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*ist D grip problem revisited

With the grip attached and turned on, my camera's autofunction goes off by itself simply with pressure on the body, i.e., you can squeeze the body it the autofocus starts hunting. Went to the camera store, we switched out grips, and it did the same thing. If I turn the grip off, it doesn't happen. Obviously something is wrong with either the grip (design flaw since it happened with other grip) or with the camera. Anyone else have a similar problem?

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After waiting for four long weeks I finally picked up my Battery Grip today. It is an almost perfect fit for my hand, but doesn't completely make up for the too-shallow grip on the body. I will check it out tomorrow to see whether it exhibits any of the problems you have mentioned here.

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The only thing I've run into with the grip is that my av dial doesn't work with the grip turned on. Its as if its taken over that function. I haven't checked the manual to see if this is normal.

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