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: 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 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.
why pay for Canon version, this NEEWER works the same
Grease Man Photography, Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: i bought the NEEWER BG-E7 battery grip for my 7D...its worked great...the plastic & rubber matches the camera...all buttons function as designed...im not sure i will ever spend the extra $ on canon version grips as long as the 3rd party units works as well as they do