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XTi / 400D with BG-E3 attached

 
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Jan 25, 2007 05:05 as a reply to  @ post 2596820 |  #16

Appart from being able to hold 2 standard batteries or 6 AA's, it clones the main shooting buttons so that you can control the camera in portrait mode (sideways)


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Jan 25, 2007 05:17 as a reply to  @ evandavies's post |  #17

hi

i see...thanks alot!

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Jan 25, 2007 20:14 |  #18

Thanks for the opinions on the non-Canon, non-Opteka grips guys, I think I might try out a targus or merkury when I go to buy mine, lots of poeple have complained about the shutter button on the Opteka but I haven't heard much bad about the Targus or Merkury, but that could easily be due to the fact fewer people have them.

Anyways might be worth trying out I guess.

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Jan 25, 2007 20:16 |  #19

the grip is great on any camera... gives my little pinky a place to go...


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Jan 25, 2007 20:19 |  #20

only give your extra battery life? but i saw the buttons...like zoom in/out...so it got other functions??

Seems you don't know about the Playback Zoom feature. With grip or no grip, if you're in the playback mode, you are able to zoom in or out on the picture by pressing the minus(-) or plus(+) buttons either on the camera body or grip.




  
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Jan 25, 2007 23:58 |  #21

sbressler wrote in post #2596447 (external link)
Have you used the Targus/do you own it? What is your experience with it?

Also, is it important to always switch the grip to OFF whenever not using the camera? If not, what's the switch for?

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When I purchased it, I spent a long while infuriating the store staff by examining both the Targus and the Canon, mounting and re-mounting both of them until I was satisfied that there is no difference.

As to usage, it is a lot bulkier, so depending on what I am shooting, and where I am going it comes off. The real benefit to having one is with vertical shooting.


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Jan 26, 2007 05:58 |  #22

cheekiang wrote in post #2596820 (external link)
hi,

what does the grip actually does?

only give your extra battery life? but i saw the buttons...like zoom in/out...so it got other functions??

chee kiang

Relocates several of your exposure and shutter options for vertical shooting, gives you twice the battery life, and in extreme emergencies, you can plug in 5 or 6 AAs into a different sled to take a few more pics. Also broadens the base of the camera a bit, rebalances the small XT body for larger lenses.


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Jan 26, 2007 18:55 |  #23

Thanks for the opinions on the non-Canon, non-Opteka grips guys, I think I might try out a targus or merkury when I go to buy mine, lots of poeple have complained about the shutter button on the Opteka but I haven't heard much bad about the Targus or Merkury, but that could easily be due to the fact fewer people have them.

I had the Targus grip. I don't want to get into a Targus bashing session because maybe I acquired a lemon just as there are lemons in anything you purchase. At any rate, my grip broke where the those tiny screws screw into the anchor plate so that the grip stays snub against the camera. I noticed the break because my grip started getting a bit wobbly. When I detached it from the camera I noticed the tiny screws being loose. Originally I thought they had just come a loose so I attempted to tighten them and they wouldn't tighten. I then thought the socket was stripped but upon closer inspection I noticed it had actually broken off and the screw didn't have anything to screw into!

I must say I sorely miss the grip. Other financial commitments have kept me from purchasing another one, but because of this sour experience I am going to get the canon grip this next time.


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Mar 10, 2013 19:54 |  #24

Once you switch to shooting with the grip you won't ever want to shoot without it again. Definitly a must buy.


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