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Old Nov 15, 2010, 1:56 PM   #1
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im looking at battery grips for my nikon d3000 im looking for one that will focus with grips shutter relese button any suggestions on a grip thanks
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 3:01 PM   #2
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do they even make one that u can push the shutter button on the grip half way to af the camera
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 5:56 PM   #3
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i cant seem to find one with af shutter relese well how good does the d3000 focus in remote mode
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 8:49 PM   #4
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I've used a grip that provide IR release of the shutter on a D40. If the d3000 is implemented the same way, I would advise skipping it. The body had to be switched to remote to allow the grip release to work. so any switching back and forth between portrait and landscape is pretty much a no-go.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 9:03 PM   #5
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so is it worth getting one or not i found one with 2 batterys for $40 do they make batt life longer and do batt grips make it more comfortable
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 9:07 PM   #6
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For $40 did it come with batteries? if not you'll need to buy 2 (to match). your regular charger should be ok. and did that grip include the IR release? (phottix new in canada is $130 for that combination).

personally, i like the bigger camera so a grip meets my needs. do you feel awkward with your pinky hanging off the bottom doing nothing?
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 9:15 PM   #7
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yea the d3000 is alittle small and this is the one i found it comes with 2 batterys http://www.linkdelight.com/vmchk/B3G...-2-EN-EL9.html
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The price is right and certainly the vertical shutter release will be sometimes useful. The ability to use aas may be a lufesaver one day too.
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ok thanks for your input i think im gonna order it just for the fact of the price is right and how it will make my grip alittle bigger on my d3000
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Looks like a good deal with batteries for $33. This is a simple battery grip with no control button of any kind, however.
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