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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Holds 2 NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Extended Grip for Vertical Composition
  • Shutter Release Button for Vertical Use
  • Front and Rear Dials
  • C1 and C2 Function Buttons
  • AF-ON and AEL Buttons
  • Multi-Selector Joystick
  • Rubberized non-Slip grip
  • Threaded 1/4"-20 Tripod Socket
  • Strap Mount for Hand Strap
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Vello BG-S6 overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vello BG-S6 specs

    Battery Type 2 x Battery Pack (NP-Z100)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Operating Temperature 32 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
    Weight 9.2 oz / 261.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 5.3 x 3.7"

    Vello BG-S6 reviews

    BG-S6 Battery Grip for Sony a9 and a7 III Series Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great alternative grip to the pricey sony grip I have only had this grip for about two weeks now and have had the opportunity to take about 200 photos using it on my Sony alpha 7-III. It seems to be working perfectly. Very comfortable to hold both landscape and in portrait mode. All features work well as described. Construction feels somewhat plasticky with the base not as streamlined as the Sony grip. The one weak link is the latch to unlock and open the battery compartment. If not for the somewhat flimsy lock for the battery compartment I would have given it a 5 star rating. Handled with care it should be fine. For a pro with heavy use, perhaps the Sony grip would be a better choice.
    Date published: 2018-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It feels good and it works ! Its light, made of plastic and at first I thought it might be too cheaply made but after having the camera, large flash and grip, all loaded with batteries, dangling from a strap connected to the tripod socket all weekend, I put my mind at ease. It is definitely more robust than it first appears. Shot a two full day event wedding this weekend with it on my A7R3. Everything worked perfectly. The camera feels much better and more balanced with it on. Its a bargain.
    Date published: 2018-09-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works fine Doesnt look very durable, but working perfectly,
    Date published: 2018-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly well made. A must have if you shoot photos with the A7III Considering that this is cheaper than the alternatives out there, I would say I am extremely pleased to see how well built this item is. I owned the one for a Canon before and never gave me problems. The unit is very responsive and the buttons don't feel cheaply made. I can see the joystick being the first thing to go though, as with all highly moveable parts. This grip makes taking pictures way more comfortable since the A7III is a very tiny camera and my hands are quite large. It also make it easier to switch and focus from horizontal to vertical orientation when shooting. It has a couple of custom buttons which are linked to the ones already on the camera: no extra buttons to customize. So far I am pleased with the item. I will update the review once I get to use the item more.
    Date published: 2018-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised by the quality Going into the purchase, I was expecting something that would be functional, but at 4x cheaper than the Sony grip, something that would lack the quality. Once I started using it, it is immediately clear that this thing is well made. Rubberized grip feels grippy, buttons are responsive and clicky, and the grip feels well mounted to the camera. I love that this makes holding the camera feel better, as all fingers can grip the camera easily. For the price, this thing is a no brainer.
    Date published: 2018-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip "Well Done" For every camera that I've ever purchased, a battery grip has made my life much easier. I find it especially helpful when using longer or heavier lenses because it helps me balance the weight of the lens, and makes it easier for me to produce steady shots. So far, I've put the Vello BG-S6 Battery Grip through its paces over the last few weeks, taking more than 10,000 exposures at multiple pro sporting events. In a few words, the BG-S6 gets the job done, and I'm extremely happy with the way it has performed. The construction of the grip is excellent, and having it attached does not take away from the overall look and feel of my Sony a9 and a7 III cameras. The grip takes two batteries, which doubles the time before having to stop and change batteries. My Sony batteries fit into the grip perfectly, and were easy to change. However, its important to note which number battery is being depleted (the numbers ,1 and 2, are marked on the "sled" that holds the batteries) in case you have to charge one before both need charging. The grip really shines when in portrait mode. You have access to a conveniently placed shutter release button, as well as front and rear dials, and even a multi-selector joystick. I found all the buttons and dials to be well-placed, and they feel durable when I use them, which is very important to me. The grip also has C1 and C2 function buttons. This is something that I probably won't use much, but it's nice that they thought to include this because Sony's menu allows for so much customization of the C buttons; they can be set to a wide range of options, including serving as a "Play" button to review images. Another feature that I like about this battery grip is the built-in holder for the battery door that must be removed from your camera to use the grip. This will help me avoid losing the battery door to my camera should I decide to take the battery grip off. And for those who have clients who may think mirrorless cameras are out of place (too small) for high-end professional work, this grip with my a9 and a7 III camera bodies looks to me like some $5,000+ Pro DSLR bodies. Well Done Vello!
    Date published: 2018-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic value I can't believe it has all the functions of a grip by Sony costing three times more. Works great and it gives you hundreds & hundreds of photos without changing batteries.
    Date published: 2018-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I just received this the other day and have been using it since. I normally only use grips for my dslrs but this feel pretty nice. Whether you just need it for a grip extension or need the extended battery use with portrait orientation this is a good choice. It may actually be your only choice besides the Sony branded one at the moment. I don't have the Sony one but it looks like it functions the same and has the same button configuration minus a slightly better build on the Sony brand. If your not worried about weather seal and stronger build then save a few hundred and get this one. This feels more on the plastic side but feels good attached to my A7III. The shutter release is a little more sensitive compared to the shutter release on the camera itself. The twist tab to release the battery feels a little frail so be careful when twisting it. I'm not sure if it's any different than the Sony one but it's still works well just keep that in mind. I usually use L brackets to give me a little grip extension but I must say I like the feel of this a lot. Last few thing to note. You can use one or two batteries and switch it off when not using it which is nice. The box says A9 and A7III "series" so I'm assuming this will also work with an A7RIII even though it does not specifically say it anywhere. The Sony one works with all three so I don't see why this would be any different.
    Date published: 2018-09-04
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