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Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III

B&H # CABGE11 MFR # 5261B001
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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 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 choice of one or two LP-E6 battery packs. 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 also run the camera off six AA batteries.

The BG-E11 also 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. It has a large number of operating controls as well: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button.

Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.4" (153.1 x 114.5 x 85.3 mm)
Weight 10.93 oz (310g)
Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III
  • Battery Magazine
  • Soft Case for Battery Magazine
  • Instruction Book
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonBG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera
     
    4.7

    (based on 272 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (204)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (182)
    • Reliable (142)
    • Durable (130)
    • Lightweight (43)
    • Easy to install (29)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (28)
    • Pricey (18)
    • Price (11)
    • Pricey / poor value (11)
    • Poor design (10)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (107)
    • Everyday (102)
    • Travel (102)
    • Studio (70)
    • Landscape photography (64)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (67), Professional (62), Enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (35), Semi-pro photographer (27)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (242), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Two Steps Forward One Step Back

    The Canon BG-E11 was added to my list of must have accessories for my 5dmiii the day I bought it. I had purchased battery grips for my Rebel XSi and 7d before and loved...Read complete review

    The Canon BG-E11 was added to my list of must have accessories for my 5dmiii the day I bought it. I had purchased battery grips for my Rebel XSi and 7d before and loved them so life without one for this new camera seemed like a non-option...until I saw the price.

    I have to admit I was fairly upset initially. Frankly the grip seemed overpriced but what are you going to do? Once you get used to a grip you can't go back so I shelled out the money and placed my order. Now that I have had a chance to do a shoot with the grip here are my pros and cons:

    Pros

    The build quality is excellent. They've used rubber that is quite close to what's on the camera and as such the grip really feels like part of the camera as opposed to an accessory or afterthought. The extended battery life is an obvious pro but the extra tray for AA batteries is perhaps an underrated bonus, being a valuable feature for trips into the wilderness for example where recharging may not be a viable option as well as those times when they want you to shoot two more hours of party than what you were prepared for.

    I expected all of that though having had two other grips prior. What I didn't realize about this grip is the fact that it has a multicontroller! You don't see it in the main picture but it has that wonderful nipple on the back of the grip just like the one found on the back of your camera. If you program that button to trigger your focus points it makes life so much easier its amazing. When you turn the camera vertically you have access to all of the main buttons, you can still access the quick control dial plus you've got a multicontroller on the grip. Win.

    Cons

    The battery compartment opens on the side (like my old XSi) rather than the back (like my wonderful 7d). At first I thought what a fail until I realized they wouldn't have been able to fit the multicontroller on there without moving the battery compartment door back to the side. This means swapping out that second battery is a royal pain in the...neck, but for that nipple it's well worth the sacrifice.

    Ultimately, if you're serious enough to buy the 5dmiii, you will not want to be without this grip. It really shines the most when shooting events where speed and stamina are important as it allows you to maintain a natural shooting position while having access to all the important functions involved in composing your shots. Bite the bullet and buy this grip. You can thank me later ;-).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Grip is disappointing, Shame on Canon

    I will only list my gripes:1. Battery Grip Flex/Creep...the seat on grip is narrower than the rounded camera base. There is some flex between camera and grip, most notable...Read complete review

    I will only list my gripes:1. Battery Grip Flex/Creep...the seat on grip is narrower than the rounded camera base. There is some flex between camera and grip, most notable when shooting in landscape mode. Example: 5D3 + BGE11 + RRS BGE11-L ("L" Bracket) + 24-70 on a BH55 head. I either have to compensate for the flex or compose by positioning with the grip (not the camera).2. Changing batts has become a 2-handed "having to put something down" operation with the new tray system. Previously, just open door, swap the batts and go, now u have to pull out tray and CAREFULLY switch batts into the tray3. All of my 8 batts are orig Canon BGE6 from B&H, no generics, sometimes the innermost batt (camera right) does not register, must remove and reseat to the other position, occurs randomly on any of the batts and is a nuisance.4. Batt tray and outer cover, looks like cheap plastic (not alloy) and does not look like it will survive an impact. The lock mech (thin sheetmetal tab) also screams "dont ever drop me". If I were able to return this I def would (had it past the 30 day return policy).I contemplated a generic grip but their reviews listed a batt drain when not in use.IMHO, this thing is not worth the price tag.

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    5.0

    Great Accessory!

    By MDStebel

    from Delray Beach, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

    I use this battery grip to give me the freedom from worrying about running out of power during nature shoots. I also use this for easier handling of the camera when taking vertical shots. The duplicate set of controls is fantastic!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Canon

    By sam i am not

    from ga

    Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

    Very useful in switching back and forth between horizontal and vertical shots. Buttons on this grip are an excellent option.

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    5.0

    Will save your day at work

    By Jack

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-Up

      Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

      Great and easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Rock Solid

      By Gram

      from Spokane, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Professional Cameras

      Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

      Solid design, perfect fit, delivers as advertised, typical Canon quality

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love this new grip

      By Lizzy G

      from Pearland, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Primary Battery

        Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

        Like that I can use 2 batteries or change them for AA batteries in a pinch. Grip is easy to hold and has a place to attach my wrist strap to ensure that the camera is secure in my hands. The added controls on the grip put most used functionality at my fingertips and keeps me from having to turn the camera to get to my most used buttons. Love this product.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good thing to have

        By M_acey

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Primary Battery
        • Professional Cameras

        Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

        On my Canon D5 mark iii, nice unit does what it's suppose to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Grip!

        By KyleSpradleyPhoto

        from Laramie

        Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

        Don't know if they did or not but this seems like a slight update from an older version I got 2 years ago. Seems like a more weather-sealed finish and sturdier.

        Regardless this is a great buy. Perfect for video and sports shooters needing longer battery life.

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        5.0

        An Essential Accessory for Canon 5diii

        By JJ

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Primary Battery
        • Professional Cameras
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

        I use the grip full-time on my Canon 5d iii, and it has never failed me. It also helps balance the camera body with longer lenses. Overall this is one of the "must have" accessories for the Canon 5d iii body, highly recommended. B&H offers the best price and speedy service, so buy from them!

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        • No

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        5.0

        BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Came

        By Pitboss Waterfowl

        from parts unknown, maryland

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Primary Battery
          • Professional Cameras
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

          excellent product! not only provides extended battery life but also helps the 5D mark III have the weight and feel of the 1DX & 1DC. highly recommend! jeff

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Alaa Bayer

          from Qatar

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

          Perfect

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          5.0

          Great addition to 5d Mk iii

          By Anthony

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Primary Battery

          Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

          I have large hands so the grip is an excellent addition to the ergonomics of my 5d mk iii. Highly recommended!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good product

          By Ryan

          from Nc

          Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

          I initially got the vello and ended up returning it for the canon and I'm pleased with that decision. But is is still way overpriced.

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          5.0

          A Seamless Addition To My 5D Mark III

          By Richz5

          from Hazle Township, Pa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Good Value
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photographing People

            Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

            I bought the Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip to use when I know I'm going to be shooting a majority of my images vertically. I had a Blues festival coming up and I wanted the grip for it. I also will use it for portraiture work. I love the way I can control focus points via the grip's toggle. When used with my 70-200 f2.8 IS II lens I have a heavy combination in my hands. However I now do not need to curl my right hand and arm over the camera when its vertical, that makes shooting so much more comfortable. I also have more control over camera settings in that position. Making this purchase was worth every penny. When I'm on the run and shooting landscapes, cityscapes seascapes, etc. I take the grip off to lighten up and shrink the camera body back to normal.

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            • No

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            4.0

            So far so good...

            By Bikeguy

            from New York City

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Battery life
            • Portrait Orientation

            Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

            Always have a vertical grip. Had a Vello for my 5D Mark II that worked perfectly for years and had one for my 5D Mark III for 14 months before it malfunctioned, so I went with the Canon to replace it and so far it's doing just fine.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works as expected

            By Stuffy Canon guy

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

              If you need extra battery power, this is the unit to get. Sure, you could go with the cheaper Vello brand but why when you can get the real thing?

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              • No

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              5.0

              The Grippler

              By JetSetJoe

              from SanMarcos, Texas

              Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

              Hauling big lenses, walking the back country or shooting in the studio - ease of motion, functionality and reliability are high on my list - the Canon grip give my Mark III the extra handle to spoed me along to get the shots I need.

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              5.0

              Solid

              By Gary

              from New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

                  It does what it does and does it well. I like the way it balances the camera, especially when a long lens is attached.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent hardware

                  By AJ

                  from San Diego, CA

                  Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

                  Good form factor. Matches the 5dm3 body texture. Buttons are as good as button from 5dm3 body. It is little pricy compared to third party battery grip; but overall no issues with the hardware.

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                  5.0

                  easy to use

                  By gzaiontz

                  from sa tx

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey
                  • Too Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

                  does it's job.not much in features

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great purchase

                  By Laura

                  from Philadelphia, pa

                  Comments about Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Camera:

                  This made shooting much more comfortable, much less awkward to shoot portraits. It also helps to balance the weight since I use a long, heavy lens. Great quality too, as with all Canon products.

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