Tripod mounting with a Battery Pack.
I've got a bad habit of using my D80 with battery pack (MB D80) mounted when using a tripod. I say bad habit as I get the feeling this is counter productive, as the extra height and single mounting screw seems to compromise the stability of the setup. what is the general opinion on this should I really take the pack off when using a tripod or am I thinking to much.
Using a Giottos MT8261CF with Giottos MH 3300 ball head.
Any thoughts on this would great
#1. "RE: Tripod mounting with a Battery Pack." | In response to Reply # 0nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Fri 01-Feb-08 04:35 PM | edited Fri 01-Feb-08 06:54 PM by nrothschild
It was that concern that kept me from buying a D200 grip. I use L brackets so I either wanted the grip on all the time or I didn't want one. Just my personal take on it.
You're not thinking too hard, but at the same time, you're thinking too much but not shooting enough . Since you have the grip, it is pretty simple to test. Use your longest focal length lenses and also test close macro if you have a macro lens, and if not, shoot close distances with lenses you use for closeups. Shoot the slowest shutter speeds you use, and pay particular attention to 1/4 to 1/30s or so, which encompasses what many believe to be the most difficult shutter speeds. Do comparison shots with and without a grip.
If you do see a problem, also try exposure delay mode. Depending on the frequency of any resonances, that may or may not help. It can, in principle, even make matters worse. It needs to be tested with each lens.
We would all be interested in any observations you make, as well as any test images you care to share. This is a frequently discussed topic with little actual input based on actual comparative images.
#2. "RE: Tripod mounting with a Battery Pack." | In response to Reply # 0nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Fri 01-Feb-08 07:03 PM
P.S. I would be interested in anyone's thoughts on teh D300's grip. I see that body down the road and I'm going to go through the same thing, at least in deciding which L bracket I want. I know I need the grip, at least for certqain things, for the frame rate.
#3. "RE: Tripod mounting with a Battery Pack." | In response to Reply # 2mrblitz Registered since 24th Aug 2007Thu 14-Feb-08 11:26 AM | edited Thu 14-Feb-08 11:27 AM by mrblitz
I have been wondering the same thing about the D300 with the grip. I had the D200+grip and I have to say that the new set up is far better made and would appear to be much more stable due to the MB-D10 being magnesium instead of plastic. I have been debating whether to buy the Kirk custom plate for the D300+grip or the one -grip. Does anyone here have any experience either way?
D300 + MB-D10
Sigma 50mm Macro