Sony Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II

Sony Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II

Sony Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II

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Product Highlights

  • For a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II Cameras
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Holds Two NP-FW50 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Shutter Button
  • Auto Exposure Lock
  • Front/Back Control Dials
  • Protection Against Dust and Moisture
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Sony VGC2EM overview

  • 1Description

This Vertical Battery Grip from Sony allows for long-term, comfortable shooting in the vertical orientation with your Alpha a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II camera. It holds two NP-FW50 batteries, which are available separately, to approximately double your shooting time. The grip uses a battery with lower power first, then automatically switches to the one with greater power when the first runs out. Remaining battery power is displayed as a percentage on your camera's LCD monitor. Additionally, batteries can be replaced without turning off the camera.

The grip offers an extra shutter button, as well as front/back control dials and Auto Exposure Lock. All controls are placed appropriately for easy, comfortable access. The buttons, dials, battery cover and connecting terminal on the grip are securely sealed for dust and moisture protection.

UPC: 027242886292
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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony VGC2EM specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.6"

    Sony VGC2EM reviews

    Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 63.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kills USB power, identification problems I bought this instead of the Vello expecting it to be 100% compatible, only to find it frequently not detecting the second battery (I have 4 Sony batteries) and in some cases it even causes the camera to claim that the battery is incompatible! One nasty surprise is that when this grip is used, you cannot use USB power - I don't know what Sony's problem is, but USB power quite simply doesn't work, so the camera just drains the battery and dies even if you've got a power adapter connected. Having sampled Canon grips in the day, I'd say Sony has a lot of work to do to make the handle more ergonomic.
    Date published: 2016-03-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helps balance with heavier lenses Helps balance with heavier lenses. But could be designed for better vertical experience. I have to hunt around to locate similar buttons on the camera.Definitely overpriced for what it Does. It could have been priced at least a $dollars less.It does have the same bus as the grip for the A7R, which shows an error when the first battery is used up. This can be solved by taking the battery tray off and swapping the position of the batteries. This is something I have never seen with canon grips. I am surprised that they could not get this right.These grips by Sony are not as well made and designed as the ones made for canon, but are priced as such.
    Date published: 2015-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great add for profesionals I work everyday in studio or location, this is perfect to take vertical pictures all day. It feels good , great support but i miss the wheel present on previous sony vertical grips as the a99 or a900 where you can control everything in vertical position. The camera is small and the grip makes it bigger, for me is great because add support and battery life (because you use two batteries inside). But i work all day, everyday. For someone who use the camera as a hobby can be like add size to a great small well designed camera, the battery life as casual and hobby photographers can be fix just taking two extra batteries with you. The build and feel is great.
    Date published: 2016-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For big hands & portraits I have big hands and as much as I love my Sony a7rii, I just never feel totally at ease without this battery grip on. It does add a good amount of weight to my setup, but actually with the 85mm 1.4 G Master of the 35mm 1.4 Distagon, it helps make the lenses feel not so front-heavy. Also, I shoot a lot of portraits and the functionality of the grip when the camera is turned on its side is fantastic. I can customize all the grip's buttons to shoot just as comfortably this way. Finally, obviously, this doubles my battery life, which on a long shoot means I can forget about batteries running out at a critical moment and just relax and focus on composition and lighting.
    Date published: 2016-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from As good as listed This Vertical Grip is for a light weight easy to transport camera. There are times I would like to have it on the camera such as studio use or fixed locations. Also for sports and action. Then there are those times I want the camera to be as light as possible such as traveling, backpacking, or mountain bike shoots then it can be removed. It works as well as stated in the literature. It makes the camera more ergonomic both vertically and horrizontaly. It is a perfect comliment to this camera.
    Date published: 2015-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good add-on for Sony a7RII Intelligently designed. Fits perfectly. Holds two batteries, including Sony and off-brand. Camera recognizes both batteries and shows the power left in each. Vertical orientation is easy to hold and because they put an additional shutter on the grip, you don't have to arch your right arm over the top to get at the shutter on the camera. Just realize that your small mirrorless camera is now alot bigger and may be too tall if your camera bag just worked for the camera. It will add over 1 to the height. Key benefit is the longer battery life. I have a charger for two batteries so I can swap out two at a time. Good product from Sony.
    Date published: 2017-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps with big hands Love my A7II and A7RII but they are a bit small for my hands. I was using third party grips but after firmware update they no longer worked. Sony grip is definitely better than the third party grips but way more expensive - and there's no built in remote. So it's good, but if the others still worked I'd be using them instead.
    Date published: 2016-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for the A7II I sold off all my Nikon bodies and lenses when the A7II was releases with no serious regrets....smaller, lighter, less mass to pack and carry when I travel. Two thing I didn't really like was the vertical body size and battery life of the A7II as I have larger hands and was use to much better battery life with my Nikon. I bought the vertical battery grip as soon as it was available with additional batteries and chargers. I didn't think the way the A7II battery cover/latch stores into the vertical grip was the best, not as solid as my Nikon grips in the past, but I haven't taken the vertical grip off since I put it on so not going to down grade Sony here for it. The grip fits, feels and performs great! The best accessory I have purchased to date for the A7II.
    Date published: 2015-04-18
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