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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Underneath Your Rebel XSi

There’s not a lot going on with the bottom panel of your Rebel XSi. You’ll find a tripod socket, which secures the camera to a tripod. This is also used to lock on the optional BG-E5 battery grip, which provides more juice to run your camera to take more exposures with a single charge. It also adds a vertically oriented shutter release, Main dial, AE lock/FE lock and AF Point Selection controls for easier vertical shooting. To mount the grip, slide the battery door latch to open the door, then push gently toward the outside edge of the camera to free the hinge pins from their sockets. That will let you remove the battery door. Then slide the grip into the battery cavity, aligning the pin on the grip with the small hole ...

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