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Old Mar 5, 2005, 9:38 AM   #1
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Im thinking of getting the battery grip. Does it take the dame battery as is in the camera or do I have to purchase different batteries for it?
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 9:39 AM   #2
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No, it's the same batteries the camera uses.
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 1:16 PM   #4
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It should have a tray so that you can use AA batteries if you want
while they won't give you as much power as the li-ion battery, it could be nice if you were on a trip, and didn't have anywhere to charge the li-ion batteries. . .just use AAs :G
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Hi,

Can someone tell me as to if there is any difference in performance of the 20D if I use the battery grip with two batteries in it or just replace the original rechargable battery with a second one as required.

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Old Mar 21, 2006, 9:12 PM   #6
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So sorry, just realized this is for the Rebel XT, not the Rebel...

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As mentioned before, it does take the same battery. By the way, the other day I was looking at grips, and I discovered this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...F8&s=photo

This is a perfect copy of the original grip, but only $60 new. Read the comments, people seem to be happy with it. I've never seen it, so I can't tell you if it really works the same as the original...

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Old Mar 22, 2006, 12:29 PM   #7
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lenni,
I believe it just drains down the first battery and then moves to the second.
It doesn't speed up auto focus (by giving the motors more power) or anything like that. It just gives the camera a "hot spare" battery that it can switch over to when it needs to.

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