Vello BG-N17 Battery Grip for Nikon D500

Vello BG-N17 Battery Grip for Nikon D500

Vello BG-N17 Battery Grip for Nikon D500

B&H # VEBGN17 MFR # BG-N17
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Product Highlights

  • Fits Nikon D500 DSLR Camera
  • Holds One EN-EL15 Battery
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Multi-Selector and Dual Command Dials
  • Function Button, AF-ON, and Control Lock
  • Additional Tray for Eight AA Batteries
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Vello BG-N17 overview

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Extend shooting time and improve vertical orientation ergonomics of your D500 camera with this dedicated BG-N17 Battery Grip from Vello. Able to hold an additional EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery pack, this grip will effectively double the battery life of your D500. It can even accept eight AA batteries instead for convenience. The grip also provides a variety of controls to help with vertical shooting, including a vertical position shutter release, a multi-selector joystick, dual command dials, a quick-access function button, AF-ON button, and a control lock. Easily mounted to the camera via the tripod mount, the grip features its own 1/4"-20 thread for use on a tripod.

Holds one EN-EL15 battery (not included) or eight AA batteries, doubling the battery life and shooting time for the Nikon D500
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, an AF-ON button, quick-access function button, multi-selector joystick, control lock, main command dial and sub-command dial.
Features anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door.
Provides a space to hold the camera's contact cover to prevent its loss.
UPC: 847628598782
In the Box
Vello BG-N17 Battery Grip for Nikon D500
  • EN-EL15 Battery Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Contact Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vello BG-N17 specs

    Battery Type 1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL15)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.9 x 2.1 x 3.1" / 151.0 x 53.0 x 80.0 mm
    Weight 8.15 oz / 231 g
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    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.142 x 5.039 x 3.386"

    Vello BG-N17 reviews

    BG-N17 Battery Grip for Nikon D500 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price Occasionally I've noticed the grip won't respond and it may just be the way or order of how I put the device on and if I have a battery in it and if it's switched on or off. But once the camera recognizes it, then it's good to go. The on and off switch is built into the shutter button and mine wiggle around a little which makes it feel like there's a quality issue or that it may not last as long. I haven't used a Nikon version but for the insane cost difference, I didn't even bother. I bought the Really Right Stuff L-plate for the Nikon D500 that works with a battery grip not knowing if it would work for the Vello and it does. I'm able load and unload the battery tray.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, but.... Great copy. Overall, the connectivity and functionality is there. However, the lock ring around the shutter button is not secured, nor does it give you a solid tactile or audible feedback when the switch is changed from one setting to the other. The entire shutter button and locking ring moves back and forth 1-2mm within the housing. If this was secured and had a little more quality feel, it’d be 5 stars. But heck.... for $300 less than the Nikon grip, I’m certainly not complaining!
    Date published: 2018-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vello grip for Nikon D500 I have purchased several Vello products over the years and all of them have been very dependable. When I saw that they had a battery grip for the Nikon D500 I got one. It does everything that Nikons grip does (I have a Nikon grip on my other D500) for about 1/4th of the price. Solid fit, no movement and it does EVERYTHING the Nikon grip does..
    Date published: 2017-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent alternative to the Nikon MB-D17 I would highly recommend this Vello as an alternative to the Nikon MB-D17 battery grip. As a professional photographer, I have used these for years on my current and former Nikon bodies such as the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D610. I have been very pleased with the construction and functional usage of this grip. The best choice for a more affordable grip for the Nikon D500. I photograph mostly weddings and locations with some studio. I take care of my equipment and handle it with utmost care so I would recommend getting the Nikon grip if your usage is extreme or rough for the slightly more durability factor.
    Date published: 2017-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent alternative to overpriced Nikon grip As much as I love Nikon cameras and lenses, I could not come to terms with paying $600 (CAD) for their grip for my new D500. I did some research and scanned through the very helpful reviews on the B&H site and decided to purchase this Vello grip. It fits perfectly, is recognized by the camera as the Nikon grip and provides full functionality. The Vello is not as bullet proof as the Nikon grip, but for the price it does a great job. I highly recommend this product for those looking to spend more of their money on lenses that on a grip.
    Date published: 2017-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy it again Works great, feels great and worth the price. I was a bit skeptical at first but after using this for a while at several events I've been very pleased with it
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VELLO BG-N17 Battery Grip for Nikon D500 Fantastic. Don't waste your money on the overpriced Nikon Original
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as supposed to .. but I love it, and especially the price! However, as some other reviews have mentioned, the trigger assembly in the grip is loose. The hole in the grip is obviously too large for the trigger switch since the switch is loose sideways. How it's secured inside I don't know but will probably open it up and take a look. Maybe there is a way to tighten it which may help, at least for a while but the hole is definitely to large. Vello, I hope you're listening. Functionally, it works great, but I just don't know for how long hence only 4 stars.
    Date published: 2018-08-05
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