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Battery grip alternatives

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 11-Mar-13 06:13 AM | edited Mon 11-Mar-13 06:19 AM by km6xz

No, not at all, studies have shown that a high percentage of all sorts of "accidents" involve a small portion of the population as a whole. Accidents are not distributed evenly across the population but are clusters. That includes a wide range of minor to major accidents.
We know the tab is not exceptionally weak, or else it would break for everyone. Several people have mentioned they broke several while the majority have never had a problem with any type.
Maybe it is a decreased sensitivity to tactile feedback or difference in fine motor coordination but some people have little things(or big things) break as a normal life experience. I have friends who bring me things to repair every week who managed to break everything in their lives, from TV remotes, blenders, thermometers, car brakes, light switches, chairs, watch bands, cell phones, etc when most people probably never break anything before it wears out.
After having a large repair service center for pro audio electronics, it was plain to see that some people were hard on gear and repeatedly broke equipment regardless of model, brand or use. A keyboard player who broke one key will continue to break keys and buttons throughout their career. Race teams know who is more likely to break a car and therefore have a harder time getting signed. Few people have ever broken a chair but those who have seem to do it regularly regardless of their weight or size. The broken item is usually blamed but for the majority it will never break. The same people manage to strip screw heads consistently while others can disassemble or reassemble the same items for years and not mangle one screw head.
That is why I suggested that if you broke several tabs to not consider a low cost alternative, but for those who are not accident prone, they represent a great bargain.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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