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600 pages

Real World Digital Photography

Creator: Katrin Eismann, Sean Duggan, Tim Grey | Photography - 2010-09-23

Many camera and consumer electronics stores provide a free recycling service for small batteries. You can also search for a location near you by visiting www. earth911.com. Battery Grips Many SLRs have optional accessory battery grips ...

Publisher: Peachpit Press

About this book
Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results. "Real World Digital Photography "addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer. "In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition "you’ll learn about: The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photographyHow digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photographFundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling imagesHow to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable resultsPractical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and moreHow to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographsThe essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you printExpanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography"As you're reading the book, share your photographs with the authors and others reading it via the book's Flickr group atflickr.com/groups/RealWorldDigitalPhotography."



288 pages

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Creator: Michael Guncheon | 2009-05-05

Note: There is an area on the ends of the battery for a label. Do not place a label on any other part of the battery. An incorrectly placed label can damage the battery compartment of the 5D Mark II. Battery Grip The BG-E6 battery grip, ...

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

About this book
Canon celebrates the 20th anniversary of its top-selling EOS single-lens-reflex camera system with a new, professional-level model. This indispensable "Magic Lantern Guide" helps photographers take full advantage of this cutting-edge models astounding features.



304 pages

Nikon D700 Digital Field Guide

Creator: Thomas | 2011-05-12

Appendix A: Accessories • • • • In This Appendix MB-D10 battery grip WT-4a wireless transmitter ML-3 Modulite remote control set MC-36 multi-function remote cord Tripods Camera bags and cases • • • • A number of accessories and ...

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
Get the results your camera was meant to deliverWith the D700, you've stepped up to a high-performance camera. The possibilities offered by its 12.1-megapixel, FX-format CMOS sensor are exhilarating. This guide helps you take full advantage of every feature you paid for, offering clear and comprehensive directions for setting up the camera, choosing modes, selecting lenses, and much more. With detailed guidance for working with lighting, exposure, and depth of field plus advanced shooting techniques for many different situations, it's your camera's perfect partner.Customize the D700's settings and learn how to use them allMaximize Live View and use single-point and dynamic-area autofocusExplore original, optional, and custom picture controlsInvestigate wide-angle lenses, VR and DX lenses, filters, and lens accessoriesLearn secrets for getting great shots of sporting events, concerts, wildlife, products, and people


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Enjoy easier vertical shooting with the Battery Grip BG-E14. This large capacity battery grip is powered by two Battery Pack LP-E6, six AA-size/LR6 batteries or an ...

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The Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip is an optional battery grip with improved ergonomics designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It allows users to load a ...


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  • Neewer

    Neewer® BG-E8 Replacement Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D 600D 700D/ Rebel T2i T3i T5i SLR

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (543 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Neewer

    Purchase with caution...

    This seemed like a handy and useful item. When it arrived, I was pleased with the appearence and feel. Then came the downfall...the item did NOT function with the battery magazine that was used to hold the Canon LP-E8 batteries. There are 2 positions, for 2 batteries. Supposedly, you can use one or two batteries. Neither position would work. At this point, I thought the grip was defective. Then I loaded the 6 AA batteries in their separate magazine and loaded into the grip. Now everything worked perfectly. The problem was with the magazine used for the LP-E8 batteries. I contacted Amazon, they instructed me on how to contact the seller, bestdealusa, which I do not believe is even in the U.S. Also, they have NO PHONE NUMBER. I contacted them, they asked for the order number which I provided, THEN THEY DID NOTHING...except passed the problem back to Amazon. They will not take any responsibility for the product. After troubleshooting...the problem turned out to be the contacts did not... 3/5 joeaverageuser - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® BG-E8 Replacement Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D 600D 700D/ Rebel T2i T3i T5i SLR (Electronics) This seemed like a handy and useful item. When it arrived, I was pleased with the appearence and feel. Then came the downfall...the item did NOT function with the battery magazine that was used to hold the Canon LP-E8 batteries. There are 2 positions, for 2 batteries. Supposedly, you can use one or two batteries. Neither position would work. At this point, I thought the grip was defective. Then I loaded the 6 AA batteries in their separate magazine and loaded into the grip. Now everything worked perfectly. The problem was with the magazine used for the LP-E8 batteries. I contacted Amazon, they instructed me on how to contact the seller, bestdealusa, which I do not believe is even in the U.S. Also, they have NO PHONE NUMBER. I contacted them, they asked for the order number which I provided, THEN THEY DID NOTHING...except passed the problem back to Amazon. They will not take any responsibility for the product. After troubleshooting...the problem turned out to be the contacts did not... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 20, 2012

    works as advertised, quick ship, good transaction

    Summary: viable off-brand alternativeRelevant experience: 4+ years using EOS line; 24+ years using SLRs; previous use of off-brand grip for XTi and motor grips for other SLRsThis grip performs exactly per the specification. It fits snugly against the camera body with no wiggling. The battery door closes tightly and securely. All buttons perform their assigned functions. I consider this a very acceptable alternative to the far more expensive canon part; no cons whatsoever. Another grip I purchased (similar model for an XTi from a different off-brand manufacturer) developed some cracking and shifting of the vinyl grip, but even that is minor in the big scheme of things... time will tell how this product performs, but I expect it should be stable for several years.Based on this product's build quality, I would definitely consider purchasing other products from this manufacturer.An added bonus for those photographers with large hands: this grip... 5/5 Photoleif (colorado, usa) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) Summary: viable off-brand alternativeRelevant experience: 4+ years using EOS line; 24+ years using SLRs; previous use of off-brand grip for XTi and motor grips for other SLRsThis grip performs exactly per the specification. It fits snugly against the camera body with no wiggling. The battery door closes tightly and securely. All buttons perform their assigned functions. I consider this a very acceptable alternative to the far more expensive canon part; no cons whatsoever. Another grip I purchased (similar model for an XTi from a different off-brand manufacturer) developed some cracking and shifting of the vinyl grip, but even that is minor in the big scheme of things... time will tell how this product performs, but I expect it should be stable for several years.Based on this product's build quality, I would definitely consider purchasing other products from this manufacturer.An added bonus for those photographers with large hands: this grip... Read more, June 24, 2010

    Helps you to hold camera better!

    0 5/5 M. Marcus "Matt & Tracey" (The Great Smoky Mtns.) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® BG-E8 Replacement Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D 600D 700D/ Rebel T2i T3i T5i SLR (Electronics), July 30, 2012
    List Price: $36.95
    Professional edition with vertical-grip shutter-release button, main dial, AE-L button, Index/Reduce button and Exposure button.
    Type: Battery grip for the CANON EOS 550D 600D 650D 700D / Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i
    Same function as original Canon battery grip BG-E8. High quality product with big discount from the original one
    Backed with Neewer 12-Month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    Can hold 2pcs LP-E8 batteried or 6pcs AA Batteries.


  • Big Mike's

    Battery Grip Kit for Canon Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i Digital SLR Camera Includes Qty 2 Replacement LP-E8 Batteries + Vertical Battery Grip + More!!

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    Rating (134 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Big Mike's

    Can't tell it's not OEM

    0 5/5 zdeptawa - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Battery Grip Kit for Canon Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i Digital SLR Camera Includes Qty 2 Replacement LP-E8 Batteries + Vertical Battery Grip + More!! (Electronics) I was completely worried when I ordered this grip. I had a Canon Rebel before with the true Canon battery grip and had heard horror stories of knock off battery grips... so I was hesitant to buy this but decided to give it a shot for the price difference.I am completely impressed with this product. Not only is the grip built very well, but they include two batteries and a tray that allows you to use regular batteries should you need to in a pinch.Great product. I'm glad I ordered this and saved a boat load of money. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 29, 2013

    Great kit. Why pay more?

    0 5/5 DXLi "Elunah" (Honolulu, HI, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Battery Grip Kit for Canon Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i Digital SLR Camera Includes Qty 2 Replacement LP-E8 Batteries + Vertical Battery Grip + More!! (Electronics) This is a great third-party battery grip at 1/4 of the price of the Canon-branded version. It has decent build quality and fits snugly. If it were built any more solidly, it might be unnecessarily heavy. The texture on the body matches my T4i's very closely. The buttons work well. The batteries also work well--much better than the stock ones.The kit comes with two battery trays. One tray holds 1 or 2 LP-E8 batteries. It will work even if you only insert one battery. The other one holds several AA's, which is extremely useful in case you run out of power at an inopportune time. As for charging, I highly recommend getting the PhotoPro Dual Charger for use with this grip kit. There's no sense buying this without upgrading to a dual charger.As compared with other versions, I just wish this one had a place to put the original battery lid from the camera. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 23, 2013

    Works great. Makes the camera easier to hold. Time lapse MUST

    Bought this to extend my time lapses. With my T4i (Canon 650D) it functions great. I bought extra wasabi batteries and the included wall/car charger, and have already put it to use shooting astro-timelapses, as well as used it to shoot portraits and landscape photography. Really happy with the grip, and the feel.Does what I wanted it to do, and have no gripes other than it adds weight and bulk. But....that was to be expected.LOVE that I can bring the insert to use AA batteries if and when my other batteries are out of charge and I need more pics. I believe it requires 6 AA batteries. (Or 8.) But this option is great. Used this option on purpose one time through the batteries to see how many images I could get on the charge. Shot hundreds of long exposure, RAW images, and was able to shoot for hours. ~700-800 photos if I remember correctly.Like the ability to adjust settings.Love being able to shoot more comfortably in portrait mode... 5/5 Pensrud - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Battery Grip Kit for Canon Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i Digital SLR Camera Includes Qty 2 Replacement LP-E8 Batteries + Vertical Battery Grip + More!! (Electronics) Bought this to extend my time lapses. With my T4i (Canon 650D) it functions great. I bought extra wasabi batteries and the included wall/car charger, and have already put it to use shooting astro-timelapses, as well as used it to shoot portraits and landscape photography. Really happy with the grip, and the feel.Does what I wanted it to do, and have no gripes other than it adds weight and bulk. But....that was to be expected.LOVE that I can bring the insert to use AA batteries if and when my other batteries are out of charge and I need more pics. I believe it requires 6 AA batteries. (Or 8.) But this option is great. Used this option on purpose one time through the batteries to see how many images I could get on the charge. Shot hundreds of long exposure, RAW images, and was able to shoot for hours. ~700-800 photos if I remember correctly.Like the ability to adjust settings.Love being able to shoot more comfortably in portrait mode... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 19, 2013
    2 Pack Ultra High Power Extended shots - Up to 25% more then original, Lithium Ion 7.4v
    FULLY COMPATIBLE - The LP-E8 will display battery levels and will take a charge in the Canon charger
    Memory free for maximum performance
    Includes Qty Battery Grip + 2 LPE8 Batteries + LCD Screen Protectors + Cleaning Cloth


  • Neewer

    Neewer Replacement BG-E13 Battery Grip Hold up Two Li-ion Batteries and Six AA Batteries + 2PCS Rechargeable Replacement LP-E6 Li-ion Battery Pack 7.4V 1800mAh + Home Wall Charger + Car Adapter for Canon EOS 6D Camera

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    Price: $30.50
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    Never run out of battery power when you're about to capture the perfect moment.
    Backed with Neewer 12-Month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    Vertical shutter with half-press function. Same function as the original BG-E8 battery grip.
    Replacement for the original Canon LP-E8 battery pack.
    Pro Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D/600D/650D/700D Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i SLR Camera.


  • Neewer

    NEEWER® Vertical Battery Grip with LCD Screen Monitor Replacement BG-E8 - Capacity to Hold 2PCS LP-E8 Batteries or 6PCS AA Batteries for Canon EOS 550D/T2i 600D/T3i 650D/T4i 700D/T5i

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (199 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Neewer

    Good Product, Great Value, Fantastic Accessory for your T2i!

    With no reviews yet for this Battery Grip when I ordered, I figured I'd be the Guinea Pig on this product and give it a try. I have to give it a good solid 4 1/2 stars, would have been 5 if not for one thing...)My package arrived, and I had it installed on the camera in just a few minutes, before I ever looked at the instructions. Easy to attach.The Battery Grip is "MeiKe" brand, and it looks to be very good quality. Fit and finish is very good, equal to the Canon T2i.The Battery Grip gives my T2i a much more "substantial" feel for my large hands (I'm 6'0" and 275) and makes me feel more secure holding it in my grasp, especially with a telephoto zoom or Speedlite installed. The vertical shutter release and main wheel built into the grip make taking "portrait" pictures a very comfortable snap. The selector wheel has almost the exact feel as the camera's wheel, but the shutter release has a softer "click" when releasing the shutter than the T2i's... 4/5 Brian Dudenbostel (Southern Illinois) - See all my reviews, February 18, 2011

    Nice addition to T3i!

    0 5/5 William T. Anderson "Mellon smasher" (NYC Metro) - See all my reviews, April 6, 2012

    Grip drains batteries even when switched off

    I bought the Meike LCD Battery Grip from Amazon vendor "New Harbor" for my Canon T3i on 3 Dec 2012. I really wanted to like it, but ran into a number of problems, some of which I was able later address with a simple fix.PROB 1: Only one of the two battery slots on the LP-E8 tray worked. The contacts looked fine, but whenever I put a freshly charged battery in the LP-E8 slot furthest away from the battery grip door, the T3i would not work. Put the same battery in the near slot, and voilá, the T3i fires up with no problems. Put in two batteries, and the battery nearest the door would eventually drain completely, while the one furthest from the door would not discharge at all. Swap batteries, and the T3i would work again. BTW 1: I used both Canon OEM and Opteka LP-E8 batteries in the experiment. BTW 2: the instructions say that the battery grip SHOULD drain both batteries simultaneously.PROB 2: The battery grip would drain the battery nearest the... 3/5 Maryland Customer (Maryland, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I bought the Meike LCD Battery Grip from Amazon vendor "New Harbor" for my Canon T3i on 3 Dec 2012. I really wanted to like it, but ran into a number of problems, some of which I was able later address with a simple fix.PROB 1: Only one of the two battery slots on the LP-E8 tray worked. The contacts looked fine, but whenever I put a freshly charged battery in the LP-E8 slot furthest away from the battery grip door, the T3i would not work. Put the same battery in the near slot, and voilá, the T3i fires up with no problems. Put in two batteries, and the battery nearest the door would eventually drain completely, while the one furthest from the door would not discharge at all. Swap batteries, and the T3i would work again. BTW 1: I used both Canon OEM and Opteka LP-E8 batteries in the experiment. BTW 2: the instructions say that the battery grip SHOULD drain both batteries simultaneously.PROB 2: The battery grip would drain the battery nearest the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 26, 2012
    List Price: $79.90
    Pro LCD Timer Battery Grip for Canon 550D/T2i 600D/T3i 650D/T4i 700D/T5i SLR Camera.
    1/2" built-in LCD monitor displays information. LCD background light.
    Professional edition with vertical-grip shutter-release button, AF-on button, etc. Clock & stopwatch setting.
    Even more functions than the original battery grip. High quality product with big discount from the original one.
    Hold 6 AA batteries or 2 LP-E8 Li-ion batteries. Doubling the battery capacity of your camera, effectively extend your shooting time.


  • Canon Cameras US

    Canon Battery Grip BG-E8

    Photography (Canon Cameras US)

    Rating (178 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Canon Cameras US

    A must have accessory regardless of hand size

    0 5/5 D. Schmidek "psifry" (San Jose, CA) - See all my reviews, March 25, 2010

    Shoot saver.

    0 5/5 Tony Blackwood - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon Battery Grip BG-E8 (Electronics) 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. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 2, 2010

    Double the number of shots, shoot vertically easitly

    0 5/5 Plankwing - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon Battery Grip BG-E8 (Electronics) 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. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 7, 2010
    List Price: $220.00
    Compatible with EOS Rebel T21i, T3i or T4i cameras
    Includes a vertical shutter release and a mode wheel
    Battery holder for 6 AA batteries
    Battery holder for 2 LP-E8 batteries
    Batteries are not included
    Canon Branded Retail Package


  • Neewer

    Neewer Replacement Battery Grip BG-E8 + AA Battery Holder + LP-E8 Battery Holder + 2PCS Rechargeable Battery For Canon LP-E8 7.4V 1350mAh + Home Wll Charger + Car Adapter for Canon EOS 550D 600D 650D 700D Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i

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    List Price: $51.21
    Price: $35.01
    You Save: $16.20 (32%)

    Backed with Neewer 12-Month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    Replacement for the original Canon LP-E8 battery pack.
    Vertical shutter with half-press function. Same function as the original BG-E8 battery grip.
    Pro Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D/600D/650D/700D Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i SLR Camera.
    Never run out of battery power when you're about to capture the perfect moment.


  • UltraPro

    Battery Grip Bundle F/ Nikon D5100, D5200, D5300: Includes Vertical Battery Grip, 2-Pk EN-EL14 Long-Life Batteries, Charger, More

    Photography (UltraPro)

    Professional Vertical Battery Grip Holder for Nikon D5100, D5200, D5300, Uses 2 EN-EL14 /EL14a Batteries
    2-Pack EN-EL14 / 14a Replacement High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries, Lithium ION No-Memory Design
    Deluxe Travel Rapid Charger, Includes AC, DC Adapter, and Euro Travel Plug Adapters
    Bonus Accessories Also Included: Wireless Camera Remote Control, Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
    Bundle Includes All Of The Following Items:


  • Neewer

    Neewer® APP Smartphone Bluetooth Timer Shutter Release Control Battery Grip BG-1F Replacement for BG-E8 Works with LP-E8 Battery or 6PCS AA Batteries for Canon EOS 550D 600D 650D 700D Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i, Compatible with Android IOS System Smart Phones Pads

    Photography (Neewer)

    Professional edition with vertical-grip shutter-release button, main dial, AE-L button, Index Reduce button and Exposure button
    Control your camera with your phone. Compatible with most Android IOS System Smart Phones, like Apple iPhone 6+ 6 5C 5S 5 4S 4, iPad 4 3 2 Ipad Air Mini, iPod, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 Note 3 2, Sony Xperia, HTC One, X+ and so on ISO 7.0 above, Android 4.3 above.
    Vertical shutter with half-press function. More comfortable vertical shooting.
    Specially designed for Canon EOS 550D 600D 650D 700D Rebel T2i T3i T4i T5i SLR Cameras.
    Pro battery grip with Bluetooth function. Works with 2pcs LP-E8 batteries or 6pcs AA batteries.


  • Neewer

    Neewer Pro Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 5200 D5300 DSLR Camera Compatible with EN-EL14 Batteries

    Photography (Neewer)
    List Price: $34.95

    Vertical shutter release function. More comfortable vertical shooting. Reduce camera shake.
    Hold 2 EN-EL14 Li-ion batteries.
    Pro Battery Grip for NIKON D5100 D5200 D5300.
    Doubling the battery capacity of your camera, effectively extend your shooting time.
    A tripod jack on the bottom of the grip for fixing it on a tripod firmly


  • Canon

    Canon Battery Grip BG-E11

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    Rating (131 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Canon

    Good but Canon missed the opportunity to make it great...

    First off, this is the first Canon made battery grip I've purchased, all my previous grips have been knock offs made by Zeikos, which I feel offered a better value than the canon grip. So what made me change my mind this time and shell out the bucks for Canon's priciest grip to date? Two things - first, the construction - this grip is made of the same magnesium alloy as the 5D's body where the previous ones were made of plastic. Second, Canon changed the orientation of the batteries to load from the side instead of the rear. So now the palm of your hand rests on the solid metal portion of the grip vs. the battery door on the older models. This brings a much more solid, one-piece feel to the grip and brings it in line with the MarkIII's upgrade in construction over the MarkII - It's nice not having the battery door creaking under your palm as you squeeze.The side loading batteries *should* have allowed Canon to improve the ergonomics of the grip to be more like the 1D... 4/5 Barry F. Shaffer "Photogeek21" (Gilbert, AZ) - See all my reviews, June 19, 2012

    A welcome addition to the 5D III

    I just received my battery grip and I will say that I am very impressed with the quality. I purchased the 5DIII as the 1DX I have on pre order just won't seem to arrive. In any event with the battery grip the 5 now feels very similar to the 1DIV. I sorely missed the portrait grip as I sold my Mark III and replaced it with the 5D.Although it could never be as solid as a 1D body, it more than suits my needs. LOVE the extra joystick on the grip and I'll look forward to having that as well on the 1DX. I appreciate having an on/off switch on the grip to enable and disable portrait mode shooting. The 1D Mark III and IV both have an on/off switch for the portrait grip and I find it valuable. I carry my rigs inverted using Sypder Holsters and being able to turn the portrait grip on and off prevents me from taking inadvertent hip shots!UPDATE June 1 2012I wanted to update my review now having used the grip in commercial shoots. One thing that is not as... 5/5 Mark Kitaoka (Pacifica, CA United States) - See all my reviews, May 23, 2012

    Worth it for the real deal.

    I was one of the lucky ones who had a 5dmkiii within 3 days of their release. Ever since that time, I have been pining for the battery grip but was reticent to spend the money. Two weeks ago I finally just 'bit the bullet' and got one. I decided on the canon because I knew it had a magnesium framework, and that it was perfectly matched to my camera. I am so very glad I did. Frankly, I didn't want to spend three-and-a-half grand on a camera and then chimp on the accessories. This is built to the same exacting standards as the camera and the grip is quite nice. Even with after market batteries, the camera can still communicate with them via the grip. The extra controls are very worth it and so is the double battery life. (not to mention the fact that people accord you more respect as a photographer by simply seeing your impressive body...) I will say the two things I wish were different: a.) I wish the vertical grip had the same ergonomics as the built in camera grip. It... 5/5 Romanos - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon Battery Grip BG-E11 (Camera) I was one of the lucky ones who had a 5dmkiii within 3 days of their release. Ever since that time, I have been pining for the battery grip but was reticent to spend the money. Two weeks ago I finally just 'bit the bullet' and got one. I decided on the canon because I knew it had a magnesium framework, and that it was perfectly matched to my camera. I am so very glad I did. Frankly, I didn't want to spend three-and-a-half grand on a camera and then chimp on the accessories. This is built to the same exacting standards as the camera and the grip is quite nice. Even with after market batteries, the camera can still communicate with them via the grip. The extra controls are very worth it and so is the double battery life. (not to mention the fact that people accord you more respect as a photographer by simply seeing your impressive body...) I will say the two things I wish were different: a.) I wish the vertical grip had the same ergonomics as the built in camera grip. It... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 29, 2012
    List Price: $490.00
    Powered by up to two Battery Pack LP-E6, six AA-size/LR6 batteries or optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
    Large capacity battery grip designed for the EOS 5D Mark III, ideal for high volume and easy vertical shooting
    Kit Includes: Battery Grip with Protective Cover; Soft Case for Battery Magazine; Instruction Book; Warranty Card
    Improved ergonomics for comfortable holding
    Features a variety of operating controls: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button.


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