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Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E

B&H # VEBGN7 Mfr # BG-N7
You Pay: $89.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits the Nikon D800 & D800E DSLR Cameras
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Holds One EN-EL15 Battery
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Alternate AF-ON Button and Command Dials
  • Alternate Multi Selector
  • Contact Cover Holder
  • Works with Eight AA batteries
  • Includes Battery Trays

The BG-N7 Battery Grip from Vello is designed specifically for the Nikon D800 and D800E DSLR cameras and accepts one Nikon EN-EL15 battery. With one battery in the grip and one in the camera, your shooting time is effectively doubled. The BG-N7 can also hold and utilize 8 AA batteries. Two battery trays, one for the EN-EL15 and one for the 8 AAs, are included.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your DSLR, especially in the vertical position. The BG-N7 comes with an alternate shutter release button to facilitate shooting when held vertically. The shutter button offers a lock position to prevent accidental release. In addition, the BG-N7 has an alternate AF-ON button, multi selector and main and sub-command dials. It is designed with an anti-slip rubber grip and firm curvature to further improve handling. A tripod socket is included as is a holder for the camera's contact cover so as not to lose it when it has been removed to install the battery grip. 

Holds one EN-EL15 battery (not included), doubling the battery life and shooting time for the Nikon D800 or D800E DSLR.
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button and secondary AF-ON button, multi selector, main command dial and sub-command dial.
Features anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door.
Provides a space to hold the camera's contact cover to prevent its loss.
Power Source 1 EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion battery or 8 LR6 Alkaline, HR6 Ni-MH or FR6 Lithium AA batteries
Operating Temperature 32-104º F (0-40º C)
Dimensions Approximately 5.9 x 2.2 x 3.1" (150.8 x 54.8 x 77.4 mm)
Weight Approximately 9.6 oz (272.2g), with EN-EL15 battery holder but excluding batteries
Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E
  • EN-EL15 Battery Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloBG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E
     
    4.5

    (based on 81 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (25)
    • Durable (19)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (19)
      • Weddings (19)
      • Sports/action (15)
      • Landscape/scenery (14)
      • Wildlife photos (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (60), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Vello Got It Right!

      I was concerned that this grip would turn out to be flimsy and cheap in construction and function. Most of these "off brands" are, however I was delighted to discover the...Read complete review

      I was concerned that this grip would turn out to be flimsy and cheap in construction and function. Most of these "off brands" are, however I was delighted to discover the quality built into this product. Right out of the box it looked and felt good and subsequent installation proved my observation correct. An additional concern, would I need to disassemble the grip in order to access both batteries and a routine basis, but the default setting initiates the grip bound battery as the first to be used and the onboard battery as secondary - sweet.The layout of controls is excellent as is the additional multi-selector built into the grip - nice engineering. Of concern is the occasional blink of the green light on the body - don't know why it occurs - no big deal but a little disconcerting - manual says that's normal.I can heartily recommend this product - rest assured, you'll love it!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not a direct replacement for nikon

      Do not buy this thinking it a direct replacement for the Nikon unit. It is NOT. This unit fit nicely. It did work in that it does run the camera as advertised. It...Read complete review

      Do not buy this thinking it a direct replacement for the Nikon unit. It is NOT. This unit fit nicely. It did work in that it does run the camera as advertised. It is also larger in every dimension than the nikon. Not a little bit, around a quarter inch bigger. What this means is that no "L" bracket from any of the major makers can work with this item! The battery tray can thus not be removed without actually taking the bracket off. The door cannot be opened to connect cables as the additional height means it mis-aligns the brackets. Had this been a true clone of the nikon size it would be quite nice. For most professional uses I do not recommend it. Should a purchaser never intend to mount this to a tripod it is a fair buy.

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      5.0

      Wow!

      By V

      from Waldorf, MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

        I love this grip. It works great with my Nikon D800 and the best part is that I saved over $200 vs buying the Nikon brand. The grip fits like a glove no gaps or rattling. My hands are fairly big so the camera fit more securely in my hand now. I'm able to get sharper images with my handholding technique because I have a more ergonomic fit with this grip. It even comes with a little space to stow your contact cover which you need to remove to attach the grip. I'm very pleased with this product. My camera is so much more comfortable to hold, it makes me want to go out and shoot more. The only con is if you have very small hands, then it might not be as comfortable for you. You will need an extra EN-EL15 or 8 AA batteries to use with it and you are set.

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        5.0

        Good Buy

        By NikonUser

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

            I have not used a battery grip with a camera body before. With the d800, this is a great investment. The camera seems to really run through battery power. Having the battery grip makes me not have to worry about running out of power during an event.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Battery grip BG-N7

            By tim1889

            from Oregon

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                Good quality great customer service as alway's!

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                3.0

                Its OK for the cost

                By Lone Star

                from Texas City, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                  First grip I got would not work with AA batteries loaded. It worked with Nikon battery and rechargable AA. B&H promptly send a replacement grip, that work fine with all batteries. Quality of the grip not bad, but can't say for sure I haven't try Nikon grip.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By H4D

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                    The most important thing about a battery grip is does it work. This works great, even better, it's a third of the cost of the Nikon version and works just fine. I've done some gardening in my day, but I've never been able to grow a tree that makes money, so until then, I'm more than happy with this alternative.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great alternative to the stock grip

                    By Grant W

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                      Does everything that I need it to do. Sure I wish that it was a metal chassis so it would fit the style of the D800E, but for the money I really can't complain. Does its job and does it well.

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                      5.0

                      Good 3rd party solution

                      By LathamJr Photo

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                            I have used these grips for most of my dslr's they are a great alternative to the Nikon version and a great way to save a few bucks because we all know how expensive photography is. I have had one on my D600 for over a year without any issues and so far the D800 version is holding up just fine.

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                            4.0

                            gran accesorio

                            By maxi b

                            from argentina

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                              excelente muy recomendable para ganar agarre en la d800

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Not sure why everyone is complaining?

                              By Anastasia

                              from Wisconsin

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                    I have had several grips in the past, this one is just fine. You can most definitely tell the difference in quality between this one and the Nikon brand but i think this is a much better value and works as advertised.

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again

                                    By Eurico

                                    from Aptos, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                      It's good product for a good price. I have two Nikon D800, one of those I use the original grip form Nikon which is excellent, and the other I use that one form Vello, and really I don't see any diference between then.

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                                      5.0

                                      extra battery power ready to go

                                      By Shawna

                                      from Newport News, VA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                            Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                            Loved the price of this battery grip and fits perfectly with my D800E. Haven't really had a chance to shoot with it with all the bad weather.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great for D800

                                            By Joe

                                            from Alabama

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                              This works great with my new d800 camera.
                                              Its always good to have an extra battery. I saved a lot of money going with this brand. I love it.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Great for the Price

                                              By Dr. Love

                                              from Albuquerque, NM

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Family Photos
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Wildlife Photos

                                                Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                Snug fit and looks good. Perfectly functional but the command dials are just a touch flimsy. Well worth the price paid.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Super grip

                                                By Ken

                                                from Orlando, FL

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                  Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                  This grip is well constructed. Fits myD800 perfectly and gets the job done! I am very impressed by the Vellow Product line.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent!

                                                  By BILL III

                                                  from Fairfax Station, VA

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                    Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                    Main part of camera now.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • Yes

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent!

                                                    By BILL III

                                                    from Fairfax Station, VA

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                      Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                      Permanent part of my camera now.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • Yes

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                                                      5.0

                                                      excellent !!

                                                      By AltaAudiovisuales

                                                      from Uruguay

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                      excellent

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great battery grip

                                                      By Kenji Solano

                                                      from Bristol

                                                      Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                      I use it for mi Nikon d800 and works great for being a generic and cheaper!

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                                                      5.0

                                                      All charged up!

                                                      By Bob

                                                      from Whitehall, Pa

                                                      Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                      No problems what so ever thus far. It works well for the price. Sure I would have liked metal but not at the price Nikon has it for. I have also used Bower grips on my D7000, the 2 are comparable with the exception the Bower came with a killer battery.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Seems as good as the Nikon

                                                      By Mike

                                                      from Fort Collins, CO

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Cheap
                                                      • Easy to Use

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Weddings/Events

                                                        Comments about Vello BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800 & D800E:

                                                        Only used this a little thus far but it seems fine. I have not compared it side by side with the Nikon version but it appears as well built as the D7100 and D300 grips that I own. All controls work as expected.

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