maiznblu_757
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300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:20 am

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








 
MIA777
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:47 am

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...
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:48 am

How much was it bud?
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maiznblu_757
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:49 am

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...
 
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:31 pm

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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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:34 pm


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
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:04 pm

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.

 
andrewuber
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:16 pm

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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maiznblu_757
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:21 pm

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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]
 
gocaps16
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:37 pm

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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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:14 am

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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maiznblu_757
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:21 am

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]
 
gocaps16
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:45 am

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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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:14 am

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
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maiznblu_757
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:46 am

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

 
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:33 am

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]
 
maiznblu_757
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RE: 300D Battery Grip...

Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:50 am

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

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