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CanonBG-E9 Battery Grip for EOS 60D
 
4.8

(based on 247 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (209)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (209)
  • Durable (190)
  • Reliable (177)
  • Lightweight (61)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (37)
  • Price (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (163)
  • Portraits (131)
  • Travel (128)
  • Landscape photography (98)
  • Studio (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (117), Semi-professional (70), Professional (30), Casual user (9), Getting started (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (221), Yes (11)

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

Battery Grip BG-E9 for Canon 60D

By Tracey

from Florida

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I have been wanting this addition to my Canon 60D for quite some time. I have not used it outside to shoot yet, just some practice shots, although the battery grip is heavier, it is still manageable and I'm very pleased I bought this product. :)

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works amazingly!

      By evanscolnick

      from Florida

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

      I do a lot of film making and use the Glidecam HD-4000, and the battery grip really adds the weight that I need to get much nicer cinematic shots! It works just as it is supposed to, and feels amazing when holding that camera especially since it add more of a grip. Having the battery grip on the camera just makes me want to go shoot some more!!

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      4.0

      smooth operator

      By LJG

      from Auburn, NY

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Long battery life
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Portraits
      • Studio

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

      The added battery life alone is worth this grip. Shortly after purchasing this Battery Grip I shoot a wedding that was an all day affair. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't need to switch to my back-up batteries, and even had over half my battery life at the end of the day.
      The Canon grip is a sturdy addition to the camera and feels like one piece once installed. Initially I thought the grip to be bulky, however as I worked with it I found that it fit the hand well and all the controls were quite ergonomic.
      All in all I am very pleased with this piece of gear!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Well made product

      By John

      from Canada

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Traveling

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

      Gives flexibility in that I can use rechargeable Canon batteries or AA's which are available almost anywhere.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Useful piece of kit

      By Lemon Love

      from APO

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

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

        As someone spending a lot of time trying to master the craft of photography, which involves taking a lot of pictures, I bought this to add more battery life to my camera. Additionally, I have small hands so the grip makes it easier for me to well...grip my camera. I like everything about the product as it is functional and made by canon and it is a brand that I trust.

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        5.0

        Quality

        By Heather

        from Springfield MO

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

        No issues. Performed as expected with bonus AA capabilities.

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        5.0

        Can't go wrong

        By eng_nj

        from New Jersey

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Excellent addition to your gear.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Canon Product

            By Guy

            from Aliso Viejo

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

            Really like this grip-- provides extra power and fits well in my hand

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Nome

            from Chicago

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

            Goes perfectly with my Canon 60D. Great features. Great price!

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Scooter

            from Fairfax Station, VA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

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

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

            Easy fit to the Canon EOS 60D camera. Makes the camera heavier so there is a different feel.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great quality!

            By Canon guy

            from Texas

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

            I learned that if you are going to buy an expensive camera, then you might as well buy good quality gear to go with it. This grip fits perfect of course and the same material as the camera makes it flow nicely together. I would highly recommend.

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            5.0

            Great grip, worth every penny

            By ModSith

            from Seattle

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

            I tried a few 3rd party manufacturer's grips and none come close to the quality of this one. It matches the camera perfectly and the ergonomics are perfect for vertical shooting without holding the camera in a strange position. Also really like the option of using AA's in a pinch.

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            5.0

            Great addition!

            By PhotoPat

            from Raleigh North Carolina

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits

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

              The Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip is a great addition to any photographers kit. The added battery life is a plus, but in my opinion, the increase in the size of the camera makes for a more stable and versatile platform to shoot from. As far as reliability, I stick with Canon products. In the past I have owned some of the aftermarket grips, but they ended up in the trash can. They simply don't stand up to the quality of an official Canon product.

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              • No

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              5.0

              BG-E9 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 60D

              By Mick

              from Mpls Mn

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 1 Year Warranty
              • Canon Customer Service
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable
              • Year Warranty And Great

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

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

              Went to the Canon brand after cheaper brand failed after 4 months.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome Battery Grip, Awesome Service

              By Crista W.

              from Somerville, MA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling
              • Weddings

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

              Awesome grip, exactly what I wanted. I especially like the vertical shooting option with button. The service team was great at answering my questions on this product as well. A bit heavy but there is no way to get around that in the design.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect fit, finish and function.

              By Bull

              from South Dakota

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Perfect fit
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                The grip is identical to the finish on the camera and it fits perfectly. It is rugged and very well built. It also fits my hand perfectly and allows the use of those heavy lenses that would be otherwise difficult to handle. All the buttons have positive feed back when pressed and are located where you need them. Get the best grip the fist time.

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                5.0

                Excellent product!

                By Canon girl

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

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

                --I just bought this battery grip for my Canon 60D...and so far am extremely happy with it. It balances the camera nicely, and has a nice weight to it. I love the ease of shooting vertically now...Would highly recommend this product!

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                4.0

                Good product, reasonable price

                By Dave

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Traveling

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

                  I shoot a lot with the 60D and this grip save me of wasting time to wait for battery to be recharged. It's a bit more expensive than another third party product, but you would have good feeling to have Canon genius accessory with your beloved Canon 60D.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Canon Quality and Reliability

                  By Theo

                  from Western Massachusetts

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Feel
                  • Long Lasting Power
                  • Reliable
                  • Very HIgh Quality

                  Cons

                  • Some May Find A Bit Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Extended Use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Shooting Vertically

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

                  From the moment I mounted the BG-E9 onto the 60D , I really put the grip through its paces. It has been hanging around my neck (bumping into other gear) and has been put down on tables and such from the get go. It has always functioned perfectly and provided the grip and convenience when shooting vertically. With two LP-E6 batteries, I just don't worry about having enough power for day-long shoots. Should I ever get in a bind, however, I can easily switch to the AA battery tray.

                  I have medium (glove size 9-9.5) hands and do not find the grip to be too large. In fact, I rather like the extended body and the stability I can achieve by resting it on my palm and holding the lens barrel. The non-gripped 60D was a good size for stability, but the grip adds to this feeling.

                  Please note that with the grip and two LP-E6 batteries, the weight of the camera is noticeably increased. However, after a day of shooting I never felt much hand/arm fatigue. YMMV, especially if your hands/arms are not used to the weight.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product As Usual

                  By Musicman

                  from Stafford, VA

                  Comments about Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip for 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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