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post #11 of 22
I used a 400D today as I was out with a friend who has one.

And wow, what a difference...

The 7D is truly another beast in its own league.
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guys i would like to buy a flash for this cam, what should i look for when buying a flash?
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What are your needs?

IMO you should invest in a grip first...

Anyway, the flash I brought for my 7D is the 430EXII. Nice flash. Very powerful.
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What are your needs?
IMO you should invest in a grip first...
Anyway, the flash I brought for my 7D is the 430EXII. Nice flash. Very powerful.

ill look into that flash, what would be a nice grip?
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post #15 of 22
I went for the Canon one. I don't like knock-off brands.

BG-E7 Battery Grip

275

544

Now when I say, this was the BEST investment I made with this camera, it is no joke. It changed how I started shooting. It opened more doors for a day to day shooting basis then that giant sun flare of a flash.
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post #16 of 22
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I went for the Canon one. I don't like knock-off brands.
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thanks, that looks sexy....plus rep.
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post #17 of 22
Hahaha, the grip is damn useless. Don't buy that. Will add nothing to your photos. Get a flash and modifiers. Well that or a Sigma 30.
post #18 of 22
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Hahaha, the grip is damn useless. Don't buy that. Will add nothing to your photos. Get a flash and modifiers. Well that or a Sigma 30.

Just...wow.

Blatantly obvious you don't own or use one. And you shoot portrait without one, yet all that gear?

Everything serves a purpose. It may not add anything to your "photos" as such in the instant gratification sense, but it adds a ton to your camera. Like, A WHOLE SECOND BATTERY? lol As well as comfortable shooting for portrait and a whole set of controls on portrait mode. Saying its useless?

Refer to my avatar.
Edited by swindle - 2/5/12 at 9:41pm
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post #19 of 22
Whether or not a battery grip is worth it is entirely subjective. It adds extra size and weight, which could be seen as negatives by those who prefer to travel as light as possible. On the other hand, the second battery and improved ergonomics for portrait shooters may sway some.

I've been on both sides, and as of now, I prefer to keep my gear as light as possible and forgo the accessory.

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As for flashes, my suggestions:


However, if all you want is a compact fill flash, then go for the Canon 270 EX II
Edited by nderscore - 2/5/12 at 10:08pm
post #20 of 22
I haven't owned a DSLR without a vertical grip for about two years... If I want an extra battery, I'll take one with me. Only time I ever really used the grip was with 300 2.8s, but other than that I like to keep it small.
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