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.
Pros: Charges Quickly, Easy To Install, Good Value
Excerpt: Good fit and form, matches well with the 7d body. Not sure it I would use it in the elements, as I'm not sure that I trust the weather-seal. Provides balance to heavier lenses. I was afraid it might feel or look cheap and that's not the case, and think it was a worthwhile investment, especially...
Excerpt: I've been wanting a grip for my Canon 7D for quite a while. It does add considerable wieght, but it balances the weight of long lenses nicely, like the Canon EF 100-400mm. With Canon now shipping the 7d MkII this grip for the original 7D is remarkeably priced and I couldn't go without any longer.