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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:06 pm 
^^^^
Same here, D90 is pretty small in my ogre-sized hands.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:46 pm 
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I have a battery grip for my D90. Same story as most, feels better, better balance even with small primes.

As for my D2H....

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:14 pm 
Yeah didn't know battery grips can increase your fps or you'll get more control with a battery grip when using your camera on burst mode?

OEM or 3rd party battery grip any differentials? people


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:17 pm 
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This topic might be of help:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21586

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Thanks everyone. This is next on my list along with 3x UV filters and a sandisk extreme 16gb sd card. I don't have massive hands but the camera does feel unbalanced when using my tamron 70-300. I also like the way you can shoot portrait with it.

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Does the D7000 use a new battery grip? If so, is it worth the extra money? Also, does it give the FPS increase in burst mode? I don't have any current plans to purchase a battery grip, although if it's useful enough I would. I mean, who wouldn't want to get over 2000 shots per battery load?

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I believe the D7000 will use the Nikon MB-D11 battery grip. UK price is around £349.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:05 pm 
James, now that you are sold on the battery grip idea, have you checked the non-Canon brand grips available from other companies? It looks like there are a couple non-Canon grips on Amazon in the UK.

I paid the big-bucks ($140 USD) for the Canon brand grip for my XTi/400 about 4 years ago. I proceeded to slam it into a rock face in Yosemite. It actually worked for a few years with electrical tape covering the hole. When it finally gave out, the product was discontinued by Canon. I got a new Targus one for $35 USD through Amazon. The Targus doesn't say "Canon" on it, and the texture on the grip is a little different (not worse, just slightly smaller texture bumps). It is just as good as the original.


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I have just been having a look at some of them today. I have found them for around £40 with 2 batteries. The batteries that it comes with will be third party batteries. Will the official canon lp-e8 batteries work with it?
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This is the one I have found! Is it any good?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 688wt_1185

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This is another one I found on amazon. Has good reviews.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003 ... d_i=468294

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There's an edit button you can use, instead of making three posts in rapid succesion ;)

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Oh yes. I have never noticed that. Thank you Citruspers.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:58 pm 
third party batteries are the same mold as the original canons. those 2 should be fine, it's all from the same source in the end.


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thanke eagle1337. I may buy a cheap battery grip and another original canon lp-e8. Then I will have 2 real canon batteries and 2 third party ones for back up. If the cheap battery grip is bad I can always get the real one. What would you do?

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