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The grip for my 7D got here today. I'm liking it so far and it has none of the wiggle that some were talking about other grips having.
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Oh, there's movement. They all have flex.
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post #15013 of 29551
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Oh, there's movement. They all have flex.
I'm sure its not perfect but from what I was reading I started to expect it to be this wiggly thing that would be annoying as hell to the point I wouldn't want to use it. Guess I should have known people tend to exaggerate things.
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post #15014 of 29551
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Oh, there's movement. They all have flex.
Solved by wedging in a small piece of paper/cardboard -- film boxes are the perfect thickness. My 50D's grip feels much better after discovering that.
post #15015 of 29551
I can barely feel any flex on the Phottix grip on my 30D. If I do I have to put a lot of pressure to make it flex.
    
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I understand the appeal of grips, but I've never felt hindered not having one. Battery life on the 5DII is awesome and it never bothers me shooting in portrait without a grip (yes, I have used one before).
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post #15017 of 29551
It's weird, ever since I attached a grip to my T1i like 6 months ago, shooting without one has felt weird. I just feel like the body feels different - I rarely even use the buttons, I just like having it there. Kind of like a photography version of a security blanket.. only cooler...?
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post #15018 of 29551
Just from a few test shots it feels like the grip has allowed me to hold the 300mm more stable. Its like the extra weight and size balances it out more.
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post #15019 of 29551
I think a lot of people get them for the e-peen factor.

My battery regularly last like 1,200+ shots. Plus I mostly use it when I know I'm going to be shooting in portrait mode for an extended period of time.

It also helps me stabilize with larger lenses.

Edit: ljsaon8eg hit it spot on.

And MistaBernie, I know the feeling. When I first got it I just kept it on, because of laziness. Then shooting without it feels weird.
    
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post #15020 of 29551
I mostly hate grips. Only good with 300 2.8s and longer, everything else is fine without. Two off topic points: everytime I see Syr's name I get sad, and wow there are a lot of people watching this thread right now.
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