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Do battery grips require 2 batteries or will it work with only 1?

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Nope. Just received mine. I only have one battery and works perfectly with only one.
    
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I works for Canon grips with one battery.

I'm sure for other brands it will be the same.
    
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one can be used.
 
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I have only ever known life with a grip and 2 battery's. Brought it a week after I got my 7D. Shooting time is phenomenal.

I know this though, wouldn't want to be without one.
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Originally Posted by swindle View Post

I have only ever known life with a grip and 2 battery's. Brought it a week after I got my 7D. Shooting time is phenomenal.
I know this though, wouldn't want to be without one.

That's great and all, but it has nothing to do with the OP's question.

With OEM Camera grips, yes, one battery will work (but for many OEM Canon grips, the battery has to be in the correct side to work if you're running with just one battery (I believe for my 7D Grip and 5D grips its the right side). 3rd Party grips may or may not have this limitation.
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Sony (and Minolta) grips will also function with only one battery.
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alright thanks. the canon OEM grip is expensive though.......and the I heard the cheap ones arent that good.
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i have a zeikos grip and honestly i dont know if i would be any happier with the canon grip. it does a great job and is a life saver since i shoot vertical almost all the time doing sports
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