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VelloBG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
 
4.7

(based on 105 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (65)
  • Durable (55)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Compact (13)
  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (11)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (39)
  • Sports/action (36)
  • Family photos (34)
  • Landscape/scenery (32)
  • Travel (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (46), Photo enthusiast (22), Pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (81), Yes (4)

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

It was easy to install,easy to use.

By VM

from Colorado

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

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

The extra grip allows easy hrizontal and vertical hand positions. The addition camera operations buttons are easy to identify and use. Great buy.

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  • No

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4.0

Does the job!

By Jan L.

from Michigan

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

Seems to work fine. Have had a minor issue with the camera not going into review mode. But powering off and back on seems to solve the problem. I am still getting used to the added bulk, but the hand grip definitely helps for vertical shots, which is the primary reason for the purchase.

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5.0

Solid Grip

By Tara

from IL

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

This is my second Vello grip, my first being for my T3i. I loved my first one, and this is even better. It fits snugly into my 6d, has a nice rubber, textured surface, and the look is seamless.
The price point did it for me both times I've purchased a Vello grip. And it's compatibility is spot on.
Couldn't be happier.

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5.0

Exactly what I was looking for!!

By RT

from Florida

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Save your money on the official Canon version. This works perfect! I was at an equine event this weekend and got to use it on my 6D. I was outside all day and took over 10,000 pictures and I still had a full battery reading on my camera. Plus, I was ready with the back up AA batteries if needed.

    Looks and feels just like the official Canon. My fellow photographer buddy who has the real Canon, thought I had it too. This fits the 6D perfect, matches perfect and does the job perfect!

    Well worth the savings!!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great Product!

    By Bob the builder

    from Elkhart, Indiana

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      I've never used a Canon model Grip for this camera but at half the price, this BG-C8 by Vello seems to work just fine, very pleased so far!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great quality for 3rd party

      By COSGringo

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Build quality
      • Durable

      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:

        I have to say I am impressed with the build on this 3rd party battery grip. I do a tad bit of vertical shots, portraits, and love to have the extra battery and feel of a good grip.

        This grip lives up to Canon levels of quality at least in my usage so far. It has that "rubber feel" and it's not a cheap build.

        I cannot see paying the full $'s for a Canon grip when I can get a quality grip like this.

        Yes it was part of a package and I did not have to research it. But- that makes it all the better in the sense that I got lucky and got this fine piece of hardware.

        I have no complaints thus far and again, it feels like a pro build with the shoot I had to do.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Bargain!

        By gv0861

        from Berlin, CT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Functional
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            First of all, kudos to B&H for prompt service and delivery. When I acquired my 6D I knew I needed a grip and decided to go with Vello, given that I already own a Vello grip for my 60D. Well, this grip did not disappoint. It is solidly built and matches the design on my camera pretty well. It balances the camera very well and makes vertical frame shooting that much easier.
            If you are looking to add a grip but do not want to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a Canon, then this is the way to go. Reliable, solid and functional. Good job, Vello.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good Inexpensive Battery Grip

            By JeremythePhotoGuy

            from Norman, OK

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              In the past I have shied away from using aftermarket products, only opting for Canon branded equipment. I know that in the past people had remarked that the aftermarket battery grips would come loose and that they couldn't use their cameras during a shoot. So far I have not had that problem. It has worked for me consisently. It's got the same basic design as the Canon grip it replicates so it's got the new style loading of the batteries, but it seems to work fine. Also, it has a AF-ON switch which is really helpful for me personally as I use that a lot when shooting sports.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Why didn't I buy this sooner?

              By Jim

              from Hillsboro, OR

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

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

                Great product. Easy installation and quick. Improves my grip and ease of snapping vertical pictures. Would recommend it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great addition

                By littlebiddle

                from Yakima Washingtom

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                Nice fit to the camera! I am out for hours at a time and it is nice to have battery backup. It is a bit heavy but that is to be expected. Keeps my arms in shape lifting it! There is a place to store the camera battery cover when this is installed on the camera! A big plus in my book!

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                5.0

                Better than I expected

                By Phil

                from Baltimore

                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-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                  I use this grip when I know that I'll be doing mostly portrait shots or quickly jumping between portrait and landscape. Of course, extra battery capacity is always nice. The surprise was the adapter that comes with it. It allows you to use 6 AA batteries in place of the canon battery. I always carry a bunch of AA batteries for my flash units, so it adds a little extra backup power.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great grip for a great price

                  By Mike P.

                  from Lincoln Park, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  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-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D:

                    The ergonomics, build, and feel of this battery grip is solid. I have purchased multiple Vello battery grips in the past because they perform so well and cost less than Canon brand.

                    Great Value.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Comfortable

                    By autmarie

                    from Hudson Valley NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          The camera is much more comfortable in my hands with a batter grip and I need to use a hand strap so it's essential for me. The only thing I don't like is how the batteries go in - I don't like that the whole thing has to slide out the side rather than just a hinged door on the back where you can just pop the batteries in and out. My Canon brand grip for older cameras was designed that way and makes more sense. This isn't a deal breaker but a bit awkward.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Battery Grip

                          By Scott

                          from Woodbridge, VA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          very easy to handle and install onto the 6d body. gives peace of mine during long photo shoots.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Just as good

                          By J

                          from Arizona

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

                          This is just as good as any other one I have used. No issues at all.

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                          5.0

                          Good value

                          By Grubby

                          from Winter Haven Florida

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Cons

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                                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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