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Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera

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Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera

Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera Back View Shutter Release Cable

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  • For Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera
  • Accepts One or Two EN-EL14 Batteries

You Pay: $59.95

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The Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera provides the power you need for the Nikon D5100 or D5200 SLR digital camera with up to two EN-EL14 rechargeable, high-capacity batteries. In addition, the battery pack provides a vertical shutter release that makes holding the camera in the vertical orientation as easy and secure as in the horizontal position. This is accomplished by connecting the included external cable from the socket on the grip to the shutter release socket on the camera.

Note: Batteries not included

Works with the Nikon D5100 and D5200 digital SLR camera
Accepts one or two EN-EL14 rechargeable batteries 1
Anti-slip rubber provides a secure and comfortable grip when shooting vertically
Batteries Up to 2 EN-EL14 batteries
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Dimensions 5.1 x 3.1 x 4.0" (13 x 8 x 10.25 cm)
Weight 5.4 oz (153 g) without batteries
Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera
  • Shutter Release Cable for BG-N12, BG-N9, BG-N6 & BG-N5 Battery Grips
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera
     
    4.2

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (54)
    • Easy to install (41)
    • Good value (31)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Reliable (23)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (5)
    • Pricey (5)
    • Unreliable contacts (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (36)
    • Primary battery (25)
    • Sports/action (17)
    • Family photos (13)
    • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (22), Casual photographer (11), Pro photographer (11), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (74), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great help on extended shooting

    I purchased this product to extend the time between battery changes on a recent cruise to Alaska from Seattle and back. It worked very well and I shot over 1500 exposures. The only criticism...Read complete review

    I purchased this product to extend the time between battery changes on a recent cruise to Alaska from Seattle and back. It worked very well and I shot over 1500 exposures. The only criticism I would offer is on the small connector from the battery holder to the GPS outlet to enable you to use the shutter release button in Portrait position (vertical). I could not keep it plugged in at the same time I had my external mic plugged in for videos. It wasn't a real problem since I take most of my videos in horizontal position, just a minor inconvenience when shifting from videos to stills.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent grip with issues

    That there is a grip for the D5100 is great since Nikon doesn't think photographers need or want a vertical grip. For me, it's a must as it improves handling of the camera so...Read complete review

    That there is a grip for the D5100 is great since Nikon doesn't think photographers need or want a vertical grip. For me, it's a must as it improves handling of the camera so much. I accept that there has to be an external cable to trigger the shutter since Nikon didn't design the D5100 to have a grip. Given that it feels good and improves the handling of the camera, I have a several quibbles:

    1. The cable to trigger the shutter is not designed well (actually, I'd say little thought went into it). It creates quite a bit of leverage on the side of the camera when plugged in, so it must be unplugged each time you put the camera away as there can be damage done to the plug. A wider-based plug that doesn't stick out so far would be much better - the flatness would keep it from becoming a lever and add stability to the plug.

    2. It's designed to take 2 batteries, but whenever I put 2 batteries in it the camera says that an incorrect battery is installed (altough both batteries are original Nikon batteries). The only way to get rid of the error is to pop them both out with the camera turned on and pop them back in again - but the error can come up again almost immediately. The only solution that seems to work is to only have one battery inserted at a time, which reduces the benefit of having 2 battery bays.

    3. The hooks that hold the batteries in don't do their job - the battery door must be closed to keep the battery in the case.

    4. Because of #3 above, the battery door comes flying open frequently (especially when mounted on a tripod).

    These issues provide quite some frustration, but not enough to do without the grip. So I bang my head, curse the Vello designers, and keep on using it. I would buy it again, but it makes the price feel a bit high for the issues that you have to take with it.

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    3.0

    Almost...

    By Val

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

      I am a photo enthusiast who takes photographs as a hobby. I purchased the grip to double the battery capacity for my Nikon D5200. The grip also provides better hand grip for stability to a dslr that is smaller than older Nikons. I think the grip was originally designed for the Nikon D5100 because it does not quite fit to the bottom of the D5200. There is a small gap on one side creating an uneven contact. Also, I hope the manufacturer improves or eliminates completely the need for an external cable in order to activate shutter button on the grip. Everything else works and if any of the issues mentioned above does not bother you then it is a decent product to purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Just as I had hoped

      By Bouncer0225

      from San Diego

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

          I am a beginner photographer and the battery grip came quick and just as discribed!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great battery grip.

          By bigH

          from Hazlet, NJ

          Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

          Love the Vello battery grip looks like it's part of the camera. Makes handling the camera much easier. Really pleased with the quality and look of this product.

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          5.0

          so sick

          By Nevyn

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

          Such a sick product, definitely worth it if you have that type of Nikon DSLR and need something to last a long time. Maybe a tad more grip on the sides, but otherwise super cool item!

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          5.0

          Battery Grip

          By Betsy

          from Middlesboro KY

          Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

          Love it. Very easy to install on my camera and attach the tripod and monopod .
          I highly recommend this for your Nikon 5200

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          5.0

          Good product and fast shipping

          By UT

          from Great Valley, NY

          Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

          Very happy with my purchase from B&H. Good products and fast shipping.

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          3.0

          Nice w/ a slight issue

          By BBAX

          from New Mexico

          Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

          Nice addition to my D5200, but the thumb knob is in the way of the grip. A little uncomfortable on the fingers.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Rob

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

            This was even more than I expected. The product performed exactly as it was supposed to and I have maintained a high level of excitement over it since I received it. I plan to use your company again and again whenever I need other photographic materials.You have truly won a customer!Robert Haynes

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            • No

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            5.0

            Looking more Professiona;

            By Rick

            from Hershey, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

              I love how this grip makes you appear to be more professional. Nice!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              bg-n6 battery grip for D5200

              By guido

              from hesperia, california

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                good quality

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Very nice

                By ptc57guo

                from East Brunswick, NJ

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                  Very nicely built and feels great but I found that I can easily get to the shutter release without the grip, I don't really need an extra battery and I don't like the cable connection to the to the camera for shutter activation.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Does not work with the D5300

                  By Eric

                  from South Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                    I'm giving this 4 stars because the product seems to be well built and the feel was good. It does feel a little light because of the plastic construction but it felt solid. It does not, however, work with a D5300.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    excellent product

                    By PhotoDan

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                      Great for shooting any kind of event. Gives you double the battery power. gives camera a little more weight and stablity

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice grip for the money!

                      By FujiKoi

                      from Sacramento CA

                      Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                      Works well and provided the extra battery. I did not use the cable for the grip since I can shoot on vertical position without it. Good quality and looks good.

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                      4.0

                      Vello Batt. grip for D5100

                      By ed

                      from florida

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                      It does what it's designed for, It doesn't have a robust construction and I don't for the external connection between the grip and the camera.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Decent grip with issues

                      By Andy Pics

                      from Acton, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Useful

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Poor design

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                      That there is a grip for the D5100 is great since Nikon doesn't think photographers need or want a vertical grip. For me, it's a must as it improves handling of the camera so much. I accept that there has to be an external cable to trigger the shutter since Nikon didn't design the D5100 to have a grip. Given that it feels good and improves the handling of the camera, I have a several quibbles:

                      1. The cable to trigger the shutter is not designed well (actually, I'd say little thought went into it). It creates quite a bit of leverage on the side of the camera when plugged in, so it must be unplugged each time you put the camera away as there can be damage done to the plug. A wider-based plug that doesn't stick out so far would be much better - the flatness would keep it from becoming a lever and add stability to the plug.

                      2. It's designed to take 2 batteries, but whenever I put 2 batteries in it the camera says that an incorrect battery is installed (altough both batteries are original Nikon batteries). The only way to get rid of the error is to pop them both out with the camera turned on and pop them back in again - but the error can come up again almost immediately. The only solution that seems to work is to only have one battery inserted at a time, which reduces the benefit of having 2 battery bays.

                      3. The hooks that hold the batteries in don't do their job - the battery door must be closed to keep the battery in the case.

                      4. Because of #3 above, the battery door comes flying open frequently (especially when mounted on a tripod).

                      These issues provide quite some frustration, but not enough to do without the grip. So I bang my head, curse the Vello designers, and keep on using it. I would buy it again, but it makes the price feel a bit high for the issues that you have to take with it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      4.0

                      nice grip for price

                      By Ron

                      from Grinnell,Iowa

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                            Nice grip for the price

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A great product from a great company!

                            By debradoobie

                            from az

                            Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                            Quality product! Fast shipping! A pleasure doing business!

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                            5.0

                            Great item for full day shoots

                            By BILOXI BOB

                            from Gulf Coast

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                              This is not a cheap item that would fall apart in no time ..Well made and a perfect fit

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Inexpensive Alternative

                              By adventurehouse

                              from Silver Spring, MD

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera:

                                I bought this product because I use my Nikon D5200 as a video camera for High School productions. The single battery wouldn't last a complete dance recital, so I thought this would solve that problem. Which it does. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars at this time because it feels very flimsy. But what more do you want for the money? Only used it a couple of times so far, so I can't comment too much in regards to it's ability to survive more than standard use.

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                                • No

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