What is a Battery Grip Used For?

Why would I buy a “Battery Grip” for my camera?

For me the best answer may sound a little sarcastic to you. The main reason I have a battery grip on my Canon 70d, is that the chiropractor bill and the pain in my neck and shoulders was not something I wished to tolerate any more. So why did I get sore shoulders? I have an interest in shooting my sons AFL games and I like to take ‘portrait’ ie straight up and down photos of him jumping up to take a mark. I had decided that I prefer the look of this type of shot rather than the ‘landscape’ orientation.

To take a photo vertically I needed to rotate the camera, that meant that my right arm was perpetually up in the air and across my head. That is fine if you only take a few shots but not me. Anyway the long and the short of it that with a battery grip, by using the additional buttons,  I am able to take a vertical shot but use the buttons, particularly the shutter button, as if I was taking a horizontal photo.

The video below goes through what exactly a battery grip is and how it will help you with your photography. Cheers!

You will find some cheap prices on our battery grips here

I’ve found another pretty good review on battery grips for you to read