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I never take my battery grip off my 5D mark iii. The extra battery life that it gives is wonderful. That said, I use it with the official batteries and I have a total of 4 regular batteries for it. I do still have a loaded and ready to go AA tray in-case of emergency, but AA's don't really work well as a battery option because they still provide less ...
AA batteries will hardly replace regular battery. Either you spend lot of money in buying often high capacity so they last longer then cheaper AA or you get rechargeable that will not last so long and need to be charged often. I recently bought battery grip so I do not have to worry about charging when going on long trip. Yes, it does make camera bigger ...
Battery grips takes up a huge space like 1.5x bigger camera and adds on weight just the same. If you carry it for a few hours in your hand your arms may hurt. If you're shooting in the streets battery grips are scary just as big zooms are. People will be more shy in front of your camera. So in street photography smaller is better. I cant see any reason to ...
none, if you like the larger grip. If not just buy some spare batteries. Me, I like the grip for the better ergonomics, the extra battery and option of AA's is a bonus (but I've needed to resort to AA though !) but they are not for everyone.
Battery grips are heavy and take space. I have a nikon D80 with the original battery and a battery grip, and I end up using the original battery much more often.
This is completely dependent on the make/model of the DSLR. Some ONLY use the extra battery power as reserve, while others will register the availability of the extra power and drive the AF motor more vigorously. But this is brand/make/model specific.
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