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Vello BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610

B&H # VEBGN10 Mfr # BG-N10
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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

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 107 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (64)
    • Durable (49)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Compact (8)
    • Price (6)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (49)
    • Sports/action (44)
    • Family photos (43)
    • Travel (31)
    • Landscape/scenery (29)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (32), Pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (90)

    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

    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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          3.0

          Works Well

          By Benjamin Root

          from Iowa, USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

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

            Works as it should. Fairly well made, but the front command dial does skip settings around sometimes.
            I bought this as a cheaper alternative to Nikon's grip and it does the job I expected

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            5.0

            So far so good!

            By RPat

            from Seattle

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

            I bought this because in the middle of my last wedding my battery died. This causes me to have to switch back to my D90 for the rest of the wedding. It works well, is well designed and feels great. My only nit is there is a little flex in it with a 70-200 attached to it. Other than that totally worth the money

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            5.0

            Great alternative to genuine Nikon

            By Weardale

            from Co. Durham, UK

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good quality
            • Good value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Portraits

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

              Tried both this and the genuine Nikon product in the store. It was hard to tell the difference. This one fits and works just fine. All the command dials and controls work with a nice touch. Intended to buy the genuine product but having tested this one, I changed my mind, saved some money and don't regret it.

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              4.0

              Excellent product for half the price.

              By Leon

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              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:

                Will not turn the camera power on but will function like the it's more expensive counterparts.

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                4.0

                Battery Grip

                By Jorge

                from San Diego

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

                Looks and feels good.

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                5.0

                A great product. Looks just like the pic

                By ayeletno

                from tlv, israel

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Very easy to use. Very similar to the original. Feels very high quality.

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                    5.0

                    Nothing fancy - just works.

                    By Bleak Manor Photography

                    from Calgary, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Works as advertised

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

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

                      Other reviewers commented on the flimsy construction. I would disagree. I have the Nikon battery pack for the D700, and don't see any appreciable difference. The command wheels work fine and "feels" just the same as the Nikon branded product. You would almost think they were made by the same company...

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                      4.0

                      I highly recommend this Grip*

                      By Boston Bob

                      from Rochester, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          For the price, this is a great alternative compared to the Nikon grip. Good feel and works fine on my D610 .

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                          5.0

                          Works Great!

                          By DL

                          from San Antonio, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          Works great and provides better balance for heavier lens.

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                          5.0

                          Best non-nikon(Unbox video at bottom)

                          By JZaring.c

                          from Central Pennsylvania

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Video Quality
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            You wouldn't even know this wasn't a Nikon grip if it came on the camera. It works great and much more cost effective than the Nikon version. I am very loyal to Nikon gear but I couldn't justify spending that much on their grip when I could just use that money toward lenses.-----

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                            3.0

                            Not the best, but save some money

                            By MGP

                            from Bay Area, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cheaper Than Nikon

                            Cons

                            • Dials Problem

                            Best Uses

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

                              This unit has solid build and good fitment with my D610. But I would like to get the Nikon one if next upgrade to next body. Due to the dials are missing a spin some often. I have Nikon battery grip on my D7000 which had no problem turning the dials for years.

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                              5.0

                              Feels like a Nikon product

                              By F4 Fan

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action

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

                                I shoot some club and high school volleyball and this is a perfect way to shoot verticals. WELL worth the price, which is about a third that of the real thing. Camera menus all work with the Vello grip and quality is equal to that of Nikon, in fact there is little difference when compared side by side with the grip on my D700.

                                My only minor beef is that the battery doesn't "click" in place very securly and it seems, can't prove it, but the auto focus may be a tad slower. Bottom line though is that I saved a ton of money so I can deal with some tiny flaws.

                                All in all a great accessory that is well worth the expense.

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                                4.0

                                I would definitely buy this again

                                By Rogie

                                from Southern Illinois

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  This grip is great for it's price. Under $100 and feels just like the body itself. I would definitely purchase this again and again. The only thing that is kind of annoying is that in order to get to the second battery, you have to take off the grip. It doesn't take much time to twist off so I don't mind. Dials work great, autofocus button works great and I'd recommend this product to anyone.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very Acceptable Battery Grip

                                  By JTC

                                  from Franklin, TN

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events

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

                                    I looked long and hard at the Nikon MB-D14 battery grip before purchasing this unit. I've been pretty much of a Nikon fan for years, and purchased a Nikon grip for my D7000, but the price of the Nikon grip for the D610 was almost $200 more than the Vello. So, I purchased the Vello thinking if it was not what I hoped, I would return it and buy the Nikon grip. I have been VERY satisfied with this grip and really can find nothing to complain about. The fit and finish match the D610 very well, there is no gap between the grip and the camera body, and the grip functions smoothly as it should.

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                                    4.0

                                    Very impressed with build quality

                                    By JF Designs

                                    from Bellevue, WA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Build quality
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Ergonomics
                                    • Price

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                                    This grip feels amazing. It completely adds the correct counter balance to the D610 when using heavy FX lenses. It is funny how a battery grip that adds weight to the camera makes holding the camera seem lighter! My hand no longer stress with holding the camera body. The Vello performs as expected. I have had no problems with it.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product for the price

                                    By sid

                                    from charlotte

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • 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:

                                      Solid construction as good as the original nikon grip.Even the tripod fits good.

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                                      5.0

                                      Very nice!

                                      By Grand Daddy1947

                                      from Seattle

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                                        The grip works as advertised and each positive review matches my experience with the battery grip. Great product and great price! I'm glad I purchased it.

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                                        4.0

                                        Works well!

                                        By Trumpsters

                                        from Sc

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

                                        This product does what is supposed to do but not as good of quality as Nikon brand.

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