Saturday, February 11, 2012
Ode to the grip
It doesn't have a sensor, or a shutter, or a screen. No light travels through it, and there is no aperture, nor even any glass to speak of. It actually adds weight to the camera and makes it more bulky and obtrusive. It's not sexy, and no one ever writes about how much they love this particular piece of equipment...until now!
For too long I have gone without a place for my pinky finger when holding the camera. For too long have I lived without a vertical shutter release and had to wobble all over the place holding my right arm above my head to press the shutter release button. But no longer!
Unlike a camera body or a lens, this is the kind of gear that you can buy heavily used and cheap off of Craigslist. It's got signs of wear but who cares..everything works just fine. It makes the camera stable and comfortable to hold and makes it way easier to shoot in portrait orientation. I love my new grip!