DSLR accessories

DSLR battery grip

Written by Gail Bjork

Vertical grips allow for extended shooting time and a secure way to hold a digital single lens reflex camera vertically.

Vertical gripA vertical grip is an accessory that attaches to the bottom of a digital single lens reflex camera , usually in the tripod mount. The grip serves two main purposes.

The first is to store additional batteries to provide more power to the camera, allowing for an extended shooting time.

The second is to provide a more comfortable and secure way to hold the camera in a vertical position. Buttons placed on the grip duplicate the main controls of the camera such as the shutter release button. For the controls to work, the grip must be compatible with your camera.

Some grips also have small compartments for storage of remotes and memory cards. Some grips even enable WiFi communication with a computer.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.

1 Comment

  • I also found that the battery grip greatly reduce the camera shake because even though my camera is DSLR, it is very light.