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Jan 12, 2013 01:23 |  #1

I just purchased one fir my reb XS.

by the way couldn't find a topic like this through search


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Jan 12, 2013 01:31 |  #2

Ilovetheleafs wrote in post #15477896 (external link)
by the way couldn't find a topic like this through search

Really?

The subject comes up often and the thread that was the most recent in this section when you posted this is a close match: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1265295


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Jan 12, 2013 01:32 |  #3

krb wrote in post #15477909 (external link)
Really?

The subject comes up often and the thread that was the most recent in this section when you posted this is a close match: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1265295

thanks dude can't believe that didn't show!


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Jan 12, 2013 01:37 |  #4

It happens to all of us. This forum's search can be a little "odd" at times.

I often use google instead. If you include "site:http://photograp​hy-on-the.net" in a google search then it will only give results from this site.


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Jan 12, 2013 23:17 |  #5

I didn't know that! That's really big news to me. ^^^^ Google Search Limiting to a Site^^^^


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Jan 13, 2013 10:00 |  #6

i had grips on my 5D, 5D2 and now on a D800, don't have one on my 7D. They're nice for balance, but for myself they've required a period of a adapting to using them.




  
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Jan 14, 2013 06:07 |  #7

I have a grip for my 7D but I rarely use it - only when I really get the need to pretend I'm using one of the big boy's toys.


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Jan 14, 2013 10:08 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #8

I have big hands, and after using 600d without a grip just for a week my hand hurted like hell. Battery grip solved the problem.

I don't see a lot of people using grips, and most of my friends photographers say they are crap and just for the show. They never held entry level DSLR with 70-200 f4 and a 580ex II without one, I presume.

Bigger cameras feel better, like 7d or 5d - but I would still add a grip. The more area to hold on, the better.

All depends on your preference, some people love them, others hate them. You should see for yourself.


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Jan 14, 2013 10:10 |  #9

Once you get used to the extra buttons for shooting in portrait/vertical orientation its nearly impossible to go back.




  
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Jan 14, 2013 10:23 |  #10

I love it but not for vacations. Its less weight/bulk for that. But for everything else, its comfortable. I like to use it for sports since it makes holding the camera in portrait a lot easier for long periods of time.


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Jan 14, 2013 10:57 |  #11

My reply to many (not all) folks who complain about the 'too small' entry level dSLR and an absolute need for a battery grip...

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/Equipment/OMv20Dv2.jpg

Millions of folks bought Olympus OM, Canon AE, Pentax Mx, and Minolta Xx bodies for their reduced size and weight (compared to the full sized SLR) and used them quite successfully and happily...

without auxiliary control buttons
without a place for their pinky
without additional weight to 'counterbalance' longer lenses

It comes down to individual preference or desire, not a 'must have'. Diffferent strokes for different folks.
Past polls on POTN have shown than about 45% of those replying like to have the BG; 55% use them 'only some of the time' or not at all.

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Jan 14, 2013 11:51 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #12

without auxiliary control buttons

They didn't have primary control buttons either. Are going to extend your logic to say that the AF-On, * and autofocus point selection controls should be completely removed from the back of modern DSLRs or are you going to admit that you are comparing apples to oranges?


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Jan 14, 2013 12:32 |  #13

Wilt wrote in post #15486967 (external link)
My reply to many (not all) folks who complain about the 'too small' entry level dSLR and an absolute need for a battery grip...

Millions of folks bought Olympus OM, Canon AE, Pentax Mx, and Minolta Xx bodies for their reduced size and weight (compared to the full sized SLR) and used them quite successfully and happily....


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Actually, I still have a Pentax ME with a winder (similar to battery grip), your argument is invalid :p

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Jan 14, 2013 12:48 |  #14

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1265295

Just one of many


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Jan 14, 2013 14:16 |  #15

Anthon wrote in post #15487329 (external link)
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Actually, I still have a Pentax ME with a winder (similar to battery grip), your argument is invalid :p

Not necessarily! On film SLRs they also eliminated the need to advance the film to the next frame, which is already automatically done in the dSLR even without the BG. And when you consider the 6-8 fps spray and pray shooting with the dSLR (even without the BG), the film winder also got the film SLR up to an incredible 2 fps (compared to 1 fps). IOW, they served a real purpose on film cameras, yet most folks didn't own them.


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