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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 79 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (47)
    • Durable (31)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Compact (11)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (28)
    • Weddings (27)
    • Landscape/scenery (24)
    • Family photos (20)
    • Wildlife photos (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (58)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best bang for the buck

    Save me couple hundred dollars. Look and feel just like the authentic Nikon.

    Save me couple hundred dollars. Look and feel just like the authentic Nikon.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bang for the Buck

    Purchased with a D7100. Yes it is less expensive than the Nikon version, and it shows in some ways and not in others.

    I am 6'3" at 250 with big...Read complete review

    Purchased with a D7100. Yes it is less expensive than the Nikon version, and it shows in some ways and not in others.

    I am 6'3" at 250 with big hands. Carrying and extra few ounces is not a problem. Having a camera that disappears in my hand is, and this solves that and provides the vertical controls.

    The latch on the battery slide on my copy was loose on both the EN-EL15 tray and the AA tray. just tilting the camera to 90 degrees would cause the lever to extend out from the recess. I had to be creative and put a dab of epoxy on the catch in just the right spot to make it 'cam' lock when closed.

    The 1/4-20 tripod socket is not on the lens center line. I don't use it as a direct tripod mounting point and the arca swiss mounts which easily adjust but still.???

    The body is plastic with a small bit of metal plate in the bottom under the battery tray to hold the female thread insert. I have worked a lot in machine shops and as a mechanic and can tell when a screw is tight. When mounting this to a tripod it doesn't lock right away like the Nikon and I can 'feel' it distorting the plastic.

    This is not a problem for me because I have my FX body for landscape and tripod work while this DX body and grip are for telephoto and action.

    The last negative is that it did not fit the rectangular grip connector cover very well. it stuck up a bit and makes the grip rock fore and aft a little.

    The controls are great and compare with the Nikon grip I have for my D600. Smooth and precise.

    For me it was the right choice for the purposes described. If you need to have this mounted to a tripod and will be taking it on and off the camera then go with the Nikon.

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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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        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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            • No

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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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                    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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                      3.0

                      Bang for the Buck

                      By JPO

                      from New England

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Plastic

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      Purchased with a D7100. Yes it is less expensive than the Nikon version, and it shows in some ways and not in others.

                      I am 6'3" at 250 with big hands. Carrying and extra few ounces is not a problem. Having a camera that disappears in my hand is, and this solves that and provides the vertical controls.

                      The latch on the battery slide on my copy was loose on both the EN-EL15 tray and the AA tray. just tilting the camera to 90 degrees would cause the lever to extend out from the recess. I had to be creative and put a dab of epoxy on the catch in just the right spot to make it 'cam' lock when closed.

                      The 1/4-20 tripod socket is not on the lens center line. I don't use it as a direct tripod mounting point and the arca swiss mounts which easily adjust but still.???

                      The body is plastic with a small bit of metal plate in the bottom under the battery tray to hold the female thread insert. I have worked a lot in machine shops and as a mechanic and can tell when a screw is tight. When mounting this to a tripod it doesn't lock right away like the Nikon and I can 'feel' it distorting the plastic.

                      This is not a problem for me because I have my FX body for landscape and tripod work while this DX body and grip are for telephoto and action.

                      The last negative is that it did not fit the rectangular grip connector cover very well. it stuck up a bit and makes the grip rock fore and aft a little.

                      The controls are great and compare with the Nikon grip I have for my D600. Smooth and precise.

                      For me it was the right choice for the purposes described. If you need to have this mounted to a tripod and will be taking it on and off the camera then go with the Nikon.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Does the job

                      By Serkan TX

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        Well built quality. Its fits in your hands very nicely. Actually, it's a very good product for the money. It became an excellent addition to my D-7100.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great battery grip!

                        By Steve

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I first bought a much cheaper battery grip from another online store for about $ dollars less and it was fine except for it being fairly loose on my D7100. I decided to spend the extra money and get this Vello grip and the build quality is about the same as the cheaper grip but it is much tighter attached to the camera. There is only slight play on one side of it if you really pull on it, my other grip was looser all around and I was nervous having it attached to my D7100. Overall this is worth the extra money over the cheaper brands.

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                            5.0

                            Good product, Great price

                            By Birder Jim

                            from San Angelo, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              Bought the Vello BG-N11 grip for the Nikon D7100 to increase the physical size of the camera. I've got big hands and learned from past experiences that cameras are getting smaller. Yes, having the second battery is a major plus, along with the vertical controls. Everything works as advertised, and the grip has made the D7100 much more comfortable. Would buy it again!

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                              5.0

                              Good buy for less money

                              By Chris Lingam

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                Its fits in to your arms very nicely. The grip is good and I love the click button at the side.

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                                5.0

                                Recommended

                                By Romero

                                from North Bergen, NJ

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  Spectacular!!!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Gripping Review

                                  By jonron54

                                  from LitchfieldPark Az.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

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

                                    Easy to use and fits perfectly!

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