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Old Sep 3, 2006, 4:04 AM   #1
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I've been looking at the ones on e-bay and before I plunk down about $87 bux for the popular one I want to know if anyone here is using them? Also how do they affect the handling of the camera? I'm hoping it'd give me a more stable platform given the extra bit of room for my relatively large hands plus a little extra mass as the camera feels unbalanced with my Sigma EX DG APO 70-200 F2.8 on the front since the lens is much heavier than the camera itself.

Additonally the abilit to have the capacity of two EN-EL3 batteries seems like it'd be all the power you'd ever need for any shooting situation.

Thanks for your input.
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Old Sep 3, 2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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One thing I miss is the choice to use a grip with the D50/D70. I've only heard the available 3rd party grips rather cheap and plasticky feeling, and limited as they don't have a vertical release button or control dial making them a bit awkward to use.
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Old Sep 3, 2006, 10:51 AM   #3
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I'm considering this one
The Merkury one which I've seen mentioned.
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Old Sep 4, 2006, 5:06 AM   #4
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I have a 3rd party grip on my D70 and I find it improves the handling a lot. Although it has a vertical release this si linked to the IR sensor by fibre optic; I've never used it as I reckon it would last all of 5 seconds in my hands!

this model also allows the use of 6 x pencil batteries which is a good point.
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