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jcarboski Jun 30, 2008 9:21 AM

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

Mark1616 Jul 2, 2008 1:17 PM

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.

yussi Jul 4, 2008 3:55 PM

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.

Imacer Jul 9, 2008 1:28 AM

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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