Pixel Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D Mark II Price & Specs
Pixel have made there own version of the Canon battery grip. The build quality is very good. It has both vertical and horizontal functions.
To install the Pixel Battery Grip, the Battery is removed from the DSLR and the battery door detaches.
The grip slides up into the battery compartment and locks into place via the tripod socket screw on the underside.
The grip provides its own tripod adapter threads - this functionality is not lost.
The Pixel grip holds two Canon Batteries that deliver double the number of shots or video time from the standard camera.
Alternatively, use 6 AA batteries in the secondary battery Magazine. Six Alkaline AA batteries are rated for 400 shots (a single LP-E6 is rated for 1,000 shots).
Since the AA batteries are not chipped, the camera is not going to show you detailed battery information when using the grip.
Even if you only have one battery, the grip still functions fine. The AA option is nice for emergency purposes.
The Pixel Battery Grip is very solidly built - it matches the camera design well.
Most of the controls present on the camera, are also found on this grip, including Shutter-Release, Main Dial, AF Point Selection, AF/FE Lock and AF-ON, and on/off button.
With the grip installed, the camera becomes similar in size to Canon's 1-Series bodies.
In use, the grip makes portrait/vertical shooting much easier and more comfortable.
I can feel the difference in my arms and shoulder after even a moderately long shoot. And I can hold the camera in vertical orientation a little steadier in this position.
1x Battery grip
1x AA battery magazine
1x double battery holder magazine
1x instruction manual