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Canon BG-E9

Battery grip for Canon EOS 60D

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by Dave Bar
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Enjoy more shooting time and firmer control of your EOS 60D digital SLR with this Canon battery grip. The BG-E9 attaches to the bottom of your camera, allowing you greater comfort when snapping photos from vertical as well as horizontal positions. This grip features integrated buttons for easy access to the shutter release and other controls when you're holding the camera vertically. Add up to two optional LP-E6 rechargeable batteries or six "AA" batteries to increase your shooting time.

Highlights:

  • compatible with Canon EOS 60D
  • camera grip with storage for up to 2 optional LP-E6 rechargeable batteries or 6 optional "AA" alkaline or NiMH batteries
  • use of 2 LP-E6 batteries doubles shooting time
  • built-in camera control buttons for easier vertical shooting, including shutter release, AE/FE lock, and Main Dial control wheel
  • weight: 10.4 oz. (without batteries or magazine)
  • 5-3/4"W x 4-7/16"H x 3-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • BG-E9 Battery Grip for Canon EOS camera
  • BGM-E9A battery magazine (installed)
  • BGM-E9L battery magazine
  • Terminal cover (installed)
  • Soft vinyl case
  • Instruction sheet
  • Canon International Warranty Card

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Features

Overview: The BG-E9 Battery Grip is designed for the Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera. It comes with two battery magazines: the BGM-E9L, which can hold one or two LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries, and the BGM-E9A, which can accommodate six "AA" alkaline batteries. No batteries are included with the Battery Grip. When installed, the BG-E9 adds approximately 1-3/4" to the overall height of the camera.

Controls: The Battery Grip is equipped with several controls, conveniently placed for use when the camera is in the vertical (portrait orientation) position. The controls include a shutter button, main dial, AF Start button, AF point selection/Magnify button, AE Lock/FE Lock/Index/Reduce button, and On/Off switch. With the switch in the Off position, the controls on the battery grip are no longer active; you should use the controls on the camera body.

Installation: Before installation, the battery and battery compartment cover are removed from the camera body. The BG-E9 then slides into the battery compartment and mounts to the bottom of the camera, held in place by threading the attachment screw into the camera's tripod insert. An additional tripod insert is provided on the bottom of the grip, so you can still use a tripod or monopod. One or two LP-E6 batteries can be installed in the BGM-E9L magazine. When two batteries are installed in the magazine, power is supplied simultaneously from both batteries, effectively doubling the battery life. Six "AA" batteries will power the camera when using the included BGM-E9A battery magazine. Because of variations between battery brands, storage conditions, and the effect of cold temperatures on alkaline batteries, use of "AA" batteries is recommended only for emergencies.

Battery Life: Approximate number of shots while using the viewfinder at 73° Fahrenheit:

Dual LP-E6 Battery Packs One LP-E6 Battery Pack Six "AA" Alkaline Batteries
No Flash 50% Flash No Flash 50% Flash No Flash 50% Flash
Approx. 3200 Approx. 2200 Approx. 1600 Approx. 1100 Approx. 550 Approx. 410

Using Household Power: To connect to a household power outlet, the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (sold separately) should be used. The adapter kit's DC coupler fits into one of the LP-E6 slots in the BGM-E9L battery magazine.

Optional Hand Strap: The Battery Grip has a mount for the optional Hand Strap E1. The Hand Strap provides a more secure grip when using the Battery Grip on the camera.

Weight: Approximately 10.4 oz./295 g (without batteries or battery magazine)

 
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Written By migueldart, NYC on Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Excellent product. The combination of 2 Canon lithium batteries makes the power last a long time. Already shot 3 events, averaging 200 shots a piece, and the batteries don't need to be recharged yet.
Pros:
Long lasting use without recharging batteries.
Cons:
Makes camera body too bulky and difficult, if not impossible, to fit in most medium size camera bags when one leaves the lens attached to camera.
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