Best 3rd Party Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip Alternative

If you want to know which is the best 3rd party Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip it will be useful to first consider what's most important to you.  

That repeating question of whether to choose this 60D accessory made by Canon or choose one made by a third party comes back once again.


Do you need to stick with the Canon name to get the Canon quality and be forced to pay the Canon price?  Or can you make do with a legitimate, alternative piece of equipment that is significantly cheaper?


Advantages of Third Party Battery Grips

Price is the only advantage of getting a battery grip NOT made by Canon for your Canon DSLR, but it's a big one.  The grips made by 3rd party manufacturers are less than half the price of the Canon BG-E9 originals.

Disdvantages of Third Party Battery Grips

The most important thing to consider is functionality.  The majority of third party grips will have 100% functionality in terms of controls and settings.  Be sure to read a good number of customer reviews on the one you are considering to see if there are any issues to be concerned about.

The quality of the materials used to make the third party grips is different, for sure.  Reviews written by the customers who purchased the genuine Canon are higher than those written by the third party grip buyers.


Difference between Canon and NON-Canon BG-E9 Grips

The overall textured feel of the grip will definitely be different between the Canon and 3rd party BG-E9 grips. The touch of the dial controls and the amount of pressure to apply to adjust a setting or take a photo will vary as well between different models.

For most photographers these differences will be miner and won't prevent them from buying the more affordable versions of the grip.



Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip Comparison

Grip Maker

Canon Geek 4-5 Rating

# of Reviews written

Canon

100%

62

Xit

79

76

Neewer

72

18

Zeikos

78

863


I added this carousel below to let you scroll through several BG-E9 alternatives and click on one that interests you.  

This will link to to the specific reviews from customers who flet inspried enough to leave their feedback about one of these battery grips.



A fun and useful 60D accessory, a Canon or NON-Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip is worth considering.  They are great for shooting vertically, doubling battery capacity, and providing better balance when using long lenses.


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Written by Bruce Lovelace



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