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Oct 13, 2017 00:53 |  #1

Do you have an add on grip? Do you love it and use it all the time?

They add weight and bulk, but once you have one its hard to take it off and they do, somewhat, balance a heavy zoom.

But really, are they all that necessary?


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Oct 13, 2017 01:48 |  #2

I had a third party grip for my 6D but didn't "love it". Just made the camera too heavy/awkward, my biggest lens is the 70-200 F4.

And not easy to remove as you have to fiddle with the battery cover if you wanted to shoot without it. Some people like the extended battery life but I find it easier to carry a spare battery and pop it in if needed rather than lug the extra weight of the grip.

I have shot with 400/500mm lenses and the older versions I used had no IS so I would use them with a monopod attached to the lens foot. Much better stabilised this way than trying to hand-hold with a grip "counter balance"


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Oct 13, 2017 06:24 |  #3

I have an Canon add-on grip for my 80D. It only gets mounted when I am shooting sports/action/athletic​s, where I often need to go from landscape to portrait orientation quickly, repeatedly. It has nothing to do with battery life. I've shot entire events with 6 'AA' Eneloops. I've heard that setup is only good for 500-600 shots. Only? Whatever; I've never run out of juice.

I bought a grip for the 80D when I decided to the 80D's AF was quite sufficient for that type of shooting, and I sold my 1D4. I've had grips for my XSi/T1i/5Dc/6D/60D/70D​. None of those cameras even come close to the feel of a 1D3/4. If you like grips, you'll love the 1D3/4 style body.




  
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Oct 13, 2017 06:48 |  #4

I can't understand this grip thing.

Yea, let's make the camera bigger and heavier...to what end? Battery life? Please.......I've shot for nearly 4 hours straight and 600+ shots and not had to change my battery.

But I suppose it is a personal choice and if that's what floats your boat, then rock on. But it sure isn't for me.


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Oct 13, 2017 08:24 |  #5

I have a Canon battery grip on my 5DIV and third party on my 7DIiI. Very convenient! Longer use with the extra battery and good use of the buttons/dials for portrait mode. I’ll probably always use a battery grip for every camera that I own in the future.




  
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Oct 13, 2017 08:25 |  #6

Perhaps it's what you get used to. I got a grip when I bought my first DSLR: a Canon 60D. I started using hand straps along with it, and L brackets. It became a sort of sub system for me. Thinking back, I've only taken a few photos without a grip on the camera.

Then, as Tom suggested, I bought a 1D IV. It's only then that you realize the grips are a poor imitation of a Canon D body.

I recently picked up a used 6Dc and like always, bought a grip for it. It isn't bad but for the first time, I've been thinking of trying it without the grip. I would have to buy another L bracket however..... so it's unlikely.


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Oct 13, 2017 11:19 |  #7

shocolite wrote in post #18471649 (external link)
Some people like the extended battery life but I find it easier to carry a spare battery and pop it in if needed rather than lug the extra weight of the grip.

I had two batteries for my 350D and likewise have two for my T4i. I do mostly tabletop macro, and just swap batteries every 2-3 days, with one in the camera and one in the charger.




  
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Oct 13, 2017 18:05 |  #8

Thanks for the replies everyone.


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Oct 13, 2017 23:20 |  #10

Cheers.


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