New Magnesium Alloy BG4 Grip too

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mark², Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Mark²

    Mark² Guest

    They've finally created a grip with a quality of construction fitting the
    camera!
    Smart move to get rid of the cheap plastic grip material that formed the
    basis for this...
    ....my personal grip disaster:
    http://www.pbase.com/markuson/image/47959941/original

    Unlike the above disaster, the new grip is made from the SAME magnesium
    alloy thatthe camera is made from. This means a FAR more solid set-up, more
    in keeping with the feel of the 1 series, I would imagine.

    A good thing.
    Mark², Aug 22, 2005
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  2. Paul Schilter, Aug 22, 2005
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  3. Mark²

    Confused Guest

    On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 03:19:42 -0700
    In message <2FhOe.8089$Us5.5920@fed1read02>
    "Mark²" <mjmorgan(lowest even number here)@cox..net> wrote:

    > They've finally created a grip with a quality of construction fitting the
    > camera!
    > Smart move to get rid of the cheap plastic grip material that formed the
    > basis for this...
    > ...my personal grip disaster:
    > http://www.pbase.com/markuson/image/47959941/original


    I'm going out tomorrow and tossing both my 300d and KIA 20D
    off a cliff and making a nice display case for the parts.

    BTW... We asked Canon for an f2.8L IS lens, not an f4 lens. :)

    Jeff
    Confused, Aug 23, 2005
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  4. Mark²

    Mark² Guest

    "Confused" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 03:19:42 -0700
    > In message <2FhOe.8089$Us5.5920@fed1read02>
    > "Mark²" <mjmorgan(lowest even number here)@cox..net> wrote:
    >
    >> They've finally created a grip with a quality of construction fitting the
    >> camera!
    >> Smart move to get rid of the cheap plastic grip material that formed the
    >> basis for this...
    >> ...my personal grip disaster:
    >> http://www.pbase.com/markuson/image/47959941/original

    >
    > I'm going out tomorrow and tossing both my 300d and KIA 20D
    > off a cliff and making a nice display case for the parts.
    >
    > BTW... We asked Canon for an f2.8L IS lens, not an f4 lens. :)


    Ya, I know...
    But it still should beat the heck out of the fairly decent 28-135 IS in
    light and resolution/sharpness, etc,

    I sometime wish I had kept all the guts from that D30.
    I ripped it apart to retrieve the sensor....which I sold for $150.
    Threw the rest away.
    -Would have made an interesing "guts" display in the workshop...
    :)
    Mark², Aug 23, 2005
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  5. "Confused" <> wrote:
    >
    > I'm going out tomorrow and tossing both my 300d and KIA 20D
    > off a cliff and making a nice display case for the parts.
    >
    > BTW... We asked Canon for an f2.8L IS lens, not an f4 lens. :)


    Speak for yourself: we wimps wanted the f/4 lens. The 24-70/2.8 is already
    too heavy.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 23, 2005
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  6. Mark²

    Confused Guest

    On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:35:46 +0900
    "David J. Littleboy" <> wrote:

    > > BTW... We asked Canon for an f2.8L IS lens, not an f4 lens. :)

    >
    > Speak for yourself: we wimps wanted the f/4 lens.
    > The 24-70/2.8 is already too heavy.


    This whimp-in-a-wheelchair solved that problem with a Novoflex
    Classicball 5 and a Gitzo monopod. The setup reduces the hefty KIA
    20D + 70-200mm IS to a point and shoot system... ;^)

    Wait an f/stop...isn't the 20D with a 24-70 about the same overall
    weight as a 5D with the new lens?

    Jeff
    Confused, Aug 23, 2005
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  7. "Confused" <> wrote:
    > "David J. Littleboy" <> wrote:
    >
    >> > BTW... We asked Canon for an f2.8L IS lens, not an f4 lens. :)

    >>
    >> Speak for yourself: we wimps wanted the f/4 lens.
    >> The 24-70/2.8 is already too heavy.

    >
    > This whimp-in-a-wheelchair solved that problem with a Novoflex
    > Classicball 5 and a Gitzo monopod. The setup reduces the hefty KIA
    > 20D + 70-200mm IS to a point and shoot system... ;^)


    The longest lens I use without support is my 110/2.8, and that's on 645.

    > Wait an f/stop...isn't the 20D with a 24-70 about the same overall
    > weight as a 5D with the new lens?


    The 20D + battery is 770 gm; the 5D + battery is 895gm (2.0 lbs) (125gm
    heavier)

    The 24-70 is 990 gm; the 24-105 is 670 gm and (320 gm lighter). So 5D +
    24-105 is 195 gm lighter than 20D + 24-70.

    FWIW, the 17-40 is 472 gm.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 23, 2005
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  8. Mark²

    Confused Guest

    On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:35:24 +0900
    "David J. Littleboy" <> wrote:

    > > Wait an f/stop...isn't the 20D with a 24-70 about the same overall
    > > weight as a 5D with the new lens?

    >
    > The 20D + battery is 770 gm; the 5D + battery is 895gm (2.0 lbs) (125gm
    > heavier)
    >
    > The 24-70 is 990 gm; the 24-105 is 670 gm and (320 gm lighter). So 5D +
    > 24-105 is 195 gm lighter than 20D + 24-70.
    >
    > FWIW, the 17-40 is 472 gm.


    Thanks...who knew? Just don't get a 5D battery grip... ;^)

    Jeff
    Confused, Aug 23, 2005
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