Reasons for me using a Battery Grip.
Better Ergonomics. While shooting in Portrait Mode, No wear and tear on right shoulder.
Double battery life.
Better Balance with heavier lenses.
|POLL: "Why you have a battery Grip ?"|
|I do portrait orientation most of my photograph|
|I am always on AI Servo witch drain the battery|
|It look cool, like the 1D series|
|I have the 6D/70D and WIFI/GPS drain the battery|
|I shot more that 3 000 photograph per days|
|I don't have it, but i would like to have one|
|I don't have it, because i don't like it|
|None of the answers / other|
|It came with/I bought it with the camera but never use it. It's too clunky.|
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs
Reasons for me using a Battery Grip.
Canon 5D Mark III (x2), BG-E11 Grips, 7D (x2) BG-E7 Grips, Canon Lenses 16-35 f/4 L IS, 17-40 f/4 L, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 70-200 f/4 L IS Version II, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS Version II, TS-E 24 f/3.5 L II, 100 f/2.8 L Macro IS, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, 17-55 f/2.8 L IS, 85 f/1.8, Canon 1.4 Extender III, 5 Canon 600 EX-RT, 2 Canon ST-E3 Transmitters, Canon Pixma PRO-10 Printer
Joined Dec 2013
All of the above plus I'm a half glass empty kind a guy
1DX Mark II | SONY α7III | | EF24-70 f2.8L II | EF35 f1.4L | EF50 f1.2L | EF135 f2L | EF70-200 f2.8L IS II | EF100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II| SONY FE2/28 | SONY FE1.8/85 | SONY FE4/24-70 G OSS | SONY FE1.8/55 | Sigma 15mm Fisheye |
Gallery: 5 photos
Best ofs: 1
Joined Sep 2008
more comfortable and stable to hold and the portrait orientation controls. I've never drained a battery in one day, so the extra power is just icing on the cake for me, I'd add a grip even if it could only hole one battery.
40D, 5D3, a bunch of lenses and other things
Kingof CanadaKing of Canada
Gallery: 7 photos
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Halifax,Nova Scotia
Cream of the Crop
Gallery: 25 photos
Joined Dec 2011
Never drained a battery in one day, I actually like shooting the gripless camera in Portrait more than in Landscape position, I don't like the extra bulk in my Flipside backpack (not the extra weight either).
I coulda shoulda woulda
Joined Feb 2008
Reasons for using battery grip:
Joined Apr 2007
I used to use one for extra battery life and to get the feelings a 1d body. I still use it often. Depends on how and what I'm shooting.
Sometimes not taking a photograph can be as problematic as taking one. - Alex Webb
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Montreal Qc Can
For the grip!!! Better vertical grip
5d mk II 24-70L
Pretty much only for the better balance, with the extra weight helping to steady my old, shaky hands.
Gallery: 31 photos
Best ofs: 2
Joined Aug 2011
Location: Beaufort, SC
I'm tryin' to look Pro, yo!
Adorama says I'm "packed."
Gallery: 2 photos
Joined May 2004
Balance and comfort, especially when using a lens of any heft. I have largish hands (wide palm, but short fingers) and my right little finger cramps almost immediately without it. Back in ancient times, I used the Canon F1 with the MF motor drive--that grip packed with 10 AA batteries still ranks as my most comfortable.
TANSTAAFL--The Only Unbreakable Rule in Photography
For me it's mainly battery life, but I also appreciate the vertical grip and stability the extra weight adds when using larger lenses.
Joined May 2013
Location: Phila Burbs
Big paws need something to grip more comfortably. Pretty much it. I have shot events all day and used the extra battery life but switching batteries wouldn't have killed me.
1D Mk3 | Tamron SP 35/1.8 VC | Tamron SP 85/1.8 VC
4 x the amount for battery usage.
Didn't get his vaccinations . . .
Gallery: 36 photos
Joined Oct 2011
Location: Kenly, North Carolina