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Dumb newbie question about battery grip for a 50D

 
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Aug 15, 2014 17:54 |  #1

I've never been one for using Live View, but I've been playing with it lately. It really uses up the battery, so I am shopping for a battery grip. I don't have the funds to buy the Canon brand, but I've seen very positive reviews for the Vivitar one that fits the 50D. One person did complain that it doesn't have the AF - ON button though. This led to my "clueless" question; I thought all the grip did was hold two batteries, replacing the single battery in the camera body - and all camera functions would be handled the same way as if there was no grip (I shoot hand-held or on a tripod with a cable release). I see that there are wireless grips reasonably priced too, and so I wondered if using a grip means it overrides the camera body's controls? Are there control buttons/dials on a grip? Go ahead a laugh at my dumb question, I don't mind! :lol:
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Aug 15, 2014 17:58 |  #2

Grips traditionally have controls for shutter release. Canon has more than that. Canon has an on/off switch to prevent these from working. They are portrait grips so meant to assist in taking portrait shots by placing the shutter release on that grip.

Get a Canon though.


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Aug 16, 2014 16:23 |  #3

Thanks for replying...I guess I should wait a few months and get the Canon grip...why be cheap because I'm impatient? lol




  
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Aug 16, 2014 18:03 |  #4

I don't think the bg-e2n has the "AF ON" button.


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Aug 16, 2014 22:56 |  #5

I paid $40.00 last Feb. for a used Canon bg-e2n for my 50D.


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