Excerpt: I have a knock off battery pack and it works great, except I can no longer fit my 100 - 400 lens on my tripod using the lens mount. You have to fit the camera body to the tripod. Is this a design flaw with Cannon battery pack as well?
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: At first I was only going to add the battery grip for occasional use. However I find I keep the grip on all the time now. I did encounter a situation where my camera and grip were exposed to splashing water. The next day I had no use of the LCD screen.
Excerpt: Used my camera without for several years. I love being able to take a shot vertical with ease. It is also great to have two batteries instead of one. If you have small hands like me, it may seem bulky until you get use to it.
Excerpt: This grip completes my 7D and makes it more comfortable to hold when shooting normal landscape photographs. I shoot in cold hockey arenas a lot so having two batteries in the camera makes it easy to shoot without having to worry about losing power throughout the day.
Excerpt: I bought this grip for my 7D and instead of a cheaper option (which I never tested). The price is high but I'm satisfied. The only small gripe is that when mounted on a tripod, the BG-E7's bottom is where the screw from the tripod head goes, and it isn't very rigid at all (as opposed to when the 7D...