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I just got a MB-D10 too, with and without grip is a totally different camera. The weight difference when its filled with Eneloops is pretty big, which makes it balance better with my 70-200 VR.
Totally agree. It fits my hand better with the grip as well. Same as the F100, which I have gripped.

I am a bit worried about the weight of the thing, but oh well.

How well do the Eneloops work? I bought two extra EN-EL3e batteries anyways, but if the Eneloops provide better life, I might have to pick up more of those.
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I can't use a camera without a grip lol and I don't have large hands by any stretch. The benefits for me far outweigh the added weight and I carry 2 bodies on me for 10-12 hours at a time.
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Totally agree. It fits my hand better with the grip as well. Same as the F100, which I have gripped.

I am a bit worried about the weight of the thing, but oh well.

How well do the Eneloops work? I bought two extra EN-EL3e batteries anyways, but if the Eneloops provide better life, I might have to pick up more of those.
Eneloops are the best low discharge rechargeables. I have about 32 of them I think. Their power cells dissipate extremely slowly if left on a shelf for a long time, and when in use they output very consistent power. I use them in my flashes only. For battery grips I use the brand specific camera batteries like your EN-EL3e. Those will give you the best bang for the weight I think unless you go for the more expensive D3 battery.
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Eneloops are the best low discharge rechargeables. I have about 32 of them I think. Their power cells dissipate extremely slowly if left on a shelf for a long time, and when in use they output very consistent power. I use them in my flashes only. For battery grips I use the brand specific camera batteries like your EN-EL3e. Those will give you the best bang for the weight I think unless you go for the more expensive D3 battery.
Yeah, I have 8 Eneloops which I use in my flashes, and they do very well. Wouldn't hurt to buy more anyways Really good batteries.
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I finally got my 7D today - I must say, I'm fairly impressed. Haven't shot much with it, but here are some high ISO shots I tried out. They are all RAW converted to JPEG with a small amount of NR in DPP:

EDIT: Had the 6400 and 3200 switched Also forgot to mention that Standard NR was turned on for these shots.

ISO 1600:


ISO 3200:


ISO 6400:


They certainly outdo my 40D at the same ISOs. So far so good!
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 11/4/09 at 4:34am
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You can see a bit of noise, but it doesn't look all that noticeable.
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Why does 6400 look better than 3200?
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Why does 6400 look better than 3200?
Just checked the EXIF on Flickr. His 3200 is actually 6400, while the 6400 is actually 3200.
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Why does 6400 look better than 3200?
lol I was gonna say.

Still though 6400 looks very good here.
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Why does 6400 look better than 3200?
Because I'm an idiot and had them switched around Fixed! They're fairly close though, which is why I mixed them up I guess. The big difference is that 6400 has more shade noise the 3200, either way, I'm happy. What I read was true about the high resolution (18 MP) making the noise grain smaller and therefore better.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 11/4/09 at 4:39am
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