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Thread started 03 Apr 2012 (Tuesday) 19:37
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amfoto1
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Apr 04, 2012 10:34 |  #16

I shoot a lot of vertical/portrait orientation shots... so I nearly always use a grip.

This and the problems with DPP and 5DIII files make me wonder... I can't remember Canon ever releasing a camera without the major components for it being available very close to the same time. And I can't recall them putting a camera onto the market without DPP being pretty well ironed out, particularly for things such as image sharpness.

I wonder if they rushed out the 5DIII for some reason, perhaps in response to the D800.

I always wondered, too, why Canon doesn't use a more obvious naming convention with their grips... Such as calling this one a "BG-E5III" instead of "BG-E11".

The Canon marketing dept. also has done a pretty crappy job with the BG-E11... They provide the photo illustrations to the retailers and most only show front views of the grip. Amazon, B&H, Adorama... they all only show front views. Meanwhile what is probably the most significant change with the new grip is on the back! (dpreview.com has a back view of it (external link)) One would think the Canon marketing dept. would be all over that, getting photos of it from all angles out to their retailers. Heck, the secondary joystick on the BG-E11 might be one of my key reasons for upgrading from 5DII (after the dust settles)!


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Apr 04, 2012 10:48 |  #17

amfoto1 wrote in post #14208408 (external link)
Heck, the secondary joystick on the BG-E11 might be one of my key reasons for upgrading from 5DII (after the dust settles)!

Funny you should say that, that was one thing that I've always wished for on my 7D's battery grip and was thrilled to see on the mk3's grip. I have one on pre-order... sure wish this month would hurry up and get done. But I'll just keep enjoying the new camera until then anyway. :)


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Apr 04, 2012 14:07 |  #18

sf_loft wrote in post #14206735 (external link)
Deciding on whether to get the grip or GPS unit instead.The grip doesn't get you anything other than dual batteries and portrait shooting comfort right?

You get the dual batteries for longer shooting and second shutter button for portrait shooting. For me one of the nice benefits is it helps balance the camera out when you have a longer/heavier lens on the body and it provides more gripping room. The 5D MIII is my 3rd DSLR and all of them (well the BG-E11 is pre-ordered) have the grip.




  
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Apr 24, 2012 17:54 |  #19

I wonder if the grip will be shipping this week? Anybody see/hear anything?


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Apr 25, 2012 05:52 |  #20

I was 3 days away from buying the 5D Mk3 but since I was told about the exposure issue, it looks like Canon won't be getting my $$$$

Very let down Canon........




  
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Apr 25, 2012 05:58 |  #21

MRLSeries wrote in post #14325067 (external link)
I was 3 days away from buying the 5D Mk3 but since I was told about the exposure issue, it looks like Canon won't be getting my $$$$

Very let down Canon........

1st way for blowing things way out of proportion.

2nd what does this thread have anything to do with the "light leak"

put my pre-order for the grip yesterday, hopefully it starts shipping soon :D


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Apr 25, 2012 06:01 |  #22

I've had one on pre-order. As of last week B&H could not provide a date for shipping. Terrible visibility into Canon's plan or lack of one. Canon appear to have very little respect for their customers. Also wanted to buy the new 24-70mm f/2.8L II which was announce before the 5D Mark III but it slipped from April to July. Sold my Version 1 in anticipation now I have no mid range zoom for low light situations.


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Apr 25, 2012 07:53 |  #23

MRLSeries wrote in post #14325067 (external link)
I was 3 days away from buying the 5D Mk3 but since I was told about the exposure issue, it looks like Canon won't be getting my $$$$

Very let down Canon........

What exposure issue?

I'm aware of a metering issue when you illuminate the LCD panel with the lens cap or body cap on, but I haven't heard of an exposure issue.


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Apr 25, 2012 08:18 |  #24

CincyTriGuy wrote in post #14325429 (external link)
What exposure issue?

I'm aware of a metering issue when you illuminate the LCD panel with the lens cap or body cap on, but I haven't heard of an exposure issue.

Haha, bw! don't feed the troll!

Got my mk3 last week and looking forward to getting the grip. It does seem rather pricey, so let's see what 3rd party manufacturers can manage.

What's the quality usually like with the 'copies'?


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Apr 25, 2012 13:17 |  #25

MRLSeries wrote in post #14325067 (external link)
I was 3 days away from buying the 5D Mk3 but since I was told about the exposure issue, it looks like Canon won't be getting my $$$$

Very let down Canon........

There really is no issues unless you shoot with the lens cap on... Anyway, Canon has resolved the issue. The only missing out is you m8. :)


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May 07, 2012 15:35 as a reply to  @ post 14366194 |  #26

May 7, 2012, according to "LENS RENTALS" website, they have the BG E11 grip available today. Hopefully the retailers will have them soon as well!


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May 07, 2012 16:00 |  #27

Good news! ^

I hope to get mine before my trip in three weeks... So I hope this means release is here shortly!


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May 08, 2012 00:48 |  #28

Do you guys find using a grip useful? I'm starting to get into weddings and can't understand why people choose to use a grip.


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May 08, 2012 05:31 |  #29

Peter Camyre wrote in post #14394520 (external link)
May 7, 2012, according to "LENS RENTALS" website, they have the BG E11 grip available today. Hopefully the retailers will have them soon as well!

I don't see where they stated that on their website.




  
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May 08, 2012 05:34 |  #30

julius071 wrote in post #14397040 (external link)
Do you guys find using a grip useful? I'm starting to get into weddings and can't understand why people choose to use a grip.

This question is a matter of preference. For myself I can't live without a grip. It makes the camera more portional and feels better in my hand. But again this is just my opinion.




  
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