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Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D

B&H # CABGE9 Mfr # 4740B001
You Pay: $123.95
Product Highlights
  • Holds Two LP-E6 Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Also Holds Six "AA" Batteries
  • Accepts AC Adapter ACK-E6
  • Easy to Attach and Use
  • 1/4 x 20 Mount on Bottom

The BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D from Canon is a very useful accessory to have on hand for your DSLR. It not only offers you the added convenience of a vertical shutter release but contains the additional benefits of AE/FE Lock, AF Point Selection, Magnify Button and Aperture Exposure Compensation. There is an easy-to-use attach/detach mechanism. The grip also provides extra heft to the camera giving you more to hold on to. It operates on either two optional LP-E6 Lithium-ion batteries or six optional "AA" batteries.

Note! Batteries sold separately

Functions

AE/FE Lock
Index
Reduce Button
Main Dial
AF Point Selection
Magnify Button
Aperture/Exposure Compensation Button
Vertical Grip Operation Switch
Weight 10.4 oz (295g) (without batteries)
Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D
  • One-Year Warranty
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    BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D
     
    4.8

    (based on 228 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (192)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (198)
    • Durable (178)
    • Reliable (165)
    • Lightweight (61)
    • Comfortable (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (33)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (157)
    • Portraits (123)
    • Travel (122)
    • Landscape photography (92)
    • Studio (77)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (110), Semi-professional (64), Professional (30), Casual user (9), Getting started (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (209), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid Grip

    This grip fits perfectly, when combined with a hand grip the camera becomes such a well balanced tool that you don't have to think about hand positioning prior to taking your shots-it all comes...Read complete review

    This grip fits perfectly, when combined with a hand grip the camera becomes such a well balanced tool that you don't have to think about hand positioning prior to taking your shots-it all comes naturally. The grip has a solid feel in either the horizontal or vertical, with trigger and shutter controls falling naturally under the index finger. It locks securely onto the base and still allows for a quick release (tripod) mount. The contouring gives a comfortable and secure feeling when holding in either position. Combine with Hand strap for a "part of the machine feel" in horizontal. (Camera feels very secure handheld in vertical)

    It comes with an extra cartridge (and a storage pouch)to allow for the use of "AA" batteries, but it would require some very serious all day shooting to drain 2 Canon branded LPE6 rechargeables allowed by the standard carrier. Camera functions entirely with the trigger's On/Off switch in either position (Grip trigger and functions require the switch to be in the ON position in order to function). It also has a place to store the camera's battery door while the grip is in use. I can't imagine using the 60D without the grip, except MAYBE when used on a ball mount tripod. It does add weight, however any additional hand fatigue that would normally be caused by this is alleviated by the hand strap. The camera can be used with either one or two LPE6 batteries installed. I highly recommend going with two, as it extends shooting time immensely. I am very pleased with the Grip and it's performance, my only concern for rating it 4 vs. 5 is the cost. I see no practical reason why this should be nearly double the price of an XTI Canon branded grip.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does the job

    I use the 60D with a battery grip when I'm traveling with my family and taking pictures. Not professionally. The reason is that I prefer the hand strap to the neck strap and you...Read complete review

    I use the 60D with a battery grip when I'm traveling with my family and taking pictures. Not professionally. The reason is that I prefer the hand strap to the neck strap and you must have the battery grip to use the hand strap. If I was using it for vertical picture-taking purposes I feel like it'd be a bit uncomfortable as the size is wider than the one I had for my T2i. Just a bit big for my hands (and I'm a 230lb guy). But I'm not using it for that. Just the hand grip and on professional shoots (videographer) I do enjoy having to change the battery less frequently.
    It's a solid piece, but while the threading that connects it to my camera feels secure, the thumb screw that you use to tighten it most certainly does not. It never tightens, it just stops turning, and can wiggle.
    I like this grip, I do thinks it's a bit overpriced, but I'll never buy off brand for batteries or a battery grip. I've used those with very bad results in the past. In my few weeks with this grip, it's been a champ!

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    5.0

    Great Product As Usual

    By Musicman

    from Stafford, VA

    Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

    I am very pleased with this battery grip. It is everything it was advertised to be. I highly recommend spending the little extra for the Canon gear rather than settling for an after market product. As a photographer friend of mine said, if something goes wrong with your camera due to the grip Canon will cover it if still under warranty if you have Canon accessories attached. Made sense to me.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Superstar

    from NY

    Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

    Easy to install, worked as advertised.

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    5.0

    Great upgrade

    By Conceptoproductions

    from Austin Tx

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

      Makes the camera feel better, has a grip on the bottom with shutter button for vertical handling of the camera. The double battery is tight batteries enter very easily, and comes with a extra loader for "aa" batteries. Camera looks great more balanced and loaded with more battery power.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Well made and very useful!

      By Dezyn

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

        I bought this battery grip to add some heft to the Canon 60d body. As a semi-pro photographer, I often use the 70-200mm lens and without the battery grip the camera feels unbalanced. Canon always makes a great product and I am happy that I bought the Canon brand.

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        4.0

        The fit

        By BH

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

          Love the build of this product when combined with the camera. Extra power when there are long sessions of video mixed in with the photography is a must.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          This is a winner!

          By DJ

          from Columbia, SC

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

          Love this product, well constructed and durable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          battery grip

          By sam

          from jasper indiana 47546

          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

          Great product and a great price thanks b&h

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          5.0

          Perfect for long exposures!

          By Gabe the Photographer

          from Bozeman, MT

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

          Great feel to it, plus it allows me to shoot extremely long exposures without having to worry about my battery power.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          A must-have for shooting vertical shots

          By Flashmaster

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Fashion Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Wedding Photography

          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

          A vertical grip is a must-have for anyone who shoots a lot of vertical shots. I.E. Portrait Photographers, Fashion Photographers etc. You will never get a great shot with your elbow flapping around in the air when shooting vertical. Hold you camera correctly and shoot like a pro.

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          5.0

          A must have for the bush

          By old guy with a brownie

          from Boise Id

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Canon Quality

          Cons

          • Adds Weight To Carry On

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

          When traveling where electrical source is limited, this grip gives you lots of battery supply, both the standard battery pack but the option of AA batteries. Plus the camera keeps track of the usage of both batteries individually, and you can use just one at a time in the grip if you want or need too.

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          5.0

          For the VERTICALLY challenged

          By J. Olivo

          from Plumsted, NJ

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

            My BG-E9 is great and very easy to use.
            The controls work easily and are located comfortably on the grip, making those vertically challenging shots an ease.
            I highly recommend this product

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            • No

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            3.0

            Does the job

            By Owen Video

            from Okemos, MI

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

            I use the 60D with a battery grip when I'm traveling with my family and taking pictures. Not professionally. The reason is that I prefer the hand strap to the neck strap and you must have the battery grip to use the hand strap. If I was using it for vertical picture-taking purposes I feel like it'd be a bit uncomfortable as the size is wider than the one I had for my T2i. Just a bit big for my hands (and I'm a 230lb guy). But I'm not using it for that. Just the hand grip and on professional shoots (videographer) I do enjoy having to change the battery less frequently.
            It's a solid piece, but while the threading that connects it to my camera feels secure, the thumb screw that you use to tighten it most certainly does not. It never tightens, it just stops turning, and can wiggle.
            I like this grip, I do thinks it's a bit overpriced, but I'll never buy off brand for batteries or a battery grip. I've used those with very bad results in the past. In my few weeks with this grip, it's been a champ!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Kris

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

              This battery pack holds two batteries so it makes the canon 60D's already long battery life double as long. Adds a nice weight to the camera and enables steadier shots. Very nice for turning the camera for portrait shots.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very Comfortable Grip by Canon

              By keithdfsu

              from Pace, FL

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                I purchased the Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip, because I always forget to charge the battery. I read many reviews and did a lot of product research and decided this is a product for me. I do like that in the horizontal position the grip adds another place for my hand to contact, which has increased the stability. Additionally, I love the vertical shutter on the grip. No longer have to turn my hand in an awkward position.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Worth the extra $

                By T

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                  Decided on this one after trying out some of the aftermarket brands at B&H. As a pro user, I definitely feel like going with the Canon brand was the right choice. Heavier duty, well-built, consistent-feeling grip texture, etc.

                  I have large hands and I am amazed at how much of a general usability improvement this battery grip provides.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Sweet........

                  By Sput

                  from Northern Michigan...The U.P.

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                    Feels very right.....

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great buy and really enjoying it.

                    By asc_houston

                    from Houston, Texas

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                      I don't have to charge my batteries as often and great feel and the dbl AA backup batteries is a plus on emergencies.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Price quick shipping

                      By Jacee

                      from Milwaukee

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                        I like that I was able to get the Canon brand Grip. My local camera store was selling this same grip for twice the price. Not just about price though I have bought lenses and filters and other items from B and H and have always had a pleasant experience.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        power grip , canon 60D

                        By moltopaolo

                        from san francisco ca.

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                          great service all the time.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fits perfect!

                          By Rodrigo Citrin Fotografia

                          from Brazil

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings Events

                            Comments about BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D:

                            Provides an awesome stability!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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