ADOPT A VERTICAL GRIP
Attaching a battery grip can provide far more than additional battery life
1 DISCRETE SHOOTING
Having a second shutter button can allow less conspicuous shooting, as the shutter can be triggered from the bottom of the camera – not where people expect a photographer to be controlling their camera from in busy street scenes. shoot ‘from the hip’ with ease.
2 IMPROVED BALANCE
A vertical grip also adds weight to the camera body, providing better balance when shooting with heavy lenses. The extra space also makes handling easier with larger hands, which may otherwise require fingers to be placed under the camera.
3 INCREASED FRAME RATE
Often poorly advertised, some cameras can shoot at a higher burst rate when a battery grip (fitted with two batteries) is attached. in some cases up to two or three frames per second more can be achieved, making full use of the camera’s action shooting potential.