Excerpt: I have had 5 or 6 Canon cameras dating back to the film days. And for the most part had Canon accessories. Just got a Refurb. 7d from Canon this New Year. X-mas cost a lot, & I needed to cut a corner or two & save $$. I have done business w/ the 2 biggest camera stores in New York. "A" had a 3rd party battery grip for the same price as B & H.com, 2 different house brands, and I had SO MUCH TROUBLE with the other store and 9 emails later, finally got a refund.
Pros: Balance, Easy To Install, Good Value, Reliable
Excerpt: I was on the fence about getting this. I am an amateur and only rarely need extended battery capacity. I unpacked it carefully, anticipating I might send it back. No worries. It adds weight to the camera (of course), but for me it hits a sweet spot between durable build quality and not being too heavy. I am average-size and it fits my hand well. (My purchase was the model for a Canon 7D, not the Canon 7D Mark II--don't know if that makes a difference.
Excerpt: Adds ease to portrait photos. Shutter release a tad touchy but still controllable. Controls easy to reach also. With both batteries installed, no noticeable discharge after a several hours of use without switching power off.
Excerpt: This grip is larger than expected but is a great handle when shooting portrait. It is easy to mount, and buttons function perfectly. The option to hold only one battery is great when needing to charge the other, or to simply just slide in the AA battery tray. B&H always has great products, information, and support.
Excerpt: The service was fantastic. They managed to get the product out overnight the day before Christmas. My daughter had already been told not to expect it to arrive before Christmas. Imagine my surprise when on Christmas eve there it was on my door step. She loves the product and it does as advertised. Thanks you for all your efforts to make a young lady very happy for Christmas.
Excerpt: Some of the reviews had commented on the size, but I figured it couldn't be much larger than my battery grip for my EOS-50D. WRONG! It's HUGE! Not as ergonomic as the other grips. With that said, it's built well and functions as advertised and I wanted the Canon grip instead of third party.
Excerpt: I had wanted the vertical grip for some time now and although I was used shooting without it, I don't think I could go without one now. And the option to use a single battery, dual batteries, or use the AA battery tray makes this well worth the money spent, especially for travelling and extended outdoor trips, excellent stamina with dual batteries