Excerpt: A must for vertical or transitonal shots. The grip fits perfectly to the body and offers superb control/feel. Shoulder strap mounts perfectly to the grip as well. Zero complaints thus far. I wish my grip arrived in time for Frankenmuth's Snowfest the need for vertical shooting (with limited distance from subjects would have been great) alas mine arrived a few days late.
Excerpt: The Canon Battery Grip BG-E7 is a must have for photographers who shoot a lot of portrait shots. It makes handling the camera much more comfortable. The Canon branded grip is much higher quality than off-branded grips that I've owned in the past. This grip allows you to register both inserted batteries to your EOS-7D so you can keep track of their power percentages separately. I will not list the weight as a con as I prefer a heavier camera.
Pros: Easy To Install, Good Value, Long-Lasting, Reliable
Excerpt: I had an off-brand grip that I'd been using for a few years...got it with my 7D and then it broke. I realized right away how handy the grip is for shooting portrait and just not having to worry about running out of juice. I also like the optional AA battery cartridge just in case I'm in a bind somewhere. The non-Canon grip I had before wouldn't read properly with some batteries, but this Canon one is AWESOME.
Pros: Easy To Install, Good Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Reliable
Excerpt: This grip balances the 7D very nicely. I recently decided that it was an essential tool for me to shoot with because my shoulder/arm movement is severely limited. When I need to take a vertical shot I simply rotate the body and the grip shutter position remains in the same position as the horizontal format.
Excerpt: BG-E7 = the missing piece of the puzzle. This addition to my EOS 7D balances heavy lenses & gives a me a relaxed grip. Although I had to Google the mystery of how to attach the 80-200mm lens (the the quick release plate gimmick is attached to the lens' ring.) By turning it sideways I was able to attach to the tri & mono pods. Vertical shots are sharper using the battery grip shutter button than with cable release...
Pros: Creates Natural Grip, Easy To Install, Good Value, Reliable
Excerpt: Previously bought a Canon battery grip for a film camera years ago and certainly appreciated the added flexability of being able to use AA batteries as well. Of course the canon quality continues to bring me back. You certainly get what you pay for.
Excerpt: For the price and reliability, this was a great buy. Upon purchase, I was deciding whether to save a 100 dollars and buy the cheaper non canon brand but I am glad that I opted for this. The grip is easy to mount and very sturdy, leaving me with no fear of lose of battery.