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300D Battery Grip...  
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

I just want to say... Its like I have a whole new camera... Definitely feels much more comfortable... I think it is a necessity to have with any large heavy lens... I would recommend it to anyone who has the 300D. (I got an extra battery also)  Big thumbs up










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User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

I totally agree. The grip centers all the weight and it feels great. Long lenses make the camera look so puny when there is no grip. A must have...


MIA777
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

How much was it bud?
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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

I got my 100-400mm on Friday afternoon, I had left before it arrived.. I got to the airport and tried Tony Z's lens... WOW... With it on the 300D, I couldnt even feel the camera... It was really awkward. I guess its like that with the 10D also, just not quite as bad...

User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

I absolutely agree with you Maiz - I bought a battery grip with my Digital Rebel - it was $99.00. After learning that Canon BP-511 batteries are close to $70 a piece, I looked on E-Bay. I wound up getting two BP-511 generic batteries, and they seem to last much longer than the original Canon battery does. I was able to buy the pair for $19.95, and I'm extremely please with them. Now I have two fully charged batteries in my grip, and one more in the bag!

If you are considering the battery grip, but are skeptical about it - go to a camera shop and try one out. The camera feels much better with it. I bought a side strap for mine, and it feels great. It feels very secure in my hand, and even with a heavy lens like the 75-300 IS USM, it's still quite manageable even with one hand. A sidestrap in my opinion is a must!

Also, nobody's mentioned the array of buttons and dials that are on the battery grip! There is a shutter / focus button, On/Off switch (enables the buttons on the battery grip), AE / FE lock button, AF point selection button, and even a main dial to select and change settings. It's great to have all of that at your fingertips when shooting vertically! Smokin cool



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User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3413 times:


Hi Guys, Aaron here. I get my 300D either Monday or Tuesday and I cannot wait. I already ordered and have the Battery Grip ready for mine. I bought it from B&H over the internet. Also I held this camera before with the battery grip in a store and wow, does it ever have a better feel for it.

Here is a great pic of the camera with the grip!

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/300d/300d_bg-e1.jpg

Aaron Mandolesi
Denver, Colorado


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

i'd agree with that, i purchased it about 5 weeks ago it it certanly makes the camera feel alot more solid and comfortable, nicely weighted kit of 300D, grip, 50-500mm sigma, 100-300 USM canon and the kit lens.




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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

This is my Rebel with the Battery Grip and the sidestrap. Perhaps someone can post the photo in here, as I can only provide a link! If you know how to do it - you have my permission to post this image in this forum!

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2154997&size=lg

Thanks,

DREW



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

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Replace the {} with < >

It will not work with your photo though... The ones that work have .gif, .jpg, .bmp etc... at the end of the URL.. They probably dont allow any direct linking to the photos on that website...

[Edited 2004-02-23 06:22:18]

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Battery grips are very handy for spotting trips or if you are planning on shooting all day. I just bought an MB-D100 along with my Nikon 80-400mm VR lense and it, for me, came in handy when I went to LAX. Also, keep alot of spare AA batteries in your bag or extra Lithium ion battery.

Kevin



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User currently offlineDullesguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Does the battery grip for the 300D help reduce any camera shake when using the long lenses due to the extra weight??


Regards,
Stephen



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Stephen,
I havent actually shot with it on yet. I just got it this past Friday, but because it rained cats n dogs all weekend here in SOCAL, wasnt able to get out to the airport. I did put it together and hold it, got the feel for it, and I tell you, its a night and day difference.

Chad


[Edited 2004-02-24 20:22:21]

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Stephen,

I don't think that the battery pack does that. It's main function is to increase your battery life while one-two Lithium ion can take well over 1600 shots and 6 AA batteries for 400 shots. It is also very useful if you have a heavy lense as it tends to balance it without it. It will be more heavier, tho. In total, my camera weights approx. 4-5 lbs with the body, the MB-D100 with batteries, and the 80-400mm VR. I am not sure about the 300D, tho....you might want to try and invest one of them. I bought mine on ebay for $250.

Kevin



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User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I bought my battery grip when I bought my camera, so I don't have any experiences with the 300D minus the grip. However, I can tell you that a heavy camera with the grip and two batteries is a pretty steady platform for photography. I don't know about reducing camera shake (the IS lens will do that however!), but I find that it's very easy to handle, even for long periods of time - especially with a sidestrap.

As far as battery life, I mentioned earlier in the thread that I grabbed a pair of generic batteries from E-Bay, and those are great. This morning I got stuck at work and wound up doing some spotting - I was using my camera for the better part of 2 hours, with image stabilization ON. I loaded up my CF card with about 175 images, and when I came home to charge the batteries, they were both still around 80% charged. Not too shabby. I suppose in theory that means I could get around 900 images with those two batteries alone, and I still had my spare in my bag!

I've been shooting in some rather crummy conditions, and still managed to get some nice shots. Hopefully we'll be seeing them in the DB soon.

Here's one that I've uploaded (it's in that 8,000+ que right now):

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/AUBERN8516CFWA3.jpg

Hopefully the rejection gods will be good to me...

That reminds me - I had one more shot, probably a sure rejection, but I uploaded it anyway. Tell me what you think of it!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/AUBERN8516CFWA2.jpg

DREW



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Bro! Both shots are great... The 2nd one is incredible! Hopefully its not to 'artsy' for the screeners tastes.  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineSoren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Hi all

As you all know the 300D can use either a Canon BP-511 battery or a BP-512 battery.

Is there any non-canon batteries that can be used?

Does anyone know what the difference between the BP-511 and the BP-512 is????

Regards
Søren Augustesen

[Edited 2004-02-25 21:35:18]

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

I would like ot know the difference between these batteries also. I have two BP-511's.

[Edited 2004-02-27 23:52:30]

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