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Thread started 22 Apr 2010 (Thursday) 18:22
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POLL: "Do you use a battery grip with your 5D2?"
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Do you use a battery grip with your 5D2?

 
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Apr 22, 2010 18:22 |  #1

Do you use a battery grip (BG-E6 or third party) with your 5D2? Please also mention the reason(s) why you have added the battery grip? Thanks for the inputs.




  
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Jan 05, 2012 18:54 |  #2

Oem all the way! Added power, vertical shutter and balance.K


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Jan 05, 2012 19:02 |  #3

Yes, on one, no, on the other one.


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Jan 05, 2012 19:19 |  #4

I have 3rd party and it works great.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:16 as a reply to  @ Steve Wintrow's post |  #5

I got the OEM along with my 5d when i first bought it but almost never use it. I don't shoot enough potrait orientation to make it worth the extra weight.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:21 |  #6

Yes, I use a grip... OEM, too.

Reason #1 - vertical controls, I shoot a lot in portrait orientation.
Reason #2 - twice as much battery reserve.
Reason #3 - the camera balances better with some of the larger lenses I use.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:23 |  #7

Because it makes my camera look more expensive..LOL!




  
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Jan 05, 2012 20:25 |  #8

I used to use grips on all three of my bodies and liked them, but have removed them so I can make them fit in one bag with my lenses.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:27 |  #9
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No...I don't need my 5dmarkII to be bigger than my 1dmarkIII....:) That's the whole point of owning a 5dmarkII for me.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:32 |  #10

Aforementioned vertical controls, but mainly I have the battery grip because I tend to go out for long hikes and I would prefer to just be able to shoot shoot shoot and not have to worry about battery power!

I also like the way the camera / battery grip feels in my hands, compared to without the grip.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:34 |  #11

Oem grip for vertical controls, extra battery life (well less changes during a loooong shoot) and it just fits my hands better


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Jan 05, 2012 20:45 as a reply to  @ x0SiN0x's post |  #12

would not use one on any body. They cost money, add weight and bulk and need a more expensive L plate.


The only way I want a grip...is the built-in one on a 1DX. ;)




  
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Jan 05, 2012 21:38 |  #13

yes i have one... no i don't use it.

only time i use it is when I'm going to be shooting all day long with it or at an event or wedding. if its just random snaps or a simple shoot no (which is ilke 90% of the time)...




  
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Jan 06, 2012 05:40 |  #14

Yes, I use one to get wireless tethering


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Jan 06, 2012 05:46 |  #15

No. For me DSLR's are heavy and bulky enough as it is. Grips are a waste of money. It takes 5 seconds to swap a battery out, and twisting your wrist a little bit to go portrait isn't really that hard at all. At all.


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