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VelloBG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Durable (40)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Compact (12)
  • Good audio quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (32)
    • Travel (32)
    • Landscape/scenery (29)
    • Weddings (28)
    • Family photos (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (19), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    T5i

    By Lionel Mashack

    from Los Angeles,California.

    Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

    This grip works perfectly. Not a single problem. And it even has a port for you to use the ac battery. I've heard horror stories about grips draining batteries and having functions/buttons not working. This is not the case with the grip I received. Fits t5i perfectly.

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    4.0

    So far, so good

    By Watson

    from Georgia

    Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

    Got this to shoot more video. Works as advertised. Only reason it's not 5 stars is the material is slightly off (more plastic, not as rubbery) from my T3i.

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    5.0

    works Great

    By calfrainbow

    from los anglese, ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

      glad I got this wroks well

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      5.0

      BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel

      By Shiloh

      from Cohoctah, MI

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

          This battery Grip has a nice feel, and matches thecamera body perfectly. It can be used in the vert.position, with an ISO wheel selector and Snap button,when using in the vert. position. Nice matching rubber grip. You can use a safety strap in the vert.position too. Its recommended to use the 2 flat batt.tray, which will last longer, and lighter in weight, than using the optional 6 aa batts. tray.You can be charging 1 flat batt. while using the other one. Its a nice accessory for a lot of shooting.

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          5.0

          The grip makes it feel whole

          By Sergio the director/ cinematographer

          from Palm Springs, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

            The build quality on this grip is solid and appears to be using the same durable plastic and grip as the Canon body so it looks natural. I purchased the grip for the double battery life and it has held up and exceeded my expectations. Not only that but it adds some counter balance if your body is mounted with a heavy lens.
            All in all, I am giving this a 5 out of 5 because it was the best investment yet!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice addition to kit

            By Lucky Cat

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Run-time Improved

            Cons

            • Camera Battery Door

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

            Easily attached, not too bulky. Not yet tried out all the grip controls to camera, nor the AA battery pack version.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lightweight and comfortable grip

            By Suzanne's Photography

            from Upstate, SC

            Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

            Doesn't add extra weight, but does add bulk of course. I have enjoyed this product so far and will really need it during the weddings I am shooting soon! Awesome product. Matches my T3i perfectly!

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            4.0

            BG-C5.2 Battery Grip

            By WheelerPhotoTN

            from Franklin, TN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

              I like the build quality, but had to send one back as the small twist handle that you turn to remove the battery tray would not stay shut. Vello responded quickly to my email inquiry regarding the problem, and BH was great as the turnaround time on the replacement was just under a week.

              I like the vertical grip for portrait orientation shooting but will have to get used to the back-button focus switch being the second switch in the row - I keep pressing the AV +/- switch by mistake.

              I like the convenient battery door storage as well - that way you won't lose the door.

              All in all a good buy if you need extra battery life and/or shoot a lot of portrait orientation shots

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              5.0

              Love it.....

              By Ladyknight

              from Union City,NJ

              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-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                Didn't realize how important the "portrait" release button was until now. Easy to use. Does add some weight to the camera, but the sling makes is comfortable to carry around.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this!

                By Thomas

                from Winnipeg MB

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                  Doubles your battery!

                  I use this with my stabilizer. I do not have to remove the camera to change the battery anymore. Works amazing!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Excellent Battery Grip

                  By LVeb

                  from Bronx, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                      It is a great alternative to the Canon battery grip, giving you the ability to load 2 canon batteries or use AA batteries in a pinch.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I like this product

                      By Dave

                      from Hershey, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      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-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                        This battery grip fits the t3i with no problem. It gives the camera a little more weight but being able to have double the battery life is worth it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Need some extra time?

                        By Ryan

                        from Midwest

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • COST
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Lengthy Shoots
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                        Does what it says. Extra power for longer time on shoots.

                        I like the option to use both 6x AA or 2x LP-E8 as power options. Both work well, but I like the 2x LP-E8 option as it just has more juice vs the 6x AA. (a full set of 6x AA's will last only about as long as a normal LP-E8 battery.)

                        It adds some nice weight to the light T2i body. Also the extra grip room is a huge plus for people with big hands.

                        The grip is close to the same texture as the camera, but just a little off. It still has really great traction, and wont be slipping out of your hands any faster than before.

                        Construction quality is good, but some part do feel a tad bit cheap, but not overly cheap.

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                        4.0

                        battery grip

                        By ronnie

                        from columbia,s.c.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                          I have large hands and work best rebel t3i.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Strong

                          By Kem

                          from B&H

                          Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                          Very strong and sturdy product

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                          5.0

                          So far so good!

                          By tonyidaho

                          from idaho falls, ID

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                            I purchased this grip to replace a cheap Chinese model that gradually came apart requiring a large rubber band to keep it attached to the camera so needless to say, the Vello grip is much better. I have had it for a month and it feels much more substantial than my first one and let's face it, buying something on B&H as opposed to [@] you just know it's better quality. Everything works as advertised!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic !!

                            By Skosh

                            from Las Vegas, Nevada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                              Fit My Canon T3i perfect and works great. A GREAT value fro the money. Thanks B&H !!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Need not a WANT

                              By Brittany

                              from Washington, DC

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                Of course this item arrived on time all thanks to this wonderful company. This item works as stated and on the plus side makes your camera

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Best add on

                                By grub

                                from pennsylvania

                                Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                I purchases this because of the long hours shooting landscapes, I can shoot all day or sometimes all weekend without recharging, not to mention the added stability. Great product! I buy a lot of Vello products and they all hold up very well at a fraction of the price

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                                5.0

                                Comfortable grip

                                By Emmie

                                from Texas

                                Comments about Vello BG-C5.2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i Cameras:

                                Price is fantastic! It has two options, one cartridge uses 6 AA batteries or you can use the other cartridge which takes 2 of the camera batteries.

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