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VelloBG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
 
4.7

(based on 83 reviews)

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    (19)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Durable (44)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Compact (11)
  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (30)
  • Sports/action (27)
  • Family photos (25)
  • Landscape/scenery (23)
  • Travel (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (35), Photo enthusiast (18), Pro photographer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), 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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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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              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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                      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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                      4.0

                      Works great for 3rd party equipment

                      By Kevin

                      from Lansing, MI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Video

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

                      The grip is very straight forward to set up and really does stretch out the battery life. Ive spent upwards of 8 hours with my camera constantly on and still had 1/4 battery left at the end of the day. All of the buttons and functions work well and are very responsive.

                      My only con is that the plastic foldout portion of the battery holder is loose and flaps around. Ive taped mine up for fear of breaking it off.

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Chris

                      from Raleigh, NC

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Does the job as described.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great for my big hands

                          By grubbs

                          from dallas, tx

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            works great for me and my large hands. always a plus having controls shooting portrait and some extra battery life

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                            • No

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                            5.0

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

                            By Bartek101

                            from Chicago IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                in my opinion the Battery Grip is a nice addition to the package as it holds 2 batteries which extends the photo shoot time, as well as convenient way to take pictures vertically.
                                it adds little weight to the camera but it definitely is nice thing to have..

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                                5.0

                                Pretty good

                                By Matt4youth

                                from Ohio

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

                                Overall, I like this unit. The negative is no ISO button in vertical mode. Also the turn lock for the battery tray is loose, a little gaffer tape and you're good.

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                                5.0

                                Appears to be a good product

                                By Luis Tunon, Jr.

                                from Miami, Florida

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  I've only had it for a week and have not had the opportunity to use it a lot. So far it seems to be very well made and functions like the Canon product. If things change going down the road I'll review my comments.

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid and reliable

                                  By Magic Marker

                                  from Hobe Sound, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                                    The Vello is certainly equal to the Canon Battery grip I had on my Mark II…at a very reasonable cost!

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                                    • No

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