Silly question, but what's chimping?
August 01, 2014, 07:06:44 AM
Topic: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers (Read 15455 times)
Gear: 5D Mk III <> 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM <> 50mm ƒ/1.2L USM <> 8-15mm ƒ/4L USM <> 100mm ƒ/2.8L Macro IS USM <> 40mm ƒ/2.8 <> 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM
Looking at the pictures you took on the screen. I think?
Yes. 71sbeetle got it right.
I sort of guessed it might double the # of shots per charge. 1200? I guess that was without any chimping. I was hoping it might also raise the FPS as is the case with the Nikon grip with their DSLRs. I might still end up getting one when I buy my 5D3 at the end of the year. Hope the price of the 5D3 will have dropped a little more by then too. It's currently $3700 CAD back in Toronto.
Nikon grips themselves don't technically raise the FPS. Those same FPS are achievable without the grip - just Nikon won't 'unlock' them for you without you buying it. Just another way to make you pay for the grip. Custom firmware could achieve the same result.
Would explain why Canon's grip only doubles the shots per charge. I'll probably buy one with my 5D3 still.
Just ordered mine this morning from amazon/17th Street Photo. $399. 9 in stock.
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I thought MSRP was supposed to be $349? But I guess that's better than the $490 the original press release suggested. I could never pay $500 for a battery grip.
5DIII/5DII/Bunch of L's and ZE's, currently rearranging.
No MSRP is $490, apparently dealer cost is around $330