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Lefties here?


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frankie Basic Member
Sun 08-Oct-00 12:53 PM

Yesterday I purchased the MB-15 verticle grip for my F100.

I didn't think it was going to be really that benificial to me as I don't use big glass nor do I need to shoot at 5fps.

In the store, however, I found an interesting way to use it that makes the F100 100% more stable...

I love flash, plain and simple, so I always have my sb-28 at the ready. When I'm taking pictures at events (my cousins - good practice), I put the SB-28 on a Stroboframe Quickflip.

I liked the QF because it's got a left hand-grip. But you rub into trouble when taking verticle shots as the left hand grip ends up horizontal and over the camera when at eye level.

I started shoving my finder into the groove on the left side by the ports of the F100 so I could hold the whole rig by the body... That was OK, but not great.

Using the Pro-RL in the store, I don't have enough of a right-hand-wrist to hold that much counter weight at one poin ton the camera.

So, I put the MB-15 on, and put it on the STroboframe QF with my SB28...

So, now, when used verticle, the camera operates with the verticle release facing the floor, and I can hold the whole rig with the verticle grip in my LEFT hand.

I then focus/zoom and shoot with my right like I do with my Med-format camera, with the shutter button facing right (and controlled with my right thumb).

What I think is neat is how well the whole thing balances with the grip used as I mentioned! It's pretty much effortless and impossible to inadvertantly loose grip on the entire setup!

Back in horizontal mode, I use the verticle as a base to focus with my left hand...Sometimes holding on to the Stroboframe grip...

Pretty neat, huh?