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Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i

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Product Highlights
  • Works with the Canon EOS XS/1000D, XSi/450D, and T1i/500D Digital Cameras

The Vello BG-C1 is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i digital SLR cameras. It accepts up to 2 LP-E5 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life. The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience. The BG-C1 offers an alternate shutter release button, aperture/exposure compensation button, AF point selection/magnify button, AE lock/FE lock/Index/reduce button, and main dial to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation.

Note! Batteries sold separately.

Works with the Canon XS, XSi, and T1i digital SLR cameras
Accepts up to 2 LP-E5 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life 1
The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience
An alternate shutter release button, aperture/exposure compensation button, AF point selection/magnify button, AE lock/FE lock/Index/reduce button, and main dial are provided to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation
Power Source 1-2 x LP-E5 Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA Batteries
Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (Sold Separately)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.1 x 4.1 x 3.1" (129 x 103 x 80mm)
Weight 8.1 oz (230g) (Without Holder and Batteries)
Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i
  • AA Battery Holder
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i
     
    4.7

    (based on 69 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (24)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Attractive (21)
    • Solid construction (20)
    • Reliable (16)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Digital photography (22)
    • Portrait photography (15)
    • Photography (14)
    • Travel (13)
    • Back-up (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (25), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (58), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great bang for you buck!

    I purchased this battery grip for my EOS Rebel T1i. I haven't had a chance to use it on vacation yet but so far, so good. It was easy to install, fit very...Read complete review

    I purchased this battery grip for my EOS Rebel T1i. I haven't had a chance to use it on vacation yet but so far, so good. It was easy to install, fit very well and has a solid feel. It looks as if it's a factory Canon grip, but at a fraction of the cost! Being able to double your battery life is great! The batteries fit snugly inside the holder and it comes with additional battery holder for 6 AA batteries which is nice if needed.

    The extra weight is negligible...actually, some lenses feel alot more balanced. The additional controls it has are in the same position as on the body when shooting vertically and makes the camera more ergonomic to hold. Another advantage is you can quickly change batteries if the camera is set up on a tripod because the battery tray just slides out the side.

    And of course, dealing with B&H makes the entire ordering process pleasant!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    PROBABLY GOING BACK

    Ordered for my Canon EOS 450 (XSi) so that I could get more than two fingers on the grip. It arrived today and although I can now get my little finger on the...Read complete review

    Ordered for my Canon EOS 450 (XSi) so that I could get more than two fingers on the grip. It arrived today and although I can now get my little finger on the grip, it is smooth plastic and not the rubber covering on the camera. Gain no advantage and lose ability to curl little finger under the body, offering a smidgen of added stability.Construction, while not Canon, is more than adequate.However, the storage of the camera battery cover, mentioned in previous posts, is an annoyance that gets worse with time. It rattles. At first you think it will fit snugly but by the time you get the camera/grip assembled, it is rattling several millimeters. Not a problem if you hold the camera/grip very still. Apparently I don't.Showstopper, which probably applies to both Canon and Vello grips:It noticably increases weight. Enough to negate stability gained from having pinky on grip. Nearly twice as heavy with two Canon batteries and feels like three times as heavy with 6 AA batteries.The refurbished XSi is supposed to be a lightweight backup for my Canon EOS 5D Mk II. I will admit the ability to shoot in the verticle without contortion is an advantage but to me, not worth the extra weight and lack of gripability.

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    5.0

    BG-C1 is a winner

    By JJ

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Portrait Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

      Fit and function with this grip is excellent.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Battery Grip

      By Roy

      from Medford Oregon

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

          Good battery grip, bought a new one to replace one that was broken by miss handling.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Looks great. Quality product.

          By photonut57

          from Kansas City, Mo.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

            This is not only a quality product at a good price but it looks good on the camera as well as a time saver without adding alot of weight to the camera.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A must have if you own a canon XSI

            By Low budget Hunter

            from sask canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cost Saving Funtion

            Cons

            • There Is None

            Best Uses

            • Double Your Battery Life

            Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

            I had compared it to other battery grips at 4 times the cost, and what I found is that there was no differences worth talking about.

            It was just as described in the online shopping site from B&H .

            Very easy to install, and best of all if you don't like reading ,you can find a how to video at the B&H web site for this grip.

            Now with the grip installed , it balances better with my 100mm to 400mm canon lens on. one added benefit is all the most important functions at your finger tips when shooting the camera in the vertical.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great bang for you buck!

            By NJGuy3

            from Bergen County, NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography
              • Portrait Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

              I purchased this battery grip for my EOS Rebel T1i. I haven't had a chance to use it on vacation yet but so far, so good. It was easy to install, fit very well and has a solid feel. It looks as if it's a factory Canon grip, but at a fraction of the cost! Being able to double your battery life is great! The batteries fit snugly inside the holder and it comes with additional battery holder for 6 AA batteries which is nice if needed.

              The extra weight is negligible...actually, some lenses feel alot more balanced. The additional controls it has are in the same position as on the body when shooting vertically and makes the camera more ergonomic to hold. Another advantage is you can quickly change batteries if the camera is set up on a tripod because the battery tray just slides out the side.

              And of course, dealing with B&H makes the entire ordering process pleasant!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good grip…good price

              By O B Juan

              from Fairfield, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Matches My Camera Well
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography

                Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                I use this grip on my Canon 1000D. It installs easy, has good fit and form and feels solid. Makes my camera have more "Pro" look and gives added grip security as I have fairly large hands. My only complaint would be the battery holder release/lock. It can be a little difficult to pop out and then I have to tug on it to get the holder out of the grip. Caution should be taken not to force it to much as it is a plastic part that could break if tugged to hard. Other than that I love this grip. For the money it is a deal.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Anna

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                      Kind of hard to get onto camera, but otherwise great! Much easier to hold and the extra buttons are very helpful.

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                      4.0

                      Help if you want to take more pro photos

                      By Rich

                      from Poughkeepsie, ny

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                      Used with casual shooting to prof. photos. makes camera heavier but more stable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Very Pleased

                      By Dave

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                      • Gap Between Body's Frame

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography
                      • Photography
                      • Portrait Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                      Overall i'm very pleased with this item. It has been a very beneficial piece of equipment to have added to my arsenal of photography and video equipment. It really helps out on the end of continuous shooting, where before I felt like I was always having to stop and reload batteries. Where now it takes for what seems like forever for my camera to die. A very good product.

                      The only thing that i'm kind of weary about is that there is a slight gap between the frame of the body and the added grip. It's enough to make my kind of nervous when i'm outside in weird weather or around any kind of water. Otherwise it's just about being careful. Would buy it again.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      An Excellent Canon Replacement

                      By Jayson99501

                      from Anchorage, AK

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Photography
                        • Portrait Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                        I just purchased this battery grip for my Canon D1000. It works great and didn't have to sell my first-born to Canon for it. For the price I highly recomend this product.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product for the money

                        By Photo Bob

                        from South Hutchinson, KS

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Up
                          • Digital Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                          Bought for my Rebel T1i. I think this is the best, short of maybe the Canon model, as I have another brand I paid twice the $ amount for and it doesn't come close to the Vello in quality. It's on a different camera, so thinking of replacing it with a Vello too. Has a solid feel and fits the body perfectly. Service was great and arrived on time from B & H

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice addition to my Canon T1i

                          By Johnmb

                          from Manchester CT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                            I keep it on the camera at all times. Haven't been on a long shoot yet with but it will surely do the job.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Affordable Battery Grip Gets It Done!

                            By CFanelli

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Photography
                              • Photography
                              • Portrait Photography

                              Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                              This inexpensive alternative to Canon's battery grip is suprisingly well constructed for the price. It's easy to attach and remove, and it's a nice touch that there's an insert for AA batteries, perfect backup for when you might need it.

                              Vello also did a nice job of matching the construction materials to that of Canon DSLRs, so the grip looks like stock equipment.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              BG-C1 Battery Grip

                              By Alain

                              from Gatineau, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography

                                Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                Super nice fit and look on my XSi ! A must for your camera and way more affordable than the Canon battery Grip.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                simple and beauty speaks for itself

                                By kneelsoon

                                from murrieta

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                    for my canon xs 1000d and at fist I was impressed of how simple and easy to mate with my camera really appreciate the design and simplicity of it, right now I have no idea of cons about it.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I am very satisfied with this product

                                    By camera collector bill

                                    from normal, il.

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Install
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Solid Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portrait Photography
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                      This battery grip is just what we needed as an accesory to our camera. The battery lasts longer and all of the functions work as stated. It makes the T1i look like a professional camera.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Good and económic

                                      By Francisco

                                      from Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Install

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                      I'm glad that the item arrived in a timely manner. Now I can to take photos more time.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Product

                                      By Fotografo

                                      from Washington DC

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Install
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Solid Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Digital Photography
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portrait Photography
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                        I just purchased the battery grip and works really well with my T1i. For the price I really recomend this product, it is worth it. So far so good!!!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Vello justb as good as the original

                                        By CJ

                                        from Brampton, Ontario

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Install
                                        • Long-Lasting
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Solid Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Digital Photography
                                          • Photography
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                          This grip is just like the original by Canon. It is easy to use with the full control buttons and the battery last. I have had it for a month and teh batteries are still full.
                                          GREAT deal for teh price!
                                          No cons about this product.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          great accessory

                                          By PAO

                                          from Sanborn NY

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Install
                                          • Matches the camera
                                          • Price value
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Solid Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • All around use
                                            • Digital Photography

                                            Comments about Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i:

                                            This battery grip is permannently installed on my Canon T1I. It provides me with a comfortable grip for my large hands and most importantly extended shooting time with the two batteries. The additional controls for vertical shots are also a very convenient feature. This unit was recommended to me by a professional photographer over the canon battery grip.

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                                            • No

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