Battery Grip

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  1. vimwiz

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    Got a new 1100D but its really front-heavy with the 18-55 kit lens? (At rest, the back is 5mm off the ground, and it rests on the front of the lens), Is there a battery grip I can get, which will add some bulk and weight?


     
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    Do a search on eBay, should be plenty for decent prices when compared to Canon's prices.
     
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    I would not worry about it. You should get a battery grip because you want the grip and longer battery life not so your camera will wit level at rest.

    If you think it's front heavy now, slap a 70-20mm lens on it.
     
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    I got one for my first camera because the body did not fit my hand well. It also felt very awkward with the 70-200 mrkII on it. The grip solved the hand grip problem and helped balance the camera very well.

    But I'm with you on how it sits on a table. If that's a problem you are not shooting enough. Lol
     
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    That is probably one of the lightest lenses that Canon makes. So part of the issue, is that your camera is one of the smallest & lightest DSLRs that they make. I doesn't balance well at the best of times, unless you put it on a large heavy lens, and just handle the lens.

    So yes, I grip will probably help, and in many more ways than just helping it sit on a table.
     
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    Yeah, that must be the issue, the lightness of the body, it weighs virtually nothing. Ill try the grip.

    I mean, I used to shoot this 70-150mm before I got the digital, and it was still balanced, without a grip,apart from when at full extension.

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    I guess maybe because It was heavier, having a lot of weight in the body in terms of batteries etc... Whereas in comparison the 18-55 on the DSLR feels like its pulling down the front all the time.
     

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