battery pack

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  1. petey

    petey TPF Noob!

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    I am getting one for the D40. I bought a second battery too in case I don't like the pack. I can't decide.

    Other than bulk, what is the downside?
     
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    i'm a bit confused...Are you meaning you're getting a battery Grip?

    if so, those hold 2 batteries, and so you will need a second battery anyway (it works with 1 if you need). The battery grips don't come with batteries unless you order a package deal.

    "Bulk" is a plus, believe it or not... actually not a downside in most cases.

    Downsides... expensive. Cheap ones sometimes don't work well.

    I went through the debate of "do i, or do i not" for quite some time. Finally impulse-bought a Canon grip for my 40D and I don't take it off. It's incredible. So many plusses to it. :thumbup:
     
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    I'd go and check if the grip is comfortable first. On a smaller camera it may be a hinderence more than anything. I know the D80 grip feels bad to me, the D200 great. That said I know someone else who thinks the opposite.
     
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    I didn't even know a grip was available for the D40.

    It is, though...

    To me, it is all about whether you like the feel of it or not. Unless you are shooting for 6 hours with a juice-hogging VR lens, you prolly won't ever run out of battery power on your first battery... although having a spare is always a good idea. D40's are very battery efficient (although I wish they had made the camera use the same battery as the D80/D200).

    Needing two in a grip? Hard to imagine power-wise... but the feel might be good.

    Never tried one (obviously, since I didn't even know they existed for the D40) so I am not much help.
     
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    I love my battery grip. It is bulky but I feel its more stable for me. I love the fact that I can shoot a 6 hour wedding and not have to sit there and change batteries and miss a shot.
     
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    Well, apparently they have two kinds. One does have a two battery slot, which also takes 6 AAs. The other is all built in the pack. That is, one big battery and a recharger, which is the one I think I want.

    There ya go. The quality. I can't tell without trying one out and getting my hands on it.
     
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    This went through my head too. The upside to the D40 is it's nice and compact. My last shoot I took 560 pictures and didn't need it. I could also just carry around an extra charged battery or two.

    They have some with features like a button for vertical shooting and one I saw had a digital LCD.
     

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