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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
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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 181 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (124)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 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 (58)
    • Durable (43)
    • Reliable (42)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Travel (47)
    • Professional cameras (42)
    • Weddings (40)
    • Sports/action (34)
    • Primary battery (30)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (67), Semi-pro photographer (59), Photo enthusiast (32)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (150), 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

    Not bad at all!

    By MKIII707

    from Crescent City, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I would give it a 4 and 1/2 stars. Some of the buttons feel a little cheap but not to the point where I would call it useful in a professional situation. Good build and the second battery tray with the AA batteries is awesome!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works Great

      By Josh

      from Las Vegas NV

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

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

        Cheep price, good quality, works great

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works, good value

        By bjd1915

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • News
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Functional, gets the job done, great value considering the difference in price between this and the Canon equivalent. After using one on my 5DMkiii for 2 years, the grips have become a bit worn and the multi-directional button broke off, but I never found much use for that (same functionality as the similar button on the camera body).

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great.

          By NSLAMUNG

          from Union City, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

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

              great fit for my 5d Mark iii

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              • No

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              4.0

              Does what it needs to

              By Scott K.

              from East Petersburg, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                When I decided to upgrade my equipment, I wanted to concentrate more on the body and lenses than the extras. The Vello 5D Mk III grip fits and works well. Maybe not as well as the Canon version, but it works well enough for my needs. I've nver head an issue with controls not working, and it fits well with the body, so not sure what else you are missing. I haven't had any issues with this one, but the latch on a Rebel version I have used didn't want to stay shut. My solution, a small piece of tape. Does it look pro, not so much, but it works.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Works fine

                By Alice

                from MN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    Not as good as the Canon brand one but less money. Works fine for the camera. The focus button isnt doesnt move as well as the one on the camera but i just choose to not use that part.

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                    4.0

                    Not bad

                    By Dig6

                    from WBNC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      Nice product. I felt the latch was not secure enough. Might of been a lemon

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                      • No

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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

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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

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                          • 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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                            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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                              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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