Canon 5D Mark III Battery Grip – BG-E11

Well, the new Canon 5D Mark III is just different enough they needed to offer another battery grip. This wasn't the case for the Canon T2i and Canon T3i as they share the same Battery Grip. It's not required to have one, but I do like using it especially for Photography in portrait mode. The new BG-E11 battery grip for the 5DM3 still uses the same LP-E6 batteries, but the new unit will run you about $350 bucks. Thanks again Canon..

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9 thoughts on “Canon 5D Mark III Battery Grip – BG-E11

  1. JC

    There is no way I'd ever buy a Canon Battery grip. If your aftermarket grip fails during a shoot, you just take it off and shoot without. A grip is not necessary for camera operation. It's just a nice thing to have.

    You can buy 5-10 aftermarket grips for the price of one from Canon. So if you buy a Canon Grip, you are either bad at money management, or really bad at math.

    *Beware that the 5D Mark II grip does not work on the Mark III. At least on my Zeikos Mark II grip there is one little metal alignment pin that doesn't line up with the Mark III.

  2. Jason

    Magnesium wheels cost a lot? Thats the reasoning for a 350 dollar battery grip. Let me put it to you this way, my magnesium wheels would cost somewhere around 100,000 dollars EACH if they cost as much, gram for gram for the magnesium component.

    There is only one thing that makes sense:

    I am a Canon fan, but this is just ridiculous, I'm sorry. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING that is going to justify this cost. Period

    Since the only way you are going to need this grip is if you purchased the 3499.00 dollar body or 4399.00 dollar kit - I would say that this is just evil. I have the money for it, but I won't buy it. For the first time in my entire career I will buy either grey market or a non-canon brand.

    If they keep this up, I will just keep buying different brand products going forward. I can live with the 22mp vs the 36 for nearly the same price, but its little price gouges like this that make me SICK to my stomach. And I hope there are enough of us to boycott this grip until Canon drops the price to a reasonable level.

    Then, when it cost 125 dollars, which still earns them a nice profit, I say we all buy it, to show them that we, the people who buy their gear have the power - not them

  3. Had a knockoff grip for my 5D MKII. It seldom had good electrical contact to one of the batteries. Then the clip holding one of the batteries just snapped off for no good reason. Then the door latch broke and I had to tape the damned thing closed. Never again!

  4. canonfan

    It's what you don't see that jacks up the price, magnesium body. Just do a google search and you'll see. Magnesium doesn't come cheap. I've read way too many reviews on aftermarket grips that either drain the batteries or don't work after a few weeks. As for me, I'm still on the fence. I know they'll be one out of China for 1/5 the price. Decisions, decisions.

  5. Josh

    the price is out of my league but from what ive read this is weather sealed which is probably worth it. my last encounter while shooting pics in the rain for a client and me going on about how my camera is weather sealed yet forgetting my grip... 5minutes later not working.

  6. Though it looks like Canon jacked their price up, at least they did "something" good. Notice that they have an added joystick on the grip. Now it'll be easier to move focus points in the portrait position.

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