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Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras

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Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras
Key Features
  • Holds 2 NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Extended Grip for Vertical Composition
  • Shutter Release Button for Vertical Use
  • Front and Rear Dials
The Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras can be installed directly into the camera's battery chamber, just remove the door and attach it to the side of the grip's stem. Align the grip and camera contacts inside the chamber to ensure power is being supplied to the camera, and tighten the grip against the body via the thumbscrew in the 1/4"-20 tripod socket.
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Vello BG-S6 Overview

The Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras can be installed directly into the camera's battery chamber, just remove the door and attach it to the side of the grip's stem. Align the grip and camera contacts inside the chamber to ensure power is being supplied to the camera, and tighten the grip against the body via the thumbscrew in the 1/4"-20 tripod socket.

Once the grip is installed, the BG-S6 accepts two NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries which doubles the camera's battery life and shooting time. The grip offers a comfortable, extended, rubberized, non-slip grip, and a shutter release button for vertical use. It also provides front and rear dials, C1 and C2 function buttons, AF-ON and AEL buttons, and a Multi-Selector Joystick, so you still maintain full functions of the camera while shooting vertically.

The grip maintains tripod support with the threaded 1/4"-20 socket on the bottom, and a strap mount on the side, so a hand or shoulder strap can be securely attached. Vello recommends aligning the mounting stud to the camera's socket, to prevent the camera's threads from stripping when mounting the grip.

The BG-S6 accepts two NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries which doubles the camera's battery life and shooting time
The grip offers a comfortable, extended, rubberized non-slip grip, and a shutter release button
The BG-S6 also provides front and rear dials, C1 and C function buttons, AF-ON and AEL buttons, and a Multi-Selector Joystick, so you still maintain full functions of the camera while shooting vertically
The grip maintains tripod support with the threaded 1/4"-20 socket on the bottom, and a strap mount on the side for a hand or shoulder strap
UPC: 847628008458

Vello BG-S6 Specs

Battery Type2 x Battery Pack (NP-Z100)
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.3 x 4.9 x 2.5" / 10.9 x 12.4 x 6.3 cm
Weight9.2 oz / 260.82 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1 x 4.95 x 3.75"

Vello BG-S6 Reviews

Initial Review -- Working Great

By Zach
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-12

After a few test shoots with my A7iii, I'm very impressed with this product. The vertical grip buttons are an excellent feature that works perfectly so far. Plastic feels decent enough quality where it will hold up to normal wear and tear. Will update if anything goes south on a shoot, but loving it so far.

Don't bother.

By Colby
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

I paid less then $60 for it and that's what it feels like. Everything about is sub par. I have owns many Vello products and they were all fine. This degrades the a7riii in Lu opinion.

A Big Help for Semi-Pro

By Daren
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

Another great tool for my daughter's photo set-up. She is basically a semi-pro now, and her Sony a7 rig is better than ever with this grip as a gift. Thank you!

Works like a charm

By Frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

For the pice you can't beat it. Highly recommended

It works great.

By Teri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

I'm totally happy with this purchase. The grip helps with giving more stability to the camera, it feels good when holding my camera for long periods of time. Having two batteries are a major ptylfguts.

Great Deal

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-13

Excellent price relative to Sony brand. Fits A7iii well and expands grip a ton. The lock out is nice on the far end to prevent erroneous clicks. Makes handling a bit easier for smaller hands. No more battery worries on long days. Worth the weight.

Why Pay More

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Been using this for several months on my a7R III. So far it's worked great. Maybe doesn't have the exact finish and feel as the camera but from a functional standpoint, it does what it's supposed to do. Would buy again.

Good at the beginning, but now it's just OK

By Scott
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

I've owned two of these grips for my Sony a9 and a7 bodies for about 3-4 years. The price couldn't be beat and they worked very good for much of the time. But now, the battery door easily opens on its own. The flappy lever that controls the the lock is very loose on both grips. While shooting a championship football game 3 months ago, I was on the field shooting the post-game jubilation when the battery drawer on the camera that I had around my shoulder with a 70-200 opened on its own fell out and onto the field. Thankfully, an assistant coach noticed it and let me know about it. Now, I'm forced to put a piece of gaffer tape across the door latch to prevent it from opening on its own. I'm not sure if the Sony battery grip has a better locking mechanism, but be aware of the limitations of the Vello brand.

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can it be used for a Sony A7 ii?

can it be used for a Sony A7 ii?
Asked by: Nechemiah
No, the Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras, B&H # VEBGS6, is not compatible for use with the Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera. If you are looking for a Vello battery grip compatible for use with the Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera, the Vello BG-S3 Battery Grip for Sony Alpha a7 II, A7S II & a7R II, B&H # VEBGS3, would instead work for your usage needs.
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Does it come with any batteries?

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Asked by: Marky
No this will come with just the battery grip.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-04-11

Does it display the power level of both batteries ...

Does it display the power level of both batteries in the LCD with this grip in usage?
Asked by: Darren W
Yes I believe mine does. I usually don't have both batteries in though.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2020-05-29

I'm less worried about battery drain when sitting ...

I'm less worried about battery drain when sitting for long periods than I am about the grip potentially changing exposure settings randomly. Recently I bought other grip with this problem. That is why I`m looking at this grip. I see LOCK button. Can I use only camera , when my grip is lock? I want use only camera without grip, I want to use it only for charger. Is it possible?
Asked by: Natalia
You can use only the camera if you leave the switch off on the grip
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-19

Can you mix different brand batteries in the grip ...

Can you mix different brand batteries in the grip so long as they are NP-FZ100 batteries?
Asked by: Allan
I’ve done it with absolutely no issues.
Answered by: Darian
Date published: 2020-12-03

The first 2 pictures show a different design. The ...

The first 2 pictures show a different design. The bottom right of the grip First photo says Lock 2nd photo says on/off Which photo is correct? Thanks
Asked by: Kyle
This grip has LOCK on it, instead of ON/OFF.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-14

There seems to be mixed answers on if this will ...

There seems to be mixed answers on if this will fit a7siii. Anyone know for sure?
Asked by: Eric
Hello there.. If the battery for Sony a7S iii has not changed, this grip will fit to it. Will be glad if I helped you..
Answered by: jambakur
Date published: 2020-09-16

How much height does this add to compatible ...

How much height does this add to compatible cameras?
Asked by: Out d'Box
It will add 2 inches of height.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2022-02-27
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