kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #17208639
I got an aftermarket grip for my 5D. Although I haven't used it extensively, I've noticed it feeling weird. I think mostly it's because the viewfinder is off-center. When in portrait I have to have my hands held higher up relative to body/eye level
Is this just something you adjust to? I sort of imagined it feeling more comfortable than it does!
Having used after market vertical battery grips with three Canon DSLR's - the XTi, T2i and 60D, I've never had the slightest problem with the grips. The right hand wraps around the grip, the index finger finds the shutter button, and the left hand holds the lens and operates the lens' framing ring.
From the start, the experience of using a grip has been like second nature. Now, what may have made a difference for me is that I also was used to operating cameras in portrait mode without a grip, and found that the vertical release button was more convenient than the usual shutter button.
And, photographing dozens of basketball games each season with a camera in portrait mode helps you get used to vertical grips. I was so busy tracking the action that I didn't pay attention to the grip.