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What's the Big Deal w/Grips

 
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Jan 24, 2008 15:12 |  #61

canonloader wrote in post #4771795 (external link)
Not the same thing.

I know.
It's one of the reasons why I upgraded.


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Jan 24, 2008 15:17 |  #62

neil_g wrote in post #4770412 (external link)
sorry but i dont get the whole balance reason for getting a grip..

Balance in the hand, Neil.

The grips on my 30D and 40D make wielding the 100-400mm for several hours at a time a far more pleasant experience.




  
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Jan 24, 2008 15:21 |  #63

jacobsen1 wrote in post #4774263 (external link)
I know.
It's one of the reasons why I upgraded.

And so will I as soon as I can also afford that three legged thing that goes under it. ;)


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Jan 24, 2008 15:28 |  #64

Balance, also larger hands with small camera...


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Jan 24, 2008 15:40 |  #65

It makes your $1500 camera look like a $5000 one.

I've never felt the need for one and I don't care for the bulk of the xD cameras.


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Jan 24, 2008 15:48 |  #66

Adjust your strap out to as long as it will go and it also makes a hell of a weapon.


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Jan 24, 2008 16:35 |  #67

99% of my shots are in P orientation, the grip makes this much easier...

PLUS, PLUS, PLUS, how do you expect me to get "guns" like these with out one!?!?!?!!?


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Jan 24, 2008 16:54 |  #68

Keith R wrote in post #4774310 (external link)
Balance in the hand, Neil.

The grips on my 30D and 40D make wielding the 100-400mm for several hours at a time a far more pleasant experience.

Where do you put the hand that is supporting the weight? It should always be at the balance point, so I've never understood how a grip is supposed to improve that...


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Jan 24, 2008 17:08 |  #69

I had a grip on my XTI and it helped a lot for battery and just plain holding it, but on the 40D and 30D I don't have any need for it.


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Jan 24, 2008 17:15 |  #70

xti + grip is a must, but for my 30d, the grip stays home most of the time.


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Jan 24, 2008 17:29 as a reply to  @ post 4745476 |  #71

I don't like grips...

position: I like the extra grip gives when holding the horizontal, but when I shoot vertical I still hold the the same and use the body's shutter.. its just habit. I also like the bottom pin for a strap it adds for a E1 strap.

Extra battery life: Ehhh don't needs it, it takes what 3 seconds to change the battery?

Cheap feel:The Canon grip I had for my 30D never felt like it was secure to the body, if I tripod mounter my 24-70 it would flex just a hair downward, I would have to compensate on the tripod for it. It was just cheap feeling compared to the 30d's body build

Looks: to me it looks like im a armature, trying to be pro, witch I am ;-)a but still, if my body has a built in grip, great, but other wise I don't use a add-on.

I sold my grip and just use the body as it with a 3rd part hand strap that connected to a plate that screws into the bottom

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xti + grip is a must, but for my 30d, the grip stays home most of the time.

I do agree with that, the rebels are really small, the grip is almost a must, my GFs XTi grips feel really nice, its really tight to the body and dosnt flex like my 30d grip did.




  
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Jan 24, 2008 17:39 as a reply to  @ Scott6's post |  #72

I personally think this damn cameras are getting TOO small. Everytime they come out and say "the new blah blah model is xx mm / cm / in narrower, or shorter or thinner" I cringe. I want to be able to feel like I've got a camera in my hand, not some 1/2 scale model of one.

If you've ever watched the movie 'Zoolander' where they all have these teeny tiny cell phones, that's what some of these cameras feel like to me. And I dont have BIG hands. So I got the grip with the 40d I bought (well, the price was right and it came with it anyway)

And plus, as others have said, makes it look like a $5000 camera ;)




  
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Jan 24, 2008 17:44 as a reply to  @ dburg30's post |  #73

im probably going to get a grip just for the added hand room and battery room.

half of my right hand hangs off the camera, my bottom 2 fingers, and it can be pretty annoying sometimes


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Jan 24, 2008 18:03 |  #74

As you've read, there are several reasons for getting a grip. Just a guess on my behalf, but I bet if everyone was honest, one of the main reasons to use one is to make the camera look more like a 1D-series body.


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Jan 24, 2008 20:41 |  #75

hey, first post

Scott6 wrote in post #4775357 (external link)
Extra battery life: Ehhh don't needs it, it takes what 3 seconds to change the battery?


Of all the times batteries were mentioned in the thread, no one said "the added ability to use AA batteries" -- which are available everywhere. Even in Africa. After both of your lithiums run out... you can still load up with AAs. Plus with a 15-minute charger, you can be back to full capacity in 30 minutes.


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