I have this battery grip and haven’t experienced the issues it’s suppose to have. However my serial number falls in the range of affected units, so I should follow through and get it replaced/repaired in case it something that could show down the road.
Canon USA has announced that customers with the Battery Grip BG-E2 used with the EOS 20D and 20Da, and a certain serial number range can return their grip/magazine for a free repair/replacement. This is due to a cases where even with fully charged batteries (exclusive battery pack or NiMH battery) or unused AA size batteries, only a few shots can be taken or ‘bc’ is displayed immediately.
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Battery Grip BG-E2 and Battery Magazine BGM-E2
– Battery Grip BG-E2
Serial Number 000001 – 096000
– Battery Magazine BGM-E2
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