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11-05-2008, 06:34 AM   #1
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K10D Battery Grip

I just got a D-BG2 battery grip for my K10D and while playing with it discovered that the switch on it does not turn the camera on. This means that while out wandering about I must now turn two switches on, the one on the camera and the one on the grip if I want to use the controls on the grip. Do you turn both switches on and off when you get to a destination or do you leave the grip on and turn the camera on and off?

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11-05-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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I turn the grip off, otherwise you knock the second shutter release at inconvenient times and take a photo of your leg at 'quiet' moments...
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I also turn the grip off and back on when I want those controls. I've taken those ground shots as well till I got in the habit.
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I dont think i've ever turned it on....even in portrait i use the main controls.

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I've kept mine on - and only switch it off if I'm in awkward positions that are affecting the way I take landscape shots. I use the grip shutter release a lot, though.
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I leave mine turned off and turn it on when I need it.
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If I know I am going to have my camera in the vertical position most of the time, I leave te grip on and just turn off the camera switch.
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Grip on at all times. I use portrait and landscape each a lot so it's very convenient. I've never taken a shot of my leg, but I have smaller hands.

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I tend to switch mine off when not needed, as I have caught it on a number of occasions with my palm.
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My Grip is on most of the time.
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I normally turn the grip off when not in use as I also have "mis-fired" with my palm. Once while at a soccer game, I handed the camera to my wife to hold "just for a second" (she is not a camera person) and she simply cradled it in her palms, sure enough I left the grip turned on and had the camera in continuous shot mode. Her facial expression was priceless as she rattled off 7 or 8 shots.
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My grip switch is Off unless I am actually using the portrait controls. It might be just the way my hands work, but I find that when "chimping" that the LCD goes off. My finger has touched the shutter release on the grip just enough to cancel the LCD but not enough to take a shot. This drove me nuts until I figured out that it was I who was the problem.
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If I'm out for a hike or a soccer game I just leave them both on. The camera goes into standby mode. I wonder if this uses a lot of the charge? I like the camera ready for when the scene presents itself
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