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how often do you guys use battery grip for 7D ?

 
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Feb 13, 2011 22:45 |  #1

how often do you guys use battery grip for 7D ?

Does the grip really extend battery shooting time compare to quantum battery ?


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Feb 13, 2011 22:53 |  #2

all the time. not just have more battery life, but it also comfortable to hold and balances the weight.


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Feb 13, 2011 23:15 |  #3

Most of the time. I only take it off for vacationing.


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Feb 13, 2011 23:25 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #4

I only take it off when cleaning my camera.


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Feb 13, 2011 23:27 |  #5

themadman wrote in post #11838549 (external link)
Most of the time. I only take it off for vacationing.

+1 same for me


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Feb 13, 2011 23:46 |  #6

All the time. I would be lost without the balance and the vertical shutter button. And never having to worry about running out of a battery power is nice too!


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Feb 14, 2011 00:33 |  #7

All the reasons have been mentioned above, I really love having a grip on my 7D and I never take it off :D


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Feb 14, 2011 00:41 |  #8

Never. Don't like the weight; I'm traveling now and left it at home.




  
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Feb 14, 2011 00:51 |  #9

it's always on! looks cool, feel good, and it's great for portrait!


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Feb 14, 2011 01:03 |  #10

how is it compare to the quantum battery ?


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Feb 14, 2011 02:18 |  #11

85% of the time it is on my camera because I like the feel of a vertical grip and the extra set of controls. I take it off when a smaller camera profile help to avoid attracting attention in a crowd.

One drawback is the really sensitive hair triggered shutter button on the grip. I've taken more than my share of miscellaneous OOF nothing because I forget to take my finger off the trigger.


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Feb 14, 2011 08:17 |  #12

it feels naked w/o... it's on most of the time, but every now and then I want to cut back on size/weight (mostly a family outing or going to be seating in a MLB stadium tight seat) and take it off


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Feb 14, 2011 08:55 |  #13

All the time


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Feb 14, 2011 09:24 as a reply to  @ mchong75's post |  #14

I don't know anything about a quantum battery but I have never taken my grip off my 7D since I bought it. The double battery life is nice but the main reason I bought is that I shoot a lot of sports in portrait orientation and having a vertical shutter button is a must. If that is not an issue for you make sure the size and weight are something you can deal with, for some it's a little too much.


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Feb 15, 2011 17:23 |  #15

always on.



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