Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 30, 2002, 1:38 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 23
Default Battery grip (BGED3) for D30 / D60

Just wondering if anyone has purchased the Battery Grip and what you think of it. I don't need the extra battery life, but was wondering if the grio made the camera easier to hold, etc.
transco is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 1, 2002, 2:16 AM   #2
Administrator
 
steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,535
Default

It makes a world of difference and really "completes" the camera. I wouldn't have a D30, D60 or D100 without one. Just that little bit extra on the bottom of the camera gives you a lot more stability in the hand.

-Steve
steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 4, 2002, 11:03 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 23
Default

Steve -

Thanks for the input. I have the Battery Grip on order. I have large hands and just couldn't get a good (comfortable) hold on the D60's existing grip.

- Ron
transco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2002, 10:43 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 23
Default

Steve -

The Battery Grip arrived today and you certainly were correct; it makes all the difference in the world as far as comfort and camera stability. Now it feels just like a 35mm film camera with a motorwinder attached...without the weight.
transco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2002, 1:47 AM   #5
Administrator
 
steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,535
Default

Yeah, the D30, D60, D100 are OK without the grip if you're using a small lens but with a normal to big zoom on them the battery grip makes all the difference in the world. Especially if you like to shoot in portrait (vertical) mode, then it's absolutely indispensible.

-Steve
steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2002, 5:35 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 4
Default

Two Word.... Buy It!
ctalmadg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2003, 12:07 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3
Default

Since you have the grip..... Can you still attach the camera to a trpod with the grip installed??
ernsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2003, 11:10 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 610
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ernsmith
Since you have the grip..... Can you still attach the camera to a trpod with the grip installed??
Absolutely, plus you now can use the optional AC adapter with this baby, the grip hold 2 BP-511 and will last at leat 1,200 shots on the new Canon 10D.
tuanokc@hotmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 PM.