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Canon BG-E4 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Digital SLR Camera (Retail Package)

by Canon

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  • Canon Branded Retail Package
  • Compatible with up to two BP-511A battery packs or six AA batteries
  • Increases shooting capacity and convenience when traveling
  • Features an AE/FE lock button, AF point selector, and more
  • Comfortable to use when the camera is held vertically
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 1 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000B68LSG
  • Item model number: 0297B001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Digital Camera Accessories, Canon, Battery Grip BG-E4, 0297B001

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The Canon BG-E4 Battery Grip for the EOS 5D Digital SLR Camera adds a vertical shutter release to an already robust camera. This grip is compatible with up to two of Canon's BP-511A battery packs or, alternatively, a set of six AA-size batteries, for increased shooting capacity and greater convenience when traveling. In addition, it features an AE/FE lock button, AF point selector, and a main dial to enable comfortable use of the camera when held vertically.

Customer Reviews

You pretty much have to get the grip for this one.
Kate Stokes
I can go days without charging a battery, and on multiple photo shoots.
Sara D
This grip makes the camera much more balanced and easier to hold onto.
W. Kenna

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Basden on March 21, 2006
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I am really quite glad I got the grip along with my 5D. It is everything the camera is - sturdy, functional and works flawlessly. The extra battery life has already proven useful on an extended shoot.

The one downside is that it shares another trait with the camera - the price. I'm not sure that this grip is worth $100 more than the one I previously had for the digital rebel. Regardless, I would still purchase the grip again.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Sutton VINE VOICE on January 6, 2008
All the other 5 star reviews are correct. But, there's a hidden bonus that Canon is not sdvertising and no one has mentioned. A significent aid to holding and carrying the 40d is Canon's Hand Strap E-1. This aid is basically for right handers but can not be used on the 40d (or XTi either without Canon BG-E3) without the BG-E4. The battery pack has the necessary strap attchment anchor point on the right/bottom side of the battery pack and that, along with the right side camera strap anchor point on the 40d body, allows you to use the hand strap. I find the hand strap a real help when carrying the camera with one hand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timothy P. Wilson on May 13, 2007
This is a must have if you are a simi or pro shooter. It gives you the power to shoot from am to pm. Very cool is the hidden holder for the battery door you remove so you dont lose it.With this you also have a extra button to shoot vertical, nice.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Gary Gray on July 16, 2006
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If you need a battery grip for your 5D, this is about the only choice. There may be some cheap knock-offs floating around out there, but I haven't seen one.

The problem I have with this product is that it feels flimsy and cheaply constructed. It's way over-priced. Functionally I've had no problems, but to be honest, I don't leave it on the camera and it sits most of the time. I've read reports of owners having minor troubles with the grips causing the camera to behave improperly, but I haven't experienced this. Get it if you need it, but it's not really a necessity of life if you own a 5D.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PJ on March 12, 2009
Warning: The BG-E4 may not be for everyone. It will be a pain to lug around all day with it attached to a 5D.

Battery grips completes a camera without a built in vertical shutter release button. I have it on a 5D mated to a light weight Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens.

I've had MB-12's on Nikon FE's, an MB-10 on a Nikon F90x, and a BG-E3 on a Canon Digital Rebel XT. All were necessary tools for me. The BG-E4 is no different. It's heavy at 2 pounds. But, without it, my vertically oriented photos lack a level of steadiness which affects composition.

Also, the BG-E4 is manufactured with magnesium alloy. That's why you pay more for the Canon grip.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Peronto on September 27, 2007
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This battery grip is a great help for increasing the number of pictures you can take without having to stop to recharge you batteries as often. I like the increased solidity of the combination with camera body and the fact the weight helps me keep the camera more steady. I have had battery grips for all of my Canon bodies. This one is a little more expensive for the same features. Amazon had the best price I could find and sent it out quickly, packed well. The grip is not necessary to get great pictures with the 5D, but for me, it increases the "keeper" shots and gets me through a photo shoot without having to worry about batteries.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Cowie on January 4, 2007
I use this with my 5D and have had no problems with it. This is pretty much a must have if you make a living taking pictures. It might be a touch expensive but, how much would it cost me to lose a shot because my power is low?

So, spend the money, use the grip and get back to work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 12, 2008
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What can I say, works great like it was designed to. Can't compare to the generic units out there but why would you skimp on a battery grip when you just spent $2500 on a camera like the 5d at the risk of a generic grip shorting out your camera and Canon won't warrant it.
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