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how often do you guys use battery grip for 7D ?

 
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Feb 16, 2011 19:43 |  #16

themadman wrote in post #11838549 (external link)
Most of the time. I only take it off for vacationing.

^^ this




  
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Feb 16, 2011 20:39 |  #17

a quantum battery would be for a flash... but regardless the 7d grip like any other, has its pros and cons. weigh them for yourself (reading any of the other grip-related threads)


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Feb 16, 2011 20:40 |  #18

Never. No real value to me. Battery life is plenty on a single battery, and I rotate the camera so the shutter release is down in portrait mode.


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Feb 16, 2011 20:49 as a reply to  @ post 11850171 |  #19

always on, but ditto the hair trigger on the grip. Sports shooter.


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Feb 16, 2011 21:28 as a reply to  @ pfjbaldwin's post |  #20

never. 7D battery with a spare in the pocket works well for me.




  
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Feb 16, 2011 22:02 |  #21

I installed the grip and it hasn't been off the camera since Day 1, never used the quantum battery.




  
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Feb 17, 2011 01:43 |  #22

thanks for your comments guys.


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Feb 20, 2011 13:30 |  #23

What's a quantum battery?

I took my grip off for a day or two and hated the way it felt in my hand, like it was not secure or something. FWIW, I have really big hands. The double batteries last so long that I went to Vegas for 4 days and forgot my charger. I had half a charge on each battery when I got home.


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Feb 20, 2011 15:19 |  #24

time-lapse shooting.. give em enough juice


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Feb 20, 2011 15:29 |  #25

How about hand-holding camera with grip and RRS L bracket?


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Feb 21, 2011 02:09 |  #26

midget wrote in post #11858328 (external link)
a quantum battery would be for a flash... but regardless the 7d grip like any other, has its pros and cons. weigh them for yourself (reading any of the other grip-related threads)

You can get one of these (external link) for your camera and use a Quantum battery.

Jon wrote in post #11858334 (external link)
Never. No real value to me. Battery life is plenty on a single battery, and I rotate the camera so the shutter release is down in portrait mode.

Really, that's comfortable for you? I was taught and feel very comfortable with the shutter release on top. My right wrist is pretty much near my forehead. Even with a battery grip, I instinctively do this. I only change positions if I know I'm going to shoot a lot in portrait orientation.


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Feb 21, 2011 21:18 |  #27

I just got mine today and went out and took a few pictures and with having big hands I love the way it fits in my hand. It will probably take a few more snaps to get used to using the buttons on the grip but I don't mind the extra weight and size.

This may be a stupid question but why do they put an on/off switch on the grip?


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Feb 21, 2011 21:55 |  #28

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11888783 (external link)
I just got mine today and went out and took a few pictures and with having big hands I love the way it fits in my hand. It will probably take a few more snaps to get used to using the buttons on the grip but I don't mind the extra weight and size.

This may be a stupid question but why do they put an on/off switch on the grip?

To turn off the buttons on the grip - it doesn't turn off the camera - just the shutter release, so you don't trip the shutter by stashing the camera into a tight bag.


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Feb 22, 2011 00:11 |  #29

on all the time.


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Feb 22, 2011 12:55 |  #30

Jon, thanks for the reply. I figured it would be something simple and that makes sense. I assumed that when I turned off the camera that it would turn off those buttons too.


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