Flashpoint Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III

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About Flashpoint BGe11

The Flashpoint Professional Power Battery Grip for the Canon 5D Mark III is an optional but essential accessory with excellent ergonomics designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Featuring intelligent links to camera functions, matching the design and feel of your camera while doubling the battery power with a twin cell chamber that can load a choice of one or two battery packs. This is especially useful when taking advantage of the camera's Movie Mode or Live View mode - operating modes that use more power compared to using a single LP-E6 pack. In addition, with the included battery magazine, you can also run the camera off six AA batteries.

The non-slip rubberized grip offers perfect balance in any direction with full vertical shooting controls, which can be independently turned on or off as the photographer needs to enhance camera handling, especially for shooting vertical pictures - not videos, please. The grip has generous operating controls as well: shutter button, Main Dial, multi-controller, AF point selection button, AE lock/FE lock button, AF start button, and multi-function button. The base of the grip has a standard 1/4-20 tripod socket and a hand strap mount. Your camera's original battery door fits snugly in a protective hidden slot for instant retrieval.

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The Flashpoint BGe11 is commonly used for Digital photography, Travel and more.The Flashpoint BGe11 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Flashpoint BGe11 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Flashpoint BGe11: Easy to install and Solid construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to install (5),Solid construction (4),Easy to use (3),Reliable (3)
Best Uses:
Digital photography (4),Travel (4),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Pro photographer (4)

Flashpoint BGe11 Features

  • Professional camera grip for horizontal or vertical photography
  • Intelligent link to camera functions
  • Matches design and feel of your camera
  • Double the power with twin battery chamber
  • Perfect balance in any direction
  • Compatible with Canon 5D Mark III
  • Vertical shutter button
  • Master on/off switch
  • AF Point Selection Control Link
  • AE Lock/FE Lock/Index/Magnify buttons
  • Main Dial for Vertical Aperture/Shutter control
  • Anti slip texture
  • Accepts 2 LP-E6 batteries for twice the power
  • Includes AA battery holder
  • Storage slot for camera battery door in handle

Flashpoint BGe11 Specifications

Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Power Sources
1xLP-E6 or 2xLP-E6 or 6xAA's
Operating Temperature
153.5 x 116.5 x 85mm
9.35 oz.
Mfr #

Flashpoint BGe11 Reviews

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(based on 9 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Performed well compared to other grips

Performed well in my tests comparing battery grips for the Canon 5D Mark III. You can see the study comparing this grip with the Canon, Vivitar and Vello at pietrzyk.us

Reviewed by 9 customers


Close substitute


from Orlando, Fl  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I found the canon brand battery holder was slightly over priced, this product is not a perfect substitute but it dies the same job. There is a slight difference in materials between the grip and the body however it is not noticeable unless you are looking for it. Function seems the same as the canon model, however I have not tested voltage out with a meter. I do wish the camera would drain one battery completely before draining the next because on long shoots it would be great for swapping one at a time and with 3 batteries it would be possible to shoot all day.


Made in China - but works


from Yarmouth, Maine  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I bought this to counter the too expensive canon similar product. It fit and worked perfectly for about 1 month then it stopped recognizing both batteries. After a very hard process with Adorama they finally agreed to replace the unit but I had to give a credit card to advance the replacement. The replaced unit worked perfectly and I returned the defective unit expecting credit to be applied back to my card. Again another very hard process occured getting Adorama to honor their promist to issue credit back to the card. They are now saying that I didn't have to use my card to get the replacement - apparantly a new policy within the time I had made the replacement order. Today I await for them to receive the defective unit back and to issue proper credit. Thankfully my Discover card is monitoring this and will stop payment to Adorama if needed so I am not on the hook. Bottom line is it's probably a good product but just beware by my direct experience that Adorama changes their policy without notice.


Very good product


from white oak, tx  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

use it daily

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Performed well compared to other grips


from Celebration, Florida  -  Pro Photographer

Performed well in my tests comparing battery grips for the Canon 5D Mark III. You can see the study comparing this grip with the Canon, Vivitar and Vello at pietrzyk.us


Does the job


from Chicago,IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have the Canon battery grip for my 7-D but a friend told me about the Flashpoint when I purchased my 5D Mark III so I decided to give it a try. The grip is comfortable and so far I haven't had any problems using it. I'm very pleased with the performance and especially at such a price difference.


Works well and fully compatible


from Stewartsville, NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I used this twice so far and does the job. I like the battery compartment holder on this than the one I have for my 40D


Great feel


from Tullahoma,TN  -  Pro Photographer

Really gives the camera that great fit in your hand.


It works Fine


from Boynotn Beach, FL  -  Pro Photographer

Alternitive to Canon's version. Had trouble with the original one but Adorama replaced it without any difficulty.


It Works Great


from Boynotn Beach, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I was pleased that this was a very good alternative to the more expensive Canon piece.


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Shopper  Joystick/Multi-control or not? Some say yes, others say no. Any one or Adorama staff can confirm this please?
VANDIVER C  Yes. I has a "joy stick" button on the back side just off center to the right (shooting position). I have both the the Flashpoint and the Canon brand. The Flashpoint works fine; however, I trust the Canon grip more. Yes, it cost more, but you don't want it fail at the wrong time. That is not to say the Flashpoint will fail. I figure for what the 5D MKIII cost using OEM parts and accessories are better. My Flashpoint can with the camera body as a package from Adorama. I purchase the Canon anyway. However, if you are shooting foe a hobby only, you might want to save the money and get an extra battery (Canon).
dbltapp d  Who manufactures this for Adorama?
Adam W  Just received my FlashPoint Battery Grip for the Canon 5D MK III and it has the joystick.
Shopper  (1) How many Canon batteries fit in the magazine? (2) If AA or AAA batteries can be used, how many of these will bit with / without one Canon photo battery? (3) Where can I find the manual for this battery grip? (4) Where can I find an accurate photo of this battery grip?
GORDON W  1. 2 LP-E6 Batteries 2. 6 AA Batteries - Tray comes with grip 3. No manual 4. Can't help This works very well with my 5D3, great value.
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