Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: LCD Battery Grip BG-E7 for Canon EOS 7D Camera + 4x LP-E6 Lithium Ion Batteries To be honest - at this price I didn't expect too much, but I was really surprised by the quality of that product. Only the batteries alone would have been a nice bargain. The quality of the grip is excellent. Definitely the best purchase I have made in a long time!
Summary: Just loves this battery grip. Really adds to the feel of the camera giving it more sturdiness and battery life is awesome. The fact that it takes 6 AA and 2 Canon Batteries is all you will ever need. Also looks very professional. People comment,"thats one heck of a camera outfit you have there." MAkes me look good. Hahahaha. Seperates you from the amateurs. But seriously, a very fine well built product. Love it. Love it.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: Original Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip With Shutter Release For Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera + Canon LP-E6 2600MAH Replacement Battery + Free Charger (Electronics) LOVE THIS BATTERY GRIP WITH SUTTER RELEASE. I CAN SHOOT ALL DAY AND DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOW BATTERY. THIS GRIP ALSO GIVE MY CANON 7D A MORE COMFORTABLE FEEL FOR LARGE HANDS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS AS A GREAT ACCESSORY.
Summary: For about 5 years, I was shooting with My Canon 20D, and often considered getting the Kung-Fu, er, battery grip, but never did. So, when I went to purchase my Canon 7D, I decided to get this at the same time. I'm glad I did. Since I do a lot of fashion shooting, most of my shots are in portrait aspect, and having this grip makes a more comfortable and steadier hand-hold instead of holding the camera from the top.
Summary: Your basically buying the battery grip and being given everything else for free. The battery grip is constructed very well, its very similar to the canon, aside from the kind of rubber they put on the door that opens. The buttons feel a tiny bit more cheap than Canons as well (but in my opinion its not worth the extra few hundred). The cleaning kit is decent, I've actually used it A LOT. it does the job... The battery and charger..
Summary: The build quality is great, AA battery cartridge is a nice add-on, mounts and feels solid, but it falls short in the most important aspect, ergonomics. This is nothing like the 1D series (built-in) vertical grip. This thing is huge and too square for a comfortable grip. I was really looking forward to getting this as I've been shooting a lot more with the camera in the vertical position. But just packed it up and am shipping it back.
Summary: I bought the BG-E7 to compliment my 7D in the field. Although it adds quite a bit of weight and bulk to the camera, the added battery capacity is worthwhile when shooting wildlife. There's nothing worse than having to stop shooting to replace a battery just when the action is getting good. (Or worse still, having to go back to the car to get your spare battery which you forgot.) The vertical shutter release feature is nice - if I remember to use it.