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Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D

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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
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You Pay: $74.95

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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.
UPC: 847628030541
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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.3 x 3.7"
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
     
    4.6

    (based on 117 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (87)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (73)
    • Durable (58)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Compact (13)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (11)
    • Flimsy construction (4)
    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (43)
    • Sports/action (40)
    • Family photos (36)
    • Landscape/scenery (35)
    • Travel (30)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (49), Photo enthusiast (24), Pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (89), Yes (5)

    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

     

    Worst purchase ever!

    Like too many others, I looked at the price and thought how much of a difference can there be?The 6D was my first camera and I really didn't quite fully appreciate the importance...Read complete review

    Like too many others, I looked at the price and thought how much of a difference can there be?The 6D was my first camera and I really didn't quite fully appreciate the importance of sticking with Canon only accessories. I have long lost track of how many times the entire battery tray would literally fall out of the camera grip! How embarrassing! I mostly shoot concerts and other fun activities, I've been very lucky to have not lost any batteries yet.The rubber material on the grip has long ago started delaminating and eventually will fall off too.I clearly didn't save any money on this purchase, just wasted $ on junk and the unpleasant experience of this lesion.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Lauren

    from Fuquay Varina, NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Solid

    Cons

    • Adds Weight

    Best Uses

    • Doubles Battery Time
    • Gives A Better Grip

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

    I purchased the BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D by Vello because I was so happy with the Vello grip for my Canon T5i, and I was not disappointed. Works perfectly, as expected. In fact, a friend of mine who actually owns the Canon BG-C8 for the 6D had to use tape to keep it from moving when attached to the camera. With the Vello, there is no need to anything like that, since it stays on the camera firmly without any wiggle room, once locked down in place. I highly recommend this product, and it will save you a lot of money. It does add weight to the camera, though.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Its a great, confortable grip...

    By J

    from Orlando, Florida

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

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

      Like that the battery life is much longer due to 2 batteries.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst purchase ever!

      By bobgood67

      from La Crosse, WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Batteries Fall Out
        • Falls Apart
        • Flimsy Construction
        • Waste of Money

        Best Uses

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

          Like too many others, I looked at the price and thought how much of a difference can there be?The 6D was my first camera and I really didn't quite fully appreciate the importance of sticking with Canon only accessories. I have long lost track of how many times the entire battery tray would literally fall out of the camera grip! How embarrassing! I mostly shoot concerts and other fun activities, I've been very lucky to have not lost any batteries yet.The rubber material on the grip has long ago started delaminating and eventually will fall off too.I clearly didn't save any money on this purchase, just wasted $ on junk and the unpleasant experience of this lesion.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do not cheap out, you will regret it!

          By Antonio Castillo

          from Los Angeles

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

          Please... PLEASE do not cheap out on something like this. Yes i admit it out of the box brand new it will get the job done for a fraction of the canon version.

          Issue down the road...
          Tonight as i was getting my gear ready to attend Comic Con in San Diego as i was putting the finishing touches and locking it to my camera, half way the dial lock broke. The screw inside ended up getting stuck half way so i was not able to unscrew or screw all the way in. I thought i was screwed, i was away from home, it was late at night (midnight) and i had no tools to try and take the grip off. The way i ended up taking it off was carefully hammering it away without harming my camera body. If it wasn't for the wrench that comes with cars to jack up the car i don't know how would i have taken this grip off. Now imaging YOU being in this situation about to head to a paid gig or on a paid gig and now your camera has no connection to the battery and wont turn on. Pay the extra $$$ and get the Canon Version. Specially since now its more reasonable priced at less than $200.

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          5.0

          So far, so good

          By greginphoenix

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

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

            Seems substantial. Nice to be able to shoot in portrait without having to contort my arms anymore. That is my favorite thing about this.

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            • Yes

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            3.0

            Kind of Bulky

            By Jodi

            from Newberg, OR

            Verified Buyer

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

            This battery grip is kind of bulky. It adds quite a bit of mass to my camera, but I like the extra battery power, especially for shooting weddings.

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            5.0

            Love this!

            By Storm-Lily

            from Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              The ease of use on this is awesome!!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Quality product

              By Jim the photoguy

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

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

                Bought this product with my new 6D Canon Camera. I'm usually hesitant to buy "off brand" products but this has provided great service with no problems. It adds the necessary size to my 6D to fit my hand grip needs and hold two batteries so I don't have to worry about changing batteries often.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Don't get this if you are shooting video

                By Yang

                from Toronto

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Will Cut Off Power

                Best Uses

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

                  I am a wedding videographer, I bought this grip for my canon 6d. I was trying to save money so I bought the Vello grip instead of the cannon original.

                  This grip is loose (It just doesn't fit that well with the camera), and sometimes when I am filming a wedding, the power would shut off, it kills my camera and corrupts the footage/clip that I was filming at the moment.

                  It is very devastating, I tried to use a software to recover our footage, but it was not the same.

                  I have now switched to the Canon Power Grip.

                  I usually don't write reviews for products, but if you are reading this, you have been warned. Choose the Canon Grip instead of this one.

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                  5.0

                  For the money and the quality I love it.

                  By David M

                  from Mission Viejo, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      What I love about this gripis that it has the exact same texture as my 6D, and price was far less than the Canon grip...can't ask for anything more...

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great after market product

                      By The Photo Dept

                      from Richmond VA

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

                      Bought this for a Canon 6D. Need it to extend battery life and give my large hands something to grip. So far it's performed well as expected.

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                      5.0

                      So far, so good.- works great!

                      By photoguy

                      from Memphis Tn

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        All of my tests have great results for this product.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        It was easy to install,easy to use.

                        By VM

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

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

                        The extra grip allows easy hrizontal and vertical hand positions. The addition camera operations buttons are easy to identify and use. Great buy.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does the job!

                        By Jan L.

                        from Michigan

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

                        Seems to work fine. Have had a minor issue with the camera not going into review mode. But powering off and back on seems to solve the problem. I am still getting used to the added bulk, but the hand grip definitely helps for vertical shots, which is the primary reason for the purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Solid Grip

                        By Tara

                        from IL

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

                        This is my second Vello grip, my first being for my T3i. I loved my first one, and this is even better. It fits snugly into my 6d, has a nice rubber, textured surface, and the look is seamless.
                        The price point did it for me both times I've purchased a Vello grip. And it's compatibility is spot on.
                        Couldn't be happier.

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                        5.0

                        Exactly what I was looking for!!

                        By RT

                        from Florida

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          Save your money on the official Canon version. This works perfect! I was at an equine event this weekend and got to use it on my 6D. I was outside all day and took over 10,000 pictures and I still had a full battery reading on my camera. Plus, I was ready with the back up AA batteries if needed.

                          Looks and feels just like the official Canon. My fellow photographer buddy who has the real Canon, thought I had it too. This fits the 6D perfect, matches perfect and does the job perfect!

                          Well worth the savings!!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Product!

                          By Bob the builder

                          from Elkhart, Indiana

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

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

                            I've never used a Canon model Grip for this camera but at half the price, this BG-C8 by Vello seems to work just fine, very pleased so far!

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                            5.0

                            Great quality for 3rd party

                            By COSGringo

                            from Colorado Springs, CO

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Build quality
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

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

                              I have to say I am impressed with the build on this 3rd party battery grip. I do a tad bit of vertical shots, portraits, and love to have the extra battery and feel of a good grip.

                              This grip lives up to Canon levels of quality at least in my usage so far. It has that "rubber feel" and it's not a cheap build.

                              I cannot see paying the full $'s for a Canon grip when I can get a quality grip like this.

                              Yes it was part of a package and I did not have to research it. But- that makes it all the better in the sense that I got lucky and got this fine piece of hardware.

                              I have no complaints thus far and again, it feels like a pro build with the shoot I had to do.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Bargain!

                              By gv0861

                              from Berlin, CT

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Functional
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  First of all, kudos to B&H for prompt service and delivery. When I acquired my 6D I knew I needed a grip and decided to go with Vello, given that I already own a Vello grip for my 60D. Well, this grip did not disappoint. It is solidly built and matches the design on my camera pretty well. It balances the camera very well and makes vertical frame shooting that much easier.
                                  If you are looking to add a grip but do not want to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a Canon, then this is the way to go. Reliable, solid and functional. Good job, Vello.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Inexpensive Battery Grip

                                  By JeremythePhotoGuy

                                  from Norman, OK

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                                    In the past I have shied away from using aftermarket products, only opting for Canon branded equipment. I know that in the past people had remarked that the aftermarket battery grips would come loose and that they couldn't use their cameras during a shoot. So far I have not had that problem. It has worked for me consisently. It's got the same basic design as the Canon grip it replicates so it's got the new style loading of the batteries, but it seems to work fine. Also, it has a AF-ON switch which is really helpful for me personally as I use that a lot when shooting sports.

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