Because the multifunctional handgrip wasn’t available AND because there were some rumors about the MF Grip sucking out the battery life – because of the GPS -I opted for the much cheaper regular handgrip. I only wanted it for ergonomic reasons anyway. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and I can say it definitely improves handling of the camera, especially with heavier lenses, like the Nokton 35/1.2. On some weddings, when light is bad, this heavy lens is glued to my camera all day and after I few hours I get sore fingers, because of the lack of grip. Last friday I had a wedding and I felt a lot more comfortable with the grip. I haven’t tried the finger loops yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll do a proper review.