Vivitar PG-5DMIII Deluxe Power Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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About Vivitar PG-5DMIII

The Vivitar PG-5DMIII Deluxe Power Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark III holds 2 LP-E6 batteries, providing twice the power. It also includes an adapter that allows you to place 6 AA batteries for extended shooting time. The Power Grip provides a vertical shutter release button and easy power on/off switch. This option makes shooting with the camera in a vertical position just as comfortable as shooting horizontally. The Power Grip attaches through the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera.

Vivitar PG-5DMIII Features

  • Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, ON/OFF button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock/Index/Reduce button and main dial
  • Accepts up to 2 LP-E6 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life
  • The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience
  • Features anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door
  • Contains a camera battery door holder to store the camera's battery chamber door when the grip is mounted

Vivitar PG-5DMIII Specifications

Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera
Power Source
1 or 2 x LP-E6 Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA/LR6 Batteries
Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (sold separately)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
5.9 x 4.5 x 3.0" (149.1 x 114.3 x 76.3mm)
11.1 oz (315 g) (without battery tray and batteries)
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Vivitar PG-5DMIII Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


5 Times Better Than Canon


from Long Beach, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I use this product for all kinds of events: Weddings parties, Studio Portraits, etc;; This is built better than the original; construction is miticulously done with top of the line materials. On the technical sides, it performances 120% . Electronically great and satisfying and never miss a shot. There is no negatives about this Vivitar Battery Grip

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Just as good as Canon


from Fort Worth, Tx  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Don't blow your money on the Canon brand battery grip. This one is identical. It DOES have the thumb joystick and all the functions are the SAME as the Canon. It does NOT say Vivitar ANYWHERE on it so no one will know it's not the Canon brand. Save your money, buy the Vivitar. I did and I used the money I saved toward a used Canon 40D as a back up camera to my 5D Mark III. Win/Win

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Good Grip!


from Albuquerque, NM  -  Photography Student

I bought this grip expecting a lightweight and somewhat durable build. I was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up and it had some heft to it and felt really well constructed. I like that I can snap the Canon battery door onto it and not have to worry about losing it. The texture of the grip is actually a little bit more grippy than the Mark III's grip. I can fit my hands around the battery grip and it feel comfortable. In order to use the grip it has an ON/OFF switch. I'm not sure if it drains the battery if you leave it on but I always turn it off when I'm done. The shutter release button, I think, is actually better than the Mark III's. The Mark III's doesn't really have defined levels of between autofocusing and releasing the shutter, but the grip does. There's a small click between each function and you can feel each level when you press down. Also, the autofocus point selection toggle is easier to use than the Mark III's I think too. The only issues I have with the grip is that the shutter speed dial is clunky feeling and the AF-ON and the other buttons don't feel like the Mark III's but they work just like they're supposed to. Also, trying to move your thumb over to adjust the aperture is kind of a stretch if you're holding the grip. But I'm sure this would be a similar issue if it was the Canon brand grip. I really like this grip though and am happy that I bought it.

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