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

    (based on 166 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (114)

    • 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 (50)
    • Reliable (42)
    • Durable (40)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Professional cameras (42)
    • Travel (42)
    • Weddings (31)
    • Primary battery (30)
    • Sports/action (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (60), Semi-pro photographer (55), Photo enthusiast (32)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (139), 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 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

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    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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          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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                5.0

                Great for long shoots

                By S. Lewis and Son

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                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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                  5.0

                  Perfict Fit & Function

                  By Jason

                  from Raleigh, NC

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                        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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                        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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                          5.0

                          Perfect!!!

                          By axiom

                          from Rochester, MN

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          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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                            5.0

                            As good as the original

                            By JRod

                            from NYC

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

                                  There is no difference between the Vello Battery Grip and the Canon grip - other than the price. I resisted purchasing a non-canon grip but I am glad that I did.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for Sports Photography

                                  By Gary

                                  from Connecticut

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action

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

                                    Great for Sports Photogaphy.

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                                    4.0

                                    Very necessary!

                                    By Cool Hands Luke

                                    from Brooklyn

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Great Picture Quality

                                    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:

                                      Very necessary product for us with the Mark 3.
                                      I did a side by side comparison with the Canon-branded item and could not find an ergonomic difference. Works great, makes it very comfortable to handle the camera system, and it balances the weight of the lens.

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic value for the money

                                      By Eddie

                                      from San Francisco

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          Why pay double the money by going the Canon route, when one could get the same quality? Love this product. It's built well, has a great grip/texture and have had zero issues with it. I highly recommend this product.

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                                          4.0

                                          Very happy with the grip

                                          By fmj

                                          from Bergen, Norway

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Weddings/Events

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

                                            Works like a charm and has a very nice build quality. I do not think the difference in materials is noticeable.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great buy

                                            By CB5

                                            from Baltimore, MD

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Video

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

                                              I needed to increase battery life on film shoots and two batteries in this grip give me an entire day on set without trouble.

                                              This is absolutely the way to go if you need a battery grip for your Canon DSLR. I don't even know why you would consider spending the money on the Canon branded grip with a product this good (at this price!) on the market.

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                                              5.0

                                              Just as nice a OEM grip

                                              By Sal D

                                              from Trenton, NJ

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Good Audio Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  I have the Canon OEM and this one and they are equal in qaulity as far as I can tell

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                                                  5.0

                                                  big Bang for the buck

                                                  By Steve

                                                  from Washington, DC

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                    Cons

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

                                                        You can not beat the price. and the fit was very good. Feels great in the hand.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great deal compared to OEM version.

                                                        By David

                                                        from Worcester, MA

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • A Bargain At The Price
                                                        • Durable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                            When you place this grip next to the Canon grip you can hardly tell the difference. Works flawlessly at half the price of the Canon model.

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