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Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II

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  • For Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera

The BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II from Vello is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, and accepts one or two Canon LP-E6 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-C2.2 can utilize 6 AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese) and comes with a battery tray designed to hold the AA batteries as well as one for the LP-E6 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-C2.2 comes with an alternate shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi-function button and main dial to facilitate shooting when held vertically. The BG-C2.2 features an anti-slip rubber grip to further improve handling, a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod and a wonderful touch: 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 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera.
Includes a secondary shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi function 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 (alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese) for added convenience.
Features anti-slip rubber gripping 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-E6 Li-ion Batteries
6 x AA/LR6 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 (WxHxD) 5.9 x 4.5 x 3.3" (150 x 117 x 85mm)
Weight 9.4 oz (266 g) (without battery tray and batteries)
Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II
  • AA Battery Tray
  • LP-E6 Battery Tray
  • Contact Cover
  • User's Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloBG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II
     
    4.8

    (based on 32 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (21)
    • Durable (18)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (6)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (19)
    • Sports/action (16)
    • Travel (11)
    • Family photos (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very good for the price!

    I purchased this for my 5D MKII about a week ago and I'm very impressed. I was hesitant at first, going with a 'off market' grip on an expensive camera - but after...Read complete review

    I purchased this for my 5D MKII about a week ago and I'm very impressed. I was hesitant at first, going with a 'off market' grip on an expensive camera - but after some research, I decided to save [$]and go for it. I have noticed some differences in the Canon grip vs. the Vello brand (listed below). Overall, I would highly recommend the grip for someone on a tight budget. It's basically the same grip (see below for the differences) with all the same functionality, buttons and wheels. Obviously, the Vello grip doesn't meet/exceed the Canon grip, but it holds its own for [$].PROS:- ~[$] less than the Canon Grip- Solid build that feels sturdy enough for normal/moderate use- Has all functionality of the Canon grip (Battery info, AF/Point buttons, etc.)- Shutter button is different than the Canon, but still good (Pro & Con)- Comes with the back-up AA battery tray (takes 6 AA's)- Feels nice in your handsCONS:- Doesn't seem to have 'weather proofing' seals- Shutter button feels different than the Canon (Pro & Con)- Made of hard plastic/rubberDIFFERENT:- The battery slot is located on the side of the grip and is more of a 'cartridge style' (ie. you must slide the cartridge out to get to the batteries, unlike the Canon grip which has the 'door style' that opens from the back). This wasn't a pro or con for me, just something different that I wasn't expecting.- Due to this 'cartridge style', the eject button on the Canon grip was replaced with an On/Off button on the Vello grip. I would consider this a pro more than anything. It's a lot easier to turn the grip on & off (FYI: the grip does't need to be ON to use the batteries inside. This means when the grip is in the OFF position, you will have a fully functional camera except the buttons on the grip won't fire.)I think that about covers it. I would recommend it for anyone who's trying to save some money and can live without the word CANON on your grip. I would take into consideration the fact that it doesn't seem to be 'weather proof' and the durability may not be that of the Canon brand. But it really is a trade off, you can buy 3 of the Vello grips for less than 1 Canon grip but it's going to depend on your usage.

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    Is as expected

    It is as you would expect for the price in reguards of build quality. It does work well had one case of it loosing contact with camera with delivering power so i took battery...Read complete review

    It is as you would expect for the price in reguards of build quality. It does work well had one case of it loosing contact with camera with delivering power so i took battery holster out and re-inserted it and worked fine. Trigger button is not the same feel as the cameras but still funtions fine.

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    5.0

    Great Buy

    By Abi

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

      I got this battery pack to help extend my battery life and add ease to taking portraits. I was looking at the Canon version, but was turned off by the price, even used. So far I'm very happy with the purchase!

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      5.0

      Great addition to my 5D

      By Creeburd

      from New Orleans

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

        Well worth the money, strong construction, light weight. Would recommend

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        4.0

        Best

        By Jeff the Photojournalist

        from Detroit, Michigan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Camera
        • Cheap
        • Ergonomic
        • Rubber Grip On Frontback

        Cons

        • No Multidirect Controller
        • Plastic Build

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Documentary
        • News Photography
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

        If this grip had a magnesium alloy build, it would be better than the Canon brand; but it's just about as good as it gets without shelling out $200 more dollars. I'll break down my thoughts below.

        BUILD:
        The grip is pretty solid but it is made mostly of plastic. A couple hard bumps, or a drop, and it will probably break. I baby my gear so I'm not too worried about that. It feels solid in your hands and there is a good amount of rubber gripping on the front and back. The buttons are more "clicky" than the nice fluid-smooshy feel of the Canon brand, but not a big deal in my opinion.
        FUNCTIONALITY/FORM:
        So far the grip functions perfectly, and some features are a little different than the Canon brand. Rather than have a door that opens in the rear for the batteries, this grip features a pull out tray on the side. I prefer this style, and it feels a little more like the 1D. The power switch is moved to the rear of the grip, making it easy to switch on/off quickly while holding the camera in a vertical orientation. The form of the grip feels nice in the hands- and it is quite a bit larger than the Canon version. I believe Vello modeled this grip based on the one for the 5D3, but without the multi direct controller. It is a little more ergonomic, but people with small hands may find it too large. With two batteries in the tray, the camera feels really balanced out and has great weight to it. I can't imagine shooting sports with a 70-200 without this grip now.

        Final thoughts- If you want to save money, buy this grip. If you're a pro who shoots a lot of sports and tends to have your body dangling around bumping into things, go with the Canon.

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        5.0

        Works as advertised

        By Cliff

        from Princeton, IN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

          I was a bit skeptical about purchasing a non-Canon grip, but the worry was needless.
          It's quality made, and performs exactly like it's supposed to.
          When compared to the name brand grip I have long used on my old camera - you really can't tell the difference.

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          4.0

          Great Redesign

          By TenOSix

          from Kingston, Jamaica

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Features
          • Great Feel
          • Perfect Button Location

          Cons

          • Battery Door Flap Flaw

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

            I wanted to give this a 5star because it deserves it but just one little flaw held it back. The little clasp that closes the battery door, it a little too loose an feels like the little flap will start hanging down after some amount of use. It needed to be able to click into place and remain sturdy or be coin/thumb operated. apart from that tiny design flaw, ITS PERFECT! Fits so well on my camera, smooth feel and handles well. All buttons are in the perfect spot.. Like I said, 5star except that tiny flaw.

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            5.0

            Great Value

            By Dan

            from Carl Junction, MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

              Have used the grip several times and it is flawless.
              It is well constructed, feels good in your hand, and does exactly what it was built to do.

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              5.0

              Vello battery grip.

              By Henry

              from Texas

              Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

              I'm a big hands man and this grip was the perfect solution .

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              5.0

              I LOVE this grip!

              By Iwan

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

              I added this grip to my 5D Mk II, and jokingly called it "the poor man's solution" instead of buying a EOS 1D series camera.
              I love being able to control the camera using the multiple buttons, I love how it balances out the camera when you are shooting with larger and heavier lenses.

              I'd recommend this to anyone that is serious about shooting.. I love shooting in portrait mode with this grip, and love the fact that I don't have to charge batteries as often anymore.

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              4.0

              Great Value

              By Tyler

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                  I haven't used the product much yet, but seems like it will be perfect for my needs. I wasn't hesitant to purchase the off-brand because I don't expect tons and tons of usage like a wedding shooter or photojournalist might put it though. The fit and feel with the Markii are spot on. I saw some people complain about the feel of the shutter, but I really don't see that being an issue for me. It's slightly different, but not enough to affect me. It does though feels a little plasticy but unless dropped, the grip should hold up fine.

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                  5.0

                  Just what was needed

                  By Tyler

                  from Columbus, IN

                  Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                  I bought this as a gift for my wife. She is very happy with this grip.

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By JIm

                  from Plano, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                      Works just like it should, and beings you can't get a Canon grip for this camera, it's the best alternative. I read one review saying it felt plastic-y, well it should since it is made of plastic. But still functions great. Used it at the museum over the weekend, no problems and had plenty of juice the rest of the week.

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                      4.0

                      Yay!

                      By NC

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Video Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                        I really needed this thing and thank god it's affordable. I starting transitioning from shooting wedding photos to shooting wedding videos and one of the many differences between the two is that with video the batteries die much faster. This Battery grip was a necessary addition. It allowed me twice as much battery time and the fact that the batteries can be replaced in its side door rather than the bottom is great. Before I bought this, I'd have to take the camera off the tripod and off the rig to replace a battery which is time consuming and stressful at a wedding. This has saved me alot of time and stress so far, I hope it stays reliable!

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                        5.0

                        Reliable

                        By Aaron

                        from Ca

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                        If you don't mind not having the Canon name than this item is worth the savings. This item is reliable and everything you would expect with a professional product. The difference between this item and the Canon product is- this is made of a sturdy plastic and does not have the Canon weather proofing like the 5D option does. The trigger button also has a different feel when pressing it down. Great product though! I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent for the price

                        By Beverly

                        from Folsom, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                          Purchased to have both batteries available for all day use and because the Canon battery grip is no longer available.
                          Used it all weekend second-shooting H1 Unlimited Hydroplane races in San Diego - worked flawlessly all weekend.
                          Of course it feels "plasticy" as it's made out of plastic.
                          Added weight is negligible.
                          Camera felt more balanced with the added battery grip. Didn't use the controls.
                          First non-canon piece I've ordered and am quite pleased with this item.

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                          5.0

                          Great battery grip

                          By Svetlana

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                            Love it, its not heavy and easy to use, im very satisfied with it.

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                            5.0

                            excellent, but easy on wallet

                            By dara_ann

                            from new jersey

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                              I wanted a battery grip for a long time. This one came in my price range. It is just like the Canon version, but easier on the wallet. Even though made of a cheap plastic, it still does what it is suppose to do. One thing I like, it has a backup to use 6 double A batteries if needed.

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                              5.0

                              Great Item and economy

                              By Moises

                              from Guaynabo, PR

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                              On my Canon 5Dii, I have on both as a warranty to have battery al the time during a shooting.

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                              3.0

                              Is as expected

                              By Arowanaman

                              from Sedona, Arizona

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Bulky
                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                              It is as you would expect for the price in reguards of build quality. It does work well had one case of it loosing contact with camera with delivering power so i took battery holster out and re-inserted it and worked fine. Trigger button is not the same feel as the cameras but still funtions fine.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark I

                              By bfphoto

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me 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-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                                I am very pleased with this product. Can't believe I waited so long to purchase one.

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                                5.0

                                Yes, I would purchase this product again

                                By Luciano

                                from Philadelphia, Pa

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello BG-C2.2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II:

                                      So far, this product has met all of my expectations and has become a fine addition to my photo gear. Although I've been using the Velo Grip for less than a month, I highly recommend it to any of you who are considering the purchase. Best wishes and good shooting.

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