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Old Nov 3, 2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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My setup is very front heavy with the Sigma lens, will the Sony vertical battery grip help? I have one on order and I do have an extra battery so two batteries will be in it.

I know the grip is somewhat large and I originally did not want a large camera but the lens feels heavier than the camera.

Anything else I can do to even it out? Highly doubt it but I had to ask.

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Old Nov 4, 2008, 8:06 AM   #2
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The A300 with a battery weighs 23.3 oz.

The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 weighs 16 oz.

While it is heavier that the kit lens (8 oz.), among the lenses you were initially considering, it is one of the lightest.

I don't think making the body heavier will help.

And wait 'til you hang a Beercan on it! [suB]:-)[/suB]
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Yeah, the Beercan is heavy but that was to be expected. The Sigma on paper weighs less than the A300 but it sure doesn't feel that way.

I just thought it would have been a bit more balanced, I am sure it isnormal but I just have to get used to it.

The vertical grip is friqin huge! I wasn't expecting it to be so large. I am going to keep it and try it out to see if I like it. I can see it helping in some situations and being annoying in others. I do like the fact that I can put my two batteries in it and not have to think about battery changes. The help with vertical shooting and the batteries will be nice for my 8 hour photo workshop coming up.
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I have three batteries and two chargers.

If I had a vertical grip, I'd have four batteries and two chargers.

Oops. The charger can charge two batteries at once (well, not exactly "at once"). I'd still get two more batteries though.
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