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SonyVertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Weddings (8)
  • Family photos (5)
  • Everyday (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Great piece of work towards the design

By G man

from South Pasadena, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

      Has a nice and soft grip that won't slip.

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      4.0

      I choose the battery grip to shot video

      By Pancho

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

        I shoot family videos for more than forty five minutes

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Buy!!!!

        By Britt

        from Orange County,CA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

            This is an amazing product and a must if you are going to get this camera. The battery life with this camera isn't that great and it always dies at the worst times...The Vertical Battery Grip has really saved me a few times! It also makes the camera a lot easier to handle

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice product for $99 not $300

            By Mistah Vega

            from Gainesville, Georgia

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

              Was sent back. After lusting for the A7 for over a year, I finally picked one up. I was very disappointed in the camera, especially compared to my Olympus OMD EM1. You will need more than one battery with the Sony A7.

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              5.0

              Perfect for balance and more

              By BV

              from New York

              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

              Perfect for balance and extra battery. Love it. A must for a7s.

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              5.0

              Awesome Product

              By GaryWongPhotography

              from Cleveland TN

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                Got it for $ off and loving it!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Extra Life

                By THMfotography

                from Texas

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                Due to the fact that the Sony A7 burns through battery power, this device is a must. It's a little pricy ($[$]apprx).

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                • No

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                5.0

                Highly Recommended

                By Tre

                from Holly Springs, NC

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                  I actually bought two of these for both my A7 and A7R. Simply put it's not an optional accessory for me. It adds a bit more size but makes the camera more comfortable to hold in portrait or landscape orientation. They live on my cameras 95% of the time.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Grips well, Dual battery reserve

                  By Karl

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                    Provides great grip for the A7's. Helps support camera when using the zoom 70- 200mm lens and resting entire assembly on a flat surface. Having dual battery capability is great.Instructions on removing camera battery door incomplete (small door latch on inside must be compressed for door to come off or go on).

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A professionals "Must Have"

                    By Egill Bjarki

                    from Hong Kong

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                      If you rely on any of the A7 cameras in professional context, you need that extended battery life. I bought one grip for either my A7R or A7S depending on the conditions. A7S for lowlight and video, A7R for everything else.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Fit

                      By @MrMendez20

                      from NYC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                        The battery grip just simply fits perfect. There's no give to it, nice an secure. Also makes holding the camera much better, especially with a bigger lens. A must have if you shoot often.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        One Major Flaw

                        By JoeH

                        from Hawaii

                        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                        Sony's vertical grip works great, long life for my night sky and star trail shots. The one thing, and only thing, wrong is to charge the dual batteries the grip must be removed and a single battery must be installed into the camera body to charge. The camera uses the dual batteries one at a time so it should be able to charge them the same way. There must be an external charger Sony is selling - I will have to check.

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                        4.0

                        Perfect match for my Sony a7!

                        By the cruzer

                        from simi valley, ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Battery Doesn't Charge

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                          This is my 3rd DLSR camera and my 3rd battery grip. I don't use camera neck straps so when it comes down to holding my camera in my hand I want the feeling that it will not slip out. Using this grip accomplishes exactly that. It gives me a secure hold on my Sony a7 and lets me shoot with confidence. Of course having a second battery on board is great also.

                          The only downside to this grip is that the batteries can't be charged while in the grip.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A Must have

                          By meguyonbike

                          from Joplin, MO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                            I own the Sony A7s and the battery grip is a must have! I love how it feels in my hand and I have not had any problems with it so far. GREAT design

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Fit

                            By Johnnyc

                            from Huntington Beach

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                              This battery grip is great for my A7.
                              it has a really nice feel and really balances the camera for me since I switched from a Canon 5D MK II. the A7 felt a little too small and light at first without the grip and as soon as I put it on the A7 felt just right.
                              also, having double batteries for lengthening the power useage is a great option.
                              one awesome feature with this grip is it has a place to put your camera battery flap on the grip so you will never misplace it. the camera battery door/flap is alway with the grip so you can change it back and forth and not worry where the flap is.

                              only reason I gave it 4 stars is I wish it could except AA rechargeable for emergency power.
                              even with 2 Sony batteries you only have about 700 shots.
                              I love the grip.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Needed Accessory

                              By Jim

                              from Bucks Co, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                Required with a7 and probably a7r. Extends camera use to my requirements.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                perfect!

                                By Dmitry Fisher

                                from Russia

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                gut!

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                                4.0

                                Nice Grip for the Sony A7r

                                By Joel

                                from San Diego

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                • Not Too Rugged

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                It gives you a bit more to hold onto as well as the extra battery for longer shooting sessions. It isn't the most rugged grip, but it seems to work so far.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By Adys

                                from Israel

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                    I love it, its good and comfortable.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Love this product

                                    By Tekkie

                                    from Tustin, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Ergonomic
                                    • Stability

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black):

                                      Although it defeats A7(R)'s size benefit but it fits well, enhances camera vertical handholding with convenient buttons, adds longer term battery usage. Also love the fact it allows to store the camera's battery door (well designed).

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                                      • No

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