Excerpt: A battery grip is one of these investments in camera gear that makes you think "is it really worth it"? I recently bought a EOS-7D Mark II and it came in a bundle with the battery grip BG-E16.
Nice balance for heavy lenses, good battery life extension
Peperazzi, B&H Photo
27 October 2015
Excerpt: Build: about the same as the 7D, nice and heavy which helps balance some of the front-heavy lenses.Battery life: about the same as the two individual batteries it contains.Strongest point: I tend to use portrait orientation more than landscape orientation, and the grip really makes thing easier#2...
Excerpt: Besides the obvious of doubling battery capacity, the 7D battery grip from Canon makes the camera easier to grip and feel more secure in my hands, which are large. The extra weight of the grip also helps with the stability of the camera when handholding shots.
Excerpt: Don't waste your time buying the cheap versions of the battery grip. You can tell this is a solid well made grip and love knowing I can shoot all day and not have to stop and change batteries.