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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #16
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Re: Do you use a battery grip when filming events?

Originally Posted by Tom Hardwick View Post
James - you have a 550D or a 60D? I always had the battery grip attached to my old 10D and simply assumed that I'd want the same with my new 60D. But no, the battery consumption on the 60D is amazingly low, even having a rear screen twice as large and twice as bright as my 10D's. In a full day of shooting the 60D battery comes home half full.

So I've not bothered, even though I really like the battery grip's ability to add height and therefore enable a wrist strap to go between top of cam and bottom of grip - much nicer than having a dangly neck strap.

550D. Yes, you have LP-E6's in yours which are better than the LP-E8s I use. Battery usage is one of many reasons though, but I see why you wouldn't bother.

The last straw for me was putting my last battery in during shoot to find that it wasn't charged. I was kicking myself for not having the grip with it's ability to shove in some AA's.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #17
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Re: Do you use a battery grip when filming events?

I have lots of LP-E8 batteries for weddings. They aren't expensive like those batteries for Sony EX1/EX3 (over $300 a battery). I'd rather brings lots of batteries to do a paid job.

I also have LP-E8 that is 1400mah. The stock Canon LP-E8 is only 1120mah.
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