Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by sdgmusic, Jun 16, 2007.
Does anybody have or know if there is a Battery Grip for the Sony Alpha available?
there's one available but it isnt made by sony and doesnt work through the battery compartment like one should. its some company that makes them and it has wires sticking out that go into different ports on the camera. i cant find their site, but heres an auction for one- http://cgi.ebay.com/Vertical-Batter...2570739QQihZ007QQcategoryZ29996QQcmdZViewItem
I figure we'll see a lot more accessories soon from Sony considering they have two new cameras coming out. Or else theyll forget about the Alpha and make everything for the high end ones and youll have to buy one of those lol.
i guess the alpha doesnt have the electronics or circuitry for there ever to be a battery grip option for it that will work fully, and also, the battery cover doesnt come off
It's possible that the battery cover doesn't need to come off as it would fit into a space on the grip; this is the case with other grips I've seen, so in theory I think you could make a battery grip for the Alpha.
oh, i didnt know that, the problem is stil though, that the alpha lacks the circuitry to use the shutter button through the battery connections, so you need wires comming out and going into the remote port and another going to the AC adapter port
forgive my stupidity. What is the main purpose of a battery grip?
1) to be able to use AA batteries? I don't need that
2) to use 2 sony batteries? I could use that but none of the available grips have that
3) to aid in a vertical shutter button?
I have found a nice one but it only accomodates one sony battery, just as the camera does? worth it? price is about 100 USD
my mistake the price is 150 US. here is the link
This is another one:
No experience with the Sony Grip but every modern SLR I have owned has a verticle grip. I shoot a lot of photos in portrait and the grip helps with comfort. The more comfortable I am the better I shoot. I also prefer the added weight.
My Elan IIe vert. grip takes either the photobattery or AA's. A while back, the camera ran out of juice while I was out in the middle of nowhere. Photobatteries were impossible to find but AA's at the local gas station saved the day.
yea, it sucks that sony didnt make it compatable. i'll probably buy extra batteries though and just have them on hand
I've seen some nikon grips that take 2 nikon batteries to extend the life, doesn it matter that this sony grip only takes the one? you think it's still worth the comfort?
Ok Here is a very direct question.
I have 2 options for the battery grip...
1) 150US. only holds one sony photobattery. Looks comfortable, wires look hidden enough. connectcs through built in battery hole.
2) 85US. Only holds 12AA batteries. less comfortable probably, extra wires.
I own enough batteries to run the AA portion. But I also own 2 sony photobatteries which cost a lot. is it even worth getting either? what should I do?
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