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BG-E11 question
« on: September 09, 2012, 09:37:19 AM »
Considering the purchase of this grip for my 5d Mk III.  Will it work with only one battery in it?  The reason I ask is that I currently have 3 batteries, so 2 in the grip and when they go down one left. Will it work alone or do I have to buy a 4th?
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BG-E11 question
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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 10:10:41 AM »
Supposed to work with one, but I haven't tried it.

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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 10:19:36 AM »
Yes, it will work with just one battery.
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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »
Mine works, so I guess the answer is yes.

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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 03:58:54 PM »
Why it wouldn't work with one battery? It's designed to hold 2 batteries to add extra usage time, but how about AA batteries? Does it only work with 6 or does it work with only 3 of them, thinking it won't but when that question came up so why not ask it.
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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 04:32:42 PM »
Why it wouldn't work with one battery? It's designed to hold 2 batteries to add extra usage time, but how about AA batteries? Does it only work with 6 or does it work with only 3 of them, thinking it won't but when that question came up so why not ask it.
Completely irrelevant. It takes 6 AA's to have enough voltage to power the camera. Each regular battery has enough power to power the camera on its own. Silly comparison.

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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 05:27:00 PM »
De 5d2 grip and all other camera's i have owned had a AA holder for the grip. The BG-E11 for the 5d3 does not have that I believe? Or did I not check the box well enough when I bought it?

Edit: Nevermind, it does have that holder, just never used it and forgot about it.
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Re: BG-E11 question
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 05:27:00 PM »