Canon EOS 5D Mk IV Battery Grip
The Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for my EOS 5D is shown above.
The vertical plastic column fits inside the camera in place of the
standard battery and the grip secured by screwing into the camera's
tripod mount, with the grip having it's own tripod mount in its base.
The Battery Grip is quite expensive, at the time of writing, the UK list
price was £329.99. If the only reason to get the grip was to be able to
have two batteries installed to double the cameras shooting time, then
it would probably only appeal to a very small minority of 5D owners.
However, the biggest advantage is probably the way that the grip
helps hold the camera when shooting hand-held in portrait mode with a
heavy lens attached. The revised hand position and additional secondary
camera controls on the grip does make it easier to hold the camera/lens
in this scenario.
Canon UK website)
"Enhance the EOS 5D Mark IV handling and use two batteries at once for
This add-on grip for the EOS 5D Mark IV improves handling when shooting
vertically, providing different ergonomics and alternative controls. It
also allows two batteries to be used at once so you can shoot for longer
- Adds an additional set of controls positioned for vertical
- Shoot steadily and comfortably with extra grip when holding your
- Uses two LP-E6/LP-E6N batteries for longer shooting times"