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Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D

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  • Works with Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera

You Pay: $64.95

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The Vello BG-C4 is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera. It accepts up to 2 LP-E6 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-C4 offers an alternate shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi function button, and main dial to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation.

Note: Batteries sold separately.

Works with the Canon 7D digital SLR camera
Accepts up to 2 LP-E6 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, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi function button, and main dial are provided to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation
Power Source 1-2 x LP-E6 Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA Batteries
Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (Sold Separately)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3" (147 x 114 x 77mm)
Weight 12 oz (340g) (Without Holder and Batteries)
Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D
  • AA Battery Holder
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D
     
    4.6

    (based on 219 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (151)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (191)
    • Easy to install (184)
    • Reliable (103)
    • Lightweight (67)
    • Long-lasting (50)

    Cons

    • Too bulky (10)
    • Unreliable contacts (6)
    • Pricey (3)

    Best Uses

    • Primary battery (109)
    • Professional cameras (107)
    • Travel (57)
    • Back-up (47)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (97), Photo enthusiast (66), Pro photographer (35), Casual photographer (9), Photography student (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (202), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    felt lost without it

    My old one took a bath in the Dead River and the camera just didnt feel right without the grip, and the knowledge of not having to worry about running out of power.

    My old one took a bath in the Dead River and the camera just didnt feel right without the grip, and the knowledge of not having to worry about running out of power.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good grip for the money

    The grip is really nice for events, and sports photography. The construction is a little flimsy and doesn't feel completely secure. The battery door doesn't like to open for me. The other issue...Read complete review

    The grip is really nice for events, and sports photography. The construction is a little flimsy and doesn't feel completely secure. The battery door doesn't like to open for me. The other issue I have had with the Vello battery grips I have is the wheel to change the shutter speed (when in manual mode) doesnt tend to work on occasion which gets frustrating during events. This issue has happened 5 times in the last month, so Ive stopped using the grip. When it did work consistently it was really nice. But the inability for me not to use the shutter speed dial is the reason i gave this grip 3 stars.

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    5.0

    great product at a reasonable price

    By wildlifebyfred

    from Halifax,Pa

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Good Value
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Cameras

      Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

      Always quick service from B&H

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not bad

      By Nate

      from Ca

      Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

      Overall not bad. A bit flimsy for the internal components.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Generic is best

      By K Dubbs13

      from Central Illinois

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Charges Quickly
      • Easy To Install
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back-Up
        • Primary Battery
        • Professional Cameras
        • Travel

        Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

        Not all situations can you go generic. This one is one of them. Good product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Half the Cost

        By Brapoza

        from Dartmouth, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good Value
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back-Up
          • Primary Battery
          • Professional Cameras

          Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

          Was on sale, never had a problem with a Vello Grip

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Solid construction

          By Ron

          from Mustang, OK

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Primary Battery

            Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

            I like the feel of this grip and the way that the batteries load into it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would recommend this grip to anyone

            By pfone1847

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Good Value
            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                I love this grip. Excellent camera options on the grip. Super easy to install and use. Very fast shipping too.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty Solid for the price

                By Rocklebee

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                    Looks and feels pretty much like the Canon model. Only issue is if you're using a flash bracket mounted on the left it will be underneath when you turn to take a portrait shot and the bracket will be in the way of the shutter release if you mount it on the right.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    BG -C4 Battery grip

                    By ,a111111111111111111

                    from ,a111111111111111111

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Primary Battery

                      Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                      So far I am very pleased with the Vello BG-C4 vertical grip for the Canon 7D. At less than half the price of the Canon grip and the very good build quality you can't go wrong with Vello

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Price Full Featured

                      By Artisans of the Valley

                      from Pennington, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Charges Quickly
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Good Value
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Cameras

                        Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                        Very happy, full featured and less than half the price of the full Canon name brand. Worked will for several projects in the past few weeks. Definately doubles the perceived batterly life without having to change out. Been on two batteries doing two video projects and a buch of stills the whole time.

                        All the extra controls are very handy.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Love it

                        By M. Dumas

                        from Quebec, CAN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Primary Battery

                          Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                          Excellent for the price

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good compromise

                          By fbarr

                          from Akron, Ohio

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Cameras

                            Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                            I really liek the fact that the brand name is on the bottom. I am a 'brand name' guy. I like to have the brand name the same. In this case I did not see the reason in buying the official grip at a higher price. It blends in well and it built sturdy.

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                            • No

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Good grip for the money

                            By Ben

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Too Bulky
                            • Unreliable Contacts

                            Best Uses

                            • Back-Up
                            • Professional Cameras

                            Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                            The grip is really nice for events, and sports photography. The construction is a little flimsy and doesn't feel completely secure. The battery door doesn't like to open for me. The other issue I have had with the Vello battery grips I have is the wheel to change the shutter speed (when in manual mode) doesnt tend to work on occasion which gets frustrating during events. This issue has happened 5 times in the last month, so Ive stopped using the grip. When it did work consistently it was really nice. But the inability for me not to use the shutter speed dial is the reason i gave this grip 3 stars.

                              Share this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great add on !!

                              By Maria Doughnut

                              from Aiken, SC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Easy To Install
                              • Good Value
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Too Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Back-Up
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                              Love it ! adding life battery to the camera. This has been a great buy! It also contains shutter button and zoom button that are useful for when one turns the camera on its side to take pictures, this way now the shutter button from the battery grip will be on top and it makes for a much easier grab and shoot.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              AS Advertized

                              By sayheyphotography

                              from Northern California

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Primary Battery

                                  Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                  Aside from a slightly different texture finnish than the camera body, this grip is a good after market product. Installs flawlessly, and all functions,i.e. shutter release,and AF work very well.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Awesome accessory for the price

                                  By Tom

                                  from Toccoa, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Cameras
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                    I have found longer shooting time with it and like the feel of the grip. It feels really solid.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Worth it!

                                    By PJ Smith

                                    from Mission Viejo, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Good Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                        Solidly built and fits tight. Although it's not as robust as the Canon it is well built overall. It has a nice weight to it and feel. The only downside is the rubber is not quite the same as the camera. Also be aware older third party batteries won't communicate with the camera, however you can still use them to power it, but it won't show info or remaining power. For the price it can't be beat.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        BG-C4 Grip for 7D

                                        By Colonel H

                                        from Boise, Idaho

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Primary Battery

                                          Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                          Adds significant weight but also seems to add balance when I have the larger lens (70-200mm F2.8L II) and 2x extender on the body. I have small hands and worried that it would be too bulky but have learned to handle the setup quite well. For reference: If I spread my hand as wide as possible, it measures 8.5 inches from the tip of my little finger to the tip of my thumb. No, I can't palm a basketball either!

                                          I have had good luck with a vello tripod mount ring in the past so I thought I'd try this grip and am completely satisfied with it so far. I hope this helps in making your decision.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great alternative to OEM

                                          By Jim

                                          from Plano, TX

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Good Value
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Back-Up
                                            • Primary Battery
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                            Great alternative for less than half the price. Quality construction, and functions the same as OEM grip would.

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great Value

                                            By Dave

                                            from Pasadena, CA

                                            Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                            This grip is a great alternative to the Canon item. I typically try to stay with OEM accessories, but at $100 less, I couldn't resist this. And, so far, it's been a very good decision. I don't detect any issues with the battery door, as mentioned at times. The only difference is that the shutter trigger does have a slightly different feel than the camera shutter button, but no way would I pay an extra $100 for the Canon option, assuming it felt exactly the same as the original shutter trigger.

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                                            5.0

                                            Very Happy!

                                            By Jred

                                            from Pilesgrove, NJ

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Good Value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Primary Battery

                                              Comments about Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 7D:

                                              Could not be happier, especially for the money, a very good deal. Fits well and works as good as my Canon brand grip.

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                                              • No

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