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Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R

BH #CABGE11 • MFR #5261B001
Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R
Key Features
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Extends Shooting Time
The Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip is an optional battery grip with improved ergonomics designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, and 5DS R. 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 battery magazine, you can also run the camera off six AA batteries.
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Canon BG-E11 Overview

The Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip is an optional battery grip with improved ergonomics designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, and 5DS R. 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 battery magazine, you can also run the camera off six AA batteries.

The BG-E11 also 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. It has a large number of operating controls as well: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button.

UPC: 013803142716

Canon BG-E11 Specs

Dimensions (L x W x H)6.0 x 4.5 x 3.4" / 15.2 x 11.4 x 8.6 cm
Weight10.9 oz / 309.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 5.2 x 3.8"

Canon BG-E11 Reviews

A must have IMO

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

Over the years I've used 1 series and gripped 5 series bodies. They're very comfortable and fit my hands nicely. When I got my 5DS R so time ago I figured it be used pretty much exclusively on a tripod. Yeah...no. LOL I tried using it handheld without a grip but it just felt tiny & awkward. So I figured I had better get one of these before Canon decides to stop making them. Glad I did, now it feels like my other bodies. Replaced the RRS bottom bracket with a RRS L bracket, and haven't looked back. Now I can use the camera like normal without it feeling fiddly.

A Worthwhile Complement

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-26

For me, a worthwhile complement to my 5DSR. Nicely balanced; Enhanced stability in landscape and portrait mode with my larger hands. And of course, double the battery life! I would buy again, highly recommended!

Replacement!

By Paul
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-25

This is a replacement for my original grip l purchased back in 2012. The original one shedded its skin after 4 years of use. So, I sent it to Canon for repair. The second skin came off less than a year later. Not worth the $80 to do it again, so I started over with a new one... otherwise the handling improvement, a vertical functions are well worth the price.

2 batteries are better than 1

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-17

This keep me from having to change out batteries during a shoot. I charge and replace them every day I'm on a trip. I also keep lots of extra charged batteries with me just in case. The only downside is that it make the camera body heavier. I always work on a tripod, so that's not an issue.

Great grip

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-20

I have 3 of these for 5DSr's - (used the same grip on earlier models). I hate having to change batteries in the middle of shooting, so these work out great (as long as I make sure to fully charge the batteries before I go out). Only minor complaint is that I've had them come a little loose from the body a few times - this causes the camera to exhibit strange behavior as it is usually not a complete disconnect. Make sure you tighten the thumb-wheel before you start.

Good if you really need it

By Brett
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

With capacity for two batteries and the option of using AA, this is an almost essential accessory for certain photographers--wedding, fashion, journalism. The regular batter cover stored neatly on the unit when its installed, so you don't lose it. The vertical grip option is chunkier than the built-in grip on the camera, so it's less comfortable than shooing horizontal, but less awkward than shooting hand-on-top without the battery grip. The vertical shutter button and main dial fall in roughly the same place as main body elements, but the back command dial is less well positioned if you need to access it while shooting vertical. But overall, a useful accessory.

Best Grip

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

I'm not a pro, photography is my hobby but I do like buying original brand items for my gear. Love having double controls and added battery life with the grip holding two batteries. I purchased this grip after buying the 5D Mark III and love it. Previously I had a Canon 1D Mark III with the built in grip and loved that. Was a definite need after getting my new Camera. Love the size it adds to the camera and feel it's more comfortable to use with it. Highly recommended

Best Immediate Upgrade for any Canon Camera

By Bob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-26

When I purchased my first 5Dsr body, I also purchased the Battery Grip on the recommendation of a friend. I have never regretted that advice and, with the recent purchase of a second 5Dsr body, I of course purchased a second battery grip! This really gives a whole additional dimension to working with the 5Dsr and especially for me allows a more secure grip on the camera when switching between landscape and portrait photos in a challenging environment (such as rescue dogs in a shelter).

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question

Can a rapid strap be attached to bottom of grip?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the grip features a standard 1/4 -20 threading underneath that one may use to connect a Black Rapid strap to or to connect to other tripods and mounts etc.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Hi, does it work with a 5D Mark II ?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it will not work. I had the same camera and once the MK-III came out, Canon stopped selling the grip for the MK-II (just about every camera model has a different grip). You have two options. Buy the Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II, which is what I did. It works well. Or get a used Canon grip via Ebay.
Answered by: Edward K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this fit directly onto a tripod?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip has a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount hole on the bottom.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

When attached firmly to the 5DS R camera does the ...

When attached firmly to the 5DS R camera does the tightening disk have any play so that it twists loosely a small amount?
Asked by: Kelly
I have zero play when tight. The body is almost always mounted on a 600f/4 mkii which I use handheld (lots of torque on grip); What happens with the grip is it can loosen (very rarely). Wouldn't hurt to put a dab of thread lock on the bolt.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-09-09

I have a non canon battery grip and the biggest ...

I have a non canon battery grip and the biggest issue is with the connectiobns to my 5d m3 r sometimes having issues. For example starting to shoot and no power, having to tighten the attachment screw or just working it around a little. Very Frustrating. With the Canon brand grip is this an issue or does it consistently keep a god connection between the camera and battery grip? Price is high but I can't continue too use a battery grip that is inconsistent providing a solid connection to my 5d.
Asked by: Peter
The Canon grip should work seamlessly on the 5D3 without any issues.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-07-26

question

Can you use 1d style batteries with this? Will there be a single battery coming out that takes the place of the cartridge?
Asked by: Anonymous
The BG-E11 can only run off of two LP-E6 batteries or six AA batteries with the accessory tray provided.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can this battery grip can be used with new 5d Mark IV LP-E6N battery type?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this grip can handle the LP-E6N batteries used with the 5D Mark IV.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

What is the lifespan of these LP-E6 and LP-E6N ...

What is the lifespan of these LP-E6 and LP-E6N batteries?
Asked by: Kay
I have been using them daily for nearly 7 years, recharging them daily after covering several events, and they are still working great.
Answered by: Steven
Date published: 2021-01-12
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