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

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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II
Key Features
  • For a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II Cameras
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Holds Two NP-FW50 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
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.
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Sony VG-C2EM Overview

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

Sony VG-C2EM Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.7 x 3.6"

Sony VG-C2EM Reviews

Sony Vertical Battery Grip

By Twila
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I Love The Extended Shooting And Battery Life Of The Battery Grip. Also It's Very Easy To Use Vertically As Well

Awesome

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

Awesome nice addition to my bag.

Big price, average performance

By Brad
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-14

Let me first State, I purchased the Sony version of the battery grip because I expected to have the optimal performance of a Sony item. The grip is comfortable and mostly functions as it should but there is one huge problem, about 90% of the time it will not recognize my second battery. Now you might. Not think that’s a big deal but when you pay almost $300 to double your battery life and it doesn’t work 90% of the time. That’s shameful. Sony you need to get your stuff together and make sure your high priced accessories functions as they should.

It's essential for an a7RII

By Battle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-17

Quality is great and it fits very well. I would not go with the off brands. Vertical controls are very handy, and the increased depth aids in use of lens adjustments. Weight is not bad, but be prepared for the overall size increase of the camera and grip attachment to be substantial. However, given the known limited charge life of a single battery, I would say that this attachment is a must!! Bottom line: If you plan for any extended shooting, say 200 shots or more, it is essential.

A happy camper!

By Donahue
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-10

A happy camper! A year or two ago I switched from my Canon one DX which I had had for years to the Sony a7r II camera. I loved the capability of the camera, however the size of it was so annoying, it felt like a toy . Since I added the two battery grip I couldn't be more pleased. Not only with the stability of a good grip but also the fact that I have two batteries which increases my shooting time in the field.

Almost Perfect

By CJ
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-08

Not much to say. I definitely like the extra hand room and it works well. I pretty much feel the grip is a necessity with the a7r ii since the battery life is so awful. What was bad design on Sony's part is the fact that you can't charge the batteries while they're in the grip. It's the 21st century and pretty much everyone has a smart phone and some kind of device with extra juice for their devices. How convenient would it have been to be able to hook up an external battery to this to keep the batteries charged up when you're out in the middle of nowhere getting those shots?!

Better solution!

By Johannes
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

I did have battery grip from another vendor, but was not happy about it. The Sony grip works as expected!

Get a grip

By Frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-14

Sony vertical battery grip balances heavy lenses, takes the wort out battery life!

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question

Can we buy an extra battery cradle for faster battery changing or replacing a lost cradle?
Asked by: Nicholas
An extra battery cradle is not yet available as an accessory at B&H. Sony may sell it as a replacement part.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Does this fit the A7S mark i ?

Does this fit the A7S mark i ?
Asked by: Derek
While that battery grip does not work with the A7S, the Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha a7/a7R/a7S Digital Camera (Black) B&H # SOVGC1EM would be the correct version. https://bhpho.to/2PTLzgo
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-05-10

How do I switch between battery 1 and 2?

How do I switch between battery 1 and 2?
Asked by: Kenjiro
The camera will switch automatically
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-02

question

What is the weight of the grip with batteries installed?
Asked by: Joe C.
519g or 1lb 2.5oz
Answered by: Ronney M W.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Does the Sony vertical grip VG-C2EM fit the Sony ...

Does the Sony vertical grip VG-C2EM fit the Sony Alpha 7 s camera?
Asked by: Vince
Hi Vince, This grip is not compatible with the a7S, the compatible battery grip is the VG-C1EM. Regards, Jen
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-03

question

I heard it displays both battery %. Does it drain 1 battery at a time or both? If 1 at a time does it automatically start draining the other battery once the first is finished?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, it uses the first battery and than uses battery #2. The Battery grip works great. (Sony) it cost a little more but much better than a generic brand.
Answered by: PETER M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

how do you insert the 2 batteries?
Asked by: Kaj T.
Open the battery compartment door, pull out the battery holder, place batteries in holder and re-insert in grip
Answered by: Steve O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does the grip have a female 1/4-20 for tripod mount on its side so the camera can be mounted vertically on a tripod?
Asked by: Fred D.
No it does not, u would need a 3D ball head for vertical mount.
Answered by: John S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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