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07/07/2005 03:34:45 PM · #1
I was wondering if anyone uses this grip, how it feels and performs, and I was also wondering if you can use it with only one battery instead of two.
07/07/2005 03:50:58 PM · #2
I've got it and have not taken it off. Yes you can use just one battery in the grip. It also comes with a caddy to hold AA batteries in case you drain your main batteries, but they wont last too long.

It greatly improves the feel/balance of the camera.

Canon sells a package of Bag/Grip/extra battery you might want to take a look at that.
07/07/2005 03:53:08 PM · #3
Its a wonderful grip! feels great in the hand and makes the camera feel more substantial (since its smaller)
07/07/2005 03:59:01 PM · #4
i have a question too, is it hard to do non-vertical shots with it?
07/07/2005 04:01:13 PM · #5
nope very easy to do them

Originally posted by art-inept:

i have a question too, is it hard to do non-vertical shots with it?
07/07/2005 04:01:48 PM · #6
Originally posted by di53:

nope very easy to do them

Originally posted by art-inept:

i have a question too, is it hard to do non-vertical shots with it?


do you just have the camera upside down?
07/07/2005 04:02:29 PM · #7
It sure comes in handy when you shoot a lot of portraits, it's much more confortable to hold. The additional shutter makes shooting conventient. The AA batteries drain really really fast.
The feel is great, it's some kind of rubber plastic which allows for a much tighter grip than the cheap plastic on the main body, which doesn't feel very good in my hands.

I suggest you buy a second battery grip as well, it makes much more sense. Even though I sometimes use it with just one battery because of the additional surface.
07/07/2005 04:04:35 PM · #8
You can turn the camera any which way you wish :) I dont have any problem with the camera having the grip on... as a matter of fact it makes the camera a lot easier to handle...any which way i turn it

Originally posted by art-inept:

Originally posted by di53:

nope very easy to do them

Originally posted by art-inept:

i have a question too, is it hard to do non-vertical shots with it?


do you just have the camera upside down?
07/07/2005 04:20:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by art-inept:

Originally posted by di53:

nope very easy to do them

Originally posted by art-inept:

i have a question too, is it hard to do non-vertical shots with it?


do you just have the camera upside down?


I'm not sure why you're thinking this but, after pondering for a bit, I'm guessing that you're assuming that the shutter release button on the grip becomes the only functional one. This is not the case, although (I only used the grip a few times, so don't remember) I think there is a switch that changes the active button between the one on the camera and the one on the grip.
07/07/2005 04:42:41 PM · #10
There is a switch, but it just turns the shutter release on the grip on or off. If it's on, both shutter releases work. You can switch it off if you don't want to use it accidentally.
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