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5D3 BG-11 grip with BGM-E11A "AA" battery pack

 
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Nov 23, 2017 10:37 |  #1

I have owned the BG-11 for a few years now and only recently got around to trying out the BGM-E11A "AA" battery pack.

I noticed that the "AA" battery pack does not show the shutter count on the battery info, and that it says "BGM-E6" instead of BGM-E11A. ("BGM-E6" is the AA pack for the 5D Mk II)

Is this normal? Does anyone else see the same thing when using the AA pack?


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Nov 26, 2017 15:46 |  #3

Now I haven't used any AA battery pack for years, but even when using the "real" batteries, they don't always report if they aren't made by, or at least endorsed by, Canon.


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Dec 03, 2017 17:47 |  #4

My guess would be that the camera firmware needs a serial number from the battery to associate the shutter count with. Since AA batteries don’t report a serial number, the firmware doesn’t maintain a shutter count for them.

Just speculating.

Mike


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Dec 03, 2017 20:00 |  #5

I don't really care about the shutter count.

I am more concerned with the fact that when I put AA batteries in my 5D3 BG-E-11 grip, it reads "BGM-E6" (from a 5D2) when it should really say BGM-11A as per the chart below......

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Dec 04, 2017 16:49 |  #6

Sounds like just a user interface bug. The 5Diii code probably started as a branch off the 5Dii, and somebody just forgot to change the grip designation in this instance.


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Dec 13, 2017 20:09 |  #7

My Canon Grip for my 7D2 doesn't show much information when using AA cells either just the bars on the top screen. Personally I don't care as my (rather old Sanyo Eneloops) perform so much better than my LP-E6 and LP-E6n batteries that it is pretty much irrelevant.

I don't use the Canon batteries anymore - they are just an unused backup. Pity I wasted so much money on them!


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Dec 17, 2017 16:14 as a reply to johnf3f's post |  #8

I had another 5D Mk III owner check, and his does the same thing. So I’m convinced that it is a Canon oversight that the battery info menu reports the wrong AA battery magazine on all 5D Mk III’s.


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