BG-E20 compatible with 5D mark iii?

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  1. OogaBooga

    OogaBooga TPF Noob!

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    Hi, Looking at a used 5d mark iii, and it supposedly has a bg-e20 battery grip with it. I only see the bg-e20 being promoted for use with the mark iv. Does anyone know if this is also back-compatible with the mark iii? Thanks.


     
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    RowdyRay No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It does not look like it's compatible. Designed specifically for the mark IV. The mark III uses the bg-e11.
     
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    That's what I was finding. Thanks for responding and confirming my suspicions. Not sure if the guy is just showing the wrong box or what but need to confirm before purchase. Thanks again!
     
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    No — I still own both cameras and battery grips. The grip for the 5D IV does not fit the 5D III.

    You’ll need a BG-E11 for a 5D III body.
     
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    Thank you both for your responses. The guy felt squirrelly and so I didn't go for it. Appreciate you taking the time to answer.
     

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