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Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera

B&H # VEBGS1 Mfr # BG-S1
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You Pay: $84.90
Product Highlights
  • Fits Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera
  • Comfort & Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Holds Up to Two NP-FM500H Batteries
  • Alternate Multi-Function Controller
  • Numerous Secondary Control Buttons
  • Internal Slot for Camera Battery Door
  • Strap Lug for Attaching Hand Strap

The BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony Alpha SLT-A77 & A77 II Digital Camera from Vello is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Sony SLT-A77 and A77 II digital cameras, and accepts one or two NP-FM500H Lithium-ion 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.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your DSLR, especially in the vertical position. It will reduce wrist and hand fatigue when shooting vertically for extended periods of time. The BG-S1 has an alternate shutter release button designed for ergonomic access when shooting vertically and anti-slip rubber gripping to further improve handling. In addition, the BG-S1 has an alternate AF start button, smart teleconverter/focus magnifier, Fn/image rotation button, AEL/slow sync/image index button, AF/MF/enlarge button, exposure compensation buttons, a Multi selector and a main dial. It also features a tripod socket, a strap lug for attaching a hand strap to the camera and a convenient internal slot to fit the camera's battery door when the grip is attached. A battery tray is included to house the NP-FM500H batteries within the grip.

Note! Batteries Sold Separately

Compatible with Sony Alpha SLT-A77 & A77 II DSLR Cameras
Comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, AF start button, smart teleconverter/focus magnifier, Fn/image rotation button, AEL/slow sync/image index, AF/MF/enlarge button, and exposure compensation buttons, a Multi selector, and a main dial.
Accepts up to 2 NP-FM500H Lithium-ion batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life
Anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door
Internal slot to fit the camera's battery chamber door when the grip is mounted
Metal strap lug to attach a hand strap to camera
Tripod screw mount socket
Power Source One or two NP-FM500H Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
Operating Temperature 32-104ºF (0-40ºC)
Dimensions 5.6 x 5.0 x 3.5" (142.2 x 127 x 89 mm)
Weight 9.4 oz (266 g) excluding battery tray and batteries
Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera
  • Battery Tray
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloBG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (11)
      • Family photos (10)
      • Sports/action (7)
      • Wildlife photos (7)
      • Travel (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works great

      Adds the extra battery power I needed as the A77 can go through the batteries fairly quickly when doing some extended work. This product works well and appears as OEM minus the name tag....Read complete review

      Adds the extra battery power I needed as the A77 can go through the batteries fairly quickly when doing some extended work. This product works well and appears as OEM minus the name tag. Does not have the gasket to help weather seal though so if your going to be shooting in bad weather you should go with the Sony model. All other aspects such as fit, finish, and function are great. Although this was a gift I had planned to make this purchase myself and am glad to own this product.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Clicks

      This is light and easy to work with. But it feels too plastic, Ctrl dial clicks loudly and doesn't feel sturdy. But for the price it's worth it!

      This is light and easy to work with. But it feels too plastic, Ctrl dial clicks loudly and doesn't feel sturdy. But for the price it's worth it!

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      4.0

      3:2 ratio

      By Dino de Leon

      from New York City

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Ergonomic
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

      The product works as it should. If you do a lot of portrait shots this is very helpful to you and also good for architecture vertical shots at 3:2 ratio.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Bag Addition!

      By Cor

      from North Carolina

      Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

      Love the grip. It functions just fine, looks like it belongs on the Sony, and feels normal. The extra juice from having two batteries doesn't hurt either! I can't see spending the $ for the branded version when this one works so well.

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      4.0

      Works as expected

      By Rizenphoenix

      from BenLomond, Ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Extension Of Grip

      Cons

      • Loose Mount

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

      The grip helps balance large lenses, fits the camera well and works as expected. Only one small complaint, it is slightly loose and could break if used carelessly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Same functionality, at 1/3 the cost!

      By Mark with a camera dude.

      from Corvallis, Oregon

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

        Almost identical to the Sony model but at far less than Sony's price tag. Good fit, finish, and quality. I definitely recommend this product for anyone adding a battery grip to their a77! All buttons and dials work perfectly and it greatly enhances your shooting experience, especially in portrait mode.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Deal!

        By dpyancy

        from Pennsylvania, USA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

          Great for portraits!
          Very economical compared to the Sony grip!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent value!

          By Filesix

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Does Add Some Bulk

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

          This is much less expensive than the Sony version, and functions exactly the same. It is lighter than Sony's, it looks great on the camera, and functions perfectly. I love having two batteries, so I don't have to worry about changing in the middle of a shoot.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          So far, So good.

          By JKSde

          from Middletown, de.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

            I do a lot of wildlife photography. I have just received my battery grip. It fits the camera well, and looks part of the camera design, and was easy to install. I will give an update in a few weeks after I have had some time to use it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Get a Grip

            By Robert

            from Sarver, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

              I was a bit unsure about this grip, but I love it! Works really well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Seems Great!

              By JLS

              from Graves County, KY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None Really

              Best Uses

              • Everything

              Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

              This was bought for my Sony a77 as a Christmas present. Ease of battery placement and fitting on the camera was great. I was happy to have a built-in protector for the lid to the camera battery compartment! All the buttons & controls seem to work just fine and the fit/feel in the hand is better than I dreamed!!
              Quality seemed ok....only question will be long-term durability.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Works great

              By Patrick

              from Westminster Co.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great value

              Cons

              • Not Weather Sealed

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

              Adds the extra battery power I needed as the A77 can go through the batteries fairly quickly when doing some extended work. This product works well and appears as OEM minus the name tag. Does not have the gasket to help weather seal though so if your going to be shooting in bad weather you should go with the Sony model. All other aspects such as fit, finish, and function are great. Although this was a gift I had planned to make this purchase myself and am glad to own this product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              It's functional

              By TFlor

              from St Louis

              Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

              Well I knew going in it this wasn't the Sony. I had the Minolta vertical grip on my Konica Minolta DSLR and loved it. Having said that, I love the capability of having two batteries, and shooting vertically. It works well but it just does not feel like the manufacturers, but for a third of the price it's a great deal!

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              4.0

              Good product

              By rclanger

              from Suffolk, Va.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                After a rough start that caused me to have to exchange the first one I received everything went well. B&H exchanged it with know questions.

                When I received the 2nd one everything worked as expected. I took about 50 pictures and found it to be comfortable and easy to use. I am glad I waited to get a working battery grip. Look forward to using it in the coming years.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Two batterys what an advantage

                By masterrider

                from martin county,fl

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                    Just used it a few times so far excelllant

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great VG for the Sony a77!

                    By PeteC

                    from Powder Springs, Georgia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                      I use it for my kids sporting events and love having the controls in place for vertical shots, as well as the extra battery power.

                      Have not used for portraits but it should work great for those too!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Same as the Sony

                      By Bubby Films Photography

                      from Houston Texas

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                        I bought the battery grip for shooting Senior portraits but I have yet to take it off my camera. I like the solid feel of this grip and the extra battery capacity is a total plus! I have two words for you, BUY IT! If you shoot plenty of portraits you will not regret this purchase. If you are a professional photographer this grip will be paid for with the first session you book.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Clicks

                        By ECPI

                        from Miami Florida

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                        This is light and easy to work with. But it feels too plastic, Ctrl dial clicks loudly and doesn't feel sturdy. But for the price it's worth it!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        As good as the Sony model!

                        By ChiTwnKris

                        from Chicago

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • price

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • professional Photography

                        Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                        This is a great product for less than half of the OEM version... I have one of each for my 2 A77's and this one works just as well as the overpriced Sony grip! Great Buy

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        very nice

                        By kim photos

                        from New York, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                              Very much so, worth the money.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              GREAT additive for my Sony A77

                              By MoeT

                              from Harvey, LA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cheaper Than Sony's

                              Cons

                              • None as of yet

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                                The A77's joystick causes mishaps at times but when I use the V grip's joystick everything functions properly. You won't be sorry if you purchase it.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Bang for the buck

                                By Phil

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Built quality
                                • feel
                                • price

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello BG-S1 Battery Grip for Sony SLT-A77 & A77 II Camera:

                                    I absolutely love this grip. Very similar to the OEM one and for a third of the price. I use it mainly for battery life extension and also for ergonomic purposes.

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                                    • No

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                                    Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your grip.

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                                    • You Pay: $19.99
                                     
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