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Anyone Use A Battery Grip With Their Rebel?  
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

I am looking at picking up a battery grip for my Digital Rebel. I think it will give the "small" camera a more steady feeling, especially when I start hanging some larger glass off the front of it.

Is there anyone who uses a grip with their Rebel? And would you recommend it? I've been on the fence for a while, and I would appreciate your input.

Thanks,
TJ O'Keefe

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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4702 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3339 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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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 1):
[snip]translates into more stable[/snip]

That is exactly what I'm thinking. Thank you for the input. Anyone else want to second that?

-TJ


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

I absolutely agree. A battery grip is a MUST HAVE, and the sidestrap is a Godsend when you're shooting. You don't have to worry about ever dropping your camera.

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

That's my 300D with the grip and sidestrap. I recently upgraded to a 20D with battery grip, and I kept my strap!

Try one, you'll love how it feels.

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3316 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?

-TJ


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

There are a bunch of them on E-Bay, just search for "BG-E1".

I found this one for a Buy it Now price of $93!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Battery-Grip-for...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3303 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  Smile.

-TJ


User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 6):

I don't think there's any such thing as a third party grip for the Canon, I bought one (BG-ED3) for my EOS D60 off ebay, no problems.


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3258 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. Big grin

Willem



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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3241 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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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3233 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.

User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 776 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3233 times:
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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...


Mike


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Just get the 1D or 1Ds they have the grips built in  Wink

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