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VelloBG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (67)

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    (20)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Durable (48)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Compact (12)
  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (34)
  • Sports/action (30)
  • Family photos (27)
  • Landscape/scenery (25)
  • Travel (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (20), Pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

BG-C8 Battery Grip for EOS 6D

I have battery grips on a couple of cameras prior to this one and have enjoyed the added ease of use they offer. This grip in no exception. The added shutter/control buttons in...Read complete review

I have battery grips on a couple of cameras prior to this one and have enjoyed the added ease of use they offer. This grip in no exception. The added shutter/control buttons in the vertical hold takes strain off my wrist and the use of 2 batteries at a time, adds during some long (1500+ shots) sessions shooting boat races and such.The only negative I found with the unit that I received was an issue with the twist release latch for the compartment. The latch doesn't stay in the closed position and once the latch starts to turn, it turns off the camera. This is minor in my world, as a piece of tape easily corrects the issue. Still it is worth noting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good grip for the price.

I use my 6D primarily for filming and the extra weight and size really helps balance the camera and helps me keep it steady.

All the battery information displays on the camera...Read complete review

I use my 6D primarily for filming and the extra weight and size really helps balance the camera and helps me keep it steady.

All the battery information displays on the camera and works just fine.

The only faults are:
The tab that unlocks the battery door is loose because it has been made 1mm too small so it would flop open all the time, I fixed it by adding some black tape on each side to increase its thickness.

The actual battery door has a bit of play making you think the whole grip is loose.

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As this product costs a third the price of the Canon one, I still think it is a good deal.

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5.0

Good value

By Grubby

from Winter Haven Florida

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

        Recently purchased and have very little time with it but it fits the camera really well, easy to install and comfortable grip

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        • No

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        4.0

        Surprised by the quality

        By pdq5oh

        from Ohio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

          I've always bought genuine makers grips for my cameras. I've never been disappointed by any of them. This Vello grip is the first third party grip I've purchased. In the past any aftermarket grips I'd looked at felt much cheaper and less robust than makers' grips. The shutter release, and other buttons, on the Vello grip feel very well made and of good quality. All functions work flawlessly. The grip attaches securely, with no wobble. Overall it feels as good as the Canon grip in my 70D. The battery trays are not of the same quality as the Canons. They, also, don't feel as though they latch as securely. But they haven't presented a problem so I'm not concerned about this. Given the cost of the Vello grip, I'm completely satisfied, and happy, with my decision to purchase one as opposed to the more costly Canon grip. I don't anticipate any problems with this grip.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I love these Battery Grips

          By James

          from Memphis

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

            Additional long lasting Power source! Perfect Fit!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Sturdy, fits and works

            By VJBPhoto

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Studio
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

              The headline basically summarizes the product. I have not used a batter grip before, instead just relied on multiple batteries. It is easy to use, fits great. Everything works. I like the idea to have two possibilities - ep6 batteries of AA batteries.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Good grip for the price.

              By Don Vo

              from Westminster, Ca

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Feel Of Shutter Button

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                I like the grip a lot, until I shot some pictures using the grip's shutter button. It does NOT feel smooth and responsive like the button on your camera itself. I was really disappointed in that only, other than that everything else was good.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Addition

                By JohnDot

                from Oklahoma City

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                  I shoot quite a bit of sports and private company parties. The ability to adjust from landscape to portrait without having to "reach over" the camera is great.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  perfect!!!

                  By carmonajo

                  from Puebla, Mexico

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                    works perfect, the best quality!

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                    4.0

                    Great alternative to OEM

                    By wr3kl3ss

                    from Baytown, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                      This works just like the Canon one but is much cheaper. If you get it as part of a bundle it's a no brainer. I haven't had this issue like others with the lock not staying in place so YMMV.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D by V

                      By Troy

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                        I do portraiture and this product is not only an excellent way to look professional, but also a great tool to balance out your camera in awkward positions or with bulky lenses. I love this for my shoots and I highly recommend it.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Very good

                        By Juan Molina

                        from Medellin, Colombia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • A Perfect Finish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                          Excellent build quality, it works perfect, the cost is affordable and the ergonomics are the best.
                          There is just one small issue: the lock wheel is not good tighten even when the battery pack is tightly locked (the wheel moves).

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Canon 6D must have!!

                          By Shawnja

                          from Irvine CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                            On my last shoot, my battery died in the middle of a critical point and switching batteries out ruined the moment. No more!! The BG-C8 covers that and more and balances the camera beautifully. The controls are perfectly placed and function flawlessly.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Mostly satisfied

                            By DXLR8

                            from Dallas

                            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                            I am very satisfied with the Vello battery grip that I ordered for my Canon 6D camera as it is the same style and feel is what I would've expected ordering from Canon. However the one issue I do have with this unit is the flip down device that opens the door for the battery tray actually falls down quite often and does not stay put. Other than that this unit functions as I had intended it to.

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                            5.0

                            Gets It Done

                            By WellsNewYork

                            from New York, NY

                            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                            I love the Vello grips. They're a cheap, quality alternative to the Canon grips.

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                            4.0

                            Great!

                            By Ross

                            from Boston

                            Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                            This product is a great version and much cheaper than the original authentic canon! I liked that you could use double as because batteries can be expensive! The buttons could use some work but overall a great product!

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                            5.0

                            As solid as name-brand

                            By Tyler

                            from Worcester, MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good build quality
                            • Quality Buttons And Dials
                            • Reasonably Priced

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                I've been using my 6D without a grip for close to a year now, and decided to shell out for one when I added a 70-200 f2.8 zoom to my arsenal. It's a strain on the wrists without a grip, but is now quite manageable. I have huge hands, and appreciate having a grip even when using a smaller lens. Shooting in portrait orientation is so easy now.I haven't used a Canon grip, but I can't imagine the build quality gets much better. The Vello grip has a nonstick surface that matches the camera body, great buttons, and attaches very securely to the body. I have no qualms about carrying the camera by the grip even with the 70-200 attached.I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Product, Low Price!

                                By garygoody1

                                from Westminster, MD

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                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-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                  So similar to the high priced products and so much cheaper. Easy to use with everything I need while shooting nature, sports, etc.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  GREAT - can't believe the price!

                                  By River Ripper

                                  from New Orleans

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                      Feels SOLID. Can't imagine using my 6D without it.
                                      The AA battery holder comes withit's own storage bag; nice feature. A must have accessory.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      A GREAT LITTLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

                                      By Gary Gibbons Productions

                                      from Olathe, Kansas

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                        I sold my Canon 5D Mark iii and purchased a 6D. I am in the wedding and event videography business (for 35 years now) and the 5D Mark iii was an overkill for what I do. This battery grip BG-C8 hooked up with my Canon 6D is a great pair. It is great for shooting video pretty much all day with the extra battery compartment. It also provides a great feel--excellent grip--- with the Canon 6D. I highly recommend it.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        My third one

                                        By Eric

                                        from CT

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                        I have the 60d, 70d and this grip. They are all great. I got all three grips for less than the price of one canon grip. They all function well and look great

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                                        5.0

                                        Great replacement. Great Price

                                        By n90srbw

                                        from Louisville KY

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                                        I like the feel of this grip better than the original Canon version. Well Done Vello

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