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Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100

B&H # VEBGN11 Mfr # BG-N11
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Product Highlights
  • Fits the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Holds One EN-EL15 Battery
  • Also Works with Six AA batteries
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Alternate AE-L/AF-L Button
  • Alternate Multi Selector & Command Dials
  • Safely Stores Camera Contact Cover
  • Includes Battery Trays

The BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100 from Vello is designed specifically for the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera and accepts one Nikon EN-EL15 battery. With one battery in the grip and one in the camera, shooting time is effectively doubled. The BG-N11 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-N11 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-N11 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 space 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 D7100 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 5.5 x 1.9 x 2.6" (14 x 4.8 x 66 cm)
Weight Approximately 9.3 oz (264 g), with EN-EL15 battery holder but excluding batteries
Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100
  • EN-EL15 Battery Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Contact Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloBG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100
     
    4.5

    (based on 86 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (50)
    • Durable (33)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Compact (11)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (30)
    • Weddings (29)
    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Family photos (22)
    • Wildlife photos (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (62)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Well balanced product.

    I found this battery grip to be the perfect balance between quality and price. It's not as cheap as others but it's seem to be fairly well built, not as well as the Nikon...Read complete review

    I found this battery grip to be the perfect balance between quality and price. It's not as cheap as others but it's seem to be fairly well built, not as well as the Nikon grip but it's a lot more affordable. The only complaint I have about it is that the command dials are a tiny bit funny but they still do the job. This is definately a great alternative to the Nikon battery grip.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not study for regular use / tripod mount

    I picked up one of these in December 2013. By June 2014 it was pretty much worn out and it will never again go back on my camera. I normally kept it mounted to...Read complete review

    I picked up one of these in December 2013. By June 2014 it was pretty much worn out and it will never again go back on my camera. I normally kept it mounted to my D7100, except when it was time for a battery change. Initially I loved this grip because it seemed to work well and with the extra battery you can often shoot for days without needed to change batteries and rotating to shoot in portrait mode is comfortable and steady. I probably use a tripod about 25% of the time and this may be part of the reason my unit became unreliable. I believe that the weight of the camera and lens on the tripod eventually stressed the mostly plastic base to the point where the control connector got fatigued and began to fail.

    What actually went wrong is that the connector to the camera body started becoming intermittent. Sometimes the second battery would be show up and sometimes it wouldn't. Similarly, the auxiliary controls would work sometimes fail. If I removed and reattached the grip it sometimes would work for a while and other times it would not. Sometimes if I pushed the based firmly to the camera body it would work. And, as another reviewer indicated, the connection inheritance would cause the camera to activate when being handled and drain the batteries more quickly. Eventually it became so temperamental that I just gave up.

    The bottom line is that this Vello grip is flimsy and quickly wore out. If you want one of these for light duty use it may be suitable but if you are serious about getting a quality product or frequently use a tripod then consider buying the Nikon unit at 3x the price. I'm going to make the investment now like I should have in the first place. I guess I will consider my purchase of the Vello grip a six month rental.

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    5.0

    As good as Nikon!

    By Stedo

    from New Jersy

    Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

    Bought the Vello BG-N11 and couldn't be more pleased. Have used Nikon battery grips before and they all broke long before I wore the camera out. So far so good with the Vello.

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    4.0

    Affordable and useful

    By Satyaa

    from Worcester, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

      This is a good product, well built and affordable compared to Nikon's own product.The only thing you will miss if you're a pro, and the reason I didn't give 5 stars, is that it doesn't seem as strong and weather-sealed as the D7100 itself. However, that is not required for all users and if you need it you may prefer the Nikon model.It works as intended, very simple operation and can use AA batteries if required.

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      4.0

      Great Grip

      By RON

      from BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

        Nice choice, works well, make handling my 7100 for profile shots easy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Better deal than Nikons

        By Caleb

        from Dallas, Tx

        Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

        Over time this may not last as long as the OEM battery grip, but because it is SO much cheaper I can't complain if it breaks sooner. It feels fairly solid. I do notice that after a few hundred shots it feels slightly loose. All you do is bump the thumb wheel tighter. I imagine the Nikon one does this as well, but don't have the experience with Nikon's first hand. As you can see from all the reviews Nikon missed the boat here simply because of the cost. By the way, the mini USB on the front of the grip that is hot mentioned in the user manual is used for factory setup and is then disabled. I had to email them about that. I would have probably put it on the inside of the grip had I designed it to avoid confusion. Great product. Love it. Buy it!!!

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        4.0

        Great alternative to Nikon

        By Steve

        from Camarillo, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

            I have used this product since I purchased my camera. It is a great alternative to Nikon's overpriced unit. The only complaint is that the turn dials feel a bit cheap, but I do like the photo button better than the D7100's photo release.I have used this companies product with my D90 and soon to own D610.

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            3.0

            Meets expectations.

            By Robert Pearce

            from Fresno, CA

            Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

            It's ok. I think the design could have been better, but it is a inexpensive alternative to Nikon. The grip only holds one battery and covers the battery in the camera body. Must remove grip to access battery in body. I'm used to the grip on my old D200, where the grip connected to the body through the body battery cavity and the grip held 2 easily accessible batteries. The design of this grip makes it cumbersome to rotate batteries.

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            5.0

            After market vs. OEM

            By Alex

            from New Jesey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Extends Your Shooting Tim
              • Travel

              Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

              I was hesitant at first because I was not sure this unit would completely run the same functions as the OEM. The price really did it for me, being more than half the OEM! This came in a package so it looked even more attractive. Pulled the trigger and was impressed when it arrived 2 days later. Packaging looked top-notch and the item appeared very well built. Putting it on you couldn't tell it was not a Nikon pack, except maybe for the very die-hard Nikon fan. I used it at a charity ball and it worked very well. Kept me shooting for 5 hours no problem. I liked the secondary shutter release when you hold it vertical.The only con I have is the locking knob doesn't stay put after you've tightened it. It doesn't get loose or anything and by no means is it a deal breaker. I just have to check it once so often.

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              5.0

              Works Fine

              By DaeSea

              from Canada

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                  I couldn't tell the difference much from the Nikon one I have for the D610. Works fine on our new D7100 and way cheaper!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Comfortable and solid in your hand.

                  By Photometry

                  from New Haven, IN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fits Like A Glove

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                    I saved myself a couple hundred bucks and went with this grip for my D7100. It's very solidly built and feels great in my hand. I'm glad there are 3rd party companies out there making solid products for us semi-pros that don't have the extra cash to buy name brand. Awesome !!

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                    5.0

                    Great grip!!

                    By Nick

                    from Buffalo

                    Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                    I was hiking in the White Mountain National Forest presidential range for a couple days and this battery pack was everything I need and more. It really helped with the battery life, is pretty light and easy to work. I definitely give it two thumbs up.

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                    5.0

                    Abolutely a must have for the 7100

                    By Skipper

                    from Scranton, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                      This is absolutely a must have add on! It is like a whole new camera with it.

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                      5.0

                      Ótimo custo benefício

                      By Henrique

                      from Brazil

                      Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                      O produto possui boa qualidade a um preço acessível. Recomendo.

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                      5.0

                      LOVE IT!

                      By Jordan

                      from North Carolina

                      Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                      I have had this grip for a couple weeks now and I'm in love! It gives me more support and room for my hand! It works beautifully on my camera for a fraction of the cost of the nikon brand! It's sturdy with a metal body!

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                      5.0

                      Very pleased !

                      By Emtmike

                      from Minnesota

                      Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                      What a perfect addition to my equipment . Battery power should not be an issue any more. And so many more pluses that I wasn't even expecting. Functional and useful , and it doesn't look bad either.

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                      5.0

                      Works great

                      By Tony T

                      from NYC

                      Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                      Looks great on the camera and works just as good.

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                      5.0

                      Works Great.

                      By Del

                      from Winter Haven, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                            Adds some ounces but worth it if you need to be sure you have power to cover extended shooting.

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                            4.0

                            A worthy product!

                            By Pipkin Photography and Image Editing

                            from Pinellas County, Florida

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Build quality
                            • Customizable D7100 Menu
                            • Customizable Nikon Menu
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • None At This Point

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                            This grip feels sturdy and has the features I needed for my D7100. I utilize back button AF and I was able to assign this to the grip (D7100 Custom Settings menu) when needed. Controls feel good and not cheap. Shooting panos (with a ball head of course)is alot easier with a grip and Vello has done a top notch job. I would defintely purchase this again if need be.

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                            1.0

                            Not study for regular use / tripod mount

                            By JJacobs

                            from Oak Ridge, TN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Extended Shooting Time
                            • Steady For Portrait Shots
                            • Supports 6x Aa Batteries

                            Cons

                            • Failed After 6 Months
                            • Flimsy Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                              I picked up one of these in December 2013. By June 2014 it was pretty much worn out and it will never again go back on my camera. I normally kept it mounted to my D7100, except when it was time for a battery change. Initially I loved this grip because it seemed to work well and with the extra battery you can often shoot for days without needed to change batteries and rotating to shoot in portrait mode is comfortable and steady. I probably use a tripod about 25% of the time and this may be part of the reason my unit became unreliable. I believe that the weight of the camera and lens on the tripod eventually stressed the mostly plastic base to the point where the control connector got fatigued and began to fail.

                              What actually went wrong is that the connector to the camera body started becoming intermittent. Sometimes the second battery would be show up and sometimes it wouldn't. Similarly, the auxiliary controls would work sometimes fail. If I removed and reattached the grip it sometimes would work for a while and other times it would not. Sometimes if I pushed the based firmly to the camera body it would work. And, as another reviewer indicated, the connection inheritance would cause the camera to activate when being handled and drain the batteries more quickly. Eventually it became so temperamental that I just gave up.

                              The bottom line is that this Vello grip is flimsy and quickly wore out. If you want one of these for light duty use it may be suitable but if you are serious about getting a quality product or frequently use a tripod then consider buying the Nikon unit at 3x the price. I'm going to make the investment now like I should have in the first place. I guess I will consider my purchase of the Vello grip a six month rental.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good value for the money

                              By racer Pete

                              from Athens, Ga.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                                The grip works as it should, fits very well on the body and stays tight with use. Looks like it was made with the camera all flows with the body lines. Also it feels very well built not cheep. All around go value for the dollar spent.

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                                4.0

                                Affordable alternative to Nikon

                                By Jason

                                from South Texas

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Isolated Qa Oversight

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Vello BG-N11 Battery Grip For Nikon D7100:

                                Love everything about it, there is a thumb-pad to change the focus point. I have the other version by Vello fot my D610. I returned mine for an exchange because the latch would not stay down after locking the battery into the grip.

                                Small defect, no big issues. I just didn't want it to snag and snap. Probably just a QA oversight.

                                Other than that isolated problem, I have had no issues with the grip. My wrist love vertical grips.

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