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Canon Battery Grip BG-E8

4.8 out of 5 stars 212 customer reviews
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  • Compatible with EOS Rebel T21i, T3i or T4i cameras
  • Batteries are not included
  • Battery holder for 2 LP-E8 batteries
  • Battery holder for 6 AA batteries
  • Includes a vertical shutter release and a mode wheel
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Product Description

The Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, and T4i DSLR cameras holds up to (2) LP-E8 battery packs simultaneously to effectively double your shooting power, plus the grip includes a holder to use (6) AA batteries. In addition, the grip includes a vertical shutter release and a mode wheel to provide access to all of the camera functions and make shooting with the camera in a vertical position just as comfortable as shooting horizontally.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.8 x 5 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0039VYN1Y
Item model number BG-E8
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4.8 out of 5 stars 212 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #82 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Digital Camera Accessories > Battery Grips
Date first available at Amazon.com February 24, 2010

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The grip is an accessory you should have for this camera. I do have larger hands, so holding the camera is a bit uncomfortable. But with the grip it helps out a lot.

Benefits of it: Can put in 2 battery packs to have lots of shooting time without switching. Also there are camera controls (trigger and other controls) on it which allow you to shoot vertical pictures without having to twist your hands.

While it adds some weight, the camera is actually too light for my taste. Adding this to it helps keep my shots steadier without having to rely too much on IS lenses.

I also had the appropriate grip on my Canon Rebel XTi and never took it off for years.

There is also an adapter included that will take AA batteries if you are desperate for power and forgot your charger.
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Paid a premium on this due to it being sold out elsewhere but it was essential to an upcoming video shoot. It adds nice weight to the T2i and makes the camera feel a bit more solid. The AA battery cartridge that comes along with it saved my shoot as I was out of juice on my E8 batteries with no way to recharge quickly. I popped six readily-available AA's in and finished off the video shoot with no problems.
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I bought the T2i for my wife. This is the eighth EOS camera we've bought; the first two were film SLR, the T2i is the sixth DSLR. We've bought the battery grips for all eight when we bought each camera. They double the number of shots as well as make vertical shooting much easier. Unless one is put off by the extra weight, our opinion is the battery grips are must-have accessories. Example: May of this year she shot over 800 photos in one day (and I shot over 1100 with my 7D) yet all batteries showed over 1/2 charge remaining. We were shooting birds from blinds (with gimbals on tripods) and the zoom-lens collars allowed rotating to either vertical or horizontal and the shutter releases on the battery grips allowed vertical shooting without having to twist our hands to reach the shutter releases on the camera bodies.
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The grip for my prior Canon DSLR, the 20D, was much more substantial than this flimsy bit of junk.

Now the BG-E8 has ceased to power the camera after just 4 months. The batteries work inside the camera, but not in the grip. A call to Canon yielded the surprising response that Canon USA doesn't provide ANY warranty for grips. The "Canon international warranty" sheet in the box says the warranty is one year for this grip. There is a USA number to call. Canon says that Amazon must handle the warranty for this product apparently not sold through Canon USA. It seems quite appalling that Canon gives everyone else in the world a one year grip warrant except American consumers, if what I was told is correct. Amazon has agreed to accept a return for refund, but as a "one time exception."

The most important fact is that, as much as Canon charges for this grip, it should be a better quality product. Amazon should make it clear if it is selling products not covered by US warranty.

Update: I returned the defective grip and ordered a new one. The new one arrived with a US warranty, so I guess Amazon sells both US and gray products. I was surprised to get an email from Amazon notifying me that I was being charged a $27 restocking fee. Given that the product was gray market and no fee had been mentioned by the agent who authorized the return, I called Amazon. The rep told me that the restock fee was automatically imposed by a computer, and eliminated the charge. I also called Canon to point out that I had now gotten a grip with a one-year US warranty. He spoke to someone who acknowledged that Canon does indeed warranty DSLR grips. It only took five Canon customer service employees to determine this. Impressive, eh?

The moral of the story: be persistent.
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I was hesitant to purchase the many off-brand options available here on Amazon due to the mixed reviews. Since receiving my OEM Canon grip and having used one of the cheaper knock-offs I'm glad I spent the extra cash on this one.

"You get what you pay for" applies to most things, including camera gear. If you're going to spend good money on a DSLR and quality lenses, why would you skimp on something like a battery grip? It's not a crucial component like a lens or a flash, but it's something you're going to use every time you use your camera. I'm not sure which cheap-o grip I used, and though it was close in texture to my camera's body grip, it just didn't feel quite right. The buttons were squsishy and the textured-grip wasn't quite right. The Canon grip looks and feels like it's part of the camera, like something that would come with it.

Pros: All of the buttons (shutter/zoom) and the scroll wheel feel "right," like the buttons currently on my camera. The finish and grip are identical, too.

Cons: The one complaint I have is that the grip smelled like B.O. for the first few days of owning it. Every time I brought the camera up to my face to take a picture I'd get a healthy whiff, making me question my ability to properly wash myself. It didn't occur to me that a pice of plastic could be the culprit, causing me to smell everything in my surroundings for a good 15 minutes before finally pinpointing the source. I slapped some Speed Stick on it and it's all good now (not really, it just went away on its own. Don't put deodorant on your electronics, kids).

If you need a grip for your t2i (or t3i, which is what I have), go with legit Canon gear. Plus, it's sold by Amazon so it ships quickly.
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