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Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras

B&H # VEBGC52 Mfr # BG-C5.2
You Pay: $67.95
Product Highlights
  • For Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Digital Cameras

The BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras from Vello is a battery grip designed for use specifically with Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i, and T5i Digital SLR cameras and accepts one or two Canon LP-E8 batteries. 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-C5.2 can utilize 6 AA batteries and comes with a battery tray designed to hold 6 AA/LR6 batteries as well as one for the LP-E8 batteries.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your DSLR, especially in the vertical position. And the BG-C5.2 comes with an alternate shutter release button, aperture/exposure compensation button, AF Point Selection/Magnify button, AE Lock/FE Lock/Index/Reduce button and main dial to facilitate shooting when held vertically. The BG-C5.2 contains a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod and a holder for the camera's battery door so as not to lose it when the battery grip is installed. 

Note! Batteries sold separately.

Compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Digital SLR cameras.
Includes a secondary shutter release button, aperture/exposure compensation button, AF point selection/magnify button, AE lock/FE lock/Index/Reduce button and main dial.
Accepts up to 2 LP-E8 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life.
The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese) for added convenience.
Features tripod mount and a securely locking battery chamber door.
Contains 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-E8 Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA/LR6 Batteries
Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.1" (132 x 108 x 80mm)
Weight 8.8 oz (249 g) (without battery tray and batteries)
Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras
  • AA Battery Tray
  • LP-E8 Battery Tray
  • Contact Cap
  • User's Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (37)
    • Durable (29)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Compact (8)
    • Good audio quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (25)
      • Family photos (22)
      • Travel (22)
      • Landscape/scenery (21)
      • Weddings (21)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (41)

      Reviewed by 51 customers

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      5.0

      comfortable grip

      By Brian W.

      from Dunedin, Fl.

      Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

      Have had the grip for a little over a week for my Cannon T5I, fits nicely. All features work on the grip with the camera. 3 family vacation trips and had this grip installed. Light weight. Very comfortable for taking photos with.

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      5.0

      Exelente¡!

      By Alvaro

      from Uruguay

      Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

      Buen agarre, cómodo, alarga tu tiempo... Buena terminación, accesorio ideal

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      5.0

      excellent

      By Alvaro

      from Uruguay

      Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

      Good finish, comfortable, good grip, ideal complement

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      4.0

      Pretty good

      By Matt

      from Massachusetts

      Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

      I bought this product for use with my t5i. The only problem I have with it is that you have to be careful where you put your thumb, it may press the playback button while shooting portrait.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Produce

      By Phil

      from Joppa, AL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

        Great item to have in your camera bag. Extends your ability to continue to shoot. Lasts for hours on end, plus the added benefit of the AA battery option is brilliant.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Excellent Battery Grip

        By DMadden51

        from Lawrenceburg, KY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

          Great grip with vertical controls. Works perfectly with camera and has room for two batteries to extend shooting time.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Comfortable grip

          By Alex

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Price

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

              I purchased this for my Canon T3i. It fits to the body with no gaps. The grip is comfortable in the hand for verticals, and the additional control thumb buttons are nice. The extra height it gives to the camera also makes for a solid grip for large hands. The rubber texture is very similar to the grip that came on the Canon.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent quality

              By metalvinny

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                Even after reading reviews, I was impressed with how sturdy and well designed this grip is. If I hadn't known, there'd be no reason to believe that this wasn't a canon accessory. Buy this over the overpriced canon alternative every time!

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                • No

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                5.0

                BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T3i

                By Erik

                from Billerica MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                  I just bought this Vello battery grip for my Canon T3i and it works fine (the battery charge shows on the LCD), and gives to this small camera a better grip and weight that makes it more comfortable to work with. It is quite sturdy and looks very similar to the original one, but I have to add that I never had the OEM in my hands...so only compared with photos. The texture of the rubbery part of the grip is not exactly as the one on the camera but just to be picky: because it doesn't really matter so much.

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                  5.0

                  Well constructed and easy to handle.

                  By Professor

                  from Westchester, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • My Wife Can Use It
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                  The battery grip fits snugly to the camera and operates smoothly. The base is a great way to hold the camera with one hand (I wrap the neck strap around my wrist) without fatigue. It would be nice to be able to charge the batteries through the handle. All in all...I'm very satisfied with the battery grip and recommend anyone thinking about it...buy it...you won't be disappointed.

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                  5.0

                  i would recommend for extended use

                  By Joe

                  from Phila.,Pa

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                        it is lightweight

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        I love this battery grip

                        By Bassman90

                        from Republic, MO

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Feels Good When Using
                        • Matches Looks Of T3i

                        Cons

                        • Battery Lock Door

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                        To start off I honestly have to say I love this product! I've purchased and use many of the Vello brand of accessories and or "parts" for both my photography and videography!

                        Pros:
                        easy to use
                        shutter button and other setting buttons are good
                        aperture wheel is smooth
                        adds just the right weight (for me) to the camera
                        Feels great in my hands

                        Cons:
                        I would love if it had a small lcd screen that read out battery life
                        the locking switch on the side I've noticed is somewhat flimsy and sometimes unlocks when I hold the camera vertical (may just be my unit not sure) small piece of gaffing tape to hold it shut worked just fine but this is the reason I just can't "give" it a 5 star rating at this point..

                        All that said I would (and have) recommended friends to look into this battery grip for their camera and or one of this brand that is "for" their camera. Overall I thoroughly enjoy this product and since its arrival I have yet to take it off my camera!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Comfortable useful product

                        By Risingsmoke

                        from Spencer, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                          I use this to increase the productivity of my T3i, as it gives me greater stability as well as longer power time. The grip is comfortable and it fits snuggly on the camera.
                          Haven't really found any negative except that I had to remove the strap from the camera itself as it was getting into hindering positions with the grip attached, minor inconvenience though. Would highly recommend this product, for the quality as well as the cost.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great add-on!

                          By RHN3

                          from Edgefield, SC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                            Love it! Fits perfectly, finish matches, and works as advertised.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            NEED THAT EXTRA BATTERY LIFE!!!

                            By LaGrizzly

                            from Shreveport, Louisiana

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                              I need the extra battery life while taking photo at amateur boxing matches, and don't have the time to change batteries for my camera.
                              So, this is a convenience tool for me.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Battery Meter is not correct

                              By Drummer Boy

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                  This Battery grip is built very nice, even though it is plastic, the buttons and the overall feel of the grip is almost identical to the actual camera. The 1 thing I did not like about this product is that the battery meter on the camera is not accurate It either says it is full or dead.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent for price

                                  By Roger

                                  from Oxnard, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                        I was looking for something that fit perfectly with my T3i; both are plactic and have the same grip feel. Feels like the battery grip is appart of the camera. The button at first isn't very responsive but after a few presses, it works fine.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Excellent battery grip for T5i

                                        By Ljay T

                                        from Boise, Idaho

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                        I've purchased 3rd party battery grips in the past, and this one is by far the best quality that I have had. Excellent fit and finished and it does not feel cheap. It feels as good as the Canon. Can't beat this one for the price!

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                                        4.0

                                        4 out of 5

                                        By Emmanuel Marquez

                                        from Monterey Bay

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                        I only had a few issues, but they were minor. The bottom of the grip is really wide compared to the side of my camera (T3i). I'm sure it'll just take some getting use to. The only other thing is that it took me a while to make it fit perfectly. I would screw it in the bottom of the camera, but the battery wouldn't make contact. I had to had to apply pressure to the side when screwing it in to fit. Other than that, it works great. I've really enjoyed having it.

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                                        5.0

                                        Identical to the original but cheaper

                                        By Henry

                                        from El Paso, Texas

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Idem To Original

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                          A few years ago I had the original but broke down.
                                          Now I have this and it works identical.

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                                          • No

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