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Canon BG-E7

Battery Grip for EOS 7D

Item # 280BGE7

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Enjoy more shooting time and firmer control of your EOS 7D digital SLR with this Canon battery grip. The BG-E7 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 control buttons for easily accessing your 7D's shutter release and camera settings in a vertical orientation. It also gives you the choice of operating the EOS 7D with up to two optional LP-E6 batteries, or even 6 AA batteries (not included).

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Canon EOS 7D
  • camera grip with storage for up to two LP-E6, or 6 "AA" batteries (not included)
  • use of 2 LP-E6 batteries doubles shooting time
  • built-in camera control buttons for easier vertical shooting, including shutter release, AE/FE lock, AF on, and Main Dial control wheel
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • BG-E7 Battery Grip (with clear plastic terminal cover)
  • BGM-E6 Battery Magazine (inserted in grip)
  • Instructions
  • Canon International Warranty Card

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Overview: The BG-E7 Battery Grip is designed for the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera. It can hold up to two LP-E6 Battery Packs, or, with the supplied BGM-E6 Battery Magazine, it can accommodate six "AA" alkaline batteries. No batteries are included with the Battery Grip. When installed, the BG-E7 adds approximately 1-7/8" to the overall height of the camera.

Installation: Before installation, the battery and battery compartment cover are removed from the camera body. The BG-E7 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 Battery Grip. 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-E6 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°F:

Dual LP-E6 Battery PacksOne LP-E6 Battery PackSix "AA" Alkaline Batteries
No Flash50% FlashNo Flash50% FlashNo Flash50% Flash
Approx. 2000Approx. 1600Approx. 1000Approx. 800Approx. 400Approx. 300

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 Battery Grip.

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, multi-function button, main dial, AF Start button, AF point selection/Magnify button, AE Lock/Index/Reduce button, and a vertical grip operation 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.

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 12 oz./340 g (without batteries or battery magazine)

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