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POLL: "Why you have a battery Grip ?"
I do portrait orientation most of my photograph
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15.3%
I am always on AI Servo witch drain the battery
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3.1%
It look cool, like the 1D series
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8.8%
I have the 6D/70D and WIFI/GPS drain the battery
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I shot more that 3 000 photograph per days
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0.6%
I don't have it, but i would like to have one
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I don't have it, because i don't like it
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None of the answers / other
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It came with/I bought it with the camera but never use it. It's too clunky.
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Why you have a battery grip ?

 
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Mar 02, 2015 17:43 |  #76

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.


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Mar 02, 2015 18:11 |  #77

All of the above plus I'm a half glass empty kind a guy :-)


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Mar 02, 2015 18:34 |  #78

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.

But on longer shoots or outings the camera drills into my palm in a very uncomfortable way.


40D, 5D3, a bunch of lenses and other things :cool:

  
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Mar 02, 2015 18:49 |  #79

Exercise




  
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Mar 02, 2015 19:25 |  #80

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 am a professional in a different profession, I don't need to look like a pro.:rolleyes:


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Mar 04, 2015 23:07 |  #81

Reasons for using battery grip:

1. Balance
2. Same feel as my 1 series bodies
3. Portrait orientation
4. Preference




  
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Mar 04, 2015 23:16 |  #82

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.


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Mar 08, 2015 16:22 |  #83

For the grip!!! Better vertical grip :)


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Mar 08, 2015 16:34 |  #84

Pretty much only for the better balance, with the extra weight helping to steady my old, shaky hands.




  
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Mar 10, 2015 03:59 |  #85

I'm tryin' to look Pro, yo!

Seriously... ergonomics. Plain and simple. The camera is easier to hold onto and portrait mode is so much more comfortable. The extra battery is just gravy.




  
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Mar 10, 2015 07:58 |  #86

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.


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Mar 17, 2015 18:58 |  #87

For me it's mainly battery life, but I also appreciate the vertical grip and stability the extra weight adds when using larger lenses.


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Mar 17, 2015 21:04 |  #88

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.


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Jun 18, 2015 09:01 |  #89

4 x the amount for battery usage.




  
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Jun 24, 2015 20:31 |  #90

snerd wrote in post #17466172 (external link)
Pretty much only for the better balance, with the extra weight helping to steady my old, shaky hands.

/\/\/\ What he said /\/\/\ It's comfortable in my hands...............


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