Zeikos ZE-CBG7D Battery Power Grip for Canon 7D Camera
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- Doubles Shooting Time
- Vertical Firing Release with Lock
- LP-E6 Batteries or 6 AAs
- Improves Stability
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 3 x 5 inches|
|Item Weight||0.35 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
Top Customer Reviews
Am I glad I got this? Definitely!
Okay, let's get things out and open: yes, this is NOT exactly like the Canon battery grip. Duh. It's not made by Canon and it doesn't cost $300. That said, however, this is an amazing "replica" that fits the bill just fine!
I was a little concerned when I got this because of reviews that said it was all plastic and cheap and that it would screw up my camera. My fears were quickly put to rest as soon as I opened the box.
I'm not one to dwell on packaging (if it comes in a brown paper bag but works great, who cares?) but the box for this was good, and the grip was wrapped in a bubble-wrap envelope. There's a protective cover-cap for the connector to keep the pins safe (and the cover isn't flimsy).
Taking the grip out, the first thing I was surprised to notice was that, yes, it DOES have a rubber grip. It's not as rough as the inlaid gripping Canon puts on its cameras, but it is definitely not just a textured part of the plastic. This is a great touch. There's a strap-hook/bar on the bottom, as well as a tripod mount so you can still use a tripod even with the grip installed.
According to the instructions you should always attach/detach the grip with the batteries removed, so that's what I've been doing.
Attaching the grip to the camera is easy. Just pop the battery out of your camera, and take off the battery cover door (there's a spring-clip to detach the door). The grip has a place in the handle where you can store the battery door, which is fantastic.Read more ›
So! I've shot three shoots with it - one an all day 13 hour event - outside, inside, dirty trains - steadicam mounted, monopod mounted, shoulderbrace mounted and plain hand-gripped and this performed flawlessly. It REALLY makes the camera much more useable as well I should mention - it's one of those must haves. I compared it with my friend's actual canon grip and the only difference I noticed was his has the rubber grip along the battery compartment back as well as the front.
That's a hugely minor thing tho - and other than that you really can't tell the difference. Solid-wise - usefulness-wise - etc. - it's the same. So I'd say based on a few days of solid use out of it i'm impressed.
Hope that helps!
I rarely buy anything else other than a Nikon, but i thought i will give this a try and i am glad i did. The Nikon MB-D10 is a great grip too, its made of magnesium alloy and rubberized coating just like the camera, hence its expensive.
If you are going to place your camera in rocks or if its going to take some beating in buses in africa or forests in the amazon, then buy the Nikon. If you are a casual user, who keeps his cameras in his bag all the time other than when its being used, then buy this one. You wont be dissapointed.
If you're like me... your mind goes "Wow... that's a lot of money! I don't want a piece of junk, but certainly for something that is the equivalent to a handle with buttons and one extra battery slot they could price that a little better!" After all... aren't we all "saving up" for our next piece of glass anyway? Every dollar you can save on something trivial brings that sexy "L" glass that much closer... but, where do you cut costs? What is worth it, and what will you be regretting later? I've got one thing here that will put your mind at rest.
Buy this grip instead. You won't be sorry.
I wasn't sure... but the reviews were all very positive so I pulled the trigger and ordered this. I'm happy to say, everybody was right. Time for a quick list!
* Solid, excellent fit and finish, feels very "high quality"
* Actual rubber (not textured plastic) around finger-grip area on side and front.
* Extra "finger ridge" helps the grip feel more secure (NOT found on the Canon grip)
* Hole for Tripod mount
* Enables you to use a (not supplied) after-market hand strap.
* Will let your camera run on single OR double camera batteries, or 6 AA's, like almost all battery grips.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only had it a couple of months, but it fits well and feels solid. So far, very pleased.Published 2 days ago by eddie ledbetter
Horrible product!!! Fell apart. Little screws fall out and are stripped. I have been a photographer for 10 yrs. Worst product ever purchased!Published 10 days ago by Deirdre LeBlanc
Upon opening package was surprised that holder for 6 AA batteries wasn't in package. Fits nice and has best reviews so gonna buy extra battery. Read morePublished 21 days ago by ALVIN W TIBBLE JR
Lasted a week or so, then wouldn't connect the power to my camera. Dumped it and went to just carrying an extra battery in my gear bag. Do not recommend this unit. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Lasted 1 year, 2 months - grip still communicates with the camera but no longer recognizes the battery - so not entirely useless but there's no way to fix the thing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marc
great replacement for OEM and fraction of the cost - well built and works as well as OEMPublished 1 month ago by salty dawg
Its not a Canon but it works for me! All the functions work, the instructions were very clear with diagrams.
I especially love how it feels in my big hands. Read more
I love it! Do not waste your money on the Nikon version like I did for my D200.
I like it much better than the Nikon version!!!!