LCD Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i SLR Digital Camera
Control the shutter with remote control
The Power Grip is both powerful and versatile. Doubling the amount of shots that these SLR cameras may take on a single charge, the Power Grip likewise offers the flexibleness of a secondary shutter release button for vertical shooting. It retains the tripod mounting thread as well, keeping the important capacity to stabilize the camera for the duration of critical shoots.
This is a brand new battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D/T2i. This battery grip may hold two LP-E8 batteries or six AA batteries. Equipped with a vertical-grip shutter button, dial, AE lock/FE lock button, and AF point selector button to enable shooting in the same fashion as a horizontal grip. In this professional edition, it comes with assorted functional buttons as the flash above showing. It will be much commodious for use.
LCD Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i x1
Battery Holder for 6x AA batteries x1 (AA battery not included)
Battery Holder for 2x LP-E8 batteries x1
Note: NO BATTERY INCLUDED
This item is 100% Brand New. Never used. It comes with 3 Months Warranty by Seller.
- Brand: Neewer
- Model: 10000784@@1
- LCD Battery Grip for Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i SLR Digital Camera
78 of 79 people found the following review helpful.
Good Product, Great Value, Fantastic Accessory for your T2i!
By Brian Dudenbostel
With no reviews yet for this Battery Grip when I ordered, I figured I’d be the Guinea Pig on this product and give it a try. I have to give it a good solid 4 1/2 stars, would have been 5 if not for one thing…)
My package arrived, and I had it installed on the camera in just a few minutes, before I ever looked at the instructions. Easy to attach.
The Battery Grip is “MeiKe” brand, and it looks to be very good quality. Fit and finish is very good, equal to the Canon T2i.
The Battery Grip gives my T2i a much more “substantial” feel for my large hands (I’m 6’0″ and 275) and makes me feel more secure holding it in my grasp, especially with a telephoto zoom or Speedlite installed. The vertical shutter release and main wheel built into the grip make taking “portrait” pictures a very comfortable snap. The selector wheel has almost the exact feel as the camera’s wheel, but the shutter release has a softer “click” when releasing the shutter than the T2i’s release button.
The grip comes with 2 battery trays, one which holds 2 of the LP-E8 Lithium batteries (only 1 needs to be installed for the camera to operate) and the other which holds 6 rechargeable NiMH batteries. I wouldn’t recommend using alkalines with this tray, as 6 alkalines would produce 9 volts instead of the 7.2 volts the camera is designed for.
The LCD is a very nice feature. It has a built in clock with calendar, and a built-in timer function. The LCD also has a nice green-colored backlight which might come in handy if you’re outside taking some time lapse pictures of the night sky, and a lockout function which disables the keypad buttons so they don’t get pressed while carrying the camera on a strap, or while it’s stuffed in your camera bag.
With the timer you can set the camera up to:
Delay – Give yourself enough time to get into the frame. You can set the delay anywhere from 1 second until ???– Sometime tomorrow, or maybe next week. I think it’s 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds. All the time you need and then some.
Long Exposure – Set the camera shutter speed to “Bulb”, then set the “Long” timer for how long you want the shutter to stay open.
Interval – Set how long between photos, when taking multiple timed shots.
“N” – Set how many timed shots you want to take, from 1 to 999.
The instructions are actually pretty good for Chenglish, they tell you how to set the clock, calendar, and timers, but they don’t explain at all how the timer works. I had to figure this out on my own, and since this is my first DSLR (and first new SLR since I bought my Canon T70 back in the mid ’80′s) I wasn’t familiar with fancy photo timers. So, to help out old newb’s like me, I’ll try to explain how this timer works.
As you move through the Timer Menus, you can see that there are timers for Delay, Long, and Interval and a setting for “N”. Intuitively, I thought that there are 3 “modes” that this timer works in, but this is not the case. There is only 1 mode, and you have to think about it like this: Each Event that you set has 4 parameters that you have to set, in order to accomplish your timed shutter release. So, let’s set up a simple thing to do, like give myself 15 seconds to start the timer, and then run and get into the frame for the family reunion photo. And, just to make sure we get a good shot, we’ll have the timer take 3 pictures, each 3 seconds apart.
First, you’ll enter the timer menu, and “Delay” will be flashing. “Delay” sets how much time before the first shutter release takes place. Press the “OK” button, which then sets the “seconds” pair of digits flashing. Use the “up” arrow key to set the seconds to 15. The “left” and “right” arrow keys sequence through the seconds, minutes and hours positions, make sure they are both set to zero.
Next, set the “Long” parameter. Think of this as, “How long do you want the shutter button pressed by the electronic finger?” Since you want the “electronic finger” to press the shutter release for you, you’ll have to set the “Long” parameter to 1 second. If you leave it set to zero, nothing will happen at all(which is a good thing to keep in mind… setting the “Long” parameter to zero is a good way to disable the timer so that it won’t accidentally activate on you.) If you’re taking a long bulb exposure, set this to however long you want the shutter to remain open.
Now we’ll set the Interval. Interval is how much time between shutter releases, when there is more than one set. Since we want to take 3 pictures, each 3 seconds apart, we’ll set the Interval for 3 seconds.
Finally, we’ll set “N”, which is “How many photos do you want the timer to take?”. Since we want 3 pictures total, we’ll set “N” accordingly.
Now we’re ready to take our set of 3 pictures. Make sure that there are no timer digits flashing (you should only be seeing “Delay” flashing) press the “Play/Pause” button. You’ll see the delay timer start counting down from 15 seconds. When it reaches about 3 seconds, it will activate the camera’s metering and autofocus system, and then when it reaches “00″ it will trip the shutter, and decrease “N” by 1. Now the Interval timer that we set takes over, and it will count down from 3 seconds, releasing the shutter when it reaches zero. It will continue to do this for however many times you set in “N”.
All this sounds a little confusing probably, but once I figured out how the timer system operates, it’s really quite easy to understand and set up.
The Battery Grip also comes with an IR remote control. It works, but it seems a little flaky… sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Maybe I’m not doing something right, the instructions only tell how to enable the remote, but not how it operates. Not a big deal to me. If the remote worked better, I would have given 5 stars.
In all, I highly recommend this Battery Grip. The timer is easy to set up and use once you understand it’s logic, and the fit and finish of the grip is excellent. I can only find one fault with it so far, and that is the flaky IR remote. But, even with that, for the price compared to the Canon grip, this grip is a steal! I just hope that the grip lives as long as the camera does! Time will tell.
Thanks for reading, I hope this review helps you with your decision.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
Extremely Satisfied with this Product
By Jessica Correa
I was planning on buying the Canon brand for this product, but after seeing this one for way less money, and after reading some of the reviews I thought I’d give it a try. The item comes as described. It looks like it belonged on my camera I own a Rebel t2i and it matches perfectly with the skin of my camera. The Remote works perfectly fine, You just got to make sure you flip the battery inside because it comes on backwards for saving battery is my guess. Set your camera to remote control and it works just fine. This battery pack has transformed my camera to a WOW camera. I love this product I’m so happy I didn’t get the Canon battery pack, it was expensive and I don’t think they make one that has a digital clock. You might have to reset the clock but it’s a quick thing it takes maybe 10 seconds to get it done. I also have read some reviews that say that the display doesn’t shut off and that it will take life from the camera battery. Not TRUE at all this battery pack came with an extra round battery specially for the clock on the pack. The clock will not take life from the Camera batteries.
I would definetely buy this product and recommend this product.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Purchased this for one of our Canon T3i’s to confirms that it works with fit and finish. This product is AWESOME! everything works, delivery was ontime and the fit and finish is top notch! Will read the comment on using the timer.
A person on our team taken, taken the camera out for testing. After an hour she returned very happy with the feel and grip; given this grip high marks and a plus for balance with larger lens. This is one of the best battery grips for the Canon T2i and T3i.
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