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Canon BGE2 Battery Grip for the EOS 20D and EOS 30D Digital SLR Cameras
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- Compatible with Canon EOS 20D and EOS 30D digital SLRs
- Holds up to two Canon Lithium-ion battery packs (BP-511/511A/512/514) or 6 AA batteries for increased shooting time
- Battery grip adds a vertical shutter release capabilities
- Optional hand strap (E1) is available
- Increases functionality and convenience for your Canon EOS DSLR
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The Canon Battery Grip BG-E2 adds a vertical shutter release, and is compatible with up to two BP-511, BP-511A, BP-512, BP-514 Lithium-ion battery packs, or six AA batteries with included battery holder BMG-E2.
Made just for the EOS 20-D Digital SLR & EOS 30-D Digital SLR Cameras , the Battery Grip BG-E2 holds up to 2 Battery Packs or 6 AA Batteries to offer double-length shooting time. The vertical shutter release makes shooting with the camera in a vertical position just as comfortable as shooting horizontally.
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Fits nice and snug, works just fine. Good feel and grip.
Yes, total weight of camera goes up (more with two battery pks) but what are you going to do if you want more control.
So nice to be able to take a shot in portrait format without sticking my elbow in the air and looking like a ballet dancer in the wild 8-)
I do believe early production runs seem to have had a problem or two, but this later batch works.
Update May 24, 2006
First notice of any loosening between Canon battery grip and camera body...
I found that keeping a tripod/monopod attached to grip while you walk around between shots is NOT a good thing for the fit of this grip.
Also, I'm no longer going to angle the camera down while at rest on the monopod so as to relieve the extra strain it introduces to the mounting between camera and grip.
Whenever available,use the lens mount.
Mine is still working just fine and I'm so glad I have it.
Not one problem to report, and wanted to add that it fits and works just fine on the 40D as well.
Two things that surprise me nicely about my grip:
1) Comes with a AA Magazine!
2) Full set of controls for index finger and thumb on the side (Shutter release, spin wheel, focus point selector.) Nice Job!
On the problems others noted:
1) mine fits perfectly flush with the bottom of my 20D (it reads Canon BG-E2 on the front and complements the look of the 20D)
2) I noticed no problems with electrical misreads or torquing since mine fits perfectly flush.
Pros for the Grip:
1) The comprehensiveness of the extra set of controls surprised me which was not why I bought the BG-E2 but which some people will find indispensable. Now that I have a full set of controls for portrait mode it will have me shooting portrait quite a bit more. Great job Canon!
2) On battery power with two batteries - I spent three weeks in Africa with this grip. After 8 days of heavy picture taking (about 15gigs worth of pictures), it asked for a recharge and After 14 more days of lighter shooting, its still showing fully charged. Amazing. I took the magazine and extra batteries but never used them. The power is amazing and if you're going abroad into desolate environments, get this grip.
3) Comes with the AA Magazine that holds 6 AA batteries. This will add a ton of flexibility when traveling in remote locations.
4) Portrait controls have "on / off" switch which is nice extra to prevent accidental pressing.
5) Great Pinky rest. My pinky has a home (ok not a really big bonus but still a nice thing since I guess I have big hands)
6) I see the loop at the bottom for the handgrip but I haven't used that. Since the "rig" is heavier now - I'm sticking to neck strap or lens strap.
7) Has the tripod mount screw at the bottom for mounting to tripod.
Cons against the grip:
1) None that I can tell yet - I'll update you all potential buyers if I learning anything.
2) Some bad press which worries me. I don't know to date if I got a good "fixed" grip or if I'm going to have issues later.
1) It makes the camera bigger and heavier. It feels more balanced but this definitely turns it into a two hand rig which is proper I guess for this type of equipment.
2) The bottom grip is wide so this attachment was bigger than I expected. It makes you look like a "pro" which I am not - can be good or bad.
I'm very impressed with my BG-E2. I received 6/21/05 from Amazon. I have a 20D with an 85mm lens mounted on it and two batteries. I just held it in my hands by the grip alone and there is Zero torquing. It solid. I imagine if I put a 70-200mm lens, I wouldn't hold it just by the chassis - bad form and bad on the mount. Sturdy grip overall! They fixed whatever was wrong!
I recommend you try from Amazon! They did good by me. Good luck and I hope this helps.
To customers using the BG-E2 battery grip with an EOS 20D digital SLR camera:
Thank you for using Canon products.
We have confirmed that the BG-E2 battery grip for the EOS 20D digital SLR camera causes issues such as the number of shots being limited or a low-battery warning being displayed immediately when used with a fully charged battery pack or a fresh set of AA batteries. Canon offers its sincerest apologies to all customers who have been inconvenienced by this issue.
Starting at the end of May, we plan to offer repairs free of charge for all BG-E2 battery grips that are affected by this issue. The starting date and more detailed information will be announced soon. With sincere regret for the inconvenience this represents for our users, we ask for your patience until that announcement can be made.
We spare no effort in our quality control process, to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. Please accept our thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.