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Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip for EOS 7D

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Product Highlights

  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Holds Up to Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA Batteries
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The Canon Battery Grip BG-E7 is an optional battery grip designed specifically for the Canon EOS 7D. It allows users to load a choice of one or two LP-E6 battery packs (not included). With two packs, the already impressive battery life is doubled, compared to using a single LP-E6 pack in-camera. This is especially useful when taking advantage of the camera's movie mode or Live View mode - operating modes that use more power. In addition, with the included battery magazine you can alternatively also power the camera off six AA batteries.

Furthermore the BG-E7 provides full vertical shooting controls, which can be independently turned on or off as the photographer needs to enhance camera handling, especially for shooting vertical pictures.

Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip for EOS 7D
  • Battery Magazine
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonBG-E7 Battery Grip
     
    4.8

    (based on 610 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (506)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (87)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (413)
    • Easy to install (388)
    • Good value (227)
    • Long-lasting (174)
    • Easy to use (130)

    Cons

    • Pricey (111)
    • Too bulky (43)
    • Heavy / bulky (32)
    • Heavy (9)
    • Adds weight (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional cameras (230)
    • Primary battery (229)
    • Travel (190)
    • Portraits (103)
    • Everyday (85)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (179), Photo enthusiast (164), Pro photographer (72), Semi-professional (50), Enthusiast (46)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (435), Yes (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally bought; wish I had months ago!

    I've always read that the battery grip is a must have for any and all dSLR's. Not to say I didn't believe this, but I just could not decide if it would be worth...Read complete review

    I've always read that the battery grip is a must have for any and all dSLR's. Not to say I didn't believe this, but I just could not decide if it would be worth it or not. Turns out, it is completely worth it. Here are some of my reasons why.

    |Batteries| With the ability to hold two batteries my shooting time has greatly increased, to the point where I don't even need to worry when shooting throughout an entire day. The AA battery pack is a welcoming feature should anything go wrong in the field. Even the little details like the battery door cover holder is a nice touch. Obviously, the grip is a must have if you are or plan on shooting video.

    |Grip| Like all grips, it screws into the tripod mount and is a very snug fit. There is no play between the grip and the body and a slight amount (a centimeter or two) of play with the tightening wheel (does not effect anything). It consists of the same materials of the 7D so continuity of feel is not lost when switching between landscape/portrait modes. I wanted to see how it held up on a tripod, so I loaded up the 7D with grip, 70-200 f/4 IS and a 420ex flash for kicks. With my manfroto ball head it didn't budge one bit. I wanted to see if the grip would flex at all and it certainly did NOT. There is simply a solid feel to the grip, and a very secure feeling when carrying around without a strap. There is of course added weight, but not to the point where it has become uncomfortable for me. It's like a 'manly' weight, when switching from, say, plastic razor handle to a stainless steel handle; the added weight makes it seem more comfortable (tried to make it relative for women as well :) )

    |Buttons| One of the more common comments I read about this grip is the shutter button and its sensitivity. It IS more sensitive than the 7D's button. It's hard to put it into words, but there is less of a 'feel' between starting AF and taking the shot. If you have AF-start set to a different button this won't matter to you. I became used to the sensitivity about 3/4 through a day of shooting with switching back and forth between the to shutter buttons. As seen in the photos, it has all of the buttons to fully take advantage of shooting in portrait mode vertically. Another common comment I read is that some people were not able to reach the large clickwheel on the 7D. From the base of my palm to the tip of my middle finger is ~7"; base of my palm to tip of thumb is ~5". I am able to reach the clickwheel with a good 1/2" of my thumb without adjusting my hand wrapped around the grip. Otherwise it's a simple adjustment of the palm to use it. The only drawback for me at this point is there is simply no way to reach the joystick on the body. I use this for picking my focus point and am using it very often. For now I've been holding the camera by the lens in my left hand and taking my hand off the grip and adjusting it (not very practical). The other option for this is to press the focus point button (whichever you had it assigned to) and use both clickwheels to adjust.

    I'm a very detailed guy, so hopefully this information will help you in purchasing this grip. I tried to answer the questions I had when considering buying this grip, with as many details as possible. I'm wondering how I have gone this many months without this grip.

    Canon battery grip's will be purchased with all future camera bodies, no question about it!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Get's the job done, but...

    I'll divide my review into two separate parts, one about the product itself and the other about it's functionality.

    Whoever is looking for buying a battery grip I believe that main issues...Read complete review

    I'll divide my review into two separate parts, one about the product itself and the other about it's functionality.

    Whoever is looking for buying a battery grip I believe that main issues are whether or not it's worth the investment and choosing among brands.

    First of all I decided to buy it to extend battery life by adding an extra one and also have more comfortable vertical grip. I chose Canon branded grip even though it's more expensive than others. I wanted to have the have best quality gear because I use it for work, so my advice is that if you have to rely on your gear you must spend a "little" more and go for Canon. If you're an enthusiast and don't use it on a daily basis it's ok to go for the other brands.

    The grip itself gets the job done, 2 batteries really last forever! It feels solid and reliable. One small issue is that when you attach the grip to the camera, the spinning wheel that tightens the screw stays a little loose after it's fully attached.

    Now explaining my 3 stars for this grip. It's clear to me that Canon did not put any effort or investment on developing this grip. When you hold the 7D the grip is very nice and well designed, but with the battery grip, it's so bulky that you can't reach the some of the controls on the back of the camera and the thumb doesn't sit properly.

    About shooting with vertical grip it's not as better as I thought it would be. I've never had a grip before and shooting vertically never bothered me. I know it's probably just a matter of time to get used to shooting with battery grip, but first impressions is that it doesn't help or make a big difference in comfort. Actually the front part of the grip get's in the way of properly holding some of my lenses.

    I'm not fully disappointed with the product itself but its functionality, even though I still think that Canon should have put more effort in developing the ergonomics.

    In conclusion, having the battery life extended is the main benefit brought for me, which is great. The issue I'm facing is that since battery life was the main, if not only, benefit, why buying a battery grip, which is so expensive, when I could just have bought a couple more batteries and have them in my pocket while working? Well, think about that if you are in trouble deciding.

    Hope to have helped you guys.

    Good clicks to you all!

    Reviewed by 610 customers

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    5.0

    It's a thing.

    By CanonRoy

    from Fredericton NB Canada

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All The Time

      Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

      Fits, works...what more could you want? It's made by Canon and not some third party cheap plastic, weird button unpronounceable company.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      7 D grip

      By none

      from huntingto beach , ca.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back-Up

        Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

        thank you timely delivery of my grip.
        the grip is very useful because I a back up
        at all times, and has a handy gripping body.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Gemini7

        from Orlando

        Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

        I'm a big guy with large hands. My 7d without the grip feels small in my hand and is uncomfortable to hold with just my fingers. With this grip attached it balances the weight of the camera and grip on the bottom of my palm and makes the camera, even with heavy lenses, feel like an extension of my arm.

        I'm very pleased with the grip. That, and with the extra battery I've been shooting an event for 4 days and have only run down to 33% battery charge. Wow.

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        5.0

        Don't know why i waited this long???

        By Nick Jinwala

        from Atlanta GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back-Up
          • Primary Battery
          • Professional Cameras
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

          using this with my 7D, It is absolutely amazing !! Perfect fit !! easy install !! I got it for the best price [$]$[$]. free shipping from B and H was Great !! delivered on time.. Great Service !!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Some times Manufacture stuff IS better !

          By Scott B.

          from The Colony, TX.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balance
          • Easy To Install
          • Good Value
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Balanced Wbig Lenses
            • Balanced With Big Lenses
            • Extra battery power
            • Vertical shots

            Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

            I have had 5 or 6 Canon cameras dating back to the film days. And for the most part had Canon accessories. Just got a Refurb. 7d from Canon this New Year. X-mas cost a lot, & I needed to cut a corner or two & save $$. I have done business w/ the 2 biggest camera stores in New York. "A" had a 3rd party battery grip for the same price as B & H.com, 2 different house brands, and I had SO MUCH TROUBLE with the other store and 9 emails later, finally got a refund. But I went the B & H, went right to the Canon BG-E7 grip, nice price, clicked, and got the factory battery grip & LOVE IT ! ! ! !Yes all battery grips add weight but that is the only draw back I see. The pluses, twice the battery power, perfect for vertical shots, and the camera is more balanced with a medium to large sized lenses.I saved $ at first but I feel it cost me time and money and the massive headache, all to send the 3rd party grip back. When I should have got the Factory Canon BG-E7 grip the first time.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Long lasting power

            By Lenny

            from South Carolina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Easy To Install
            • Good Value
            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back-Up
              • Primary Battery

              Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

              Keeps us from having to change batteries often when we are out in the country.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works Great

              By David S.

              from Portland, Ore.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Back-Up
              • Primary Battery

              Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

              Worlks great. My last battery grip got damaged, ordred this on as a replacement. Nice to have Canon specific. Makes things fit nicer.

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              5.0

              Very Satisfied

              By Daniel

              from Virginia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Build quality
              • Good Ergonomics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                  I was on the fence about getting this. I am an amateur and only rarely need extended battery capacity. I unpacked it carefully, anticipating I might send it back.

                  No worries. It adds weight to the camera (of course), but for me it hits a sweet spot between durable build quality and not being too heavy. I am average-size and it fits my hand well.

                  (My purchase was the model for a Canon 7D, not the Canon 7D Mark II--don't know if that makes a difference.)

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Smart purchase

                  By photo Lea

                  from Atascocita, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                      Adds ease to portrait photos. Shutter release a tad touchy but still controllable. Controls easy to reach also. With both batteries installed, no noticeable discharge after a several hours of use without switching power off.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Purchase

                      By jay

                      from DFW

                      Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                      This grip is larger than expected but is a great handle when shooting portrait. It is easy to mount, and buttons function perfectly. The option to hold only one battery is great when needing to charge the other, or to simply just slide in the AA battery tray. B&H always has great products, information, and support.

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                      5.0

                      Great Job - Great product

                      By K

                      from Gulfport, MS

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Primary Battery

                        Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                        The service was fantastic. They managed to get the product out overnight the day before Christmas. My daughter had already been told not to expect it to arrive before Christmas. Imagine my surprise when on Christmas eve there it was on my door step. She loves the product and it does as advertised. Thanks you for all your efforts to make a young lady very happy for Christmas.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        HUGE!!!

                        By MMCSSWRET

                        from Granbury,Tx

                        Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                        Some of the reviews had commented on the size, but I figured it couldn't be much larger than my battery grip for my EOS-50D. WRONG! It's HUGE! Not as ergonomic as the other grips. With that said, it's built well and functions as advertised and I wanted the Canon grip instead of third party.

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                        5.0

                        Fits like a glove

                        By Mike

                        from Struthers, Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Good Value
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                            Just the extra grip I need for large telephoto lens. Love the extra buttons.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            a must have!

                            By wrenchrig

                            from Sydney, Australia

                            Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                            I had wanted the vertical grip for some time now and although I was used shooting without it, I don't think I could go without one now. And the option to use a single battery, dual batteries, or use the AA battery tray makes this well worth the money spent, especially for travelling and extended outdoor trips, excellent stamina with dual batteries

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                            5.0

                            Must have for serious photographers

                            By Steve H

                            from Basking Ridge, NJ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Cameras

                              Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                              So great to be able to continuous portrait type photos with wrist fatigue. Also great to have the extra battery life.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Works great and adds control

                              By Ronlr

                              from San Antonio, Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adds balance
                              • Eases Vertical Shooting
                              • Easy To Install
                              • Good Value
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back-Up
                                • Primary Battery
                                • Professional Cameras

                                Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                                I use this grip primarily to make it easier to shoot vertically. I do however like the added battery life provided with a second battery. The ability to use 6 AA batteries instead of 2 LP-E6 batteries is nice as a backup. The grip provides a good balance to the 7D on which I have it attached.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Outstanding product!

                                By Mike

                                from Boulder, Colorado

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Battery Options
                                • Easy To Install
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back-Up
                                  • Long photo shoots
                                  • Primary Battery
                                  • Professional Cameras

                                  Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                                  I waited to buy this grip until I could find a deal to justify spending 2 to 3 times the amount of an off brand grip. I am glad I did. The quality is top notch, the fit is better than I expected. The grip is sturdy and feels like you are handling the 1D Canon and allows all the same controls for shooting in portrait orientation as the 1D Canon. I use rechargable AAs for back-up and put the 2 LP-E6 packs for most shoots.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  How did I live without

                                  By Das Loaf

                                  from brighton, mi

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                                      It balances out the camera, shoot a whole night of basketball and don't use more then 50% of the battery. Makes the camera fit my hand better and i really love it

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Needed Accessory

                                      By Mike

                                      from Eastern Washington

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Battery Sold Separately

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Primary Battery

                                      Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                                      Make the 7D much more balanced and the extra battery life is fantastic.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      CAnon Battery grip

                                      By GeneG

                                      from Denver, CO

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Too Bulky

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Primary Battery
                                      • Professional Cameras

                                      Comments about Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip:

                                      I have been looking for a battery grip for when I shoot sports, but wanted to stay away from 3rd party products. When I saw B&H chopped the price to an extreme low I sanpped one up and was not disappointed when I used it this past weekend.

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                                      • No

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