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Apr 07, 2010 13:57 |  #1

I've been thinking of getting a grip for my 7D.

Two questions:

If you have a grip for your 7D, do you like it?

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What are the going prices for a grip for those of you that bought 7D grips?

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Apr 07, 2010 14:04 |  #2

I've been pricing them.

Have seen them priced from about $180 ( B&H Photo ) to $270:eek: at a local store.
The local store was selling at MSRP! :cry:




  
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Apr 07, 2010 14:44 |  #3

Got mine at adorama.com for $180.00, and yes i do like it...


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Apr 07, 2010 14:52 |  #4

Grip feels nice, fits nice, nice all around. The only thing is getting used to the shutter button. It's a wee-bit more sensitive, or rather, it's more difficult to half-press the shutter button without triggering the shutter.

Took me about 3-4 days of use before getting used to it.

There are reports that the shutter button on the aftermarket grip is more like that on the body.


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Apr 07, 2010 15:29 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #5

I have the BG-E7 for my 7D and paid $180 for it at my local store, they price match the "big boys." I really like having the grip for a few reasons:

1 - shooting portrait orientation is much easier
2 - my main lenses are the 24-105 and 70-200 so to me it feels better balanced with the grip
3 - don't have to worry about running out of power halfway through the day
4 - the added weight and size help with hand holding, especially the lightweight 85mm f/1.8

The only things to consider (not even really negatives) are the shutter button is more sensitive and if the body will fit into your current bag with the grip.


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Apr 07, 2010 16:33 |  #6

A reallty neat thing too is that the 7D (in the battery menu)shows the batteries separately and the info of each one.Also it seems that it alternates between the two batteries for each pic so that the batteries wear down togather.Well at least on mine (grip and batteries are canon).


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Apr 07, 2010 16:45 as a reply to  @ eddyav's post |  #7

I like mine a lot. Adds a little more to grip the camera with. Haven't use it for much else yet, but I do like the idea if batteries go bad I can always pick up AA.


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Apr 07, 2010 16:58 |  #8

I took mine off in order to travel light for the family vacation last week. I couldn't wait to put it back on when I got back because the camera feels more balanced to me now that I'm used to using it. All the comments above (plus and minus) are right on the money. The only other thing I would add is when I put the quick release plate on the grip it's uncomfortable against my palm. I just take the plate off when I'm not using my tripod - its a bother but not any more than messing with all the other gear I lug aroung in my bag every day- in for a penny in for a pound.


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Apr 07, 2010 16:59 |  #9

Besides, it looks cool.


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Apr 07, 2010 17:10 as a reply to  @ Phil H's post |  #10

Thanks for the comments and info.


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Apr 07, 2010 17:17 |  #11

http://www.adorama.com …html?sid=127067​8535614441 (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …D_Power_Battery​_Grip.html (external link)


There are aftermarket ones. I have one and can't tell the difference between it and the Canon

harcosparky wrote in post #9951292 (external link)
I've been pricing them.

Have seen them priced from about $180 ( B&H Photo ) to $270:eek: at a local store.
The local store was selling at MSRP! :cry:




  
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Apr 07, 2010 17:46 |  #12
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I find the 7d grip is pretty good when using it in landscape orientation, but when used in vertical orientation, it feels very awkward, sort of like holding a brick. I've come from a 1DIIn where the build in grip feels wonderful in either orientation.

I also much prefer the grip with the 5DII.




  
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Apr 07, 2010 18:21 |  #13

Do the battery grips flex at all when supporting the weight of the camera and a heavier lens?


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Apr 07, 2010 18:24 |  #14

shedberg wrote in post #9952754 (external link)
Do the battery grips flex at all when supporting the weight of the camera and a heavier lens?

I haven't had any problems with support. Very solid build.


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Apr 07, 2010 18:34 |  #15

scottpow wrote in post #9952453 (external link)
http://www.adorama.com …html?sid=127067​8535614441 (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …D_Power_Battery​_Grip.html (external link)


There are aftermarket ones. I have one and can't tell the difference between it and the Canon

What about the magnesium frame in the original Canon grip ?


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