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Aug 03, 2011 13:01 |  #1

Do you ever take your grip off? Is it bad to never take it off??


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Aug 03, 2011 13:03 |  #2

I only take mine off for travel when I need more space in my shoulder bag. Other than that, it stays on. It's good to take it off every now and then and clean out any dirt or debris that might get trapped between the body and the grip.


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Aug 03, 2011 13:54 |  #3

Took mine off and left it off. Not really necessary to take it off for any reason unless, like Vermin said, you feel you need to clean in there.


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Aug 03, 2011 13:57 |  #4

Took it off for this:

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It won't fit with grip.

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Aug 03, 2011 14:04 |  #5

As mentioned, the only reason to take it off (temporarily) would be for cleaning or packing/storage.

A reason not to take if off, would be that you don't want to put any more use/stress on the connection mechanism. The one complaint I've heard about the grips (both Canon and off-brand, but mostly off-brand) is that the gears from the tightening dial to the attachment screw, can become worn or dislodged etc. So the less you take it off and put it on again, the better.


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Aug 03, 2011 14:08 |  #6

I personally don't take my grip off unless I need packing room.

Big Mike, that's a good point regarding the wearing of the attachement screw. I'll keep that in mind, as I purchased a pretty good aftermarket grip.


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Aug 03, 2011 14:15 |  #7

kf095 wrote in post #12871106 (external link)
Took it off for this:
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It won't fit with grip.

Is your camera inside water...?

Or do my eyes deceive me


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Aug 03, 2011 14:22 |  #8

I use a grip nearly all the time on all my cameras, mainly because I shoot a high percentage of vertical/portrait orientation images.

But I will remove it on occasion to save space and/or weight. So I still prefer a camera with a removeable grip.


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Aug 03, 2011 14:47 |  #9

Adamora wrote in post #12871201 (external link)
Is your camera inside water...?

Or do my eyes deceive me

Nothing wrong with eyes.
Camera is inside of the water proof case which is submerged under water.


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Aug 03, 2011 15:55 |  #10

hmm I am thinking of getting one think I would leave it on for reasons mentioned above the stress of taking it off and putting it on wear and tear? But then I don't have one yet lol..


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Aug 03, 2011 17:54 |  #11

I really like my E1 hand strap for my 5Dc which only works with the battery grip so the grip stays on all the time. Really need to get another E1 for my backup gripped 20D someday too.


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Aug 03, 2011 18:24 as a reply to  @ jdpence's post |  #12

If I knew I would be using a tripod exclusively doing long exposures, I would remove the grip for that little bit of extra stability. The grip for the 40D (and many others I've noticed) can wiggle even when screwed on tight.


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Aug 03, 2011 18:39 |  #13

When I travel (fly), off it comes.


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Aug 03, 2011 20:23 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #14

I take mine off whenever I'm going to be walking around with my 100-400L. If I need extra power, I can easily throw a battery or two into my pocket.


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Aug 03, 2011 20:38 |  #15

When I got my 20D in early 2006, I gripped it almost immediately. When I got my 40D shortly after introduction, I gripped it almost immediately. I never took the grip off of either for more than four years, even when I traveled by air with both bodies. Typically, I'd mount the 24-70 on one and the Sigma 70-200 on the other, so, while not 1D weight, this was a fairly weighty combo, but I never removed the grips until February of this year when I went to a car show, using the Tokina 12-24 and the 24-70L, and I decided to take off the grips.

While I certainly notice the difference in balance point without the grips, I haven't used them since. There is certainly something to be said about the "better" balance with the grip and a heavier lens, but I do enjoy the weight reduction.

I'm not one of those guys with large hands (ML golf glove), but I also notice the less comfortable finger placement without the grip.


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