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Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i

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Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i

Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Back View Battrey Holder

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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-E8 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA Batteries
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The Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip  for the EOS Digital Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i and T5i 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.

Compatibility
This grip is compatible with the T2i, T3i, T4i and T5i DSLR cameras bodies.
Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i
  • Battery Holder for (6) AA Batteries
  • Battery Holder for (2) LP-E8 Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Note: Batteries are NOT Included

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonBG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras
     
    4.9

    (based on 302 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (274)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (245)
    • Solid construction (240)
    • Reliable (174)
    • Long-lasting (125)
    • Fast charge (48)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (23)
    • Pricey (3)

    Best Uses

    • Digital photography (187)
    • Travel (151)
    • Portrait photography (131)
    • Photography (126)
    • Back-up (66)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (122), Semi-pro photographer (73), Casual photographer (44), Pro photographer (28), Photography student (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (244), Yes (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Completely worth the extra cost

    I was recently in the market for a battery grip (shooting Formula Drift from 8 AM to 8 PM, nearly non-stop) and after much research, finally decided on the OEM Canon battery...Read complete review

    I was recently in the market for a battery grip (shooting Formula Drift from 8 AM to 8 PM, nearly non-stop) and after much research, finally decided on the OEM Canon battery grip.Now, I can't speak to the quality of other third-party grips, but I can speak to the quality of this grip. The weight, feel, and quality of the grip is second to none. The solid build gave me a confidence that allowed me to not worry about holding a 70-200 lens on my body by this grip alone.The problems with electrical connectors and the screw stripping out on third party versions of this grip were non-existent and I had no problem inserting two batteries into the clip, the clip into the grip, and the grip into the camera. The grip actually has a small slot to hold the battery compartment door (you remove it to insert the grip's battery analog). Little details like that are why the small difference in price was worth it.Finally, the additional size and portrait-orientation shutter and backside buttons gave me a whole new lease on my camera body. I have large hands, and this grip gave the camera some much needed girth and heft to feel like a more solid and stable piece of equipment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Uncomfortable

    This battery grip attached nicely to a Rebel T3i, with color and texture to match the camera body. It has storage for the body's battery door and an attachment point for a hand...Read complete review

    This battery grip attached nicely to a Rebel T3i, with color and texture to match the camera body. It has storage for the body's battery door and an attachment point for a hand strap.

    There is an extra set of controls for portrait shooting. This is a useful feature and the grip is tolerable for hand-held shooting vertically.

    Unfortunately, it is bulky for this small camera body and its portruding corners get to be a problem for the hands when shooting landscape. It interferes with the left hand while zooming and puts a pressure point on the palm of the right, near the wrist. It necessitates a larger camera bag if one is to be used.

    Loaded with two lithium batteries, the balance of the camera is awful with either a short or normal lens. It adds weight, and if the idea is to extend battery life, it best be mounted on a tripod or the camera will get to be a burden.

    I was going to use this for long days of shooting out in the field, but have given up on this idea. Instead, it will stay in the cupboard while I pocket extra batteries and shoulder the camera in a nice compact case.

    I could see where this would be helpful for prolonged tripod video shooting with live view eating up power, but for other types of use it has its downsides.

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    5.0

    Exellent

    By ERV

    from Mexico

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

      I liked the feature to hold 2 batteries and also it has an adapter to use AA batteries, material feels good

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      love it

      By megan

      from texas

      Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

      Everything I expected it to be. Wonderful being able to carry a charge for so long. And the extra shutter button makes shooting much easier

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      4.0

      Works Great

      By Shirley P

      from Indiana

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Fast Recharge
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

      • A little heavy

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Portrait Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

      This battery grip attached nicely to a Rebel T3i, It has storage for the body's battery door and an attachment point for a hand strap. It's a little heavy, yet overall it's great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Emily

      from Tucson, AZ

      Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

      I love this battery grip! Being able to put two canon batteries in at the same time has made shooting sports much easier and the 2nd shutter is extremely convenient when taking vertical photos. The cost is worth it now that I don't have to worry about battery life.

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      5.0

      Top of the line, it's a cannon product.

      By Cooksnj

      from Colorado

      Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

      It's a canon product, can't loose.

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      5.0

      Works great!

      By Fire8702

      from Michigan

      Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

      Works great! Mounts up tight. It is a little heavy, but that's to be expected.

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      5.0

      Great Grip

      By SueZD

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up
        • Digital Photography
        • Photography
        • Portrait Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

        This battery grip has made my camera easier to use, especially in the vertical postion. I like that there is also a shutter button on the vertical grip. The double battery pack and the 6 AA battery pack have it easier to take pictures and not have to worry (as much) that your batteries are going to die. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to buy a great Battery Grip

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        BG-E8 Battery Grip Worth Every Cent

        By Rick

        from New Mexico

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Double The Shooting Time
        • Ease of vertical shooting
        • Made In Taiwan
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

        • Bulky For Small Hands

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

          I've had three off brand battery grips, one was a no name brand for my T1i, one was an Opteka for my T3i and the Meike I had been using with my T4i. Of these three, the Opteka was better and was supposedly made on the same molds as the Canon battery grip. I don't know about that but, I do know that the Canon BG-E8 battery grip is the best one I have ever used. The shutter release button is precise. The dial sounds and feels just like the dial on the camera body. When the camera with the Canon BG-E8 battery grip installed is attached to a tripod (Slik SH-807E head or an Oben BE-126T ball head), the interface is rock solid. All the other battery grips had a bit of wobble. I had to use shutter lockup to prevent blurred images. The BG-E8 grip eliminates the need to do that. Those with really small hands (as measured on a glove sizing chart, I used the one on a box of nitrile gloves, my hands are medium) may find this grip a bit difficult to hold. This would be the case with all of them as they are larger than the camera grip because they house the batteries. Last but not least, the Canon BG-E8 battery grip is made in Taiwan, all the others were made in China. Yes, Taiwan has higher manufacturing standards than mainland China. Even the on/off switch has a more solid fee. I remember when the BG-E8 battery grip was selling for $ or even $ on some sites, it was difficult to justify but, at $, don't hesitate.

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          5.0

          GREAT PRODUCT

          By AL

          from SAN ANTONIO ,TEXAS

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Fast Recharge
          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography
            • Photography
            • Portrait Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

            I USE ALL THE TIME, GREAT FOR HOLDING CAMERA.
            GOOD BATTERY LIFE.

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            • No

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            5.0

            MADE TO ORDER

            By Big Steve

            from Bellmawr, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Long-Lasting
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

              This grip, besides extending the shooting time of the camera, also improves the balance and handling of the camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By Bick

              from 32909

              Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

              Excellent service!
              I can shop with confidence at B&H.

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              5.0

              extra battery power and then some

              By Oma

              from Nasvhille,TN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography
              • Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

              The battery grip adds weight and bulk to your camera, but is a nice addition and makes handling the camera easier. Gives you a better griping surface. The vertical shutter button is also great and makes composing your vertical shots easier.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent quality! Matches t5i design!

              By Kourt92

              from Qro, MX

              Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

              Loving my BG! Performs as it's supposed to! Covered an entire day wedding, from Bride's makeup till the night party with my t5i / 24-70mm lens / 600ex-rt Speedlite Flash.
              Feels awesome, gives a plus on the weight to the camera and makes it feel sturdier, also great when capturing video with AA batteries (6 white eneloop), or even RAW video with ML (720p cropped).
              Super practical when shooting portrait (vertical) with the second shutter, Av buttons abd speed wheel makes life easier!!

              Recommended!!

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              4.0

              Great product

              By Robbie C

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Fast Recharge

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Digital Photography
              • Photography
              • Portrait Photography

              Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

              Bit pricey. But makes for a great add on to my camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Battery Grip

              By Say Anything Photography and Videography

              from Bloomington, Illinois

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Videography

                Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

                Great for extending the battery life. Easy to use.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfectly working

                By Joe

                from Gatineau (QC), Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

                  Perfect for long days of photography. Nice feeling while holding it and gives a perfect grip. Stabilize my camera on a tripod,

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy with the BG-E8

                  By Broseph Murderface Murderface

                  from New York City

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Digital Photography
                  • Photography
                  • Portrait Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

                  This is the no nonsense version of the batter grip. The finish matches and the button function is perfect. The Battery tray holds 2 LP-E8's or you can load it up with AA's if you want (there is two draws that it comes with). The batter trap door pops off really easy from the standard camera body and it even has a little slip in piece to hold that door for you so it doesn't go missing... This does make your camera body a bit more bulky and a bit heaver, but that is pretty obvious right folks? Over all this is one of the best accessories I have purchased for my T5i to date... super comfy, super efficent, super quality. Thanks B&H !!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Canon T3i battery grip

                  By Willy the beginner

                  from Garland, Texas,

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography
                    • Photography
                    • Portrait Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

                    The battery grip from Canon is worth the money. It gives me a firm grip on the camera plus extra juice for more shooting time. The set-up instruction is also very simple to follow. No regrets, I should have bought this a long ago.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    New Equipment

                    By Kathy the video girl

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

                        I use my Canon EOS T5i for lots of photos and video. This battery pack works great for both, is convenient and easy to use and allows me to take lots of video without running out of power. As an older woman I thought the extra weight would be an issue but the extra weight actually adds balance with longer lenses.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        BG-E8 Battery Grip by Canon

                        By Mariner

                        from Jacksonville FLorida

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T-Series Digital Cameras:

                            Arrived promptly (free shipping) and in excellent condition. Works great! Thanks B&H

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                            • No

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