Hi everyone... I normally love grips. When I had my Canons, they all had grips. But...I try and try, and I can't live with the HLD-6. Here's why...yes, merely holding the camera with the grip attached is significantly more comfortable. HOWEVER...reaching the two buttons on the top plate (REC and Fn) is an exercise in superhuman contortionism. I normally press those buttons comfortably with my index finger (and I use them a LOT...REC is set up for ISO and Fn is set up to switch between MF and AF)...but with the grip...I simply can't reach it with my index finger (I have average to large hands, so that's not the issue), and so have to resort to using my thumb, which is equally frustrating. Am I the only one? I think I'm going to just keep the grip so I can slap a second battery in there for the times I need the extra juice...which is a shame, I was really looking forward to it becoming a well-used part of my kit.