Canon BG-E2N Battery Grip for Canon 20D, 30D, 40D & 50D Digital SLR Cameras (Retail Package)
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Top Customer Reviews
A lot has already been mentioned, so I'll just gloss over the normal talking points:
It's a sturdy grip for me. I don't have any flex issues whatsoever. Having two batteries in the grip allows over 1000 shots before a recharge is necessary. When I go on trips, I always bring a battery charger with me, but I have literally NEVER needed to take it out of the suitcase, no matter how much shooting I do.
Additionally, the grip includes a AA battery tray that will allow you to use AA batteries in lieu of the BP-511's. However, this is an "Emergency Use Only" type of accessory, as your battery life will be significantly reduced. I carry it in my bag in the VERY unlikely event that I manage to drain both of my BP-511's. You can find AA's anywhere in a pinch.
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.
Okay, so it's a 5-star grip! Here's the only reason I took off one star:
The Canon EOS 40D and 50D have another button behind the shutter release, in addition to the two that are there on the 20D and 30D. The AF-ON button is located to the left of the '*' button. Those of us that do a lot of high speed continuous shooting often like to use the AF-ON button to activate autofocus instead of the shutter-half-press method.Read more ›
The battery grip, from an ergonomics standpoint, is fantastic. It allows me to hold the camera with my entire hand versus with just a few fingers. Of course, it holds 2 batteries and allows you to shoot longer plus allows you to insert a battery magazine of 6 AA batteries.
It's worth getting. I can't speak to the fact that it's weather sealed or anything like that - but from an ergonomics standpoint it's worth getting.
The issue arises from the part that goes into the old battery compartment. The part going into the camera isn't wide enough on the front. A quick way to fix this is to bulk up the front of the insert. When I say front, I mean the side closest to the lens of the camera. I bulked it up by cutting a couple pieces of packing tape. I think it was around 8 to be exact.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great addition to my camera. the extra batteries very useful and a day outing .. easier to hold my camera now.
received in great condition
Works great, this is the second one that I have since the first one fell apart after usage. I like the grip, but it does make the camera very heavy and bulky. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Odry
Finally some serious battery power. I was always running out of battery power, but with this grip, I have doubled my time. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Moritz
I love it, even though it adds weight to the camera, the grip allows you to manage the camera a little easier. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alvin D. Tiffany
Was actually a BG-E2 grip.....still does the job. Makes the camera easier to hold with added height...Published 16 months ago by Brian Rapp