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CanonBG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D
 
4.9

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (56)
  • Durable (48)
  • Reliable (39)
  • Lightweight (18)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (41)
  • Travel (33)
  • Portraits (29)
  • Landscape photography (24)
  • Studio (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Semi-professional (22), Professional (11), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great grip!

Pairs perfectly with my Canon 70D. We shoot wedding films and having reliable power that can last the entire wedding ceremony is a must! We used this on a shoot last weekend, and...Read complete review

Pairs perfectly with my Canon 70D. We shoot wedding films and having reliable power that can last the entire wedding ceremony is a must! We used this on a shoot last weekend, and started the day with bridal prep at 10am. The batteries lasted until 3:30pm... just as we were getting our last shots at the church and preparing to drive to the reception venue for cocktail hour. I was amazed at how long the batteries could last! Granted, we're using brand new batteries, so they still hold a long charge, but at least I didn't have to worry about stopping to change batteries half way during the ceremony. If you shoot video for any extended period of time, having this for a DSLR is a must! Yes, it adds weight, but it actually adds a really nice feel to the body and lens combination. Better balance, easier to hold, and of course, longer battery duration!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BG-E14 means "Big Grip"

Quality build on this accessory grip, with 'extra' battery holder for the LPE-6 and for a set of double-A's. The grip is 'bulky' compared those I've used on Nikon and takes...Read complete review

Quality build on this accessory grip, with 'extra' battery holder for the LPE-6 and for a set of double-A's. The grip is 'bulky' compared those I've used on Nikon and takes some adjustment. In the case of needing the extra juice on hand I'll use the grip, otherwise no

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5.0

Great Acessory

By Mike

from Waukesha, WI

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

I am very satisfied with my Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for my Canon 70D camera. It gives me longer shooting time when using two LP-E6 batteries in the grip and it also gives me the option of using standard batteries (6-AA) in the grip in an emergency. It also makes the camera easier to hold, especially when using a large zoom lens.
The main reason that I purchased this battery grip manufactured by Canon was that I had previously purchased a similar battery grip for my camera manufactured by a third party for a much cheaper price. But after a while I experienced intermittent problems when using it with my camera and a 11-16mm lens on a ball head mount on my tripod. Every once and a while when I would hold the camera and adjust its position the power would go off and come back on again, very frustrating. What I discovered was the +/- contacts on the top of the battery grip were mangled and causing a bad connection. Not sure what caused this, poor alignment, soft metal contacts or maybe they were bad when received?
But I have had no such problem with my new Canon BG-E14 battery grip. Contacts look great. Battery grip works great. Usually you get what you pay for.

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5.0

Awesome!

By Luca

from Los Angles

Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

This battery grip is a must need for any 70d owner. It doubles the battery life, adds additional grip for people with bigger hands, and also makes the camera look aesthetically nicer. Overall great purchase!

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5.0

Really improves feel and battery life

By NoMad

from Fairbanks, AK

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Canon Build Quality
  • Improved Battery Life
  • Improved Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Action Hotograpy
    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling
    • Video shooting

    Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

    Was going to buy an off brand but chose to go with cannon on the recommendation of a semi-pro friend. Really glad I did. The fit and finish is impeccable and it really improves the feel of the camera in my hands. The vertical shooting controls work perfectly. I can't imagine running my 70D without it on now, it really makes that much difference in the feel and control of the camera to me.

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    5.0

    A Must Have!!!

    By ToddB

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

      This thing is great, it's beefy, solid as a rock. Adds a nice feel to the camera, extended battery life. Plus makes it look like a bigger more expensive camera - which is good for high-paying clients.

      Another benefit, is I recently picked up a fluid head tripod with a long release plate, with just the camera the plate hit the lens, this raises it up nicely to allow easier lens swapping and access to focus rings.

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      5.0

      Happy I bought it.

      By BC

      from Forest, VA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

        I was use to a battery grip on my 50D so when I got my 70D I delayed a little while getting this grip. Now I wish I would have gotten it right away. With the flexibility of using AA batteries or having two standard batteries in at once, I can concentrate on shooting and not worry about battery consumption. Also, if you turn the camera for portrait shots it is much easier to use the built in shutter release.

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        5.0

        Great Addition

        By RMWV

        from Tie Siding, WY

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

          Great quality look and feel. Being able to use two batteries is a plus. Grip feels good and sturdy. Simple to use. A must for this camera.

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          5.0

          Extra power

          By Lenny

          from South Carolina

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

            The extra battery gives us enough power when doing a day long photo shoot. No need to keep changing batteries.

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            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By Ivan

            from Lake Forest, IL

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

              Better support shooting video with my EOS70D.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Do I need this or do I not

              By schoolboy

              from San Antonio, Tx

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                I deliberated on buying this product for months. Finally, I decided to get it based on enough comments from various sources that it would be useful. First, it is not 'welded' to the camera, meaning that I can put it on or take it off without difficulty. It certainly aids in taking vertical shots. It is bulky which alters how you hold the camera (left hand). I've had it mounted for only about a month - so limited experience so far - but I will probably get used to having it on as opposed to not. Finally, I only considered the Canon version though its much more expensive than others. The technical characteristics of it convinced me that Canon was the best choice.

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                5.0

                Battery pack

                By Justin

                from Waldorf, Maryland

                Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                I love it, it did exactly what I thought & what I needed it to do

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                5.0

                Great Piece

                By Ricky

                from Morristown, NJ

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                    I've been looking forward to getting this for a long, long time. This makes vertical shooting a breeze. Before getting this I wouldn't really consider shooting vertical because of the awkwardness of the camera size but with this its so comfortable and it encourages me to shoot more in the vertical position.

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                    5.0

                    I love this product!

                    By Leigh

                    from Greer, SC

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                      This battery grip is an amazing addition to my new 70D camera! Now that I have it, I don't know how I used my previous cameras without one! I would highly recommend this grip.

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                      5.0

                      More Power

                      By Kristy

                      from Factoryville, PA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                      This product achieves 3 main things. It makes it easier to reach the shutter button when taking vertical pictures (which is especially important when using large, heavy lenses), it lets you double the battery life by inserting two LP-E6 batteries at the same time and it allows you to use AA batteries instead of rechargable batteries when low temperatures would normally kill your batter life.

                      I just got this as part of an upgrade from the Canon 30D with BG-C3 battery grip. I will say that the construction on the BG-E14 doesn't seem to be as strong, but it is lighter. So far, I haven't been able to locate a place that sells just the battery trays, which concerns me because they seem like they might break easily.

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                      4.0

                      Worth the purchase

                      By Sam

                      from CT

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                      I take a lot of vertical photos during volleyball games, therefore, I purchased this battery grip to help relieve the strain on my wrist from holding the camera in the vertical position. This grip has certainly helped with my wrist soreness. It does take some getting used to when using it. The eye piece is a little lower when you use the grip for vertical photos. That's the most adjustment I found I needed to make. t also adds a little more weight to the camera. Personally, the pros outweigh the cons.

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                      5.0

                      Big advantages in this box!

                      By Rob E

                      from Sheldonville, Massachusetts

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                        The double battery holder allows for use of either the normal Canon battery pack (or aftermarket) plus it has a double A battery sleeve that can be loaded and inserted in case you don't have charge options. In addition, you can flip a small switch on the battery pack and now when you turn the camera to portrait mode, the shutter button and video control buttons are still right there on the right trigger finger because it's built into the battery pack! That was a real pleasant surprise.

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                        5.0

                        Battery grip for Canon 70D

                        By George

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                          A great addition to my Canon. It fits my hands just right and the ability to rotate the camera and have the controls in the same place is awesome. The extended time is very handy.

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                          5.0

                          Canon Quality

                          By LuxdeLex

                          from Battle Creek, IA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                            I tried the Velo first. I really wanted it to work, but had to return. No substitute for Canon original product. Of course, the Canon fits like a glove and works perfectly.

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                            5.0

                            I would buy again

                            By Al

                            from San Antonio,Texas

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                              I use the EOS 70D BATTERY GRIP BECAUSE, LONGER BATTERY LIFE, AND IT IS EASER TO HOLD IN MY HANDS.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Grip for Canon Camera

                              By Chino Hills Photographer

                              from Orange County

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits
                              • Sporting Events
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                              This does exactly what it is supposed to do. You cannot go wrong with Canon. It even shows how much charge is left on each battery.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Must have accesorie for any pro

                              By Cosmicgeoffry

                              from Cincinnati, OH

                              Comments about Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D:

                              bought the battery grip for my 5d mk iii primary body about a year ago for the extra battery power but found that I appreciate the grips for composing portrait shots more than the added battery life. since, I have bought one for all three of my camera bodies for both extra battery and the vertical oriented controls and grip.

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