Is a battery grip worth it?

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  1. almaass

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    ???????? Like them or not? Thoughts? Thanks
     
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    Battery Grip is something that you really need to feel for yourself, feel what the added weight is like on the camera and if it is worth the cost. You also may want to check and see if adding the battery grip will allow you to increase you shooting Fps.
     
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    love mine,,all 3 has one wouldnt be with out them
     
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    The pros probably outweigh the cons when it comes to the question of whether you should use or not use a battery grip.

    I can't use my XTi without the battery grip and I have small hands. The camera just feels better balanced and the extra shooting time is a big plus. I used to get roughly 650 shots with a single battery and no grip...now I can shoot over 1300 shots before I have to change batteries.

    When I finally do upgrade to a better body (50D, 60D or 5D MkII) I'm definitely going to get a battery grip at the same time plus extra batteries.
     
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    Don't use one, don't need one........:D
     
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    Just knowing you won't run out of battery at the end of the day is worth it. ;)
     
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    I just got mine last week and I don't foresee taking it off. Just makes the camera feel better in my hands. Long battery life. No cons.
     
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    I have Big hands and it makes my camera fit better into my hands... also makes the camera look more intense
     

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