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#655321 - 07/02/2007 18:28 350D battery grip, worth it or not?
mick11 Offline
Member

Registered: 17/07/2005
Posts: 1939
Loc: carrum/Im available as a storm...
I so confused. I understand the extra functions on the grip, ok.

BUT does it mean that the camera holds one battery, with 2 in the grip, making three batteries available for use? Im thinking if this is the case, its just as easy to change batteries? especially if you dont plan on taking a lot of vertical shots.

Or does it just hold the 2 batteries and not one up the spout making 2 instead of one?

ta

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#655322 - 07/02/2007 19:14 Re: 350D battery grip, worth it or not?
bigwilly Offline
Weatherzone Mod and Photog

Registered: 25/09/2002
Posts: 6543
Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
The battery grip holds 2 batteries. None in the camera.

I think (although I haven't had to use it yet) the biggest advantage is that you can use AA batteries with it. The one time that I ran out of batteries (and it probably cost me $100 or so in a print sale) I had the AA's with me, but not battery grip.

Plus I find it much more comfortable to hold now that it has the extra area to grip.

:cheers: Will
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#655323 - 07/02/2007 19:37 Re: 350D battery grip, worth it or not?
mick11 Offline
Member

Registered: 17/07/2005
Posts: 1939
Loc: carrum/Im available as a storm...
Ta Will,

can you have AAs in as well as the two Lithion or whatevers, giving you the two Lion packs plus the AAs?

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#655324 - 07/02/2007 20:03 Re: 350D battery grip, worth it or not?
Bravo Brad Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 06/07/2001
Posts: 45
You can have either the two batterys or the AA's, but not both at the same time. I find I rarly use any of the features, but it is easier to hold the camera steady with the extra size/weight. (I never take mine off). And as a bonus, you never run out of battery power.

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#655325 - 07/02/2007 20:51 Re: 350D battery grip, worth it or not?
Aaron1 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/08/2006
Posts: 6
Loc: goldcoast
I have grips on both my bodies, i find they make the camera easier to handle plus, as my main 2 lenses are IS (and they certainly drain the batteries) i can shoot all day without battery swaps. smile

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#655326 - 13/02/2007 12:54 Re: 350D battery grip, worth it or not?
David Simpson. Offline
Weatherzone Administrator/Moderator

Registered: 13/10/2002
Posts: 4933
Loc: Tasmania
I have had my grip since buying the camera and find it very useful on long trips and long exposures at night, etc. You can never have enough batteries IMO, so aside from the battery grip I keep 2 more on hand...just in case.

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