The Canon BG-E5 Battery Grip is a great accessory for the Canon EOS 1000D, 500D & 450D DSLR cameras. I personally shoot in vertical/portrait orientation as much as in horizontal/landscape orientation. Having the vertical grip allows me to shoot from a much more comfortable and much more stable position - and gives me more control over larger lenses. The BG-E5 makes the grip on these small compatible cameras nicer to use - especially for long sessions in vertical orientation.
Features : • For Canon EOS 1000D, 500D & 450D Digital Cameras • Includes a holder to use 6 AA batteries • Holds up to 2 LP-E5 battery packs simultaneously • Shooting with the camera in a vertical position