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

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

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

B&H # CABGE11 MFR # 5261B001
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Product Highlights

  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Holds Up to Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA Batteries
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Canon BG-E11 overview

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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
In the Box
Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R
  • Battery Magazine
  • Soft Case for Battery Magazine
  • Instruction Book
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Canon BG-E11 specs

    Tripod Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.4" / 15.2 x 11.4 x 8.6 cm
    Weight 10.9 oz / 309 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.2 x 3.8"

    Canon BG-E11 reviews

    BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 379.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feel and control I use battery grips for my 5D/MII and 7D so I was impressed with this new redesign for my new 5DsR. The side entry for the batteries allows for a wider base and better grip feel in the vertical position. I was thrilled to see a multi controller added to the grip so I can access focus points more easily. I've had trouble with previous grips unscrewing and opening power contacts, but so far this feels rock solid and tight. My main use for the grip is for landscape photography. Shooting with 50 Megs means using a tripod 90% of the time. I'm happy to report that the grip gives me a solid mount even on the sticks. I also need the extra battery power and backup while on extended hikes.
    Date published: 2015-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny !! I received a Vello battery grip with my purchase of my 5D Mark 111, the first one lasted 2 days, B&H exchanged it with a new one. Not long after this the multi function button became disengaged,the rubber around it tore. I then ran into many photographers while in Maui, and they all told me stick with CANON!! I couldn't agree more !! As soon as I opened the box last week, I could see and feel the difference in the build quality and feel.Even the way the 2 batteries installed was better. Its true you get what you pay for !
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Two Steps Forward One Step Back The Canon BG-E11 was added to my list of must have accessories for my 5dmiii the day I bought it. I had purchased battery grips for my Rebel XSi and 7d before and loved them so life without one for this new camera seemed like a non-option...until I saw the price. I have to admit I was fairly upset initially. Frankly the grip seemed overpriced but what are you going to do? Once you get used to a grip you can't go back so I shelled out the money and placed my order. Now that I have had a chance to do a shoot with the grip here are my pros and cons: Pros The build quality is excellent. They've used rubber that is quite close to what's on the camera and as such the grip really feels like part of the camera as opposed to an accessory or afterthought. The extended battery life is an obvious pro but the extra tray for AA batteries is perhaps an underrated bonus, being a valuable feature for trips into the wilderness for example where recharging may not be a viable option as well as those times when they want you to shoot two more hours of party than what you were prepared for. I expected all of that though having had two other grips prior. What I didn't realize about this grip is the fact that it has a multicontroller! You don't see it in the main picture but it has that wonderful nipple on the back of the grip just like the one found on the back of your camera. If you program that button to trigger your focus points it makes life so much easier its amazing. When you turn the camera vertically you have access to all of the main buttons, you can still access the quick control dial plus you've got a multicontroller on the grip. Win. Cons The battery compartment opens on the side (like my old XSi) rather than the back (like my wonderful 7d). At first I thought what a fail until I realized they wouldn't have been able to fit the multicontroller on there without moving the battery compartment door back to the side. This means swapping out that second battery is a royal pain in the...neck, but for that nipple it's well worth the sacrifice. Ultimately, if you're serious enough to buy the 5dmiii, you will not want to be without this grip. It really shines the most when shooting events where speed and stamina are important as it allows you to maintain a natural shooting position while having access to all the important functions involved in composing your shots. Bite the bullet and buy this grip. You can thank me later ;-).
    Date published: 2013-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Battery Grip Works great so far. With Live View, the 2-battery capacity comes in handy. Feels solid and mates to the camera well. I have had an issue with it loosening itself from the body a bit (due to being placed into and out of the bag during shooting) - the camera stops working and the grip feels a little loose. The fix is to once again tighten the thumb wheel - a different (more positive) locking mechanism would be preferred. The other issue is that between it and the GPS unit mounted on top of the camera, it becomes too tall to fit upright in my bag (it's a big bag) - I have to lay it down sideways to fit taking up more room. Other than that, very well satisfied.
    Date published: 2013-05-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BEST ACCESSORY Adding this battery grip to my 5DMKIII has been one of my best purchases this year. This grip gives the camera an overall better feeling. It's fuller, easier to handle, and the additional buttons on the grip give me more flexibility to change orientations without compromising stability. And of course, having the additional battery for added and long-lasting power gives me the freedom to shoot for hours. Also, the Double A (AA) housing case gives me peace of mind, knowing that I can add batteries in the event I don't have access to a recharging station.
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Grip, all day battery doing video. I just recently filmed an event where I had my camera running for about 8 hours a day. The two batteries allowed me to do this without having to replace and charge batteries until I was completely done with the day. It is a little pricey especially compared to the other brands but personally I would recommend using the canon grip with your 5diii. I did feel like some times the grip did not fit as well as it should there was a slight space even after it was completely locked. All and all it gets the job done, its a tough grip, and if you need the extra battery in a timely manner like I did I recommend picking one of these up.
    Date published: 2013-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III Came I use this on my 5D Mark III. It helps ergonomically for me because my little finger was always feeling for something to grasp, I had the same issue with my 60D and added a Canon battery grip on it as well. So when I got my 5D Mark III the Battery grip addition was a must have. I also like the extra shutter button for taking vertical shots, you don't have to work so hard to push the button on the camera because you have the extra button on the grip. Lastly, i have not used this option yet, but, if you are in the middle of nowhere, camping, hiking, or other no power situations, you can use the AA battery insert and use AA batteries to power your camera.
    Date published: 2012-11-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from excellent but overpriced I have had a grip on every camera I've owned, and they always do the job. This version makes some changes that are good and some not so good.First, the GOOD: + joystick added for focus point control + greatly improved battery door storageNow the not so good: - overpriced - slide tray for batteriesAbout the best thing you can say about any piece of gear is that it works and makes your job easier. This grip does just that. While I am not a fan of the new style battery tray, I see the reasoning in making it that way. But it was the price that knocked two stars off. This grip is $100 more than previous editions, and is not significantly better. Other manufacturers have grips retailing for $. Friends have told me they work just fine.
    Date published: 2013-01-22
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