Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Tee, Sep 21, 2012.
Pro = Grip.
i like big cameras and I cannot lie...
Bought a grip a couple of months ago... tried it once and HATED it! I have tiny hands So it's sitting in the box in my closet.
I don't find it to be something that's necessarily worth it.
Oh no, how am I ever going to rotate the camera 90 degrees to get a vertical photo.
It's convenient, and I do like it on my 1D, but it's not something I'm ping to rush out and spend money on.
I have my camera gripped. I never listed it though. Having the vertical options is awesome and makes my camera easier to hold. I always find myself holding it by the grip also by my side while between shots also. Also having the second battery in my camera is an awesome feature. I never thought of it as a status thing though.
I like grips. Helps slow shutter hand held shots. Plus my hands are wide so it feels better lol. As far as looks I can care less.
You don't have ANY of those conspicuous red "L"'s that soooo many Canon fans seem to have...don't you feel awfully insecure without "L"uxury-branded lenses? Oh, wait, you're a Nikon user...you don't need that kind of stroking...
I have large hands, and find a grip really improves handling... especially with larger, heavier lenses.
I love the fact I only charge my batteries once a week....
Actually I haven't had to charge them since I was in California late august, early September.
Hehe.. Actually, I put my camera and lenses in my signature so people would understand why my photos look like they were shot with an old 6 megapixel camera. They were!
Heck, I don't think my camera even can be gripped! Wait, I just checked and it can with a BGE-1 available used on ebay for $45.
Hey my "new" D200 is coming with a grip. Cool, now we can talk. Yesterday, before my 200 purchase, it didn't mean crap. Now? I think we should start a thread and only let gripped camera owners participate.
Actually, I've had a grip for my Bronica for many years and seldom use it. But that doesn't matter. I'm still cool because I own one.
For me, the real benefit was that I could use AA batteries. A lot cheaper than the custom battery that Canon sells, and I can get AA batteries anywhere.
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