canon battery grip BG-E6: the way it works

Started Jul 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
Ashley Pomeroy
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Re: canon battery grip BG-E6: the way it works
In reply to cs_foto, Jul 16, 2011

As far as I know this is hardcoded. You could try just putting one single battery in the grip at a time - obviously you'd lose the extra mileage, it would feel a bit absurd, and you'd have to swap batteries more often equals more fuss, but you'd still have use of the grip's controls and extra shutter button.

I generally treat the two batteries as a single unit, and take multiples of two as spares, and swap them at the same time. This was cheaper in the days of the BP-511, which was cheap as chips; you could try some of the decoded 5D MkII batteries that are available on eBay.

It's irritating that Canon no longer includes a two-battery charger with their cameras - the old D30 I had many years ago came with a two-battery charger, which made perfect sense with the dual-battery grip.

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