Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip

Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip

Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip

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Product Highlights

  • For Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

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Canon BG-E6 overview

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The Canon Battery Grip BG-E6 is an optional battery grip designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. 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 BGM-E6 Battery Magazine, you can alternatively also run the camera off six AA batteries.

Furthermore the BG-E6 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.

Note: The battery grip BG-E4 for the previous EOS 5D is not compatible with the EOS 5D Mark II camera

In the Box
Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip
  • User Guide
  • BGM-E6 Battery Magazine
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Canon BG-E6 specs

    Weight 11.1 oz (315g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.1 x 3.2"

    Canon BG-E6 reviews

    BG-E6 Battery Grip is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 459.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major Design Flaw and Overpriced Terrible design in one very, very important respect that negates all the advantages - the plastic gears in the thumb screw that attach the battery grip to the camera strip out! Mine did this about 18 months after purchase. I like the convenience of using a battery pack and camera grip so I took a chance and ordered a knock-off. It was almost 1/4 the cost and identical in every way!!! I've used it now over 6 months and I'm very satisfied. Even if it breaks like the original I could buy several and still save money. Send a message to Canon that accessories are way overpriced for the quality and don't buy this grip.
    Date published: 2012-01-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Typical grip from Canon, works well Has the added AF-ON button that's sets it apart from previous 5D grip. Has typical Canon build with minumum level of weather sealing. Comes with a back up AA battery option cartridge, which is good for quick swap till more LP-E6 are readily available at a reasonable price. Cons: Would have been more professional if it didn't have battery stem and just flat attachment like the Wi-Fi grip. Not sold on the price tag (which is $100 more than grip 30D), expected a little more durable construction and slickness for $280.
    Date published: 2008-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent addition to the 5D mk II Adding the BG-E6 battery grip doubles the battery life of the camera (it holds two standard 5d MkII batteries). It does add weight and bulk to the camera and makes it about the same size as the EOS 1Ds MkIII. I didn't find the extra bulk a problem, and if anything it made the camera seem a bit more sturdy. It's very well designed, and includes an alternate set of controls that are ideal for shooting vertically that can be turned off and on to avoid inadvertent shots. If you want to double your battery life, or use AA batteries (carrier is included), then this is a good way to go.
    Date published: 2009-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 15 hours on two batteries! I've had battery grips on the past three Canon SLRs I've owned but I've never gotten this kind of life out of two batteries. I recently covered an event that required me to shoot for 15 hours. With the new Mark II batteries in this grip I shot the entire day on two batteries! Almost 3,500 images! There is nothing really new about this grip over Canon's previous grips. I prefer to use a hand strap so the grip is a necessity for me. It adds a bit of weight to the body but no more than its predecessors. The lockdown nut needed to be slightly tightened once during the day but was probably because of the heavy use during the day switching between vertical and horizontal. -Jeff
    Date published: 2009-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this Grip If you buy a 5D MKII you need this grip. I've owned a couple of grips for the xxD bodies and my biggest complaint about those are the lack of an AF ON button. This grip has one and it makes shooting portrait style so much easier. The construction is top notch and it's worth every penny. My only complaint would be I'm still waiting for a second battery to become available. What's up with that? Everyone seems to be out of stock for over a month!!! If you use the camera for video, you'll need that second battery and this grip. The 5D MKII will drain it fast. Shooting stills, battery life is normal.
    Date published: 2009-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product but overpriced For me, the grip is not an option. I use it extensively. However, there is no need for this thing to cost as much as it does, including costing more than the original 5D (mk I) grip. Aside from one button, it is identical. Further, it appears that use of this grip will lessen the weatherproof-ness of the camera since the grip does not have the foam dust seal that the battery door has, which has to be removed to use the grip. Lastly, why it has an off switch is beyond me.
    Date published: 2008-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this again! This battery grip is the perfect companion for an exceptional camera. I thought about a compatible grip from a lower priced vendor, but then - having heard of some problems with those -- I asked the simple question: Why would you buy one of the best (and expensive) cameras on the market and then lash it up with an aftermarket low priced knock off. I own many (too many) Canon cameras and accessories -- and with every one, I am convinced that they offer the best quality you can find. This grip adds a bit of weight, of course, but the fact that all controls are at your finger tips, horizontal or vertical.. and you have ability for dual batteries make this a real power house for serious shooters.
    Date published: 2010-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Canon Battery Grip I am a wedding photographer, shooting anywhere from 1 to 3 weddings a week. By the end of the first night my wrist would already be stiff and kinked. The battery grip however has allowed me to take strain off of my wrist and allow me to work more comfortably. I use the Canon 5D which is a heavy piece of equipment, but now that I have the battery grip I can operate more comfortably and the camera feels lighter when I take a vertical shot. The grip also allows an additional battery to be used while shooting, which is great for when using the live viewing mode, because it uses so much battery power. I would highly recommend this to all professional photographers :)
    Date published: 2010-09-15
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