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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

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 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Durable (10)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Compact (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Weddings (8)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Landscape photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

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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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                        • No

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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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                              4.0

                              Get a grip

                              By Speed of Light Photography

                              from Peoria, AZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  The A7's can be tough to hold steady in some instances. This grip helps keep it steady on long shoots.
                                  People are used to full sized or gripped DSLR on shoots but not many non-photographers are familiar with mirrorless cameras used professionally. Their small size can be a benefit to photographers but the addition of the battery grip gives the A7r a more substantial and familiar look to clients.
                                  The grip's quality is top notch and even includes a handy stow away place for the battery door on the bottom of the camera. It has a solid metal feel with a rubbery coating that works very nicely. Some after market grips can flex and don't fit flush with the bottom of the camera. That is not an issue with this Sony grip. There is no perceptible gap between the body and grip and the connection is solid and confident.
                                  A minor gripe is that the vertical shutter button can get under the outer edge of your palm if you have fairly large hands and activate the auto focus or fire a shot. It's only happened to me a couple of times and I've adjusted my grip to keep some clearance. The only other con I can come up with is the high price, but you do get what you pay for.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Fit

                                  By AcroAv8r

                                  from Plano, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great construction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Expensive

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                                  The Sony A7r has a pretty small profile in my big gorilla hands. This unit adds much needed grip (for me, at least). Not to mention, the second battery makes it convenient to extend the shooting life. Great hand fit, works well.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great design, but awkward for A7

                                  By jcphotog

                                  from Evanston, IL

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

                                  The grip is nicely designed and adds great functionality for portrait orientation. However, when it is attached it does alter the sleek, pared down size of the A7. The allure or the A7, at least for me, is that I finally can have a full frame camera in a small package that I will actually carry with me wherever I go. Not sure I would do that with this grip attached. It is good for studio work if this is your thing.

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