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

B&H # VEBGC1 Mfr # BG-C1
You Pay: $49.95
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VelloBG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i
     
    4.7

    (based on 68 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 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 (23)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Attractive (21)
    • Solid construction (19)
    • Reliable (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Digital photography (21)
    • Portrait photography (14)
    • Photography (13)
    • Travel (12)
    • Back-up (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (25), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (57), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    WOW! Why didn't I buy this sooner?

    I have been in the need for one of these for awhile now. I was dead set on buying the Canon model after reading the reviews on the Bower and Vivitar units. Then the...Read complete review

    I have been in the need for one of these for awhile now. I was dead set on buying the Canon model after reading the reviews on the Bower and Vivitar units. Then the wife gave me this unit as a gift. I had never heard of the brand before, but I got on [@] and read the customer reviews. ALL were positive. I decided to try it.I attached it to my Canon T1i and was impressed with the fit, finish and the function of this product. It looks like a factory Canon add-on (same finish as the camera). Best of all, it fits like factory and is tight (no daylight between the camera body and the battery pack.I love the second shutter release button on top. It make shooting portrait mode much eaiser!There is a down side but it is small, it adds weight to the camera. I enjoyed my camera being light because I carried it long hours at shoots like weddings... Not that big of a deal, I will get used to it.Vello has done well. Love it, and should have done it sooner

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    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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    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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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          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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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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                                  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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                                          5.0

                                          Great Fit and does the trick!

                                          By Flash Focus

                                          from Maricopa, Arizona

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Install

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Digital Photography
                                            • Portrait Photography
                                            • Travel

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

                                            I use the grip 100% of the time because the camera is otherwise too small for my large hands. The battery options for this is also a +.

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                                            • No

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