Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Spurious, Feb 3, 2008.
All I have to say is .
i took the grip off my 30d to travel easier - it sucks.
the grip was probably the best thing I ever bought for my XT
doesn't make as much of a difference on the 40D, but it's still nice
I've got a grip on my Rebel, but I don't really do vertical shooting. Are there any advantages to having the battery grip if you don't do vertical? I know that there is a second battery pack option for them, so that's one.
Take it off and experience the horror of having to tuck your pinky under it like a retard.
The extra juice is nice, but the real benefit is stabilizing the camera and providing a place to put your pinky. A super light camera (which the XT/i is) can feel really awkward when using a lens that can be 3 or 4 times heavier than the body, the grip provides balance and reduces camera shake.
I didn't like the ergonomics on the xt so I got a 40d instead
interesting. I just took off the grip, and now I can tell the difference. I'm glad this came with the grip!
Must be nice to be able to afford it. I've built my kit over time.
College finances ftl.
you could get a 20D for cheap
I have a gripped 30d (atm) and a 24-70 f/2.8 L and a 70-200 f/4 L - but like I said, I've saved up over time and bought all this stuff. I make some money with it on the side too, so I can justify it - but I still didn't jump right into a nice kit. I actually started borrowing peoples cameras before I had my own.
I used the XT and the kit lens for a while (my first set up)
- some of my best shots came from that set up.
don't you have a setup with a 6 foot stand and a smaller umbrella? How do yo like it?
I like it a lot
I have a 2nd stand and flash too, but I haven't gotten an umbrella for it yet
are you all using the canon grip?
Yeah. Had the BG-e3 for my XT, now the BG-e2 for the 30d.