Vertical External Battery Grip for Canon EOS/550D DSLR

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Vertical External Battery Grip for Canon EOS/550D DSLR
- Compatible with Canon EOS 550D, 600D, 650D digital SLR cameras
- Battery compartment supports 2 x LP-E8 lithium batteries or 6 x AA batteries (not included)
- Chinese/English user manual & AA battery clip included

Dimensions: 5.12 in x 4.33 in x 2.99 in (13.0 cm x 11.0 cm x 7.6 cm)
Weight: 8.54 oz (242 g)

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Average Customer Review (33 customer reviews) 5

96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 33)

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  • Very handy and useful. Good value for money.

    posted by yeyem on 08:27:54 G11T 15/11/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Used in a Canon EOS 600D, it works really well. Double the battery life in your camera. Very good grip and fairly reliable materials. If you run out of batteries, change the attachment and you put AA batteries.

    Cons: Over time we have to see if the thread breaks sooner than expected. The same would happen with the closing of the batteries and the material covering the shell.

    Other: Compared with the high price they have the genuine Canon, is a highly recommended article: super.

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  • Great battery grip!

    posted by Rebecka95 on 12:19:16 G10T 22/10/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: First of all, this item is really cheap and the quality is great!!The battery grip are extremely easy to carry and i like the way you can choose to use AA batterys or the camera battery!

    Cons: I have not detection any bad about this product yet but i do not think i will either! :-)

    Other: Great product and I think you ALL who will order this item will be extremely pleased!

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  • THE best and cheapest ext. battery grip!

    posted by SamuelRedjono on 09:03:38 G8T 10/08/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: The first thing is the build quality. It is almost like the original battery grip made from Canon. My neighbour has the original ons from Canon and I compared them. The rubber for your hand is the same rubber that's on your camera and it stays on it very well, it doesnt come lose after a while. Other grips might have this problem.

    Cons: The buttons on the grip are like the buttons on your camera (the select buttons) and they are not like buttons which are on your mechanical keyboard or the magnification buttons on your camera. (You have to click and not press them. on your camera you have to press the magn. buttons instead of clicking it.)

    Other: You should defenitly buy this particular one!

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  • Good value for the price

    posted by UncleScrooge on 10:10:11 G5T 26/05/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: The product works and it has good value for the price. I bought this for Canon EOS 600D, just to say it fits more camera models than the title says (550D). Some negative sides exist, but again, I'm judging this with value vs. price. I have also an older original Canon battery grip for 350D, which is quite similar, and I can easily compare them. Also, using a grip somehow makes it easier to make photos with straight horizon, when using camera handheld in portrait position. It's more firm and nice to hold the camera in portrait position when grip is installed.

    Cons: The threads in screw hole at grip's underside start just a bit deeper than they should. 1 or 2 millimeters without thread there. I have Manfrotto's 200PL quick release plates, and at least they IMHO don't get deep enough in the threads, only some 1,5 rounds or so. With my older 350D's grip they get more deeper/secure with the threads. The mechanism closing/opening the battery compartment looks like plastic, feels like it could break easily. With careful handling it's not an immediate problem. My 350D's grip has metal parts on the lock. The rubber surface isn't glued very solidly at the grip, you might need to sort of press it more with your fingers to get it attached better. At first, the rubber surface felt a bit sticky, but it looks like it goes away while you keep using the grip.

    Other: So far, I'm quite happy with this purchase. I didn't have really any extra money to pay for anything above the minimum needs. Simply said, it was a choice between buying low price or do not buy at all. So I was kind of happy to see I could get this grip for just a fraction of the price what the original costs. For more heavy duty use you might consider things differently, but my needs allow me to handle the camera carefully without rushing, so I could accept few downsides too. 4 stars for quality due the cons, 5 stars for everything else, note the pricing is a factor here too.

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  • Good grip, not too useful though

    posted by robtonnie on 01:07:08 G4T 22/04/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Good, solid grip with no fuss. Looks like real Canon deal with corrrect (blue) color of icons and well-desinged buttons and dials Autofocus and ISO dials work perfect as do the zoom buttons

    Cons: Makes the camera much larger with only limited extra battery capacity Only usable with another battery (can be found here on dealextreme) or AA-batteries Camera time on AA batteries is very limited

    Other: Works fine, feels good. Would definitely recommend to buy

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  • You never take it off

    posted by gopavato on 04:27:25 G4T 18/04/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Solid build. Rubberized grip is well attached. Metal frame on the inside is well cut. Feels like the part came off the same assembly line as the original grip. Buttons work ok. Construção sólida. Partes com aplicações em borracha.

    Cons: The switch problem with LI-ION tray, which takes less than a minute to fix, thanks to the forum posts. Metal connectors on the part that goes inside the camera are slightly bent, which doesn't seem to affect connectivity. I have to screw all points of the grip.

    Other: This grip with 1 Li-ion batteries costs less than a single brand name Canon battery. In my opinion is worth every dollar.

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  • Great, nice looking alternative

    posted by mcguier on 01:59:14 G3T 26/03/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: I'm really happy with the purchase because it saved a lot of money for me. Here in Russia the original external grip would cost me about 4 times more that this one. All the buttons works properly and do the functions they intended for.

    Cons: The quality of rubber grip and icon prints is lower than one's on Canon 600D. Grip is a little bit slick and feels plastic.

    Other: Haven't used the original part but would recommend this as much cheaper alternative. Anyway you can try this external grip to realize if you really need it for affordable price.

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  • Is there a difference between the original?

    posted by LucSevriens on 10:36:13 G2T 13/02/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: In one word "Wow"! Amazing extra addition for your camera experience! If someone can give me the difference between the very expensive one from Canon or this cheaper one, please explain. It works great with the 2 battery-packs, the one with the batteries I did not use it till today. The buttons on the grip can be switched off to make your photo in horizontal way and can be switched off wen you make your pictures in vertical way. For a starter in photography (like me) a big pro for your camera hobby!

    Cons: No cons till today found.

    Other: If you want to have more stability for portrait pictures, this grip is very handful. Do you want to have more battery power. Choose this one!

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  • Perfect for my Canon 550D -fits perctly

    posted by rsskalle on 11:33:25 G2T 12/02/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: It fit perfect, all buttons working properly, not an cheap china plastic feeling. it makes my camera look and feel a lot better, nice handling and easy battery change (fits 2 batteries) and i comes with and battery draw for placing 6 x AA batteries. works perfect. gives it a great grip for larger hands

    Cons: can't find any.

    Other: overall a good grip, compared to a product from shop, its same quality! ty for a cheap good product. nice with the opportunity for using AA's (if you happends to run empty on power)

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  • GREAT PRODUCT

    posted by garyseferian on 18:26:20 G1T 28/01/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: very easy to use,you never have to worry about losing battery power.if your LP-E8s are dead,get some AAs and you 're back in business.Took over 600 shots with flash with 2 fully charged Li batteries.

    Cons: no real cons ,maybe could use a little thicker/heavier plastic for the body and the battery holders.Locking clips can be made alittle sturdier as well.

    Other: excellent product at a great price.I was surprised how fast I received it,with free shipping to boot.

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