This Vello Accessory Kit for the Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera from B&H is intended to enhance your use of that camera model while helping to ensure that its rear LCD is protected from damage. Included within this kit is a battery grip, a remote shutter release that can be used wirelessly, an LCD screen protector, and a cap keeper to prevent the loss of your lens cap.
The Vello BG-S3 Battery Grip is designed for the Sony Alpha a7 II camera and holds one or two batteries. With two batteries in the grip, your shooting time is effectively doubled. The design of the battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your camera, especially in the vertical position.
The BG-S3 has a vertical-position shutter-release button, an alternate AF/MF/AEL button, three custom buttons, rear and main control dials, and an on/off switch. It is designed with an anti-slip rubber grip and a firm curvature to further improve handling. The grip screws into the camera's tripod mount, and it has another tripod mount on its bottom for attaching to a camera support. A metal mount allows you to attach a camera strap to the BG-S3 for convenient carrying.
Trigger your camera's shutter wirelessly with the included FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release from Vello, a lightweight remote control system that will help you avoid unwanted camera movement. This 2.4 GHz model is compatible with Sony Multi-Terminal cameras and will work wired, or wirelessly up to 320', depending on your own needs and setup. This makes it useful for photographing wildlife or for macro and long exposures where it is necessary to eliminate any chance of camera shake.
The FreeWave system also has access to 16 channels for triggering multiple receivers and has an internal antenna that will be protected from any accidental damage. Multiple features are available for shooting, such as a four-second delay as well as multi-exposure and long exposure modes. The device also has a dual function release, enabling focus on half press and triggering the shutter release on a full press. Additionally, it has LED indicators to confirm pre-focus and exposure when in wireless mode, while the receiver and transmitter each run on two AAA batteries.
The included Vello LCD Screen Protector Ultra is a sheet of ultra-thin (0.02") optical glass used to protect the LCD monitor of a Sony Alpha a7, a7S, a7R, or a7 II camera. Its static adhesion method leaves no sticky residue behind on your screen. Multiple layers of protective material shield your display from dirt, scratches, sweat, smears, and light impact. The shatter-proof glass blocks UV rays while allowing visible light in. It is easy to install without trapping any air bubbles, and is just as simple to remove. The protector can be easily cleaned using the supplied microfiber cloth and wet wipe.
The Cap Keeper Plus Lens Cap Holder from Sensei prevents the loss of lens caps. An adhesive-backed disc secures the lens cap to the elastic leash which wraps around a lens barrel. With the lens cap removed from the lens while shooting, it hangs out of the way but secure and within reach for easy retrieval. The Cap Keeper Plus is made with tough and extremely secure elastic.