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POLL: "Do you bring a body grip you when you travel abroad?"
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POLL: Grip while Travelling Abroad

 
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Jun 15, 2011 23:12 |  #1

I'll be making a big trip all around Europe. I'm wondering how everyone feels about bringing a camera body grip with them while traveling. The added handling and ergonomics with the grip is awesome, but is it worth the weight? Vote now!


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Jun 15, 2011 23:17 |  #2

I didn't vote because in my opinion, it depends...

If not having it attached would majorly impact your ability to shoot at your best, take it.
If weight reduction or room in the bag is a bigger priority, don't take it.


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Jun 15, 2011 23:30 |  #3
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I don't own a grip, but if I did, I would leave it at home for an international trip to save weight and space. Unless the point is purely photography then it might make sense to take it.


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Jun 15, 2011 23:34 |  #4

I hate the feel of my camera without the grip. I have pretty big hands and I like to have something to hold on to. I'm going to be spending 5 months in Australia and I plan to have my battery grip attached the whole time


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Jun 15, 2011 23:47 |  #5

I love my e1 handstrap, so I keep my grip on all the time. When I travel, I keep it gripped--nice knowing I've got 2 batteries ready to go. You should edit the poll to include the option of "I don't use a grip, period". I'm sure there are people who are simply voting "no" just because they don't use a grip.


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Jun 16, 2011 00:03 as a reply to  @ MOkoFOko's post |  #6

The empty grip really does not take up a whole lot of space or have much weight. If your travelling with suit cases then the grip would have minimal impact really - Pack it in an empty shoe when not in use. Bring it along and you then have the option of using it or not depend on the travel regiment and options for a particular day.

If your hiking and really bringing a minimal amount of gear then I would leave the grip behind if it means not bringing something more important (like another lens option)


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Jun 16, 2011 00:11 |  #7

I voted yes, because with a 1 series I have no option....

really though, if I had a camera body with a separate grip, I most certainly would bring it.


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Jun 16, 2011 00:28 as a reply to  @ cloose's post |  #8

Voted no, with getting over 800 shots on one battery, I see no reason to carry the extra weight around all day and night on vacation.


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Jun 16, 2011 00:41 |  #9

considering you own a rebel series camera, its not a significant amount of weight. However, my personal preference is to travel light with my camera gear. I would just leave the grip behind, but only because the grip doesn't help me shoot any better than without it.

Bring it if you cant stand to shoot with out it.


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Jun 16, 2011 05:01 |  #10

iwasinvertedx wrote in post #12602016 (external link)
considering you own a rebel series camera, its not a significant amount of weight. However, my personal preference is to travel light with my camera gear. I would just leave the grip behind, but only because the grip doesn't help me shoot any better than without it.

Bring it if you cant stand to shoot with out it.

Exactly this. I leave mine behind when traveling to reduce weight and bulk.




  
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Jun 16, 2011 05:23 |  #11

I only use a grip for long paid gigs, never for travel or personal work. The excess bulk isn't needed.


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Jun 16, 2011 07:51 |  #12

A grip comes handy if you got mugged. :)


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Jun 16, 2011 08:01 |  #13

No, I went to Quebec (I know not the same) and skipped the grip, I'm glad I did. My bag was heavy enough with the body, iPad, 30mm 1.4, and 100macro. Plus flash and other crap. The grip was bulky and not needed.


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hienz
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Jun 16, 2011 09:34 |  #14

Poll looks consistenly tied :/ Great points from everyone though, from both sides. I still have a bit of time to decide if I want to take it with me. Anyone find the option of using alkine batteries (for back up) with a grip useful while travelling?


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Jun 16, 2011 09:36 |  #15

hienz wrote in post #12603491 (external link)
Poll looks consistenly tied :/ Great points from everyone though, from both sides. I still have a bit of time to decide if I want to take it with me. Anyone find the option of using alkine batteries with a grip useful while travelling?

Nope. Never done never will. Seems wasteful


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