joeflux wrote in post #2691183
Very true. However, think of my scenario. During the weekends I need to shoot sports and I need the full maxed out capacity with my Canon. So I put my 400mm IS and I need full capacity for 1000 shots. So I will go shooting with my battery grip attachment at the bottom. But next weeked my daughter will have a birthday party. I don't want to bring my whole gear. I only need my 28-80mm and I don't need the battery grip. Tiny package for my shots as I am only gonna take 35 photos or less than 100. That is the reason a removable grip at the bottom would be awesome.
My 10D comes without the bottom thing and it's small. I bought a battery grip so I could take more shots at a time and I could shoot sideways. This modular feature gives a lot to my 10D. For walk-around this camera is awesome. Tiny without the grip. Let's think outside the box.
With all due respect, IMHO the 1 series is not designed for this type of usage - it is a tool for shooting an NFL game on Sunday, a political rally on Monday, an NBA game Monday night, the latest Britney Spears sighting on Tuesday, etc. Some of us (me included) may find it to be a great camera to have, but we don't get to call the shots - Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and AP do.
So as I said, perhaps Canon will surprise me.