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Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610

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Product Highlights

  • Fits Nikon D600 & D610 DSLR Cameras
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Holds One EN-EL15 Battery
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Alternate AE-l/AF-L Button
  • Alternate Multi Selector & Command Dials
  • Contact Cover Holder
  • Also Works with Six AA batteries
  • Includes Battery Trays
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You Pay: $79.95

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The BG-N10 Battery Grip from Vello is designed specifically for Nikon D600 and D610 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-N10 can also hold and utilize 6 AA batteries. Two battery trays, one for the EN-EL15 and one for the 6 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-N10 integrates 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-N10 has an alternate AE-L/AF-L 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 D600 or D610 DSLR.
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button and secondary AE-L/AF-L 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 6 LR6 Alkaline, HR6 Ni-MH or FR6 Lithium AA batteries
Operating Temperature 32-104º F (0-40º C)
Dimensions Approximately 5.3 x 1.8 x 3.1" (135 x 45 x 78 mm)
Weight Approximately 9.6 oz (272.2g), with EN-EL15 battery holder but excluding batteries
Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610
  • EN-EL15 Battery Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Contact Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloBG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610
     
    4.6

    (based on 125 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (87)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (75)
    • Durable (52)
    • Lightweight (31)
    • Compact (9)
    • Price (6)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (55)
    • Family photos (48)
    • Sports/action (47)
    • Travel (36)
    • Landscape/scenery (32)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (46), Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (104)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid alternative to the Nikon grip

    I love Nikon, but the Vello is a solid alternative when you just can't part with the money.
    I am comparing this grip to the Nikon grip I have for my...Read complete review

    I love Nikon, but the Vello is a solid alternative when you just can't part with the money.
    I am comparing this grip to the Nikon grip I have for my D7000:
    - it fits - no wiggle, space, or play between the body and grip.
    - buttons are responsive - I use the AE/AF for bbf, and there is no lag; shutter button has good feel, and directional buttons work fine.
    - Command dials work
    - battery tray - battery will not seat as easily in the tray as the Nikon grip, however, once it's in, you're fine. Tray slides in smoothly, and fits perfectly in grip.
    - Love the extra battery tray for back-up use with AA batteries.
    - The feel is solid and grip surfaces are identical to the Nikon.
    - Camera recognizes the grip/battery

    I am happy with the performance, and very happy to have saved the extra money for other gear on my wish list.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's not perfect, but good enough for me

    I have a Nikon D600 and a 24-70mm f2.8 lens. The lens is fairly heavy, so the battery grip provides better balance.

    The main reason I wanted a battery...Read complete review

    I have a Nikon D600 and a 24-70mm f2.8 lens. The lens is fairly heavy, so the battery grip provides better balance.

    The main reason I wanted a battery grip was so I could shoot verticals without having my right elbow wrenched up in the air to reach the shutter button. The battery grip provides a shutter release for vertical orientation shots.

    I examined the grip Promaster makes, and it seemed a little junky in construction. I also examined the Phottix grip, and it didn't look any better. I've heard from more than one source that Nikon's grip looks junky. I read reviews for battery grips, and the general consensus seemed to be that Vello has one of the better made grips. Upon receiving mine from B&H, I agreed that the Vello grip appeared to be more solidly constructed.

    I like the grip, and it makes my camera more enjoyable to handle. Having said that, the multi-selector is very squirrely. It cannot be depended on to take me to the focusing sensor that I'm trying to select, but it's possible to reach the multi-selector on the camera, so I'm OK with the multi-selector being undependable.

    Also, for purposes of image playback, the multi-selector is pretty much useless, because if I want to zoom in on an image in the monitor and navigate the box that selects the portion of the image that will appear magnified in the monitor screen, then one touch of the squirrely multi-selector will entirely undo all the zooming that has been done, because it thinks I'm trying to press the OK button in the center of the multi-selector.

    The grip also has a command dial and a sub-command dial. These work fairly well, but they cannot be 100% depended on to be accurate. For example, when changing f-stops in succession, the dial might go from f2.8, f4, f5.6, f4, f5.6, f8, f11, f16, f11, f16, f22. The dial for the shutter speeds also skips around like this.

    I can live with these problems by using the camera's controls. The main thing I'm concerned about it the shutter release, and it has a good, solid feel, and it works well.

    I'm not going to return the grip, because I suspect the problems with the one I have are typical, and if I exchange it, there will be more of the same. I'm glad to have a grip that is far less expensive than the Nikon version. I can live with the grip's shortcomings.

    It's possible that with use, the command dials will begin to work better. I say this because when I first attached the grip to the camera and tried to turn the camera on, nothing happened. But when I removed the battery holder and then put it back into the grip, the camera turned on just fine, and I haven't had any more problems with the camera not powering up. Evidently, there was a problem caused by the contacts having never been used before, and removing the battery holder and reinserting it into the grip cleaned the contacts.

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    5.0

    My third grip.

    By Jason

    from Texas

    Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

    As much as I would love to open my case and have a chior of Nikon Angels sing... Money comes into play every time. The Vello grip is a great alternative to the Nikon version of it. All the functionality is there and aside from a QA issue here or there, i see no reason to shell out the extra cash for the Nikon brand. I've grown comfortable with having three brands in my bag, Nikon, Vello, and sigma. I would buy this brand of grip over Nikon every time. If there is an issue, just return it and grab another unit. It's worth it. Plus you can spend some of your cash elsewhere.

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    5.0

    Great grip

    By Pjay

    from Canada

    Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

    Like a Nikon!
    No need to pay extra bucks for the Nikon one

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    4.0

    Rest Assured

    By Davi

    from Jenks, OK

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

    I was hesitant to purchase this over the genuine battery grip but I am ecstatic of the quality. This little guy is built tough enough to handle all of my race morning photos without second guessing my purchase.

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    5.0

    Cost-effective grip

    By Jess

    from Bozeman, MT

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Tight fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extra Battery Life
      • Vertical Shutter Release

      Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

      I have been very impressed with this grip thus far. I have never used the Nikon version, so I have no comparison to make, but the savings difference is what sold me. I will also say that having only one camera battery slot versus the two that the Nikon brand grip provides was not really a make-or-break deal for me; anything that I do doesn't require an extensive need for battery power, so again, the savings were imperative to me. I always have a plethora of spare AA batteries on hand for my flash, so if all else fails, I can use those in a pinch.

      In addition to the most obvious reason for getting a battery grip (the added battery life), I have really enjoyed having the vertical shutter release. Not having to twist my arm around with my heavy camera, heavy lens, and heavy flash has certainly saved me some sore muscles. I find it to be just as responsive as the shutter release on the actual camera.

      It fits like a glove against my D610, has no "loose" feeling or movement, and the material of the grip feels exactly as such ... a grip. I don't have any worries for the safety of my camera in my hands while using this. I agree with many others that the camera simply feels better and more balanced while it is attached, and I don't even notice an aesthetic difference (the least of my worries, however). My camera recognized the additional device right away, and I have not had any malfunctions with it to date.

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      5.0

      It's good and works well with the D600

      By Michael

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

          This product is great for taking photographs in portrait orientation. I was mixed between this and Nikon's official vertical grip, the MB-D14.

          I had asked the B&H rep to compare them side-by-side (Note: I did not test them attached to the DSLR.) The difference I observed were the MB-D14 weighed slightly more, and that the quality/texture of the rubber in the grip has a more "prime" feel to it. Other than that, both have similar keys and functionality. Also, neither are made in the USA or Japan.

          The selling point was the price, at half the price of the MB-D14, it was the biggest factor in my purchase choice. The BG-N10 came with the product item, a soft carry cloth, and 2 battery trays (1 to hold an EN-EL15 battery, and the other to hold AA batteries.)

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          5.0

          BG-N10 Battery Grip,

          By Donny

          from Portland, Oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Much Cheeper

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

            Not a brand name but looks and feels like one. just a tad different color from my D610.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Added more functionality than I realized

            By Eagle

            from Thousand Oaks, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Adds Some Weight

            Best Uses

            • All situations

            Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

            I bought this grip to add more battery life and for the ability to use AA bateries in an emergency situation where I can't recharge. What I didn't realize was that the camera handles much better with the added piece. The additional shutter release and sub command dial are also an added bonus when holding the camera vertically.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Pretty Good Grip

            By apitophoto

            from Washington DC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Ergonomic
            • Functional
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Quite Perfect

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

            The grip is definitely not a Nikon, but it hardly matters. It's very easy to attach to my Nikon D610. Just spin the wheel and a green light flashes, showing its connected. At first i thought the grip was a bit loose on the camera, but i just didn't have it on tight enough (tighten as hard as you can {within reason}) The grip of the camera is much more comfortable with the grip on. I would recommend using a sling rather than the standard strap because a regular strap may cross over your view in portrait orientation. This grip is not as good looking as the Nikon one. It doesn't flow perfectly with the body of the camera (aesthetically) but it's a great price and the Nikon is too expensive!I would buy this again.

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            5.0

            Good option for an affordable price

            By Priya

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

              Using this grip for past 10 days without any issues. It is works perfect with my d610. Well built, double battery life at a cheaper price.

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              5.0

              Great and cheap battery grip

              By Chuckrom

              from Mexico City

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                I've been using it for two weeks and no problem at all, everything works fine and for the price I wouldn't even dare buying the nikon grip.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great battery grip

                By Gizmo

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wedding

                  Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                  I really like this grip. It worked very well with my D600. I mainly bought it for the comfort factor as I am a wedding photographer and have sore wrists after hours of shooting. It definitely suits my needs and preferred not to buy the expensive Nikon grip. I'd rather use the savings on other gear!

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                  4.0

                  Worth the price tag

                  By Caleb the photog

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                        I gave this product 4 stars because of the significant price difference vs. the name brand version, but the Nikon version is pricey for a reason.

                        This grip doesn't feel as solid as my Nikon-brand grip for a D300s. The buttons seem a little loose, but I haven't had any big issues.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent quality

                        By Yerv

                        from Rhode Island

                        Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                        Works as advertised. Fit and finish was terrific. Nothing to complain about.

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                        5.0

                        Extra Life

                        By Jim

                        from Texas

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                          Gives me extra battery life, which I need because I am bad about charging mine.

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                          5.0

                          Extra Life

                          By Jim

                          from Texas

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                            I like the batter grip! I'm bad about checking my batteries and charging them. This grip gives me a grace period.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product to buy...

                            By Art

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Feels Good

                            Cons

                            • I Don't Find Any

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                            Shootings wedding takes a lot of time and a lot of batteries...The Velo vertical grip is a great addition to my gear. I love it.

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                            5.0

                            Nice device

                            By brm

                            from Minneapolis, MN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                                  I've only used it for a few snaps, but it does exactly what it's advertised to do. It syncs perfectly with the camera, and gives double the battery power. It's built like most of these units: nothing to complain about, but I have no idea as to longevity. A nice touch is the storage compartment for the little rubber protective cap that comes off the bottom of the camera, and is otherwise inevitably lost.

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                                  3.0

                                  Ok with one big exception

                                  By Dennis

                                  from Duluth, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Issue With Zacuto Vf

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                                  The unit works fine. Just as advertised. Seems pretty well made and does what it is advertised to do BUT; it will not work with the V2 of the Zacuto viewfinder. I bought the 3.2" extended frame to accommodate the added height of the BG-N10 but, because the tripod mounting hole is more forward (toward the lens) than the one in the D610 base it is not possible to get a good seal around the lcd screen. I found that if I used the V! Gorilla plate (which I just happen to have) along with the V2 tripod plate it will work.

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                                  5.0

                                  Vello Brand Nikon D610 Battery Grip

                                  By ZKat2

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Equivalent To Oem

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                                    I've had Nikon battery grips before and was afraid to try an aftermarket brand until I got my new D610. For a savings of $[$]. over the Nikon part I took a chance on the Vello unit. I have an electronic shutter trigger by them and it's a great piece so I thought it worth the risk. I'm glad I did. It seems equal to the Nikon product in every way!! Give it a try....you'll be glad you did.

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                                    3.0

                                    Caveat

                                    By Dennis

                                    from Duluth, GA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610:

                                        Works as billed and seems to be of good quality but with an issue;this unit will not work with the latest model Zacuto viewfinder with V2 gorilla plate. The tripod mounting hole is too far forward (toward lens) to allow a flush fit of the Zacuto to the camera LCD screen. Fortunately I had a V1 baseplate which I think will work when I get the [$] screw I had to order.

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