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Canon Battery Grip BG-E6

by Canon
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List Price: $380.00
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  • With two packs, the already-impressive battery life is doubled, compared to using a single LP-E6 pack in-camera.
  • Especially for extended use of the EOS 5D Mark IIs movie mode or Live View, the BG-E6 is an outstanding accessory.
  • Many users find the battery grip can enhance camera handling, especially for shooting vertical pictures.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 4 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001KBZ3QO
  • Item model number: BG-E6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 10, 2008

Product Description

The Canon BG-E6 is a dedicated battery grip for the Canon EOS 5D which allows you to use one or two LP-E6 batteries. With two batteries the already long life is doubled and this will be especially useful if using movie mode. The Canon BG-E6 also has vertical control for portraits.

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Customer Reviews

Highly recommend saving up the extra cash to get the real deal.
I would reccomend this to anyone who shoots for a living or has the passion for all day photography.
Added heft for long lenses and it makes shooting verticals much easier.
Bill in Miami

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Kraus VINE VOICE on January 5, 2009
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I purchased this grip while my Canon EOS 5D Mark II was still on preorder. In fact, it arrived a week before the camera did. I did this because I fell in love with the feel of a vertical grip a long time ago, and every camera I've had since then has had one added almost immediately (including: EOS Elan IIe, D-Rebel 300D, 30D, and 40D).

The grip is a real benefit to those like me that have big hands, since all of your fingers can now rest against the camera instead of curling up underneath. It's also a great counterweight when shooting with heavy lenses such as the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L. The arrangement of the vertical shutter release and related buttons on the side makes for very comfortable vertical shooting.

The grip duplicates the shutter button on the lower right corner of the camera, as well as the series of buttons (AF-ON, EL/FEL, and focus point select) that are normally under your right thumb on the camera body. So when you are shooting vertically, all of these buttons are in the standard location and you can shoot as you would horizontally, without having to reach your hand across your forehead to shoot. The grip also has an on/off switch that defeats these buttons when they're not needed, so they aren't accidentally pressed.

The grip accepts one or two LP-E6 batteries, and includes a tray for emergency use that can be loaded with 6 AA batteries.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Nick TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 22, 2009
I've always bought battery grips for every Canon dSLR I've owned. Sure, it's an expensive piece of equipment, but if you're spending a lot already on a higher end camera, what's a few hundred more? (as my credit card groans)

The battery grip holds two of the newer Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack for Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR batteries, and both are registered on the camera so you can see the percentage of charge left. That in itself is amazing - however, it requires you to buy the rather expensive Canon LP-E6 batteries instead of generic equivalents. The grip works fine with generic batteries, but you don't get the detail of percentage left and shutter count.

It also has a battery magazine for holding 6 AA batteries. This is pretty much treated as an emergency effort.

The additional benefit of a battery grip for me is that as a bigger guy with bigger hands, I can't get a good grip of the camera body. And any of the heavier white lenses (70-200's, 100-400) put some serious torque on my wrist so after a day of shooting, I'm sore.

The grip itself is pretty solid, and doesn't feel cheaply made. There's no flex to it when you hold the camera by it and throw it around. The shutter button and the dial to hold in portrait mode is pretty handy, so you're not contorting your right hand to press the shutter.

The only real knock on this is the price. I know, it's well made, but it just seems like an additional insult. Overall this gets 4.5 stars. It's absolutely worth buying, but be prepared to gripe about the price to your fellow 5D Mark II owners. It's a bonding experience.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anderberg Michael on September 15, 2009
I'm primarily a wedding shooter and as such I lug around usually at least two camera bodies and various lenses on top of that; so one would think that adding extra weight wouldn't be the first thing that I'd prioritize? Yet, that is one of the primary reasons that I add the battery grip to at least one of my bodies. Why? The extra weight actually balances the camera better in your hands when you have one of the heavier lenses on, like the 70-200/2.8 IS wedding workhorse telephoto lens. Thus it's easier to take a photo that is crisp and sharp, even thought the net weight is actually more than without.

Of course the battery grip also adds the an extra set of the most essential buttons, conveniently located when you shoot vertical. And shooting vertically I do in probably easily 75% or more of all the shots in a day's work. But what about the extra battery and the added battery life? Yes, of course there is that, but for me personally that isn't one of the top two for getting this particular accessory. Having said that, of course it's convenient not to have to worry about swapping batteries as often as with out or having to shut down the camera to preserve power and risk missing an awesome shot.

The only drawback for me, is that although I've never had it come loose or anything like that, the actual mounting feels a bit flimsy for an accessory of this magnitude. Maybe I am biased as I'm used to shooting the 1D series and thus of course used to the battery grip being part of the camera body. Still I feel that it should feel more solid than it does now.
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