Yippee! it’s arrived. 36 hours after dispatch, impressive. I’d been holding off waiting for the BG-E11 to become available, as I just can’t stand not having the vertical grip. Within 24 hours of it being marked as available I had it ordered.
So in the Grip box we have
- Grip itself, with a contact cover
- Additional AA battery tray
- Pouch for the battery tray you’re not using
- Purchase Record Card (with Serial no)
So inside the camera box I have:
- Software and documentation discs
- Printed documentation Manual & Pocket guide. (English & French)
- Battery and charger
- USB cable
- Video Cable
- Embroidered camera strap
- and of course the camera body
When the camera is switched on for the first time one is prompted to set the date / time — don’t forget to set the DST flag if it applies.
I’ve spent this evening working through the menus, and trying things. It has all the cute features the Nikon guys have been teasing us with for the past year. The second (SD) card slot has a menu for setting Eye-Fi parameters, but the setting for writing raw to one memory card, Jpeg to the other is distinctly non obvious.
Much to my surprise the manual was only in printed form.
Someone needs to teach the software distribution team at Canon about real operating systems (unix) and how they don’t need rebooted after installing application programs.
- Macro and short depth of field
- For want of a nail — a belated review of the TrekPod Go
- Help my menu settings keep vanishing!
- So… What is “Pro” a code for?
- Photo Selection Slideshows
- Eye-Fi vs Shooting Tethered
- YN565 E-TTL Flash Speedlite fails with Canon ST-E2
- Another Speedlight replacement
- Seasonal Toys & Games
- Pixel Wired Off-Camera Extender
- Tethering (Continued)
- New 5D3 with BG-E11, unboxing and first impressions