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CanonBG-E13 Battery Grip for EOS 6D
 
4.9

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (92)
  • Durable (50)
  • 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 (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (21), Casual photographer (4), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (105)

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

Perfect fit

By Greg

from Virginia Beach, VA

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

As I expected, this grip fits perfectly and for my hands it feels a lot better to hold with the grip on than not. Takes the ease off of holding your camera body vertically when you have the grip. All in all, love the feel and look of it. Not bad for the price too compared to other grips.

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5.0

This is my third grip from B&H for three Canon EOS cameras.

By J

from Savoy, IL

Verified Buyer

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

I have now bought three Canon EOS cameras and all three Canon battery grips have come from B&H. I am pleased with the quick service and the prices offered on Canon products.

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5.0

Perfect

By Eli Jack

from Lakeland Florida

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

It makes the camera just right in your hands. I highly recommend a portrait grip for anyone. Your wrists aren't as sore at the end of the day and you end up getting sharper images to boot.

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5.0

6D Grip

By TJ

from Indiana

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

No complaints! A must have.

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5.0

Superb!

By Design4 Photography

from Cheyenne, WY

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

Highly recommended. Have heard bad things about non- functionality of cheaper versions. Excellent feel, grip, & rock solid controls as you would expect with a Canon product. The ability to 'leapfrog' battery charging is a nice plus.

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5.0

Grip

By Pinholecanon

from NC

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

Works great especially with portraits.

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5.0

Longer battery life

By thehouseofdon

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

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

    I like this grip, not only does it make the DSLR look more impressive in front of my clients, it helps when I am shooting interviews to extend the amount of time I can shoot. Plus, being able to access the batteries from the side helps so I don't have to take the camera off the tripod or rig to swap.

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    • No

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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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    • No

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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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          • No

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          5.0

          Stick With A Canon Grip

          By Waddizzle

          from New York, N.Y.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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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            • No

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            4.0

            Rock Solid

            By Curt

            from Indianapolis

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            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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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Grip

                By ClickM

                from South Carolina

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                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

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Accessory

                    By Tom in Vegas

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                      • No

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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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                          • No

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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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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