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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Holds 1-2 NP-FW50 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Switch Battery without Turning off a7/7R
  • Shutter Button
  • Auto Exposure Lock
  • Front/Back Control Dials
  • Protection Against Dust and Moisture
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This black Vertical Battery Grip from Sony allows for long-term, comfortable shooting in the vertical orientation with your Alpha a7/a7R/a7S digital camera. It accepts 1-2 NP-FW50 batteries, which are available separately, to extend and possibly even double your shooting time. The grip uses a battery with lower power first, then automatically switches to the one with greater power when the first runs out. Remaining battery power is displayed as a percentage on your camera's LCD monitor. Additionally, batteries can be replaced without turning off the camera.

The grip offers an extra shutter button, located at the low position, as well as front/back control dials and Auto Exposure Lock. All controls are placed appropriately for easy, comfortable access. A strap hole allows you to attach the optional STP-GB1AM Grip Belt. The buttons, dials, battery cover and connecting terminal on the grip are securely sealed for dust and moisture protection.

Dimensions Approx. 5.1 x 4.0 x 2.1" (13 x 10.1 x 5.3 cm)
Weight Approx. 8.8 oz (250 g)
Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black)
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    SonyVertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Durable (11)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Weddings (8)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Everyday (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

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    4.0

    Great piece of work towards the design

    By G man

    from South Pasadena, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

        Has a nice and soft grip that won't slip.

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        4.0

        I choose the battery grip to shot video

        By Pancho

        from Santa Cruz, CA

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

          I shoot family videos for more than forty five minutes

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Buy!!!!

          By Britt

          from Orange County,CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

              This is an amazing product and a must if you are going to get this camera. The battery life with this camera isn't that great and it always dies at the worst times...The Vertical Battery Grip has really saved me a few times! It also makes the camera a lot easier to handle

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice product for $99 not $300

              By Mistah Vega

              from Gainesville, Georgia

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                Was sent back. After lusting for the A7 for over a year, I finally picked one up. I was very disappointed in the camera, especially compared to my Olympus OMD EM1. You will need more than one battery with the Sony A7.

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                5.0

                Perfect for balance and more

                By BV

                from New York

                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                Perfect for balance and extra battery. Love it. A must for a7s.

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                5.0

                Awesome Product

                By GaryWongPhotography

                from Cleveland TN

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                  Got it for $ off and loving it!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Extra Life

                  By THMfotography

                  from Texas

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                  Due to the fact that the Sony A7 burns through battery power, this device is a must. It's a little pricy ($[$]apprx).

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Highly Recommended

                  By Tre

                  from Holly Springs, NC

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                    I actually bought two of these for both my A7 and A7R. Simply put it's not an optional accessory for me. It adds a bit more size but makes the camera more comfortable to hold in portrait or landscape orientation. They live on my cameras 95% of the time.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Grips well, Dual battery reserve

                    By Karl

                    from Annapolis, MD

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                      Provides great grip for the A7's. Helps support camera when using the zoom 70- 200mm lens and resting entire assembly on a flat surface. Having dual battery capability is great.Instructions on removing camera battery door incomplete (small door latch on inside must be compressed for door to come off or go on).

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                      5.0

                      A professionals "Must Have"

                      By Egill Bjarki

                      from Hong Kong

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                        If you rely on any of the A7 cameras in professional context, you need that extended battery life. I bought one grip for either my A7R or A7S depending on the conditions. A7S for lowlight and video, A7R for everything else.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Fit

                        By @MrMendez20

                        from NYC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                          The battery grip just simply fits perfect. There's no give to it, nice an secure. Also makes holding the camera much better, especially with a bigger lens. A must have if you shoot often.

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                          4.0

                          One Major Flaw

                          By JoeH

                          from Hawaii

                          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                          Sony's vertical grip works great, long life for my night sky and star trail shots. The one thing, and only thing, wrong is to charge the dual batteries the grip must be removed and a single battery must be installed into the camera body to charge. The camera uses the dual batteries one at a time so it should be able to charge them the same way. There must be an external charger Sony is selling - I will have to check.

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                          4.0

                          Perfect match for my Sony a7!

                          By the cruzer

                          from simi valley, ca

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Battery Doesn't Charge

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                            This is my 3rd DLSR camera and my 3rd battery grip. I don't use camera neck straps so when it comes down to holding my camera in my hand I want the feeling that it will not slip out. Using this grip accomplishes exactly that. It gives me a secure hold on my Sony a7 and lets me shoot with confidence. Of course having a second battery on board is great also.

                            The only downside to this grip is that the batteries can't be charged while in the grip.

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                            5.0

                            A Must have

                            By meguyonbike

                            from Joplin, MO

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                              I own the Sony A7s and the battery grip is a must have! I love how it feels in my hand and I have not had any problems with it so far. GREAT design

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                              4.0

                              Great Fit

                              By Johnnyc

                              from Huntington Beach

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                This battery grip is great for my A7.
                                it has a really nice feel and really balances the camera for me since I switched from a Canon 5D MK II. the A7 felt a little too small and light at first without the grip and as soon as I put it on the A7 felt just right.
                                also, having double batteries for lengthening the power useage is a great option.
                                one awesome feature with this grip is it has a place to put your camera battery flap on the grip so you will never misplace it. the camera battery door/flap is alway with the grip so you can change it back and forth and not worry where the flap is.

                                only reason I gave it 4 stars is I wish it could except AA rechargeable for emergency power.
                                even with 2 Sony batteries you only have about 700 shots.
                                I love the grip.

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                                5.0

                                Needed Accessory

                                By Jim

                                from Bucks Co, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                  Required with a7 and probably a7r. Extends camera use to my requirements.

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                                  4.0

                                  perfect!

                                  By Dmitry Fisher

                                  from Russia

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                  gut!

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice Grip for the Sony A7r

                                  By Joel

                                  from San Diego

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Too Rugged

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                  It gives you a bit more to hold onto as well as the extra battery for longer shooting sessions. It isn't the most rugged grip, but it seems to work so far.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product

                                  By Adys

                                  from Israel

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                      I love it, its good and comfortable.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Love this product

                                      By Tekkie

                                      from Tustin, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Ergonomic
                                      • Stability

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                        Although it defeats A7(R)'s size benefit but it fits well, enhances camera vertical handholding with convenient buttons, adds longer term battery usage. Also love the fact it allows to store the camera's battery door (well designed).

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