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Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90

B&H # VEBGN2 Mfr # BG-N2
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Product Highlights
  • Works with the Nikon D80 and D90 Digital Cameras

The Vello BG-N2 is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Nikon D80 and D90 digital SLR cameras. It accepts up to 2 EN-EL3e 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-N2 offers an alternate shutter release button, main and sub command dials, and an AE-L/AF-L button to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation.

Note! Batteries sold separately.

Works with the Nikon D80 and D90 digital SLR cameras
Accepts up to 2 EN-EL3e 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, main and sub command dials, and an AE-L/AF-L button are provided to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation
Power Source 1-2 x EN-EL3e Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA Batteries
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.5 x 2.9 x 4.3" (138 x 74 x 110mm)
Weight 7.4 oz (230g) (Without Batteries)
Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90
  • AA Battery Holder
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90
     
    4.6

    (based on 80 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (43)
    • Good value (40)
    • Lightweight (33)
    • Reliable (21)
    • Easy to use (20)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Primary battery (26)
      • Travel (26)
      • Professional cameras (25)
      • Back-up (15)
      • Weddings (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (11), Photography student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (65), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Just what I need

      I'm a Wildlife, Landscape, Macro photographer for the most part. I found myself really needing a vertical grip for bird shots. This has worked perfectly! Super comfortable, love the front and back...Read complete review

      I'm a Wildlife, Landscape, Macro photographer for the most part. I found myself really needing a vertical grip for bird shots. This has worked perfectly! Super comfortable, love the front and back dials. So far I don't have any problems with it at all.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Will not work with 2 batteries in D90

      After less than one year of use in my D90, the batter grip stopped working with 2 batteries. If I put 2 batteries in, it indicates that the batteries are dead and camera...Read complete review

      After less than one year of use in my D90, the batter grip stopped working with 2 batteries. If I put 2 batteries in, it indicates that the batteries are dead and camera will not turn on. If I use just one battery, in either slot, camera turns on and reads 100% battery life. I have a total of 6 batteries and have tried all of them, so I know it's not a battery issue. It was great while it worked, but for a few $$ more, there are better options. This is one example where you get what you pay for.

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      5.0

      BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90 by V

      By The MasterPhotogrpher

      from Bklyn, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

        Great Battery grip!!!! love it works well with my D90. Give the camera a great feel

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        4.0

        Worth the weight

        By Kimack

        from Camden. Maine

        Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

        Need to make correction in number of AA batteries used. It should be 6 not 8. Thanks
        Kimack

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        4.0

        Worth the weight?

        By Kimack

        from Camden. Maine

        Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

        I acquired the battery grip as I wanted to have reserves of power to operate my camera for longer periods without fear of running out of juice. When if arrived it was presented well and had clear instructions. It was much lighter than expected but appeared well made and complimented the professional look of the camera. The grip can take 8 AA batteries or 2 rechargeable EN-EL3e batteries which allow for a huge amount of material to be recorded. Loading the power was easy and allowed for the camera battery door to be attached for safety and ease of finding. Coupling the unit to the camera was simple but attention had to be kept so all on off controls were off at time of connection to avoid potential problems with the camera aperture and speed settings. This happen one time and I kept getting an error reading on the control panel and I could not take pictures. This was not a happy experience and I wish it could be avoided through re design. The only other small nuisance was firing the camera when hitting the new lower firing button on the grip unintentionally. Overall the unit works well and does it's intended job nicely and it does so at a very attractive price. Maybe don't use it all the time as it adds weight but on long shoots it's nice to have more than enough battery life.

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        5.0

        its a good prodact

        By shalom photography

        from MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

              it helps me keep on working with out needing to change the battery

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Just as good as the Nikon deal but cheap

              By AL

              from nyc ny

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                Gotta hand it to B&H to bring these products all together so we can make that choice

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great addition for my D90!!

                By Russ

                from Walkersville, MD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Price

                Cons

                • Stiff Command Dials

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                  Fantastic addition to my D90. Increased power for more shots between charging, ability to easily take shots in vertical position and it makes the camera look like a full frame ;) , and half the price of the Nikon Battery Grip. Performs as expected....the only issue is that the command dials are a little stiff, but maybe that will change with use. Note: I opted for 3rd party battery as the second battery and the camera will not show the battery info - so I will probably get another battery, but the Nikon this time!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellen Value

                  By Rodrigo

                  from Bellbrook, OH

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • A Goo Value
                  • Compact
                  • Dependale
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                  I personally checked this unit with one and two Nikon batterys installed. by switching one location and then the other . With 2 batterys installed the grip works on ONLY one battery at a time . As it should With 2 batts it defaults with the left one. When it is depleted , then the right battery works

                  Then I tried the unit with AA duracells and it worked fine. All controls work exactly likie the D90 body controls.

                  Rod Brown

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Battery Grip

                  By Roy

                  from Mitchell

                  Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                  I really enjoy it, don't have to worry bout battery going dead, now got two batteries.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this again!

                  By Dave

                  from Quebec, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                    I purchased this for used on my Nikon D80 and it does exactly was it is supposed to do. I am very pleased with the quality of the construction. The command and sub-command dials; the AE-L/AF-L button; and the shutter release work exactly as they do on the camera body. The battery info menu shows both batteries with all information. The grip and extra batter add only 9.9oz. (281g.) to the camera weight. In the field, on a recent all-day shoot using lenses with vibration reduction, I did not have to worry about missing a shot while changing a battery. An excellent buy.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Grip

                    By George

                    from Atlanta

                    Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                    Just used this on a shot @ Pfeiffer Arch.
                    Good balance make my D80 fit better in the hand.

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                    5.0

                    i would buy this product again

                    By kidfoto

                    from Miami

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                      Nice, easy to use and really helpful.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great but not perfect

                      By Bob the builder

                      from Montreal, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                      So i was going to buy the real Nikon grip when i saw this little baby on a review on the nikon site.
                      When it got to my house i was expecting something pretty cheap considering the price! Well it was quite a suprise, the grip is very well made feels solid in the hand. The only thing is that the trigger and the command dials are cheap compare too the D90. But still made the job done.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Deal! How'd I ever shoot w/o it?!!

                      By Marques J Photography

                      from Newport, NC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                        I use this product with my D90. I specifically bought it for the extra shutter button on the grip which allows me to shoot portrait style comfortably. Honestly, I waited too long to buy this! I recently bought a Nikon D7100 to add to my collection and immediately purchased the grip. I don't make the same mistake twice!!

                        The only downfall is the fact that the extra shutter button does not activate the focus when pressed halfway down, but I use manual focus quite often, so this doesn't bother me.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works great...

                        By BJ

                        from Arcanum, Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                            I recently purchased this battery grip for my Nikon D90 and I love it. Took it to a photography
                            outdoor shoot in Michigan this past weekend and really liked how it made the camera body feel more balanced in my hands. Extra bonus is the cost is so much less than other brands and works just as well. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a battery grip for a Nikon D90.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Grip for Less Than Half the Price

                            By Dana Fernandez

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                              LOVE this grip. I don't know how the Nikon branded one works, but I have bought another one since I loved this one so much. Really helps balance out the camera and I love that it has a shutter button on the side so when shooting in vertical orientation, I dont have to awkwardly put my finger on the body shutter button.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent

                              By susanam703

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Good Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back-Up
                                • Primary Battery
                                • Professional Cameras

                                Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                                This battery grip adds extra stability to my Nikon Camera

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Grip!

                                By El Stortez

                                from Orlando, FL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Good Value
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back-Up
                                  • Professional Cameras

                                  Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                                  This grip worked wonderfully for one day. Sadly I dropped it from a substantial height breaking the battery door and my camera along with it. For the brief time I had it, it was a wonderful addition to my late camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Very satisfied

                                  By Waukrob

                                  from Milwaukee, wi

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't Get It Sooner

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Cameras
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                                  Gives balance to my D90 especially when the flash is attached.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works Fine

                                  By Basketball Greg

                                  from Warren, NJ

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Good Value

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back-Up

                                  Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                                  This battery grip works fine. I don't know whether I'll ever have to use it since the Nikon battery has a decent battery life. But the grip is pretty neat since you can throw in 6 AA batteries in a pinch . The auxiliary shutter release and command dials are also convenient.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  A great asset to the camera bag

                                  By T41

                                  from Ontario, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Cameras
                                      • Startrails
                                      • Timelapse

                                      Comments about Vello BG-N2 Battery Grip for Nikon D80/90:

                                      Adding to the camera size is the only drawback here. Adding to the performance per dollar spent is huge.

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                                      • No

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