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Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:41:50 PM »
Dear Canonistas,

I've been looking all over the web for a separate battery magazine for the 5D3 grip, to hold extra LP-E6 batteries, for quick changing. I found that the part in question is called the BGM-E11L (the BGM-E11A is the AA-holding variety) but I can't find it on sale anywhere. For instance, the 5D2 magazine, the BGM-E6, can simply be bought at B&H.

Do I need to find a service center for parts like this? Does it usually take a few years before Canon puts 'em on sale? Are they for CPS peeps only? Do I have the wrong type number? And if all else fails: does anyone know of an aftermarket grip with identical magazines?

Thanks in advance for your esteemed input :)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2013, 07:01:28 PM by Rat »
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Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:41:50 PM »

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Re: Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 07:28:48 PM »
Call Canon.  They are not something that is sold in camera stores.

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Re: Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 07:31:10 PM »
Is this it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Canon-BG-E11-Battery-Girp-BGE11-EOS-5D-Mark-III-3-Camera-Body-Kit-/261034115325

Edit: Oh, nevermind.  I realized you're just looking for the magazine by itself.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2013, 07:34:53 PM by tatsu »
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Re: Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 07:46:12 PM »
When I bought the grip for my 5DC, the magazine came with it.
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Re: Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 08:07:16 PM »
Call Canon.  They are not something that is sold in camera stores.
Well, for the 5D2's grip they are. I think this'll end @ Canon at some stage regardless, but I really am pretty surprised I can't find a single shop anywhere. So yeah, I was curious if I overlooked something :)

Is this it?
I'm going to use "and get photographic evidence" as my new catchphrase  ;D

When I bought the grip for my 5DC, the magazine came with it.
Have one. Want two :P
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Re: Magazines for the BG-E11 - when and/or where to buy
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 08:46:57 PM »
I'd like to know too, the little tab at the end snapped off at some point, I'm not sure how because I didn't see it happen.  I prefer the slide to open over the fold open the flap and twist.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 08:46:57 PM »