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Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for Canon SLR Cameras (Black)

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  • Large capacity battery grip designed for the EOS 5D Mark III, ideal for high volume and easy vertical shooting
  • Powered by up to two Battery Pack LP-E6, six AA-size/LR6 batteries or optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
  • Improved ergonomics for comfortable holding
  • Features a variety of operating controls: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button.
  • Kit Includes: Battery Grip with Protective Cover; Soft Case for Battery Magazine; Instruction Book; Warranty Card
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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B007FH1FZ0
  • Item model number: BG-E11
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2012

Product Description

The Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip is an optional battery grip with improved ergonomics designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It allows users to load a choice of one or two LP-E6 battery packs. With two packs, the already-impressive battery life is doubled, compared to using a single LP-E6 pack in-camera. This is especially useful when taking advantage of the camera's movie mode or Live View mode - operating modes that use more power. In addition, with the included battery magazine, you can also run the camera off six AA batteries. The BG-E11 also provides full vertical shooting controls, which can be independently turned on or off as the photographer needs to enhance camera handling, especially for shooting vertical pictures. It has a large number of operating controls as well: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button.

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The extra controls are very worth it and so is the double battery life.
Romanos
This one does exactly as advertised, Canon 5D Mark III deserves the Canon Battery Grip.
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I have very satisfied with the on-time delievery and the quality of the product.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Barry F. Shaffer on June 19, 2012
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First off, this is the first Canon made battery grip I've purchased, all my previous grips have been knock offs made by Zeikos, which I feel offered a better value than the canon grip. So what made me change my mind this time and shell out the bucks for Canon's priciest grip to date? Two things - first, the construction - this grip is made of the same magnesium alloy as the 5D's body where the previous ones were made of plastic. Second, Canon changed the orientation of the batteries to load from the side instead of the rear. So now the palm of your hand rests on the solid metal portion of the grip vs. the battery door on the older models. This brings a much more solid, one-piece feel to the grip and brings it in line with the MarkIII's upgrade in construction over the MarkII - It's nice not having the battery door creaking under your palm as you squeeze.

The side loading batteries *should* have allowed Canon to improve the ergonomics of the grip to be more like the 1D series cameras too, but this is where I think they missed the mark. The old, rear loading grips were always a bit thick because they had to be as wide as the batteies are long. Because of this, the rear the grip where your palm would rest, would protrude in addition to the forward grip area. This made the grip thicker feeling than a 1D and was a bit much for those with small hands. So now with the batteries loading from the side, just like a 1D, the grip should now be able to be dimensioned just like a 1D grip - but it's not. This version still protrudes as much in the rear as the old models. I absolutely love the vertical grip on my 1D and was really hoping this new grip design would bring my 5D to the same level but it doesn't.

So is this a bad product - absolutely not.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kitaoka on May 23, 2012
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I just received my battery grip and I will say that I am very impressed with the quality. I purchased the 5DIII as the 1DX I have on pre order just won't seem to arrive. In any event with the battery grip the 5 now feels very similar to the 1DIV. I sorely missed the portrait grip as I sold my Mark III and replaced it with the 5D.

Although it could never be as solid as a 1D body, it more than suits my needs. LOVE the extra joystick on the grip and I'll look forward to having that as well on the 1DX. I appreciate having an on/off switch on the grip to enable and disable portrait mode shooting. The 1D Mark III and IV both have an on/off switch for the portrait grip and I find it valuable. I carry my rigs inverted using Sypder Holsters and being able to turn the portrait grip on and off prevents me from taking inadvertent hip shots!

UPDATE June 1 2012
I wanted to update my review now having used the grip in commercial shoots. One thing that is not as ergonomically convenient as the 'stock' 5D joystick is the additional joystick found on the battery grip. Because it is lower than the one on the camera, my thumb does not fall naturally to it when needed. Because it's lower I find myself hunting a bit for its location during quick transitions. BUT having said that it is MUCH better than NOT having a second joystick on the camera when in portrait mode.

Battery life using two Canon batteries is very good. I was able to shoot all day and still had 3/4 battery life left on the meter. I use an Eye Fi card in the SD slot to transmit small JPGs to my iPad and have the card program to the "Forever" mode meaning it keeps the camera on quite longer than what I have programmed to into the camera. Even with this the battery performance more than meets my needs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Long on June 20, 2012
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Finally!! Well it took Amazon a little longer than other retailers to get this in stock, but of course that is mostly Canon's supply chain issues with the hugely popular 5D Mark III. Anyway, I shot 8 weddings so far and a number of other sessions with the Mark III and I sorely missed the battery grip from the Mark II. My big hands are just not comfortable with the small body size, and I think I took a disproportionate amount of landscape orientation photos because I didn't want to rotate the camera lately :). My only two complaints are first the ergonomics of the grip as it seems the "handle" part really flares out, more than the Mark II's grip did. It will probably just take some getting used to for my hands. Second, I don't really like the tray design of the grip versus the always open door on the Mark II. When I shoot video with the Mark II I really enjoyed being able to quickly swap out one battery at a time and throw a spare on a charger with very little effort. Now, it's become a bit of an ordeal to open the tray. Not a huge deal for most people but when you're flying around at a wedding and juggling a camera bag, monopod, and video accessories the ease of the back door design becomes apparent. I just need to be more diligent about swapping well ahead of time. Overall love the grip though, the finish is a perfect match for the new material on the Mark II and it provides a nice counter-weight when using a 70-200 f/2.8.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Romanos on July 29, 2012
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I was one of the lucky ones who had a 5dmkiii within 3 days of their release. Ever since that time, I have been pining for the battery grip but was reticent to spend the money. Two weeks ago I finally just 'bit the bullet' and got one. I decided on the canon because I knew it had a magnesium framework, and that it was perfectly matched to my camera. I am so very glad I did. Frankly, I didn't want to spend three-and-a-half grand on a camera and then chimp on the accessories. This is built to the same exacting standards as the camera and the grip is quite nice. Even with after market batteries, the camera can still communicate with them via the grip. The extra controls are very worth it and so is the double battery life. (not to mention the fact that people accord you more respect as a photographer by simply seeing your impressive body...) I will say the two things I wish were different: a.) I wish the vertical grip had the same ergonomics as the built in camera grip. It does not. This is mostly the result of the fact that the batter tray that slides in necessitates a certain shape, and therefore, the grip is more square. It is rounded at the corners, but not to the extent of the native camera grip. b.) a minor thing really, but I wish the dial that screws the grip on was a little sturdier. I want to make sure the two are paired together nice and tight (they fit together perfectly, with NO give by the way) but sometimes I wonder if I could damage the grip dial by tightening it too much since it is plastic. Really a minor thing though and I'm not worried there will be any problems. If you are on the fence about whether or not to order a grip at all, I highly encourage it.Read more ›
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