Canon 5D battery grip

  • kk5hy avatar
    kk5hy 18 Oct 2009 13:59
    I'm not selling these but I thought these were cool for the 5D owners since it's $77

    Gives a larger area to hold the camera plus camera controls at your finger tips for vertical shooting.
    And you can use AA'a

    I used to own a battery grip for my Nikon N-90s (remember film days?)
    Loved it, so I'm getting one of these too.

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  • RekindlePhoto avatar
    RekindlePhoto 18 Oct 2009 14:07
    Hey Jake, do you have one? Does it read the "smart" 5D MKII batteries? It looks good. I've seen Walmart is selling a few difference Canon ones but not for the MKII yet and their prices were also about the same. Have you had any problem of running a battery out of juice yet. Seems like a battery lasts a long long time but having a better grip would be great. It might also help balance the camera when a big lens is added.

  • kk5hy avatar
    kk5hy 18 Oct 2009 14:24
    No, I don't have one yet. But I found this out from a 5D forum I'm on where a guy there did buy one and said the build quality is great and using AA's the camera shows battery life. It will work with the Canon smart batteries to show battery life.
    Using two of the Canon batteries inside the grip will last longer than AA's but that is understandable.

    The last shoot I was on was the first time I ran the battery completely out, and that was after about 3 hours of shooting. But there wasn't any problem with the battery after that.
  • kk5hy avatar
    kk5hy 18 Oct 2009 14:32
    This is the quote from the guy that bought it.

    "It was delivered to my door today, and the build quality is excellent,
    everything works like it should, and it fits the camera like a glove and
    does not wobble around at all. It even has an ingenious storage place for
    the original battery cover.

    It works with 6 AA batteries which is quite important for me, because you
    can always find them, and I travel a lot. You can't always be assured of the
    right travel plugs for chargers.

    I don't have anything to do with the seller and I get no gain outta this, I
    just figured you folks would like to know."
  • RekindlePhoto avatar
    RekindlePhoto 18 Oct 2009 18:40
    A heck of a lot cheaper than the Canon brand.
  • wideweb avatar
    wideweb 20 Oct 2009 10:43
    Can you connect to it an external power supply, like in the original Canon grip? Can you please ask your friend? Thanks.
  • dapoopta avatar
    dapoopta 22 Feb 2010 20:16
    Did anyone ever get one of these? I am looking for a grip for my Mark II for longer battery life.
  • Normstock avatar
    Normstock 23 Feb 2010 08:59
    I saw Adorama sells these vertical grips for the 5D2 and 7D, the reviews seem great. I think they are the same ones as on Ebay. I'm looking to get the 7D shipping too!
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  • kk5hy avatar
    kk5hy 23 Feb 2010 09:08
    I thought of getting one but actually, I have two batteries and never ran out of power during a shoot.
    Also the battery grip wouldn't fit on my shoulder mount or while using the follow focus. So I decided to not get one.
  • Normstock avatar
    Normstock 23 Feb 2010 12:08
    I would get one for still shooting, the vertical shutter release is worth it. I'm in the process of selling my Nikon stuff.