Vello BG-N19-2 Battery Grip for Nikon D850

Vello BG-N19-2 Battery Grip for Nikon D850

Vello BG-N19-2 Battery Grip for Nikon D850

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Product Highlights

  • Extended Grip for Vertical Composition
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Holds One EN-EL15a Battery
  • Also Works with Eight AA Batteries
  • Holds EN-EL18b Battery with BL-5 Cover
  • Supports EP-5B + EH-5c AC Adapter
  • Shutter-Release Button with Control Lock
  • Two Command Dials, AF-ON and Fn Buttons
  • Slot for Holding Rubber Contact Cover
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Slot for Tripod Use
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Vello BG-N19-2 overview

  • 1Description

Shoot for longer and improve the ergonomics of your Nikon D850 DSLR with the BG-N19-2 Battery Grip from Vello. This accessory can hold an additional EN-EL15a battery to effectively double your shooting time, and offers a shutter-release button for easy vertical shooting as well as two command dials, AF-ON button, and Function button. The grip can also be used with an EN-EL18b battery when paired with the BL-5 cover (for up to 9 fps), or power the camera directly via AC with an EP-5B power supply connector and EH-5c adapter combination. It can even accept eight AA batteries when deployed with an alternate battery plate; just make sure to select the correct AA battery type in the D850's setup menu.

To install the grip, remove the contact protectors from both the grip and the camera and align the mounting screw with the D850's tripod socket. An attachment wheel helps ensure a secure fit, while the contact cover from the camera can be kept in a dedicated holder on the grip to prevent its loss. For use with a tripod or monopod, the BG-N19-2 offers a 1/4"-20 threaded slot at the bottom for easy mounting. Finally, a control lock switch next to the shutter-release locks all buttons on the grip to prevent accidental triggering.

Note: Not compatible with earlier EN-EL18 or EN-EL18a version

  • Shutter-release button on grip allows for easy shooting in portrait mode
  • Two command dials for controlling exposure settings
  • AF-ON button for activating autofocus without pressing the shutter-release button
  • Programmable Function button allows for customizable operation
  • Control lock switch locks all buttons on the grip, prevents accidental triggering
  • 1/4"-20 threaded mount at the bottom for use with a tripod, monopod, or other compatible stands
  • Dedicated contact cover slot, holds the camera's protective rubber piece for safe storage
  • Push button for ejecting battery inside the holder
Power Options
  • Accepts regular EN-EL15a battery from D850 to effectively double shooting time
  • Can be used with optional BL-5 battery chamber cover to hold an optional EN-EL18b battery (for up to 9 fps)
  • Alternate battery tray allows you to power the camera with eight AA batteries (ensure the correct battery type is selected on the D850's setup menu)
  • Supports EP-5B power supply connector for use with the EH-5c AC adapter
UPC: 847628008489
In the Box
Vello BG-N19-2 Battery Grip for Nikon D850
  • EN-EL15a Battery Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vello BG-N19-2 specs

    Battery Type 1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL15a) 1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL18b with BL-5 Cover) 8 x (AA)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.0 x 3.1 x 2.0" / 15.2 x 7.9 x 5.1 cm
    Weight 8.0 oz / 226.8 g
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    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.9 x 3.2"

    Vello BG-N19-2 reviews

    BG-N19-2 Battery Grip for Nikon D850 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last stop before OEM city. I tried two other aftermarket grips, each with their own problems. One flexed on the camera body, causing intermittent contact and loss of 9fps. The other was cheaply made, again flexed on the body and the BL-5 battery door wiggled causing intermittent battery contact. Fed up, I was ready to drop $396 for the Nikon grip when this grip was released. Winner winner chicken dinner. Mounts solid to the body without excessive tightening, no body flex or battery door issues what so ever. Controls are all very solid and grip has a nice soft tacky feel. First one I received had some contact issues. But I was so impressed with the construction that I ordered a second which was and is flawless. Very highly recommended alternative to $396.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for Money Normally I would buy the Nikon version, however due to the inflated price that Nikon charges I decided to try a Vello branded one. It fits the contours of the camera body securely, with no gaps between the camera and grip. The controls all have good tactile response, except for the two control wheels which have a slightly less resistance feel to them compared to the Nikon. The Nikon grip has a metal bar to reinforce the tripod bush, with the Vello this is I believe, plastic...though probably not a major issue. A off brand L-bracket fitted OK. The exterior rubber finish matches that of the camera. Overall, for the price this item works as advertised...highly recommended
    Date published: 2018-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended! Works perfectly with Wasabi Power Battery for Nikon EN-EL18 (BTR-ENEL18-JWP), Wasabi Power Dual Battery Charger for Nikon and DSTE Replacement BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover For Nikon. D850 reaches 9 fps. Important information: total price below 200$.
    Date published: 2018-08-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid grip, but flaky with battery connection I originally purchased a DSTE knock-off version of the Nikon original grip when stock of the MB-D18 wasn't available at release. It works fine, but I needed a second grip (for a second camera) and wanted something a bit more solid and reliable. The Vello BG-N19-2 does feel solid and it's good to grip -- probably even more comfortable than the Nikon original. The layout is slightly different from the Nikon and the shutter release button feels different, but I'd still rate it highly...apart from one pretty major thing... Unfortunately, the Vello is really flaky when switching power between the battery in the grip and the battery in the camera! During a long shoot recently, I depleted the battery in the grip and expected it to switch to the in-camera battery (as the DSTE and Nikon both do just fine), but instead the camera died and showed the flashing empty battery icon. Even after switching out the grip battery for a fresh one, the camera was still dead (with corresponding battery icon). I had to completely detach the grip from the camera and attach it again to get it working! Crazy. I've been testing this behaviour again today and have found similar behaviour. If I pop out the battery carrier from the grip the camera dies and doesn't switch to the in-camera battery. When I slot the battery carrier back in, the camera is STILL dead -- it doesn't recover! Again I have to detach and reattach the grip to get it working. This is clearly a massive flaw when you're depending on the grip to extend your battery life. Mucking around with swapping batteries and removing the grip is the last thing you want to deal with in the heat of the action. As such, I've had to purchase a Nikon MB-D18 (at huge expense -- what a rip-off!) because this Vello grip can't perform the basic function it's intended for.
    Date published: 2018-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Works great and feels as good as if not better than the Nikon OEM grip. No wiggle like the previous Vello D850 grip, and coupled with a couple Wasbi EN-EL18's getting a solid 9FP with no reversion back to 7 as of yet.
    Date published: 2018-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good one Having used the earlier BG-19 the small differences are an improvement. Quality and build are very good; I would guess to be almost as good as a Nikon original. The only exception to this would be the degree of weatherproofing, which is not up to Nikon levels - but then again, at a quarter of the price, easy enough to live with. New controls and positioning, only make a good thing better. Interestingly, the older battery holders do not fit the new model - other than the genuine Nikon BD5 for the EL18 batteries - which fits perfectly.
    Date published: 2018-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Attaches solidly to the camera and, combined with the Nikon BL-5 battery holder (good tight fit) and a EN-EL18 battery, consistently gives 9fps on the D850. Very happy with the quality of this grip, considering the price.
    Date published: 2018-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised No problem with the grip. There are some posts that question how strong it will be with a long lens on a tripod, but if I'm using a tripod the grip is out of the picture, long lenses have collars that eliminate the grip.
    Date published: 2018-07-12
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