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Jan 20, 2013 22:40 |  #46

Stone 13 wrote in post #15514047 (external link)
Jon,

To each his own, that still doesn't explain how the guy I quoted can relate

a) a person who prefers the extra heft as well as the other benefits of adding a grip to their DSLR

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b) some unknown, unquoted source touting the "superiority" of mirrorless cameras because they have less weight


I have big hands, I prefer a big DSLR, perhaps he has small hands more suitable for a powershot, I just don't know but I don't want to assume that he likes smaller cameras for some superficial reason. Unlike what he's done to the rest of us who don't share his point of view. Having said that, he's not really giving us much to go on. If you understood what he was trying to say, then please elaborate because I simply don't get it and looking back at this thread, I'm not the only one.....

It's quite simple-most people who buy grips are newbs with a desire to make their gear look like a 1d. If a grip makes ur camera more comfortable good luck to you, but when you move to a full frame a think you will find the size difference is considerable.

As for my example-again its quite simple. Technology moves and trends change. Many schools of though believe mirror less is the future, hence big bulky dslrs will be old school and things of the past. People already boast of mirror less for being so compact and light-so what are people such as yourself going to do when these cameras become the status quo?

And has already been stated-your left hand should be supporting the weight of the camera-sounds like you are doing it wrong.




  
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Jan 20, 2013 22:45 |  #47

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I'm sure they are very useful for portrait shots, I just think their 'must have status' is way over baked. I am involved in many different pastimes and they all have 'must have' items...until something comes along and shows that they were never really needed.

they're useful for more than shooting in portrait orientation and that has been stated in every one of the literally hundreds of threads on this very same topic.

blogs wrote in post #15514064 (external link)
until something comes along and shows that they were never really needed.

a grip might not be needed, but it has established it's value to me hence my choice to include one on any DSLR I buy that doesn't have one already. :)

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Hence my point with mirror less-what are people going to do when these become mainstream, bolt big heavy blocks of ballast on their camera to assist with balance and their huge man hands, all the while boasting how much more convenient the small and light body is? Lol

funny how grips are either already available or being developed for most of the major mirrorless bodies out there. But I guess since you've decided that no one needs them, they won't sell. You're gonna be wrong on that one, lol indeed. :)

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Let's just put them along with card readers and just about every body building 'supplement' as pet hates of mine ;)

Well as a bodybuilder myself, I'd love to know your thoughts which supplements you consider worthless, not that I would disagree with you. I'd also love to know you 1 rep max on the barbell squat, if you mention your bench press I'm just not gonna take you seriously...lol

Okay too much cognac, time to wrap this up. You hate grips we get it but you've not given single logical reason why the rest of us should hate them too. :lol:


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Jan 20, 2013 22:45 |  #48

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For the life of me, I just can't figure out how one relates to the other. Exactly what is your point

If you can't work it out by yourself try asking your parents?




  
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Jan 20, 2013 22:49 |  #49

Stone 13 wrote in post #15514112 (external link)
Well as a bodybuilder myself, I'd love to know your thoughts which supplements you consider worthless, not that I would disagree with you. I'd also love to know you 1 rep max on the barbell squat, if you mention your bench press I'm just not gonna take you seriously...lol

Lol oh my...how about a 240kg dead for reps? 1rep max of 200kg squat and rep 160kg bench-have done 1rm as i have bad shoulders. Of course that could just be e stats...but anyways what's yours? Oh and you call yourself a body builder yet drink alcohol???




  
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Jan 20, 2013 23:14 |  #50

blogs wrote in post #15514113 (external link)
If you can't work it out by yourself try asking your parents?

Come on now, you're a bigger man than that.

We'll just say you lost your head for a bit before you posted it and move on. :lol:

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Lol oh my...how about a 240kg dead for reps? 1rep max of 200kg squat and rep 160kg bench-have done 1rm as i have bad shoulders. Of course that could just be e stats...but anyways what's yours?

Impressive stats indeed, I'm a yank so I have to use imperial but I'm 6'1 ~215 lbs my 1 RM numbers are: about 505 lbs deadlift, 455lbs squat (my favorite exercise), and about 325 bench which I don't do very often. I'd have to have a very good day to put up your kind of numbers but I'll get there eventually ;)

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Oh and you call yourself a body builder yet drink alcohol???

I most certainly do, I'm early 40's now and my goal is to remain strong, not just fit well into retirement. My goal however is not to become a monk, so yes, I likes me drink. :lol:


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Jan 21, 2013 00:57 |  #51

Stone 13 wrote in post #15514171 (external link)
Come on now, you're a bigger man than that.

We'll just say you lost your head for a bit before you posted it and move on. :lol:

Impressive stats indeed, I'm a yank so I have to use imperial but I'm 6'1 ~215 lbs my 1 RM numbers are: about 505 lbs deadlift, 455lbs squat (my favorite exercise), and about 325 bench which I don't do very often. I'd have to have a very good day to put up your kind of numbers but I'll get there eventually ;)




I most certainly do, I'm early 40's now and my goal is to remain strong, not just fit well into retirement. My goal however is not to become a monk, so yes, I likes me drink. :lol:

Nice stats!! Especially for an old fella ;) I'm not trying to lift any heavier (though the temptation is overwhelming) as my joints just get to sore :(

Yeah no hate mate, just having fun arguing-I probably come across as a douche a lot of the time as do others ;) as for the grip-I went to the local shop recently to try one for my 5diii and the assistant looked at me and asked why-I felt like an idiot explaining that 'the Internet reckon they are good' he laughed and made me feel like an idiot and said I don't need one. To be honest I absolutely agree-the ergonomics on the 5diii are perfect!! Besides the portrait orientation I just don't get it-I'm actually worried with a grip the body would be to big!




  
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Jan 21, 2013 10:25 |  #52

I have a gripped D60 and 30D and I love how they fit the hand--much more comfortable. Then I got a 5DII and have yet to grip it, I'm enjoying the smaller bag requirement. For a shoot, I'd rather have a grip but for just walking around and whatnot, I'm starting to prefer the smaller footprint of a gripless body.

Ken, what can you hang-clean? :lol"




  
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Jan 21, 2013 11:53 |  #53

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Ken, what can you hang-clean? :lol"

I'm not very fond of that exercise, last time I tried it was a couple of years ago with ~215 lbs I think. If I remember correctly, it put me out of action for a week or two, I simply lacked the flexibility to do it with proper form although admittedly, I'm not very good at power cleans either.

I generally stick to bent over rows, not as effective, but not as demanding either so I do a ton of reps with moderate to heavy weight nowhere near my 1 rep max. Hang-cleans are a dam good exercise for you young bucks though. :lol:


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Jan 25, 2013 11:12 |  #54

I had a grip on all my cameras and since buying my 5D Mark III and purchasing a grip I find that it sits in my pelican unless i'm shooting portraits. Any other time I go gripless.


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Jan 25, 2013 14:54 |  #55

I really enjoy and appreciate my grip. Being satisfied with your purchase is all that matters. Try out a grip for yourself. If you don't like it, that's cool.


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Jan 25, 2013 15:40 |  #56

Very personal choice.

It depends how much you shoot in portrait orientation and how comfortable you want to be while shooting. If it's a lot, then you pretty much need a grip or you'll get carpal tunnel or some other overuse injury.

If you care more about size and weight, you don't need it.

I like one when my sole reason for being there is just to shoot - like photographing an event for the whole day. But I would never want to carry a body with a grip for casual photography. Too much bulk


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Jan 25, 2013 15:50 as a reply to  @ Daphatty's post |  #57

I go back and forth with battery grips, right now the grip is in my bag and I don't miss it.

One thing is for certain, the camera is more stable on a tripod without a grip.


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Jan 25, 2013 16:56 |  #58

I definitely like them because they are more comfortable for holding your camera.


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Jan 25, 2013 16:57 |  #59

However...the extra weight can be a pain especially depending on the lens.


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Jan 29, 2013 21:57 |  #60

Finally got the battery grip. Loving it!


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