Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II
|Type of product||Battery Grip|
|Compatible Phone Models||EOS 6D Mark II|
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- Extends shooting capacity for the EOS 6D Mark II
- Provides an auxiliary shutter release button
- Provides comfortable Handgrip for vertical format photography.
- Compatibility: EOS 6D Mark II EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit, EOS 6D Mark II body, EOS 6D Mark II body refurbished, EOS 6D Mark II EF 24-105mm f/4L is II USM kit
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Battery grip BG-E21 substantially extends shooting capacity for the EOS 6D Mark II by allowing use of up to two powerful LP-E6N lithium-ion battery packs, while at the same time providing an auxiliary shutter release button and a comfortable handgrip for vertical format photography.
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Some well known photographers do not like vertical grips as they add bulk and weight, for me even in normal landscape, it is easier to cup the battery grip with my left hand, it acts as a ballast for balance. The extra battery is always welcome with digital equipment.
I also shoot film with an EOS 3 and EOS 1V with their vertical battery grip. The ergos feel common amongst my Canons film or Digital. The Canon feel is part of the reason I stay with them.
In case you haven't realized it, I love having vertical grips and their added battery capacity. I have large format cameras that weigh more than a bag of sugar, this setup is light to me, heavy and bulky to others.
I have been using battery grips for 9 years. Considering I have been a professional photographer for 10 years, I have 1 year of painful experience whereupon I did not use one and highly recommend these for a few reasons.
1. A battery grip adds a second shutter button, exposure value dial, auto-focus start button, exposure lock button, and auto-focus point selection button on the underside of your camera for convenient and improved operability.
2. The added weight acts as a counterbalance, which relieves stress on your wrist (shooter fatigue) when shooting with a heavy telephoto lens. Consider shooting with a 6D Mark II and a 70-200mm lens. Without the battery grip this setup would be front-heavy. But when you add a battery grip to the equation, all weight is evenly distributed and it feels easier to hold for long periods of time.
3. Having two batteries instead of one is incredibly convenient, especially if you are a wedding photographer or plan to bring your camera on a day-long adventure. I routinely shoot 12 hour weddings (from the start of hair and makup down to the very last dance), and rarely ever have to change batteries in my grip. That's pretty impressive considering I leave with 1,800-2,200 photos after each wedding.
4. The term "battery grip" is literal. It adds a second, perfectly sculpted hand grip to the bottom of your camera for comfort. Shooting in portrait orientation feels the same way that landscape orientation does.
With all of that said, if you're travelling, or slinging a camera around your neck, a grip might not be the most practical accessory as far as size and weight are concerned. But more importantly, that extra size might make it difficult to fit your camera in a bag or case if it's small (I intentionally use large camera bags to account for the added dimensions of my battery grips).
I have purchased 4 third party battery grips over the years due to their significantly cheaper price points, but have always been disappointed and ended up returning them. Please keep in mind that not all battery grips are made the same. The error that I continually ran into (and one that a lot of people complain about) is communication problems. Most third party battery grips work fine out of the box, but shortly thereafter they stop communicating with Canon cameras for some reason and as a result the battery percentage stops displaying -- even though power is still being provided. I, myself, will only purchase Canon-manufactured battery grips because not being able to tell how full my batteries are is a side effect that I am not willing to deal with.
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$189 is the best price I have found for this grip.
You can use two batteries, or use a single battery
Because it is official Canon it communicates with the camera which means you know exactly how much battery life you have.
There is a Tripod Mount! So I didn't have to choose after all.
The grip screws into the camera's tripod mount so it's nice and secure.
With 2 batteries, the grip, and a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens on this camera - it is HEAVY. You may experience fatigue in your hand/wrist if you are going to be shooting for an extended period of time.
If you use a little sling bag like this - Lowepro Adventura SH 140 II - A Protective and Compact Shoulder Bag for a DSLR or DJI Spark , the camera with the grip attached won't fit.
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Its new still wrapped in bag. I will further write about it after installation and use