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Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III

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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Canon 5D Mark III DSLR
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Holds Up to Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA/LR6 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Contains Camera Battery Door Holder

The BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III from Vello is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 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-C9 can utilize 6 AA batteries and comes with a battery tray designed to hold 6 AA/LR6 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-C9 comes with an alternate shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi-controller button, multi-function button and main dial to facilitate shooting when held vertically. The BG-C9 is designed with 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 III 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, 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 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 (HxWxD) 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.4" (153.1 x 113.3 x 85.7mm)
Weight 10.4 oz (294.8 g) (without battery tray and batteries)
Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III
  • AA Battery Tray
  • User's Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VelloBG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III
     
    4.6

    (based on 175 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (123)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (77)
    • Easy to install (65)
    • Easy to use (53)
    • Durable (42)
    • Reliable (42)

    Cons

    • Too bulky (5)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (44)
    • Professional cameras (42)
    • Weddings (35)
    • Primary battery (30)
    • Sports/action (30)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (63), Semi-pro photographer (56), Photo enthusiast (32)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (143), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally...a bargain!

    This Vello grip for my Canon 5DM3 fits the camera perfectly. There is absolutely NO wiggle when installed. I wondered if a third party grip would be sturdy enough to mount on a tripod...Read complete review

    This Vello grip for my Canon 5DM3 fits the camera perfectly. There is absolutely NO wiggle when installed. I wondered if a third party grip would be sturdy enough to mount on a tripod along with the camera... No problem there...this grip is really solid.
    I like that I no longer have to bring my right arm over my head to shoot verticals. I shoot a lot of them and really like the stability that shooting with the grip gives to me.
    All of the controls work perfectly...the main dial isn't as smooth as the one on the camera, but it isn't likely to be problematic.
    The Canon 5DM3 sees either one or both of the batteries in the grip, depending on how many are in there. With the grip, the camera reports on the charge level and the number of shots on each battery. This even works with my two after market batteries although they are chipped with the same serial number.
    Finally, the unit looks like it belongs on the camera. It is stylish and while the grip rubber isn't exactly the same texture as that of the camera, you have to have your nose on it to tell the difference.
    If you've been photographing for very long, you know already that high value, reasonably priced gear doesn't come along often. This is one of those times...considering what Canon charges for their name brand grip, this is a bargain.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    be aware,, if putting on an L-bracket

    I have this for some time now.. ordered the L bracket for the Canon 5D Mark III,, this will not work.. the dimensions are not the same as the Canon's grip.....Read complete review

    I have this for some time now.. ordered the L bracket for the Canon 5D Mark III,, this will not work.. the dimensions are not the same as the Canon's grip.. So the L bracket doesn't match up.. you can't even remove the battery slide. Had to return it.. there are some universal L brackets out there.. but I haven't seen one with a cut out for your remote trigger.

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    5.0

    great fit

    By photoartbymark

    from monroe ny

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

      great fit
      great price
      does it all like the canon for a fraction of the price

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Why not

      By SP

      from Ca.

      Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

      I see no reason to spend big canon money if this does the exact same job for less. Nothing is lost, and you save money.

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      5.0

      Yasss

      By Pita

      from USA

      Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

      I've used it for a couple of weeks and so far it's worked great.

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      5.0

      Just as good as Canon original

      By LewyLewy

      from Portland Or.

      Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

      I own a Canon BG for my Canon 3ti that I have been very pleased with so I was a bit skeptical when purchasing a BG for my 5d mkIII from a different manufacturer. But this grip does everything a Canon does for a lot less scratch! Do yourself a favor and go with the Vello.

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      5.0

      grip

      By Night Flight

      from CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

        With 5D

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Grip

        By Flores Photography

        from New Mexico

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

          Have only ever used Canon products on my gear, but I cannot tell a difference, great fit, easy to use and change batteries, I recommend this as a great alternative and money saver.

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          • No

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          5.0

          As Good as Original

          By Radek

          from Nairobi, Kenya

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

            Very nicely made of good quality materials, fits perfectly and functionality is just as good as original, while 1/3 of a price of Canon. I am very happpy with this purchase and I imagine fellow photographers are too as my elbow doesn't obscure their view when we are all crowding in front of a runway ;-)

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works perfectly

            By Tyler

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

            Great alternative to spending 3x more for the canon grip. It fits my 5D Mark III perfectly and all the controls and fuctions work just as they should. Would highly recommend to anyone and would definitely buy again. Great product especially for the price

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            5.0

            Works perfectly

            By Tyler

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

            Great alternative to spending 3x more for the canon grip. It fits my 5D Mark III perfectly and all the controls and fuctions work just as they should. Would highly recommend to anyone and would definitely buy again. Great product especially for the price

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            5.0

            Great grip!

            By Elizabeth Photog

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

            Heavy as heck, but it works like a champ and I never worry about my camera running out of batteries. It looks great on the camera and the grip is comfortable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A great way to save some cash!

            By Canon Fan Boy

            from Sharon, VT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cost-savings
            • Fit Finish

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

            I have genuine Canon grips on my 40D and 7D and when it came time to grip my 5D III I fully intended to go Canon again. That is until I saw the Vello grip on a friend's camera. I poked around the forums to get a feel for the general concensus and when I heard all the positive feedback I was swayed to try it. Save your money! The fit and finish is solid and the performance is spot on. Why pay triple the price? Spend the difference on some other gear.

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            5.0

            Good Gear at a Good Price

            By Blind Squirrel

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks Like Canon Product

            Cons

            • Adds Even More Weight

            Best Uses

            • Build Arm Muscles
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

            Being an admitted tight-wad, I am thoroughly happy with the BG-C9. Great fit and finish - looks like a Canon product. No doubt the Vello folks broke down and duplicated, to the best of their ability, the Canon battery grip. I had a Vello Battery Grip for my previous body (Canon 7D), and the battery grip shutter release for that version was much more sensitive than the 7D's shutter release. I am happy to report that the BG-C9 shutter release does a much better job of duplicating the 5D Mk III shutter release. A great buy.

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            1.0

            not as good as expected

            By Miro

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                I had this grip for about 1 year. when i got this grip and held in my hand(not small hand 6'4"person) i felt uncomfortable holding it. It was little to bulky. Then after while Joystick didnt work well. I got upset and gave it away. So I got original where I am much more happy. It is the feel i need it.

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                5.0

                Surprised by features

                By filmless

                from Atlanta Ga

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Extra Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Types Of Photography
                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                  I added this to my 5D Mk3 to give me longer battery life (2 batteries instead of one) and a bigger grip for my hand. Did not expect the remote fire or cable release features. Very pleased.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Fits well, works well

                  By Martin

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                      I recently upgraded from a 60D with which I would get 1100 shots per battery. I would "only" get 500-600 shots with my 5D3. Usually swapping batteries is no big deal, but I wanted the option of shooting 1000+ photos again without changing batteries.

                      The Canon grip was too expensive. The Vello grip is a safe bet. Good reviews, lower cost. The feel of the scroll wheel and shutter button is somewhat different from the controls on the body, but still comfortable and sturdy. I was impressed by the tight fit of the battery grip on the body. The battery grip really does make it easier to shoot in portrait orientation. No more weird arm contortions.

                      Do remember to turn the grip's switch to off when you don't want to use the duplicate controls. Sometimes I forget, and I'll wonder why I keep hearing the IS of my lens turning on. The second shutter button is accidentally being pressed. The rubber on the battery grip has a slight smell, but isn't too bad. My last negative about the Vello grip is the little tab for releasing the battery tray. On mine, the tab comes loose easily and flops down. Today it flopped down and twisted a bit, I guess causing a connection not to be made, and the camera wouldn't power on. I may have to resort to gaffer's tape to secure the tab.

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                      4.0

                      Great Price and Quality

                      By Monica

                      from Flagstaff, Arizona

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                        I keep a battery grip on my camera at all times. I like the look and feel of the Vello battery grip. Great quality for the price. My last Vello lasted years without any malfunctions. Expecting the same from this one.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for long shoots

                        By S. Lewis and Son

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                          It's been a habit for me to find an available outlet to start charging my extra battery as soon as I get to a venue. I still do this but have found that every time i use this battery grip, I never end up using the extra battery.

                          I also love that it stores the battery door, so you don't need to part with it. I would certainly loose it if it wasn't attached to the grip.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfict Fit & Function

                          By Jason

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                                Functions perfectly, and I am happy to save hundreds of dollars without any trade-offs. Fits like a glove and worked perfectly right out of the box. Very sturdy build quality.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Very Nice Grip

                                By dvdman45

                                from Elliot Lake, Ontario Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                                  Great feel, build and functions....only issue after a week of use is the that of the grip shutter button being too accessable to accidental capture(such as resting camera on my leg)

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect!!!

                                  By axiom

                                  from Rochester, MN

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                                    Very useful for vertical shots.

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