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Old May 1, 2009, 12:42 AM   #1
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i seen the sony vertical grip for the a200, a300, and a350; is it compatible with the sony a100 also??
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Old May 1, 2009, 9:45 AM   #2
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Sorry. There is no official vertical grip for the Sony A100.

However, you can find third party products. Here's one example:

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/produc...roductid=16751

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Old May 1, 2009, 8:19 PM   #3
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When is a vertical grip best used? I bought one with my A200 and I am not sure I like it or not.
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Old May 2, 2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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I love my grip for just general use, due to I have large hands and the camera fits better with the grip. For the actual vertical shooting, what I like best is that I don't get as many poorly aligned shots. Without the grip, I was always shooting things, and found they were "leaning" to one side or the other. More precise now, with the grip. And of course having two batteries is cool too.

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Old May 2, 2009, 11:40 PM   #5
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so i cant use the sony alpha a200,a300, and a350 vertical grip for my a100??
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Old May 3, 2009, 5:14 AM   #6
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No, the A200 grip will not work with an A100. The A100 was not designed to use a battery grip. You've got physical differences in the camera bodies (for example, the connections available in the battery compartment that match up to the contacts on the grip to allow for redundant control things like shutter, exposure compensation and exposure lock., as well as lack of firmware support to use any additional contacts for communication purposes. It won't work on a body that it wasn't designed for, even if you could get it to physically mount (and it won't).

Third party grips for the A100 are just screwing to the tripod mount and using cable connections to provide power and shutter release ability.


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oo ok then thanks for your helpp!!
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