A&P I just took the grip off of my XT for the first time...

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  1. Spurious

    Spurious New Member

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    All I have to say is :ugh:.
     
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    i took the grip off my 30d to travel easier - it sucks.
     
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    :werd:

    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
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I didn't like the ergonomics on the xt so I got a 40d instead :mamoru2:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    interesting. I just took off the grip, and now I can tell the difference. I'm glad this came with the grip!
     
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    Must be nice to be able to afford it. I've built my kit over time.

    College finances ftl. :wtc:
     
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    :hug:


    you could get a 20D for cheap :hs:
     
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    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. :mamoru:

    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.
     
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    oh :)
     
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    don't you have a setup with a 6 foot stand and a smaller umbrella? How do yo like it?
     
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    I like it a lot

    I have a 2nd stand and flash too, but I haven't gotten an umbrella for it yet :hs:
     
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    are you all using the canon grip?
     
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    I am :o
     
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    Yeah. Had the BG-e3 for my XT, now the BG-e2 for the 30d.
     

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