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Old February 24th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #16
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Jeff,

You want the Mig-Pgh2b. It is just the battery grip.

The other 2 models have a AA battery pack AB (they don't recommend) and the RAB has the AA battery pack with a IR module I guess for remote pictures.

I use mine all the time and works good. No complaints. It's not like a OEM canon grip though. Neither is the price.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #17
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Thanks kindly for your response Steve. These will make my life much easier this coming season! I'm ordering one to start, but I'm sure I'll get a second one if the first one is fine, which I'm sure it will be.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #18
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They do! They make the camera look better too!

What lenses are you using that you find sharp? I got a vintage Nikon 80-200 with aperature ring I love for ceremonies because I hate the crop mode on this camera.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #19
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I use pretty much only the Panasonic 25mm F/1.5, the Olympus 12mm F/2.0 and the Olympus 45mm F/1.8, all very nice, super quick auto focus, gorgeous images, great color rendition.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #20
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I have just been playing around with a f1.2 55mm Canon FD Aspericial. It looks really nice wide open so I plan on using it in combo with the Voightlander 25mm at the receptions.

I have the Olympus 12mm too. I haven't used it much yet but I want too, the images look really nice.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #21
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #22
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I'm glad you have the 12mm, it is such a nice lens for the GH2. The 55 F/1.2 sounds nice also.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #23
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I use pretty much only the Panasonic 25mm F/1.5, the Olympus 12mm F/2.0 and the Olympus 45mm F/1.8, all very nice, super quick auto focus, gorgeous images, great color rendition.
Jeff - can you rank the order of the lenses for usefulness during your wedding shots? Which one is your favorite and which would you recommend getting first?
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:17 AM   #24
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I suppose if I could only have one, it would be the 12mm it is my favorite, but the 25mm is the most practical and probably the the most sensible choice. The 45mm would be third. It would be hard to part with any of them.

There is of course the stunning 7-14mm which I would love to have, but it is too slow for indoor work. For outdoor work I would love to have that lens, but I cannot justify owning it for outdoors when I have the 12mm, which cost $800. I shoot 90% indoors in less than great lighting conditions, and I'm not a high end wedding studio so I cannot afford to own every lens I would like to have.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #25
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I purchased the battery grip. I really like it.
Thanks for the link.

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Old March 14th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #26
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I like mine very much also, but was disappointed to find no battery bar indicators when using it. Upon testing it ran almost exactly 3 hours continuously, not bad at all, but it will be scary on the job at weddings when I have no idea when I will need to change batteries.

NOTE - battery indicator is fine and I was mistaken or something when I wrote the above.

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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:57 AM   #27
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Jeff,
My battery indicator appears in the LCD. I don't know if it's accurate or not. Will check it out today.

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Old March 15th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #28
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Maybe I didn't wait long enough for it to appear or something, it's fine today!

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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #29
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Yeah, I always get nervous when Im at a paying gig and the battery indicator shows only 1 bar left!! I usually try to change it about 15-30min after I see that. I really like the way my Canon 60d shows % left though even when using a battery grip it shows both battery %. Hopefully they change that with the Gh3.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 03:46 AM   #30
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OOPS....
Just discovered I can't use my Rode Video Pro mic...with the battery grip mounted. Maybe Im mistaken will read the instructions.
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