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Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D

B&H # VEBGC8 Mfr # BG-C8
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Canon EOS 6D DSLR
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Holds Up to Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA/LR6 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Contains Camera Battery Door Holder

The BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D from Vello is a battery grip designed specifically for use with the Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera, and accepts one or two Canon LP-E6 batteries (sold separately). With two batteries installed, your shooting time is effectively doubled. Moreover, when one battery is drained, it can be removed and recharged while you continue shooting with the other battery. In addition, the BG-C8 can utilize 6 AA batteries, and includes a battery tray for this purpose.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your DSLR, especially in the vertical position. The BG-C8 features an alternate shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection/Magnify Button, AE lock/FE lock button, and main dial to facilitate shooting when held vertically. It is designed with an anti-slip rubber grip to further improve handling, a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod, a hand strap mount and a wonderful touch: a holder for the camera's battery door so as not to lose it when the battery grip is installed. The BG-C8 comes with a protective contact cap and battery trays for both AA batteries and for the LP-E6 batteries.

Note! Not compatible with Duracell brand alkaline batteries.

Compatible with the Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button and main dial.
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
Features anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door.
Provides a camera battery door holder to store the camera's battery chamber door when the grip is mounted.
Power Source 1 or 2 x LP-E6 Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA/LR6 Alkaline, Ni-MH, Lithium or Nickel-manganese batteries
Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (sold separately)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5" (139.7 x 139.7 x 88.9mm)
Weight 12.8 oz (363 g) (without battery tray and batteries)
Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
  • AA Battery Tray
  • LP-E6 Battery Tray
  • Electronic Contact Cover
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    VelloBG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
     
    4.7

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (50)
    • Durable (44)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Compact (11)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (8)
    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (30)
    • Sports/action (27)
    • Family photos (25)
    • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Travel (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (35), Photo enthusiast (18), Pro photographer (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (64), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BG-C8 Battery Grip for EOS 6D

    I have battery grips on a couple of cameras prior to this one and have enjoyed the added ease of use they offer. This grip in no exception. The added shutter/control buttons in...Read complete review

    I have battery grips on a couple of cameras prior to this one and have enjoyed the added ease of use they offer. This grip in no exception. The added shutter/control buttons in the vertical hold takes strain off my wrist and the use of 2 batteries at a time, adds during some long (1500+ shots) sessions shooting boat races and such.The only negative I found with the unit that I received was an issue with the twist release latch for the compartment. The latch doesn't stay in the closed position and once the latch starts to turn, it turns off the camera. This is minor in my world, as a piece of tape easily corrects the issue. Still it is worth noting.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good grip for the price.

    I use my 6D primarily for filming and the extra weight and size really helps balance the camera and helps me keep it steady.

    All the battery information displays on the camera...Read complete review

    I use my 6D primarily for filming and the extra weight and size really helps balance the camera and helps me keep it steady.

    All the battery information displays on the camera and works just fine.

    The only faults are:
    The tab that unlocks the battery door is loose because it has been made 1mm too small so it would flop open all the time, I fixed it by adding some black tape on each side to increase its thickness.

    The actual battery door has a bit of play making you think the whole grip is loose.

    ........

    As this product costs a third the price of the Canon one, I still think it is a good deal.

    Reviewed by 83 customers

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    4.0

    Great alternative to OEM

    By wr3kl3ss

    from Baytown, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

      This works just like the Canon one but is much cheaper. If you get it as part of a bundle it's a no brainer. I haven't had this issue like others with the lock not staying in place so YMMV.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D by V

      By Troy

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

        I do portraiture and this product is not only an excellent way to look professional, but also a great tool to balance out your camera in awkward positions or with bulky lenses. I love this for my shoots and I highly recommend it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Very good

        By Juan Molina

        from Medellin, Colombia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A Perfect Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

          Excellent build quality, it works perfect, the cost is affordable and the ergonomics are the best.
          There is just one small issue: the lock wheel is not good tighten even when the battery pack is tightly locked (the wheel moves).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Canon 6D must have!!

          By Shawnja

          from Irvine CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

            On my last shoot, my battery died in the middle of a critical point and switching batteries out ruined the moment. No more!! The BG-C8 covers that and more and balances the camera beautifully. The controls are perfectly placed and function flawlessly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Mostly satisfied

            By DXLR8

            from Dallas

            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

            I am very satisfied with the Vello battery grip that I ordered for my Canon 6D camera as it is the same style and feel is what I would've expected ordering from Canon. However the one issue I do have with this unit is the flip down device that opens the door for the battery tray actually falls down quite often and does not stay put. Other than that this unit functions as I had intended it to.

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            5.0

            Gets It Done

            By WellsNewYork

            from New York, NY

            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

            I love the Vello grips. They're a cheap, quality alternative to the Canon grips.

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            4.0

            Great!

            By Ross

            from Boston

            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

            This product is a great version and much cheaper than the original authentic canon! I liked that you could use double as because batteries can be expensive! The buttons could use some work but overall a great product!

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            5.0

            As solid as name-brand

            By Tyler

            from Worcester, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good build quality
            • Quality Buttons And Dials
            • Reasonably Priced

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                I've been using my 6D without a grip for close to a year now, and decided to shell out for one when I added a 70-200 f2.8 zoom to my arsenal. It's a strain on the wrists without a grip, but is now quite manageable. I have huge hands, and appreciate having a grip even when using a smaller lens. Shooting in portrait orientation is so easy now.I haven't used a Canon grip, but I can't imagine the build quality gets much better. The Vello grip has a nonstick surface that matches the camera body, great buttons, and attaches very securely to the body. I have no qualms about carrying the camera by the grip even with the 70-200 attached.I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product, Low Price!

                By garygoody1

                from Westminster, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                  So similar to the high priced products and so much cheaper. Easy to use with everything I need while shooting nature, sports, etc.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  GREAT - can't believe the price!

                  By River Ripper

                  from New Orleans

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                      Feels SOLID. Can't imagine using my 6D without it.
                      The AA battery holder comes withit's own storage bag; nice feature. A must have accessory.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A GREAT LITTLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

                      By Gary Gibbons Productions

                      from Olathe, Kansas

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                        I sold my Canon 5D Mark iii and purchased a 6D. I am in the wedding and event videography business (for 35 years now) and the 5D Mark iii was an overkill for what I do. This battery grip BG-C8 hooked up with my Canon 6D is a great pair. It is great for shooting video pretty much all day with the extra battery compartment. It also provides a great feel--excellent grip--- with the Canon 6D. I highly recommend it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        My third one

                        By Eric

                        from CT

                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                        I have the 60d, 70d and this grip. They are all great. I got all three grips for less than the price of one canon grip. They all function well and look great

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                        5.0

                        Great replacement. Great Price

                        By n90srbw

                        from Louisville KY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                        I like the feel of this grip better than the original Canon version. Well Done Vello

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                        4.0

                        Works great for 3rd party equipment

                        By Kevin

                        from Lansing, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                        The grip is very straight forward to set up and really does stretch out the battery life. Ive spent upwards of 8 hours with my camera constantly on and still had 1/4 battery left at the end of the day. All of the buttons and functions work well and are very responsive.

                        My only con is that the plastic foldout portion of the battery holder is loose and flaps around. Ive taped mine up for fear of breaking it off.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By Chris

                        from Raleigh, NC

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                            Does the job as described.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            great for my big hands

                            By grubbs

                            from dallas, tx

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                              works great for me and my large hands. always a plus having controls shooting portrait and some extra battery life

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D by V

                              By Bartek101

                              from Chicago IL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                  in my opinion the Battery Grip is a nice addition to the package as it holds 2 batteries which extends the photo shoot time, as well as convenient way to take pictures vertically.
                                  it adds little weight to the camera but it definitely is nice thing to have..

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Pretty good

                                  By Matt4youth

                                  from Ohio

                                  Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                  Overall, I like this unit. The negative is no ISO button in vertical mode. Also the turn lock for the battery tray is loose, a little gaffer tape and you're good.

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                                  5.0

                                  Appears to be a good product

                                  By Luis Tunon, Jr.

                                  from Miami, Florida

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                    I've only had it for a week and have not had the opportunity to use it a lot. So far it seems to be very well made and functions like the Canon product. If things change going down the road I'll review my comments.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Solid and reliable

                                    By Magic Marker

                                    from Hobe Sound, FL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                      The Vello is certainly equal to the Canon Battery grip I had on my Mark II…at a very reasonable cost!

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                                      • No

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