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CanonBG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D
 
4.8

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (91)
  • Durable (49)
  • Good battery life (27)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Reliable (8)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (10)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (57)
  • Family photos (44)
  • Sports/action (43)
  • Travel (41)
  • Video (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (4), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best battery grip i've ever held

Canon has really stepped up their ergonomics. I am comparing this to the 5d classic, 5d2, and rebel T1i grips, as that's what I've used previously. This battery grip just fits in...Read complete review

Canon has really stepped up their ergonomics. I am comparing this to the 5d classic, 5d2, and rebel T1i grips, as that's what I've used previously. This battery grip just fits in my hand perfectly.The battery trays (both the battery pack and the AA battery one) are easy to insert / remove (unlike 3rd party 5d2 grips I've used), and the shutter button feels identical to the one on the 6D itself.A battery grip is almost necessary when using a heavier lens such as a zoom lens, or anything that offsets the balance of the camera in your hands.I do a lot of astrophotography and other things that require extended use of my 6D, so having a battery grip is almost essential. I don't have to worry about the camera's battery dying on me in the middle of a shoot.I highly recommend this over any 3rd party battery pack. You just won't find the same ergonomics and build quality as with a genuine Canon battery grip.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I shoot a fair amount of portrait shots and wanted to try this as the battery life on my 6D is not great. I did'nt like the feel of this grip when holding the...Read complete review

I shoot a fair amount of portrait shots and wanted to try this as the battery life on my 6D is not great. I did'nt like the feel of this grip when holding the camera in a landscape orientation. I tend to hold my camera with my right hand under the lens back near the lens mount. I found I could'nt place my right hand under the lens back by the lens mount when this grip is installed. The camera feels good when held in a portrait orientation but for me, I just don't like it when holding the camera landscape.

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5.0

Good product, but expensive

By Kaushik

from Toronto, ON

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Solid Build

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Add Battery Life

Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

Like all canon products, this one is solid built and feels good in your hands. However, it is heavy on your purse. Few things which canon can make cheaper; after all these are simply addons.

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5.0

Must have it!

By radiehl

from uberlandia, Brazil

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

      I always my 6D ( and others models ) with Battery Grip.

      Its help me with ergonomic, give me more shots ( double battery ) and easy to use the camera on vertical.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great addition

      By Photopat

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

        Great for the extended battery use and allows for a better grip on the camera. I find that the camera body by itself is too small and doesn't fit in my hands very well. The addition of this grip make all the difference int eh world.

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        5.0

        Stick With A Canon Grip

        By Waddizzle

        from New York, N.Y.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Solid Build

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

          Stick with a Canon grip. All of he buttons work like they are supposed to, which some third party grips do not have. Some third party grips require a cable if you want to use the shutter button. Read the reviews of the third party grips.Stick with a Canon grip. If you ever decide to buy an L-Bracket, it will be designed to fit the exact shape of the Canon BG-E13. Third party grips cannot duplicate the exact shape of Canon BG-13, which means that they do not feel the same when you rotate the camera to vertical.Stick with a Canon grip. Not only does it have the same shape when you rotate it, but it is made of the same material, so it feels exactly the same. The BG-E13 has a solid build and feel to it.

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          4.0

          Rock Solid

          By Curt

          from Indianapolis

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

              This is one product that requires name-branding from my experience. I have had off-brand grips before, and found them lacking.

              My only flaw thus far, is needing to have it powered on to use in vertical fashion, but that's minuscule.

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              5.0

              Great Grip

              By ClickM

              from South Carolina

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                I bought this item to use with my newly purchased Canon 6D. I knew I needed something that would allow me to shoot longer as well as add balance to the camera. This product is great because it definitely makes the camera feel more balanced and stable. I love the easily accessible controls when shooting vertically. Very comfortable to hold.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Creat product for larger hands

                By Nick

                from Wisconsin

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Better Stability

                  Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                  Excellent grip. Holds two batteries. Better vertical stability with additional shutter button on grip. Love Love Love!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Accessory

                  By Tom in Vegas

                  from Las Vegas, NV

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                    Great way to add extra battery life and have a perfect grip for vertical pictures. It's nice to have the AA battery tray option as a back up option.

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Mel

                    from Chicago

                    Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                    I've never used one of the off brand versions so in any speak to those. I bought it for a new camera so I preferred to use brand name. It works great, installs just like the other ones I've used on ither cameras. I think the battery door holder is actually much better than the one in my 60d

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Jerm

                    from Heath, Ohio

                    Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                    Don't waste your time with off market brands! You get what you pay for. Had all sorts of problems with a cheaper version making my camera lock up and just quit working with very little use.

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                    5.0

                    AWESOME!!!

                    By Ivy

                    from Guam

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Audio Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                      Super extremely useful. It barely ads weight to the camera.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Solid performance and construction

                      By David

                      from Columbia, MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                        Using it with my Canon 6D for times when I need to make sure my battery lasts! It seemed a bit expensive for what it is, especially when you have to purchase additional batteries.

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this produck again

                        By Ron

                        from Las behas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                          Business

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Only buy canon

                          By evoxjosh

                          from Sacramento, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                            Have always used battery packs, best thing to make your camera feel like a real camera with nice extra controls to change on a flash. Thought about buying a non canon item to save a buck because i bought a 6d at the same time, but after reading some reviews about competitors, it changed my mind and forked out the cash for one. Also canon won't warranty your item if you use non canon items.

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                            5.0

                            Canon Battery Grip - None Better

                            By Spud

                            from Southern California

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                              It has more than doubled the time I can do videos now. It also adds a great balance factor. Always felt my 6D was out of balance. This grip was made for this camera and it handles even better now.

                              The only thing not so great is that it does not come with the 2nd battery included!

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                              5.0

                              I Love this FANTASTIC attachment!

                              By Danester

                              from New York

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Extra Shutter Button
                              • Fits Perfect In Hand
                              • Flawless

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Time Consuming Sessions
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                                Spend the extra money, I promise you wont regret it!! If you're reading reviews then you already know why this is such a useful product. this grip fits flawlessly and balances the camera well while adding an additional shutter. POWER, POWER, POWER! Never run low! I cant say enough good things about this product but well worth the purchase! now it's your turn, you will not regret it!

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                                4.0

                                Great, but you pay for it

                                By Adam

                                from San Mateo, CA

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                                I have this on my 6D most of the time when I'm shooting outdoors and when traveling. I like the grip for the stability it gives me when holding the camera in portrait orientation, and because it takes the abuse of setting the camera down in less-than-ideal environments like on trails or rocks; the grip and the lens hood touch the ground, the body and lens don't. These two benefits are what sold me on it.

                                For me, there is no real benefit to having two batteries in the camera. I don't shoot long videos, and I've never found myself in a situation where I missed a moment during the 5 seconds it takes to swap batteries. But you don't need to fill both battery slots for the grip to work, so I generally don't.

                                So far, with both this grip and the nearly-identical one I had on my 60D, I haven't had the need to use the 6 AA cartridge. I do carry a load of NiMH AA's with me for my flash units, but this has been just a peice-of-mind feature so far, as the LP-E6 batteries have good working time, so much so that I've never exhausted my pair of them in a full day of shooting.

                                I give this 4 stars because it doesn't feel any more substantial to me than the 60D's BG-E9 I paid significantly less for, nor any less substantial than the 5D3 grip that costs quite a bit more. I feel like Canon is scaling their grip pricing opportunistically with the mating camera value, rather than using correspondingly better materials or build quality. I also wish the grip had a place to store the battery hatch you need to remove from the camera when installing it, that would be a nice touch.

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                                5.0

                                The BG-E13 works great!!!

                                By RC the Photographer

                                from Carol Stream, IL

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                                  The BG-E13 is great for use with larger lenses it give you a sure grip on your camera.

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                                  5.0

                                  The original will always be the original

                                  By Israel

                                  from Dallas, Texas

                                  Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                                  I've read many reviews on this original model and the other knock off brand, and my experience always been great with canon, it works great with my new 6D.

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                                  5.0

                                  Just what I needed

                                  By Fotoguy75003

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Canon BG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D:

                                    I normally pack light when I shoot landscape -- just my camera and one lens, and I always fear my battery going dead, but this has alleviated my worries. My only complaint is that once the unit is screwed onto the camera, there is no way to lock it into place causing it to come lose if you bump it. It's worked perfectly fine for me so far though.

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