Battery Grip Question

Started Aug 1, 2006 | Discussions
ericb_nh Regular Member • Posts: 384
Re: Battery Grip Question

EJHz34 wrote:

I take mine off when I travel to keep things light and so that I
can easily fit it in my backpack.
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Same here. I mostly use the grip when I am shooting sports. A lot of times I need to stick the camera in a backpack and it's easier to fit everything I need without using the grip.

That said, I do like using the grip so I think it was a worthwhile purchase (got the Opteka version so wasn't that much money).

G. Gray
G. Gray Veteran Member • Posts: 4,535
Re: No IS lenses?

Interesting , you should say that.

My 100-400 IS is on the camera all the time and battery charge has never been an issue. I do , however carry 3 fully charged batteries with me all the time. Very rarely do I need a second battery. I honestly felt buying a battery grip was a good idea, but I have since changed my mind.

Stevil wrote:

I assume that you have no lenses with IS...they use a little more
juice, and make the battery grip very worthwhile.

flgator Regular Member • Posts: 332
Re: Battery Grip Question

After I received my bg-e1 for the 300D, it has not come off. It really changed my shooting style. Now my first instinct is to shoot portrait, whereas before the grip my first instinct was to shoot landscape.

vizwiz Regular Member • Posts: 388
related question: strap placement

those of you who use the grip, do you move the second strap mounting point to the bottom of the grip? I tried that but wasn't really sure if I liked the way it made the camera dangle lens down.

hannibalthecrow Regular Member • Posts: 177
Re: Battery Grip Question

I never take mine off. Had it on now for over a year. Cant imagine why you would want to take it off. But, to answer your question............Never take it off. No need too!

jdoo Senior Member • Posts: 2,962
Re: related question: strap placement

That's a great question - I am interested in responses. I left my strap in the original spot, and it gets in the way a lot. Off to change things around...
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n2soaring Regular Member • Posts: 347
Hand strap issue

vizwiz wrote:

those of you who use the grip, do you move the second strap
mounting point to the bottom of the grip? I tried that but wasn't
really sure if I liked the way it made the camera dangle lens down.

i use the original mount, but I got a quick release strap- that helps somewhat although the few inches of strap left at each mount dangle around and get in the way when I use portrait mode.

But getting back to the question about removing the grip... just to further complicate everything, I added a hand strap. It makes removing the battery grip a real pain in the a--!

Anyone have a solution? There are times that I would like to remove the grip and the strap, put on the 50mm 1.8 and slip the camera in my pocket.

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tlews Regular Member • Posts: 165
Re: Battery Grip Question

Had mine a good few months and havent even thought about taking it off.

The grip also allows the use of standard batteries, which could be a life saver one day!

Its really down to personal preference and shooting style, but IMO is a good purchase.

Regards.

skanter
skanter Forum Pro • Posts: 22,133
Re: Battery Grip Question

EJHz34 wrote:

I take mine off when I travel to keep things light and so that I
can easily fit it in my backpack. I have a Zing case that I
modified (Sewed on two straps with a clip) so that it'll fit my XT
with Sigma 17-70. Other than that, the grip's always on. Don't
forget to try out the Hakuba strap with it. When I first got the
strap before I got the grip I didnt like it at all. I have big
hands and it just didnt feel right. Once I tried it with the grip
tho, it's worlds better! Fits and works great!

Have you tried the Hakuba grip -without- the battery grip? As far as I'm concerned, this is the best feel.

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SENSEI Contributing Member • Posts: 537
Re: related question: strap placement

vizwiz wrote:

those of you who use the grip, do you move the second strap
mounting point to the bottom of the grip? I tried that but wasn't
really sure if I liked the way it made the camera dangle lens down.

Was wondering the same thing....since moving it to the bottom of the grip, the lens keeps pointing down...

But at the same time, I found that with the strap attached to the body only, the strap gets in the way when shooting in portrait orientation...

I just take the whole strap off now when shooting with the grip...
But I think I'll put it back to the body...

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pyrie Regular Member • Posts: 254
Re: Hand strap issue

n

i use the original mount, but I got a quick release strap- that
helps somewhat although the few inches of strap left at each mount
dangle around and get in the way when I use portrait mode.

What "quick release" strap did you by if I may ask?
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ricky real New Member • Posts: 20
Which one...?

Hi all:

Which brand and model do you all prefer?

Thanks in advance - Ricky
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bladerunner168 Regular Member • Posts: 240
Re: Which one...?

ricky real wrote:

Hi all:

Which brand and model do you all prefer?

Thanks in advance - Ricky
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I have a XT so I brought the BG-E3

I wasn't even aware of third party battery grips for Canon

SENSEI Contributing Member • Posts: 537
Re: Hand strap issue

I have the lowepro soft shoulder strap.

It also has a quick release and does make it easier, but as the poster above wrote, there are still some ends that dangle in the way especially in the portrait orientation.

http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PageDisplay?dest=frames.jsp¤cy=CAD&storeId=10001

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n2soaring Regular Member • Posts: 347
think it was this one...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=140202&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

but i wouldn't swear to the exact model.

As you can see, there are a couple inches that stays attached to the camera mounts when you disconnect the strap.

Still, if you are walking thru an unruly crowd at a street festival, there is much less likelihood of someone accidently snagging your full sized dangling strap and pulling the camera out of your hand.

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