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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2012, 08:42:47 AM »
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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2012, 03:38:15 PM »
Got mine today in Camera World Dublin Ireland. €349. Now all I need is a camera body to attach it too. Getting that Monday in Cork. Going to be a big upgrade from my 400D. Like a kid waiting for Christmas at the mo. Only 2 more sleeps

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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2012, 04:56:51 PM »
Well I went and checked out the BG-E11, comes with two trays (one for LP-E6s one for AA batteries which was the one pre-installed) and also a pouch looks like it is to "store" the tray that you are not using.
The store wanted $379 for it and would not budge, which was $50+ more than my B&H order so I passed. They had two in stock at their store (West Palm Beach, FL) if anyone wants one for that price.
The grip has a real solid feel and the buttons are a perfect match to the ones on the body. The joystick is very well positioned and (for some reason I didn't know) it also has the M.fn button on it too.

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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2012, 05:27:48 PM »
Does any one have any idea how much more battery life and FPS this gives the 5D3? I think the 5D3 is rated at just under 1000 shots per charge. Or is it just under 900? Is this worth buying?

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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2012, 08:02:27 PM »
Doubles the amounts of shots (I think it's 900 or 950 so 1800-1900) FYI I've gotten over 1200 shots from a single battery on a single charge. FPS does not change with grip.

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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2012, 08:17:55 PM »
I sort of guessed it might double the # of shots per charge. 1200? I guess that was without any chimping. I was hoping it might also raise the FPS as is the case with the Nikon grip with their DSLRs. I might still end up getting one when I buy my 5D3 at the end of the year. Hope the price of the 5D3 will have dropped a little more by then too. It's currently $3700 CAD back in Toronto.

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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2012, 08:21:17 PM »
Some chimping (very little though) and a couple of videos too, but all JPEG if that makes a difference.

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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2012, 10:42:21 PM »
Silly question, but what's chimping?
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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2012, 11:17:48 PM »
Looking at the pictures you took on the screen. I think?

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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2012, 01:34:07 AM »
Yes. 71sbeetle got it right.

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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2012, 01:44:50 AM »
I sort of guessed it might double the # of shots per charge. 1200? I guess that was without any chimping. I was hoping it might also raise the FPS as is the case with the Nikon grip with their DSLRs. I might still end up getting one when I buy my 5D3 at the end of the year. Hope the price of the 5D3 will have dropped a little more by then too. It's currently $3700 CAD back in Toronto.

Nikon grips themselves don't technically raise the FPS. Those same FPS are achievable without the grip - just Nikon won't 'unlock' them for you without you buying it. Just another way to make you pay for the grip. Custom firmware could achieve the same result.

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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2012, 03:04:40 AM »
Would explain why Canon's grip only doubles the shots per charge. :) I'll probably buy one with my 5D3 still.


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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2012, 11:55:01 AM »
Just ordered mine this morning from amazon/17th Street Photo. $399.  9 in stock.

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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2012, 01:15:32 PM »
I thought MSRP was supposed to be $349?  But I guess that's better than the $490 the original press release suggested.  I could never pay $500 for a battery grip. 
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Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2012, 04:37:32 PM »
No MSRP is $490, apparently dealer cost is around $330