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VelloBG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

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    (54)

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    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Durable (40)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (25)
  • Sports/action (23)
  • Family photos (22)
  • Landscape/scenery (19)
  • Travel (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (17), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), 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

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                4.0

                works perfect

                By spendy pants

                from boston, ma

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video

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

                  works perfect! only issue is that the latch is a little flimsy. i had to send one back because it didn't hold the battery in place. next one was much better. for the price, you can't beat it

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Better bang for your buck!

                  By Photography girl

                  from Greenville, tx

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

                  I have had friends with the canon brand and this works just the same. No need to spend the extra $$$$
                  Easy to use and would highly recommend!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent alternative to the Canon brand

                  By Daveography

                  from Edmonton, AB

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    With identical form, feel, and functionality as the Canon branded grip, but at nearly half the price, it's hard to go wrong with this purchase. The materials are matched perfectly to the 6D body, the grip is comfortable, and the controls work flawlessly. A must-have!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good Grip

                    By DVR

                    from Jax Beach, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      Worth saving tons of money over Canon brand.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Good grip for the price.

                      By Johnny Raro

                      from Rarotonga, Cook Islands

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Ergonmics
                      • Value

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

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

                        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.

                        ........

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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        As good or better than the Name Brand!

                        By Dallas Photo Guy

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          I have owned 'off-brand' battery grips before, and had reservations before purchasing this one. But I am extremely glad that I saved the money that I would have spent on the Canon-branded version. The first thing I noticed, even before unboxing it, was the weight. This does not feel cheap. It feels well built and durable. The surface texture looks just like the camera body, and feels great in my hand. The slot for my existing hand grip is the perfect size and location, and the buttons and dials all give the same feedback as their counterparts on the body. It also gives the same battery info as the Canon-branded model, even down to telling you which battery has how much charge left, when using two batteries.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          So pleased bought another

                          By Bob

                          from Maine

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

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

                              Excellent product, fits perfect, build is great, no issue - outstanding value.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Exactley what I expected!

                              By Kwallis

                              from Portland, OR.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Audio Quality
                              • Good Video Quality
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                The battery grip is perfect and love the extra batter insert it comes with. shipped and delivered ahead of schedule. I'm a very happy shopper and will use B&H for all of my needs from now on!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Enjoy it very much

                                By Keith Alton

                                from Elyria, OH

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  The grip works great. It feels nice in my hand, and is quick and responsive. It does not feel cheap, but it could be sturdier. Otherwise I am very happy with it so far.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By CH

                                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I was surprised by the quality of this grip, not being the Canon brand. It is solid, feels nice. You do have to slide the battery compartment out with is not as convenient as the Canon one we have for our 50D that just has a door that that opens down. But that is a minor issue.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome at the price and feels premium.

                                      By Bhushan A

                                      from Jersey City, NJ

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          I purchased this product as I dont use much battery grip but needed it only for portrait and fashion shows shoot where its handy in portrait mode and no need to change the battery.

                                          I was not sure about the quality and was very scared of if it will match with the looks of Canon6D / look cheap.
                                          I dare if anyone finds any diff with original canon battery grip. Its a perfect match. Works perfect. Only issue for me is the on off button is very smooth slide it was cool if it was like a click feel. But not a big deal.

                                          I very much recommend this product. It fully compatible with the battery menu and works great. You can buy this and save money instead taking canon.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product at the right price.

                                          By Hi_columbus

                                          from Columbus Ohio

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

                                          It is well packaged, is solidly built and works great at a fraction of the price of a Canon battery grip. It looks and feels like an OEM unit. Now my 6D can shoot all day without having to change battery packs.

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