icor1031 wrote in post #18012617
I'm not sure I like my BG-E13. I have large hands (i.e., I carry a double stack 9mm and still get the large grip insert because it's too small.), but this grip is too big and the aperture wheel is hard to access. The grip doesn't add one, and I have to stretch to reach the original.
The shape is not at all ergonomic, and it adds 3/4lb to my camera's weight.
What do you think of the grips?
For me it was very simple.
A Grip adds:
- Vertical controls, that I would very much miss, since I am used to them.
- Additional Power sources, and the ability, to use the camera with batteries.
- A bit of weight.
* As for the Vertical controls:
Once you start using them (and shoot portraits), it is easy to get used to it, and like it.
* The additional power source can be very important in 2 cases:
a.) Where you have a longer shoot, and don't want check your battery life all the time/don't have time to switch them.
b.) In case you travel to somewhere where is not Electricity, you can buy a bunch of AA batteries cheap, and just go shooting a week.
Of course you can also buy LP-E6, or BP-511 accus, or what ever, but they are much-much more expensive.
* The weight: Well you can always take it off, if you don't need it.
My point is, it is far more useful, then it is cumbersome to carry it, and if you want to travel light, just remove it