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    Phase One V Grip



    Hot of the presses: Phase One V-Grip
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Personally, I think it should have stayed on the press a bit longer.

    That's got to win the award for the most ergonomically inefficient vertical grip I've ever seen. On a camera that already is probably heaviest in its class, who thought it was a good idea to move the grip even further out from the center of mass ?

    With the viewfinder already offset towards the 'bottom' of the camera, you're now going to have to hold 75% of the mass of the camera above your head in order to use it.

    One for portrait photographers built like Arnold Schwarzenegger only I reckon.
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by f8orbust View Post
    That's got to win the award for the most ergonomically inefficient vertical grip I've ever seen.
    Wait until you hold one.
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by f8orbust View Post
    Personally, I think it should have stayed on the press a bit longer.

    That's got to win the award for the most ergonomically inefficient vertical grip I've ever seen. On a camera that already is probably heaviest in its class, who thought it was a good idea to move the grip even further out from the center of mass ?
    Actually. This a good time to remember Photography 101. Elbows in when holding a camera for the most stability. The new v-grip looks great and very functional. I look forward to checking it out in person.
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2660 View Post
    Anyone seen a price? I am guessing 3k if it's in line with the Phase One Bob.

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    Buy the Phase One XF Vertical Grip
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    At first glance, I agreed with you. But one thing Phase one has unquestionably gotten right with the XF body is ergonomics. Let me rephrase that: they've gotten *many* things right with the XF body, but my point is that I'm willing to take their ergonomic design on faith, having experienced what they've done right in that regard with the body. And if this one is an ergonomic miss rather than an ergonomic hit, you can always return it after trying it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by f8orbust View Post
    Personally, I think it should have stayed on the press a bit longer.

    That's got to win the award for the most ergonomically inefficient vertical grip I've ever seen. On a camera that already is probably heaviest in its class, who thought it was a good idea to move the grip even further out from the center of mass ?

    With the viewfinder already offset towards the 'bottom' of the camera, you're now going to have to hold 75% of the mass of the camera above your head in order to use it.

    One for portrait photographers built like Arnold Schwarzenegger only I reckon.

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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipcarterdc View Post
    At first glance, I agreed with you. But one thing Phase one has unquestionably gotten right with the XF body is ergonomics. Let me rephrase that: they've gotten *many* things right with the XF body, but my point is that I'm willing to take their ergonomic design on faith, having experienced what they've done right in that regard with the body. And if this one is an ergonomic miss rather than an ergonomic hit, you can always return it after trying it out.
    No need to even "return" - your dealer can arrange any number of ways for you to play hands on before committing in the first place.

    I think it will be hard for many people to appreciate how great the wrap-around handle style of this vertical grip is until they've physically held it. As a guy with big hands... very helpful.
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    As heavy as the XF is---images of a large suitcase handle quickly came to mind. I don't think I was far off.

    Probably not on my shopping list, but yes, I'll have to give it a try!

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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2660 View Post
    Thanks. Pleasant surprise came in at price of old grip or close.
    With significantly better build quality.
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    It seems that when thinking about Phase One gear, we just have to pretend like we're dealing with Monopoly money. $1500 for a grip is crazy. I get bent when I look at the $350 grip price for the Canon 5D MKIV. Yea, I know that economics of scale plays a huge role. But still, $1500 on top of an $8,000 body? Just my $0.02.

    Oh, one last thing. The old V-Grip Air was what $1300 I believe. Which I bought and now have no use for since getting the XF. But at least the cost was semi justified in the it include Profoto Air triggering. This grip is just a grip with shutter release buttons, yet it's $200 more. Oh well. My main lens is the 75-150LS. I wonder what that lens, the XF, Credo60 digital back, and this grip would weigh? I'm 6' 3" and 255lb. I work out 4-6 times a week. And I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle that setup hand held for a typical shoot. I've always preferred big and heavy cameras as they felt more stable in my hands. But this one might be over my threshold.

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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    You know what would've been cool? If they included a card slot in the grip for redundant recording. It needn't be a CF card, it could've been an SD card slot. At least that would've given extra functionality to a simple grip.

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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Question, prompted by the description on the Digital Transitions website:

    "The optional strap cradles the hand and allows the user to relax their grip when resting the camera at their side."

    The handstrap is optional? Optional as in "costs extra/must be purchased separately" or as in "it's included with the grip, but you (obviously) needn't necessarily attach it to the grip."
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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    As heavy as the XF body is, add the MFDB, and a *dainty* SK LS Blue lens----really? With this added grip, a user can really relax their grip resting the entire camera system at their side???

    I just don't think so.


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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Ken,
    It's just a small typo. I think they mean you can rest your body up against the camera. You know, kinda like leaning up against a tree or the side of a house.


    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    As heavy as the XF body is, add the MFDB, and a *dainty* SK LS Blue lens----really? With this added grip, a user can really relax their grip resting the entire camera system at their side???

    I just don't think so.

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    Re: Phase One V Grip

    Reminds me of a camera made out of Lego blocks . I'll let my brothers Ken and Jeffery try it out; thankfully I have no need/desire. Plus I emptied the piggybank ordering the IQ1-100.
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