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  1. #1
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    is it necessary to add a vertical hand grip for a100??

    i saw this info few weeks ago , but this vertical hand grip is not manufacture by sony , beside is by other company , do u guys think that is it necessary for a100 to add a vertical hand grip??


    this is the look of that stuff...


    this is the explain of that hand grip function , this is korea word , but i dun understand what it write down there...

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    Thumbs up Getta grip!

    A vertical grip normally does two things for the camera body:
    1. It enlarges the standard grip to allow us "big-pawwed" photographers to get a better grip on the body by accomodating our "pinky", in the horizontal or landscape position.
    2. It allows you to flip into the vertical or "portrait-orientation" and comfortably trip the shutter, using your grip hand, without looking. If you have ever tried to use the DSLR in a "portrait-orientation", more often than not, your hand is over the top of the lens and above your forehead, making the camera difficult to handle.


    While this DICAIN VG-1 only seems to have one battery slot, the Canon BG-E2 "Battery Grip" (only for use on a Canon EOS 20D or 30D Camera) offers a "second" battery slot, to extend the power life of the camera system and you can also employ the ACK-E2 AC power unit to supply "studio wall power" to your system.

    Personally, I have vertical grips and power drives on almost all my cameras ... or attach them when I use them.

    Anyway, I'm popping for one of these. I have enjoyed the BG-E2 on my Canon EOS-20D. I suspect I will do likewise with the VG-1 on my SONY A100.

    Here is the EBAY link for this device.

    Is it necessary? I guess that is for you to come to ... uh, grips with.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-30-2007 at 09:27 PM.
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    Just puchased one for my Canon 400D....great decision....I'd encourage you to buy one for your Sony
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  4. #4
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    thanks for u guys comment , i'll try 2 get 1 for my a100 soon...

    just wonder will sony lauch a hand grip for a100?? hope 2 see it soon...

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    Talking There is one ...

    There was a vertical handgrip displayed on the expansion cameras at PMA. Obviously, it hasn't been released as of yet, but be assured ... there is one coming.



    Check this image ... below. Look closely along the grip ... it a has a "grip-sensor" strip to detect if you are using it or not.

    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  6. #6
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    that was a nice hand grip , but does it suppot for a100??

    hope 2 know it soon......

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