JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4598 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
I have it, have had it for about a year now together with the handstrap and I love it. makes the 50-500 much more usable, much better grip both horizontal and vertical and makes the camera that bit heavier wich translates into more stable (at least with me). Can't do anything but recommend it.
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AviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
Did the BG-E1 get discontinued because it seems much more expensive and rare than when I last looked at one? I don't think I can justify spending over $200 on something that I could once find for just over half that. Anyone looking to sell one?
AviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
Any of the ones on eBay that are reasonable are not actual BG-E1 products. Any experience with the third party grips? Maybe I'll go for it. Part of this is impulse as I am getting my gear ready for next week's shootout. Thanks again for your help .
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 46 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
Can't even imagine to go without my vertical grip infect it never left the body of my 620, 50QD, D30, 10D and 20D.
It gives your camera a much nicer and stable feel and on top of that an extra battery.
Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 3): I absolutely agree. A battery grip is a MUST HAVE, and the sidestrap is a Godsend when you're shooting.
I never got used to the sidestrap though and it gets in the way when shooting portrait, besides I can't roll myself a cigarette with the camera still in one hand.
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A319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1724 times:
I've always thought a battery grip wouldn't make THAT much of a difference and found it a bit expensive. But, boy, since I have bought one it hasn't left the camera. I absolutely love it! The camera feels much more stable, more chunkier. Also, the extra shutter button comes in really handy when shooting vertical. As a final plus, it looks great on the camera!
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AviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
Well, thank you again for the input everyone. I think I can only justify getting a genuine Canon grip. With that, I think getting the BG-E1 might be upgrading a lame duck camera. I'll put my money towards upgrading to another Canon and getting current accessories that I won't have to peruse the world for. Again thanks for your help everyone. It makes these decisions easier.
IwantaBBJ From Ireland, joined Jun 2002, 770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
Bought my BG-E1 on eBay for a mere USD 55 and am happy with it... I can confirm the gain of stability already mentioned...
While I had to change accus quite often before, I never had to do that since I own the grip. Only (tiny) disadvantage is that it hardly fits into my backpack with the grip attached, but That' just a "small" prob...