Transforms handling! This is expensive but in my opinion, worth it. It really does transform the handling of the camera. I always use a simple (Gordy's) wrist strap with all my cameras rather than a neck strap. Since I am constantly holding the camera when it's out of the bag, the position of my fingers relative to the camera is critical to comfort. For me this grip is near perfect in that regard and I can walk around all day holding the camera without get cramp in my fingers. The shutter button and front control wheel are at just the right angle and for video nuts, the grip adds a headphone socket. The only negative is that you have to remove the grip to change the battery but that doesn't bother me as it only takes a few seconds.