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Apr 07, 2010 18:34 |  #16

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?

The heaviest I put on mine is my 24-105L or the 70-200 f/4L and I have noticed no flexing at all when I have it on the tripod. It seems very solid.


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Apr 07, 2010 18:40 |  #17

OK, good to hear it's solid, thanks guys. :)


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Apr 07, 2010 18:42 |  #18

Once you've used your camera gripped.....I don't think you'll ever go gripless.

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Apr 07, 2010 19:04 |  #19

I like my the canon grip (my buddy has one) and it's build like a brick. The shutter button is really sensitive but otherwise, it's great. I have a 3rd grip in the mail so we'll see how it stacks up.


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Apr 07, 2010 19:26 |  #20

Couple of things about mine: 1) the shutter actuator on my grip is REALLY touchy! Like 'hair-trigger' touchy, if you know what I mean--barely touch it and blast off 2-3 shots, touchy. 2) The grip of great when you have a longer lens on, but the shorties like the 50mm f/1.4 make it kind of tough to get around and up the underside of the grip to get hold of the lens.

Just my $0.02.

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Apr 07, 2010 22:19 |  #21

I ordered mine from BH today with an extra battery. I can't wait to get it, but is the sensitive shutter bad enough to warrant actually going third party? Im not big on non-OEM.


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Apr 08, 2010 08:43 |  #22

JNRSM3 wrote in post #9954039 (external link)
I ordered mine from BH today with an extra battery. I can't wait to get it, but is the sensitive shutter bad enough to warrant actually going third party? Im not big on non-OEM.

I don't think the shutter sensitivity is that bad, just something to get used to. After I had mine for about two weeks I didn't even think about it anymore. To me it was just like learning any other button on the body.


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Apr 08, 2010 09:50 |  #23

The sensitivity isn't too bad, but you should get use to it. It's not like the shutter button on the camera.


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Apr 08, 2010 09:52 |  #24

At the risk of highjacking the thread, do you folks with grips have 2 batteries or 4? If you just have 2, are AA's your backup?


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Apr 08, 2010 10:01 |  #25

Phil H wrote in post #9956262 (external link)
At the risk of highjacking the thread, do you folks with grips have 2 batteries or 4? If you just have 2, are AA's your backup?

With my 40D grip I had 4 batteries. With the 7D, I have not coughed up the doe for two more batteries, but will...
I have a canon grip for the 40D but went with the Flashpoint unit for the 7D. I could not be more happy with this unit. It feels great, looks good and shutter functions just like the body. For $84.00 you cant go wrong unless you drop it...


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Apr 08, 2010 10:04 |  #26

I have four batteries and six double AA's.


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Apr 09, 2010 04:13 as a reply to  @ AHWagner's post |  #27

Thanks again for all the help.

Grip ordered.

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Apr 09, 2010 04:47 |  #28

i have it off unless i know i will be shooting portraits.

the 7D is currently my "group picture" cam


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Apr 09, 2010 05:26 |  #29

Love the look on 7D but hate the shutter, too sensitive, I get double/tripple shutter all the time.
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Apr 09, 2010 05:46 |  #30

lannes wrote in post #9952831 (external link)
What about the magnesium frame in the original Canon grip ?

And the fact that you don't get the detailed battery information with 3rd party grips.

I have have had grips on all of my Canon bodies (this is the fourth), and this is the best-made, best integrated grip of any I have had. The shutter may be sensitive, but the AF-ON button should be right below your thumb, so you can press it to focus and meter, and then just hammer on the shutter to take the shot.


Digital EOS 7D Mark II Canon: EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, Life-Size Converter EF Tamron: SP 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII VC HLD, SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2, SP 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII VC HLD Sigma: 30mm f/1.4 DC Art Rokinon: 8mm f/3.5 AS IF UMC

  
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