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Vello BG-S7 Battery Grip for Sony a1, a9 II, a7 S III, a7R IV, and a7 IV Series Cameras

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Vello BG-S7 Battery Grip for Sony a1, a9 II, a7 S III, a7R IV, and a7 IV Series Cameras
Key Features
  • Holds 2 NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Extended Grip for Vertical Composition
  • Shutter Release Button for Vertical Use
  • Secondary Control Set for Vertical Use
The BG-S7 Battery Grip for Sony a1, a9 II, a7 S III, a7R IV, and a7 IV Series Cameras from Vello can be installed directly into the camera's battery chamber, just remove the camera's battery door, and store it conveniently inside grip's stem. Align the grip stem inside the camera battery chamber to ensure power is being supplied to the camera, then secure the grip to the body using the thumbscrew into the camera's 1/4"-20 tripod socket.
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Vello BG-S7 Overview

The BG-S7 Battery Grip for Sony a1, a9 II, a7 S III, a7R IV, and a7 IV Series Cameras from Vello can be installed directly into the camera's battery chamber, just remove the camera's battery door, and store it conveniently inside grip's stem. Align the grip stem inside the camera battery chamber to ensure power is being supplied to the camera, then secure the grip to the body using the thumbscrew into the camera's 1/4"-20 tripod socket.

The BG-S7 includes a dual battery tray that accepts two NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries, doubling the camera's battery life and shooting time. The grip offers a comfortable, extended, rubberized, nonslip grip, and an alternate shutter release button for vertical use. It also incorporates a secondary control set with front and rear dials, C1 and C2 function buttons, AF-ON and AEL buttons, and a Multi-Selector Joystick, so full camera functions are maintained while shooting vertically.

The grip includes a threaded 1/4"-20 socket on the base, making it compatible with tripods, quick release plates, L-brackets, and other accessories. The integrated strap mount allows a hand grip strap or shoulder strap to be securely attached.

Dual battery tray accepts two NP-FZ100 rechargeable batteries to double the camera's battery life and shooting time
Comfortable, extended, rubberized nonslip grip, with an alternate shutter release button
Front and rear dials, C1 and C2 function buttons, AF-ON and AEL buttons, and a Multi-Selector Joystick, so full camera functions are maintained while shooting vertically
Includes 1/4"-20 tripod socket on the base, and a strap mount for a hand grip strap or shoulder strap
Compatible Cameras
  • a1
  • a9 II
  • a7S III
  • a7R IV
  • a7 IV
UPC: 847628035829

Vello BG-S7 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 5.0 x 2.6" / 10.9 x 12.8 x 6.5 cm
Weight8 oz / 227 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.9 x 3.7"

Vello BG-S7 Reviews

Buying a 2nd one for another camera

By Geoff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-01

I use the Vello BG-57 grip on my a9ii, which I use almost entirely for sports photography. It has performed flawlessly for over a year. Loading and locking are a breeze. It's the old Set it and forget it approach. The one goofy thing that happened was my fault. All of a sudden the camera started reeling off a lot (and I do mean LOT) of 20 frames/second bursts. It turned out that I neglected to turn the vertical shutter lock control to off and was firing the cam with the fat portion of my palm under my pinky finger. Yes, it does feel lightweight. And yes, I have concerns about its longevity, but it's a real bargain.

Serves the purpose

By Usman
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Bought this to have more battery life on the go, and less for any other functionalities. Unfortunately, after using it a few times, I continuously get focus shortcut menu popping up on the screen. I have locked the grip buttons so they are not accidently pressed, however, it seems there is some issue with its connections (maybe) which are annoying as you keep getting this pop up appearing every now and then.

It works, that's it!

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

I bought this BG-S7 based on my experience with the BG-S6 designed for the Sony a7III, which works great and look good aesthetically. However, once I mounted the BG-7 on my a7IV, I immediately noticed that it doesn't fit quite as good. Having said that, the BG-S7 does work and all the buttons functioned like they ought to be. If aesthetic is important for you, go with the OME grip instead.

Good But No Cigar

By Christer
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-21

I needed another grip for my Sony A1and as B&G had the Vello BG-S7 on sale I decided to try it. However I decided to return it for two reasons. 1. There is a ridge between the shutter button and the C1 and C2 buttons which makes it very hard to use them while shooting. The Sony original battery grip does not have this ridge. 2. The shutter button switch is only a lock switch and will not turn off the Sony A1 like my other aftermarket grip does.

Seems identical to OEM

By Channel70
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

We fatally damaged the battery tray in one of our Vello battery grips. The try is not available as a spare part, so we had to buy the entire unit. Totally satisfied with the Vello battery grips.

All day shooting and great balance improvement

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

This grip is simple and well designed and enhances all day shooting without a lot of battery changes. Balance is improved as well as grip giving a firmer, more secure experience. While the grip makes the camera noticeably heavier, the package is still a good deal lighter and smaller than my Nikon D850 brick. Overall a nice experience at a very price.

Voltage wrong, battery life is

By Ivan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-08

I bought two of these grips for my sony a1 and a9ii. All functions work fine. However i noticed battery life is quite short. Two batteries in the grip last as one battery without it. The battery voltage is 8v, once you put it in grip it goes to 6v. If two batteries are inside, voltage drops from 8v to 6.5v. I also often get incompatible battery warning. Therefore i would suggest you do not buy this product.

A better price for a reliable grip

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

Was debating on wether to get the Sony version or the much cheaper Vello version. I chose Hello for obvious reasons. I use an Sony a1 for Photos and Video. There is an issue with the camera overheating. 2 things helped on longer shoots. 1. Keeping the screen away from the body of the camera. 2. Using the vello battery grip to remove the internal battery from the camera to reduce heat. No more overheating problems.

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