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Why do you use a grip?

PerroneFord

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"RE: Why do you use a grip?"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Fri 06-Apr-12 01:12 PM


>For those with Dxxx type cameras with a grip (as I don't know
>if anyone has gotten the D800 yet?)... why?




>I ask because I have never held a Dxxx camera with a grip (nor
>a Dx camera without, which I gather is similar). But I've
>seen so many posts lamenting the lack of D800 grips available
>so far and/or their price.

Well, the grip is integral to a Dx camera so...


>I realize they provide more shots without battery change, I
>realize they provide faster speed (in crop mode only on the
>D800 though I think), and I realize they provide a different
>feel to the camera.

Very different feel.


>But what is the thing(s) that make a difference to you. For
>me the first two don't matter, and I have no clue about the
>last until I can put one in my hand.

Well, if you don't have a compelling reason in your photography to add the weight and cost of a grip, then you really shouldn't be bothering with it. But for some of us, it's VERY important.


>Is it the feel? Or do you need the other features?

For me, it's both usually, though sometimes just the feel.


>What is it that makes it worth the rather large price? Am I
>missing something? (Literal not rhetorical question).

Perhaps you are not missing anything. Or perhaps much. So I will offer this. Take whatever camera you have. Orient the camera into portrait mode. Take 10-20 shots a minute for 45 minutes without moving your hand from this position. Congratulations you have just shot one half of a soccer match.

Alternately, put your camera into the portrait position again, take 30 shots per minute, and a 30 second break each minute, for a total of 4 hours. Congratulations, you have just shot a basic fashion shoot.

Let me know how this works out for you, I'd be curious.

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