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Old Jun 30, 2008, 8:21 AM   #1
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I was thinking about getting a battery grip for my new Canon 40d. Can someone who has one tell me the upside to having one? What you like about it ect.... Thanks Jcarboski
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Old Jul 2, 2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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I have battery grips on my 30D and 5D (the 1D MkIII is integral) and don't like to shoot without them.

Benefits are a larger grip area, normal hand position for portrait shooting, longer battery life as you can have 2 batteries installed and it just makes the camera look better (yes, I'm shallow).

The only negatives are larger size and weight but these are minor to me.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 2:55 PM   #3
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If your lens is mounted to a monopod or tripod, you will find the grip an absolute joy, as you can rotate between portrait and landscape orientation quickly. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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Old Jul 9, 2008, 12:28 AM   #4
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A grip is worth it, special if you travel a lot. My two batteries in the grip last me for two weeks in my 40D. I was surprise. I took about two thousand photos.
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