your hand in or out of a snug fitting handstrap, not to mention, slow. It's kind of a catch 22. Buy the grip for the handstrap, but make it a PITA to use it in portrait.