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Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D

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Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D

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  • Works with Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera

Price: $69.95

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Offer ends: MAR 9 '15

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The Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS 60D 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-C6 offers an alternate shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, AF Start, and main dial to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation.

Note: Not compatible with Duracell brand alkaline batteries

Works with the Canon 60D 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, and main dial are provided to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation
Power Source 1 or 2 LP-E6 Li-ion batteries
6x AA batteries
Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (Sold Separately)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.7 x 4.4 x 3.4" (14.5 x 11.1 x 8.5 cm)
Weight 10.4 oz (295 g) (without holder and batteries)
Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D
  • AA Battery Holder
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D
     
    4.7

    (based on 81 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (64)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (40)
    • Durable (33)
    • Good value (23)
    • Easy to install (21)
    • Lightweight (14)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (30)
    • Weddings (29)
    • Family photos (28)
    • Landscape/scenery (22)
    • Sports/action (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (28), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (75)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent

    First be known I have used both Canon's version and have bought this Vello version.

    The Vello is nearly identical to the Canon battery grip at of course (otherwise you would not...Read complete review

    First be known I have used both Canon's version and have bought this Vello version.

    The Vello is nearly identical to the Canon battery grip at of course (otherwise you would not be reading this) less than half the price.

    Vello's grip fits very well and is not wobbly. Its patterns match Canon's as does the general layout. It is not flimsy at all but the tab used to open the battery compartment is plastic, so don't pull on it too hard.

    The only problem I have had it is one time (and only one time so far) it has had a battery error.

    Be sure to read the directions carefully about installing the grip. It is not rocket science of course and is quite simple, but there is as step which lets the user know, insert grip, then batteries. This will help the unit read the battery power properly.

    Also, I cannot vouch for the double A battery compartment just yet. I don't beleieve they will last long enough to power a DSLR for very long, but I could be wrong.

    Finally, I would just like to close with this. I am journalist for a small weekly paper. As such, I use my camera a lot. This unit has allowed me to go to all day events without having to stop, take a battery out, and put a fresh one in. It has also allowed me to save wrist discomfort at sporting events as I can use the bottom shutter button for all vertical/portrait shots.

    I hope you found this review helpful and I hope the product will stand the test of time.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Kills batteries when off!

    I ordered this item as it appeared to offer the same benefits of the Canon product at a much better price. However, after trying TWO of these battery grips I have had the same...Read complete review

    I ordered this item as it appeared to offer the same benefits of the Canon product at a much better price. However, after trying TWO of these battery grips I have had the same experience. It completely drains my camera batteries overnite even though the switch on the grip and the camera are both turned off.

    When my first unit arrived I installed my two camera batteries and tested the functioning of the item and all seemed to work as advertised. However, when I tried to turn on the camera the next morning I found that the batteries were completely drained and the camera would not power up. I recharged both batteries and reinstalled them in the grip making sure that the power switches were indeed off and checked againg the next morning...dead again.

    I contacted B&H and reqeusted an RMA and ordered a replacement item. It arrived today and I put two FULLY charged batteries in it and waited TWO hours. My camera now shows that the battery level has dropped to 85% on both batteries with the unit turned off.

    It's going back and I'm through with this model. If I want a battery grip for my 60D it looks like it will have to be the Canon factory grip.

    I really wanted this to work as I have other Vello products that have performed flawlessly, but somehow something is defective with this grip as it won't function with my camera!

    Reviewed by 81 customers

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    5.0

    VERY NICE BATTERY GRIP!

    By JODYH

    from WEST CHESTER, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy With 6 Aa Batteries

      Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

      Works as described! Not a lot of bulk added to the bottom of the camera. Is a little bit heavy with 6 AA but ok with 1 camera battery! Nice to have the extra shutter button for vertical shooting!! Just make sure the tightening screw is tight!

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      4.0

      Not Bad

      By Dig6

      from WBNC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

        A lot cheaper yet not really as nice as the canons

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By YoMismo

        from Arkansas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

          No issues so far with this product, works as advertised at half the cost. Recommend it.

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          5.0

          Amazing add-on to an amazing camera!

          By Francis

          from San Francisco

          Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

          This little piece of kit really enhances my 60D's capabilities. It is easy to install and really helps with battery replacement without hindering with the tripod mount. The buttons are solid and respond well. Overall a great buy!

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          5.0

          Great Construction

          By emlang

          from Delaware, Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

          There are many reviews that say, "It kills your battery!". I have had it on my 60D for over a month and my batteries are still going strong and full of charge. The grip is the exact same look as the camera and it has the same feel. All of the buttons work well and the screw base holds tight after use. It is heavy even with out the batteries in it but I feel like this a good thing, it shows good construction and durability. I love everything I buy that is Vello and always will.
          One photographer to another, I recommend this product.

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          5.0

          ótimo custo/benefício

          By Raul Comerlato Filho

          from Rio de Janeiro RJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

            Uso contínuo com duas baterias CANON

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            5.0

            My honest opinion

            By Nick Name

            from Elk Grove

            Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

            Hello all. I was thinking about getting the Canon grip for my Canon 60D. After doing my homework, the Vello looks and feels just like, if not better, than the Canon. Very satisfied with my purchase.

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            5.0

            Get a GRIP

            By wildmanaz

            from Mesa, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

              Purchased this grip for 60D because I had already bought a Vello battery grip for my 40D years ago and I have got to say this battery grip won't disappoint you. Fits my Canon 60D like a glove and is nicely made, in my opinion. Never had a problem with my 40D and the grip and don't expect one with my 60D. Love the opinion of using either your camera batteries or AA batteries as well.

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              5.0

              Works well so far and looks good too!

              By Xi

              from Orange County, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                I've only had this about a week, but am quite pleased with it and glad that I purchased it instead of the much higher priced Canon version. It looks great on the body and I love having the extra buttons for shooting vertically.

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                4.0

                A few minor problems, but a great deal.

                By Andrew

                from Idaho

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Deal

                Cons

                • Battery Compartment Knob

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                I bought this grip because it was far less expensive than the Canon version. It has worked very well on my 60d. The only complaint I have is that the knob to open the battery compartment can be a little loose, and when it falls out of place the camera won't turn on. It is a little annoying, but a piece of tape will fix the problem. It is a small price to pay for the savings.

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                5.0

                Just like Canon's

                By Carlitos

                from Santo Domingo

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                  Once you have it on your camera, there's no way of feeling or seeing any difference with the Canon Grip, and it costs much less. I haven't regreted buying it at all!

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                  5.0

                  excellent product for the price

                  By enfoques

                  from Isabela, Puerto Rico

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                    can't tell the difference within the origianl canon battery grip and the bello, bettery grip. very well made, and works nice!

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                    5.0

                    Super awsome grip for a great price!

                    By Beari

                    from Portland, OR

                    Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                    At first I wasn't really sure if I should get this because it wasn't made by canon. But the price change my mind. This grip feels and blends with my 60D perfectly. I use it for long adventure photo shoots. And it has lasted me a good 2-3 days without replacing the batteries. Plus it does make my camera look like a 1D(was the true purpose why I bought it). It will make your camera heavier because of the one extra battery. But definently buy this grip don't judge the price.

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                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By Jason

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                      Easy to install. Better control!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      You'd never know it's 'off' brand.

                      By DrGuffey

                      from Murphy, NC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                          Looks, feels, & operates exactly like the original. Extremely high quality! Only difference between the Canon & Vello is the Canon says Canon, & the Vello says Vello.

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                          5.0

                          Delivers as promised

                          By DJ Boston

                          from Boston, MA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                            So far so good! This battery grip has made long video shoots with the 60D less stressful. I enjoy that I can now swap out batteries without removing the camera from the tripod. No complaints yet... and the price is certainly appealing.

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                            5.0

                            Acceptable substitute for the original

                            By Cire

                            from Savannah, GA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                                  Decent build quality, fits well.

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                                  5.0

                                  I recommend! Best value!

                                  By Derek

                                  from São Paulo, Brazil

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                                      VERY well built. It would be posible to pass as a Canon, because it´s so equal.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product at great price!

                                      By Don

                                      from Kansas City, MO

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                                            I bought this to accompany my new 60D. I own 4 other Battery Grips, all made by Canon and this is as solidly made and looks like it belongs on the camera. There appears to be no compromise in quality at all.

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent Photo Tool

                                            By JJ

                                            from Phila, PA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Weddings/Events
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D:

                                              The BG-C6 battery grip for the Canon 60d is better than I expected. There is no gap between the grip and the camera bottom. The tightening device worked easily and there is no remaining play when tightened. The treated grip areas provide for great non slip handling. Holding onto the camera with one hand now feels much more secure. I recommend this grip.

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