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Battery Grips - Do you think they're helpful? (ergo)

 
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Jun 02, 2016 21:36 |  #31

I have grips for all my cameras but i only put them on if I will be shooting a lot of vertical

In general I prefer to go gripless - easier to store and carry

The 6d grip is one of the better hand fitting grips. The older grips for the 20d-50d, 7d are not comfortable

Also I think the 5d3 grip is the first one with the joystick built in - did not see this for other cameras.

I use the joystick a lot so its important the grip has it.


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Jun 06, 2016 05:04 |  #32

MiamiC70 wrote in post #18019631 (external link)
I have put grips on every SLR and DSLR I have ever owned. First accessory I purchase for a body.

Same here. I even got "winders" for my two Minolta XD-11s way back when...


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Jun 06, 2016 09:44 |  #33

Yes, they are helpful. Especially if you have large hands. Also extends usage if you insert the second battery.




  
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Jun 06, 2016 18:51 |  #34

I use mine for sports shooting, but never take it when I travel, just added weight.


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Jun 06, 2016 20:11 |  #35

904canon wrote in post #18030845 (external link)
Yes, they are helpful. Especially if you have large hands. Also extends usage if you insert the second battery.

I have large hands, but the 6D's grip is still too big.


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Jun 06, 2016 20:13 as a reply to  @ icor1031's post |  #36

?? I have rather small hands and my 1DX is just right, my 7D2 (with a grip) feels small - but OK. Guess we are all different!


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Jun 06, 2016 20:16 |  #37

icor1031 wrote in post #18031433 (external link)
I have large hands, but the 6D's grip is still too big.

johnf3f wrote in post #18031434 (external link)
?? I have rather small hands and my 1DX is just right, my 7D2 (with a grip) feels small - but OK. Guess we are all different!


Can you guys post a photo of your hands for perspective? Just need to get an idea of what we're dealing with.


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Jun 06, 2016 20:58 |  #38

I usually have to wear L or XL gloves.

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Can you guys post a photo of your hands for perspective? Just need to get an idea of what we're dealing with.


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Jun 20, 2016 11:22 |  #39

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18013224 (external link)
One possible consideration: I just got a 5Dc and it came with a third party grip. No problem with the grip working, however, it wasn't shaped right for an RRS L bracket. I got a Canon grip and it fits perfectly. You might not be using an L bracket so this might well be moot.

I had this problem with an L bracket also with an offbrand grip.




  
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Jul 12, 2016 13:42 |  #40

Yes, if you use heavy lenses..


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Jul 16, 2016 22:46 |  #41

I prefer a gripped body as I have bigger hands


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Jul 18, 2016 12:58 |  #42

Way back when I first bought the 85LII, I tried it on my 5DII at the store and then asked for a grip, the difference was night and day in terms of balance and ergonomics.
I think that besides your hand size and regularity of shooting in portrait, it also depends on the lens you have attached, I found anything front-heavy is much more usable with a grip on, or lenses heavier than 1kg in general.


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Jul 28, 2016 22:05 |  #43

Im not sure If I can add anything different... but I'm personally someone that Likes them, and does not like them.

If I was solely a portrait studio photographer, or solely a sports photographer. yea I would only have grips.

I personally really like the feel of a gripped body. it makes it feel more secure in my hands, more balanced.

But when doing weddings, outside portraits, landscape, etc. I cant stand grips. they just add too much weight and size. for the 6D, its not horrible. the body of the grip is plastic, just adds a bit of weight and size. but grips for the 5DIII, they are magnesium like the body. and add a significant amount of weight




  
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Aug 05, 2016 20:01 |  #44

Wilt wrote in post #18013348 (external link)
For those who turn their dSLR clockwise to Portrait position (shutter button lower, rather than higher) the grip has NO benefit of the supplemental control buttons, as they are at the left hand of a righthanded shooter.

That would be me.

Lichter21c wrote in post #18080639 (external link)
But when doing weddings, outside portraits, landscape, etc. I cant stand grips. they just add too much weight and size. for the 6D, its not horrible. the body of the grip is plastic, just adds a bit of weight and size. but grips for the 5DIII, they are magnesium like the body. and add a significant amount of weight

I consider my endurance and strength to be fairly good, but caring two 5D bodies with the two f/2.8 zooms for a full day wedding, I'm already close to my limit. So I'm with you on this. And I use the Cotton Carrier vest/holster, so grips would put the cameras on an angle which I don't like.

I've been meaning to buy grips for video, but it'll make the tripod less stable I think. I'll just stick to swapping out batteries.




  
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Aug 07, 2016 22:05 |  #45

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That would be me.

I consider my endurance and strength to be fairly good, but caring two 5D bodies with the two f/2.8 zooms for a full day wedding, I'm already close to my limit. So I'm with you on this. And I use the Cotton Carrier vest/holster, so grips would put the cameras on an angle which I don't like.

I've been meaning to buy grips for video, but it'll make the tripod less stable I think. I'll just stick to swapping out batteries.

Hah, I use CC too. I typically have 6D+Otus on my chest, 6D+50 Art on my side (both attached to best) and fairly often I *also* have a t3i+135 Sonnar on my left side with a normal strap. This gets tiring.


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