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Nickcanada
01-24-2009, 10:12 PM
hehehe, I picked up a grip for my 50D. I got a great deal locally. A new battery, the BG-E2N, and a bag for 150 bucks CAN, but the grip isn't all that comfortable is it.... oh well. I need the extra battery power.... I don't know if the 50D sucks more power then the 20D but I use the LCD so much more now I need the extra power. It does help with comfort too.... overall pretty nice buy.

DonSchap
01-24-2009, 10:29 PM
I was looking at the Canon 50D, tonight, as I saw some PITA kid playing with it, over at BestBuy. Man, those out-of-the-box, on-the-shelf units really do take a beating. After watching that little _____ play with it, it'd be the last thing I'd want to spend $1500 on.

Anyway, Nick ... camera looks rather big. How does it feel compared to the 20D? It's been a while, now. :D

Nickcanada
01-24-2009, 10:41 PM
I was looking at the Canon 50D, tonight, as I saw some PITA kid playing with it, over at BestBuy. Man, those out-of-the-box, on-the-shelf units really do take a beating. After watching that little _____ play with it, it'd be the last thing I'd want to spend $1500 on.

Anyway, Nick ... camera looks rather big. How does it feel compared to the 20D? It's been a while, now. :D

I think it feels better then the 20D. It's a little bigger, the grip is a little more contoured and comfy.

Rooz
01-25-2009, 12:34 AM
for me the grip is more or less comfortable depending on the lens. with a little prime, i dont like using it. but when i put the big guns on the camera, the grip makes it feel much more balanced and easy to use. d300 with the grip and the 14-24 is probably the most comortable shooting combo i''ve even used in my life.

faisal
01-25-2009, 12:47 AM
I can't imaging my 400D without the grip now....but then the 400D is small (even though it used to look big when I bought it)....

lukeap69
01-25-2009, 01:38 AM
I have 40D + grip. For long lenses, yeah grip makes balance better. For primes, not so much but I'm lazy to take off the grip so it stays whatever lens I use. For my 20D, I did not bother so I can always put it in my everyday backpack + the CZ 50 1.7 or/and Sigma 30 1.4.

Rhys
01-25-2009, 08:46 AM
I have a grip on my XT but not on my 30D. I could happily live without a grip.

Csae
01-25-2009, 01:31 PM
I lived with the grip on at all times on the XT, but i've been taking it off more and more on the 5D when im just out shooting for fun, it does help with portraits though, sometimes i spin the camera and remember that i didn't put the grip just as i grab a handful of empty air.

jwhite
01-25-2009, 05:49 PM
I've had a grip on my 5D almost from day one. I could imagine using it without it. Feels much more balanced like everyone says. Plus I take a lot of portrait images where having the grip makes it easier to take.

Jason

Rhys
01-25-2009, 06:13 PM
I never ever had a second shutter button before my BGE3 and don't really miss it when I'm not using a grip. For 20 years I simply used the normal shutter release button. We did laugh at those that taped a second release to their grips when electric releases came in.

Csae
01-25-2009, 09:15 PM
The only thing i miss on the 5D grip is the joystick.

Oh how i wish they had put one, the AF buttons feel empty and heartbroken without their own joystick.

lukeap69
01-25-2009, 10:19 PM
The only thing i miss on the 5D grip is the joystick.

Oh how i wish they had put one, the AF buttons feel empty and heartbroken without their own joystick.

Same with 40D's grip. I wish Canon would add that multi-controller in the grip.

Honest Gaza
01-26-2009, 12:09 AM
My grip hasn't left my 400D since I bought it. Helps significantly for portrait orientation.

Will be getting a 50D in the next 6 weeks and I'm sure the grip won't be far behind.

adam75south
01-26-2009, 09:07 AM
loooooooooooove my grip. can't live without it. so much so that when i DREAM about the 5d mark II i automatically add the extra $300 in there and chalk it up for $3k.