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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 155 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (107)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (77)
    • Easy to install (65)
    • Easy to use (46)
    • Reliable (42)
    • Durable (35)

    Cons

    • Too bulky (5)

    Best Uses

    • Professional cameras (42)
    • Travel (39)
    • Primary battery (30)
    • Weddings (23)
    • Sports/action (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (54), Semi-pro photographer (52), Photo enthusiast (30)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (129), 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

    As good as the original

    By JRod

    from NYC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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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          • No

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          5.0

          Great for Sports Photography

          By Gary

          from Connecticut

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          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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            • No

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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

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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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                    • No

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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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                                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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                                    5.0

                                    It Suites Me Fine Just Fine

                                    By Eddie

                                    from Meriden, CT

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Price

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events

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

                                      Yes it's a good product and yes it doesn't have quite the feel of the Canon model. However for less than a third of the price of the Canon one. I can live with that!! Nope I won't lose a wink of sleep with my decision to buy this grip!!! Oh and by the way the grip performs very well with no problems. It suites me just fine!!!

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                                      5.0

                                      Good Economic Alternative

                                      By dcmsends

                                      from New Hampshire

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          Light, cheaper alternative to the Canon brand, So far very happy though used for a short time.
                                          Very pleased with build quality and functionality.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great for the price

                                          By Big Redd

                                          from Memphis, TN

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

                                          I was seriously considering the Canon version but I realized that I would not use it very often. I received this grip about 2 weeks ago and it has not left the camera. It feels good horizontally and when I go vertical it feels even better.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works Great, No Problems

                                          By Ronnnie D

                                          from Cincinnati OH

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Great value

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Weddings/Events

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

                                          I bought this for my 6D, and now for my 5D Mark3. Both work great, no issues.

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                                          5.0

                                          useful accessory for 5D mkiii

                                          By Edward the Nth

                                          from Chicago, IL

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Video

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

                                            Works well with 5D, no complaints. I had read that the zacuto z-finder will not work with 3rd party battery grips (5D), but this one does. I love it,

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Great alternative

                                            By JulioBe

                                            from New York

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

                                            This is a well made and very functional alternative to the canon grip. And the price difference is considerable. I would recommend this.

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent Grip

                                            By Blago

                                            from NYC

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • 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:

                                              Excellent grip, easy to handle, great battery life.

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                                              2.0

                                              Tried Two, Going Back to Canon

                                              By kc

                                              from Wisconsin

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Flimsy Construction
                                                • NOT durable
                                                • Not Durable Not Reliable
                                                • Unreliable

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Had to send the first one back because the multi button fell off after a couple days use. Replacement from Vello never would read the batteries properly (the first one recognized the batteries just fine) and it intermittently loses elect. connection with the camera even when it's tightly attached. Always seems to happen when it's least convenient, of course. Both times when it failed I was shooting wildlife in wilderness areas. I had to completely remove it in the field and use one in-camera battery. Fool me once...

                                                  Going back to the much more expensive Canon grip.

                                                  I gave this product two stars instead of one because it actually feels very nice in hand. I just wish it worked well.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Love the extra power source

                                                  By Laceyrsb

                                                  from Rhode Island

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

                                                  This is just the best, I love shooting landscape photography and shoot using live view mode that just eats up a battery charge rather quickly. Being hooked into an additional battery without having to watch a quickly depleting single battery souce for shooting is just fantastic! Love this! Also love the additional grip space when shooting without a tripod, tho it does add some weight and bulkiness to the camera, for some this maybe bothersome - for me it isn't an issue

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Vello battery grip

                                                  By jasmine

                                                  from florida

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

                                                  Feels very good and not cheap. Worth the money. I highly recommend it.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Fits like a glove

                                                  By James

                                                  from Memphis

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  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-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III:

                                                    Fits the 5D Mark iii body perfect very comfortable in hands. It keeps my hand from cramping after a long day of shooting, and helps with camera shake in low light! LOVE IT!!!

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