Quote Originally Posted by roteague
... However, when I bought mine, I insisted on the external battery pack; the camera is just too small for my hands without it, and the battery pack means I can now use AA batteries for it. I have to admit I use it more as a meter these days; I've transitioned almost exclusively to 4x5.
Agreed the battery pack is essential for grip and also lowering the center of balance for longer lenses from 200mm upwards