get a grip!

breaking out my kit for an upcoming trip to south africa for safari to shoot some wildlife! installed a new ‘vertical grip’ on the 5D mark II and it works great. the grip houses two battery packs which extends my already long battery life by double.  the camera body is much more comfortable to hold when shooting in vertical, ‘portrait’ mode. great build quality, strong, sturdy, no flex and integrates all the necessary controls for shooting on the go (AE  lock, dedicated AF button, exposure compensation control, etc.) it even has a dedicated power on/off switch to prevent accidentally pushing buttons on landscape shots.  it’s not as heavy as you think, but balances the camera out quite nicely esp. when using a longer zoom lens. if you’re serious about your 5DmkII…get a grip! (canon model #: BG-E6).

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