Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i

Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i

Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i

B&H # VEBGC1 MFR # BG-C1
Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i

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Product Highlights

  • Works with the Canon EOS XS/1000D, XSi/450D, and T1i/500D Digital Cameras

Vello BG-C1 overview

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The Vello BG-C1 is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i digital SLR cameras. It accepts up to 2 LP-E5 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life. The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience (rechargeable batteries recommended). The BG-C1 offers an alternate shutter release button, aperture/exposure compensation button, AF point selection/magnify button, AE lock/FE lock/Index/reduce button, and main dial to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation.

Note: Batteries sold separately.

Works with the Canon XS, XSi, and T1i digital SLR cameras
Accepts up to 2 LP-E5 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life 1
The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience
An alternate shutter release button, aperture/exposure compensation button, AF point selection/magnify button, AE lock/FE lock/Index/reduce button, and main dial are provided to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation
UPC: 847628000674
In the Box
Vello BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i
  • AA Battery Holder
  • User's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vello BG-C1 specs

    Battery Type 2 x Battery Pack (LP-E5)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.1 x 4.1 x 3.1" / 12.9 x 10.4 x 7.8 cm
    Weight 8.1 oz / 229.6 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.9 x 3.3"

    Vello BG-C1 reviews

    BG-C1 Battery Grip for Canon EOS XS, XSi, and T1i is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 84.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I escaped the costly battery issue! My new to me Rebel XS battery replacement is $. to $. I was able to get a better hand hold on the camera, use AA's, and still have the option of using 2 LP-5E batteries in another tray all for $. The pair of LP-E5's give two times more shooting.What's not to like? The camera is a bit small, and very light, and does not balance well with my Canon zoom. Adding the grip gives a better purchase, more stable, and the controls for vertical shooting are a further improvement. I researched other grips, but found the best ratings for the Vello series. They make lots of other grips for popular DSLR models. I would buy this product again.
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Pleased Overall i'm very pleased with this item. It has been a very beneficial piece of equipment to have added to my arsenal of photography and video equipment. It really helps out on the end of continuous shooting, where before I felt like I was always having to stop and reload batteries. Where now it takes for what seems like forever for my camera to die. A very good product. The only thing that i'm kind of weary about is that there is a slight gap between the frame of the body and the added grip. It's enough to make my kind of nervous when i'm outside in weird weather or around any kind of water. Otherwise it's just about being careful. Would buy it again.
    Date published: 2013-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why pay more when you can pay less Hmm... well let's see... Canon grip for $ retail or the Vello grip for $ and it's delivered right to my door? In terms of a difference in performance, I cannot find any. The difference in build quality is significant where in the canon you will find it's like holding a brick and the Vello is like holding a fisher price toy. So moral of the story is if you need this battery grip to last and are hard on your camera, then this may not be the one for you but if you can handle the lower quality material that it's made out of, this grip performs just as well as the canon.
    Date published: 2011-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Battery Grip! I bought this along with an extra used Canon battery. Upon opening, I noticed that the grip seemed very well constructed, while not being too heavy. Ive used this new grip on at least 3-4 photoshoots and I absolutely love it. The extra battery life is great. Its has the zoom -/+ on the bottom right along with a shutter button on the front portion for when you hold the camera vertical. There is also an AV button on the rear section. The rubber is not bulky or thick, and very nice to hold onto. I have not used the 6 AA battery option tray, so I can not comment on that. Great grip. When I buy a second camera for a backup, I will be getting another grip from Vello.
    Date published: 2012-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have if you own a canon XSI I had compared it to other battery grips at 4 times the cost, and what I found is that there was no differences worth talking about. It was just as described in the online shopping site from B&H . Very easy to install, and best of all if you don't like reading ,you can find a how to video at the B&H web site for this grip. Now with the grip installed , it balances better with my 100mm to 400mm canon lens on. one added benefit is all the most important functions at your finger tips when shooting the camera in the vertical.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice over the Canon Brand I weighed the options between the Vello Grip over the Canon one and decided to give Vello a chance. After reading all the reviews and the $90.00 price difference, Vello was worth a shot. I am so glad I made the Vello choice, it has been everything I was hoping for. Lightweight, double the battery life, verticle trigger, matches the Canon camera and easy to install. I have always bought Canon products to use with my Canon camera's but this Vello grip has been an exceptional buy. I have not found any cons with the Vello, I love it!
    Date published: 2011-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bang for you buck! I purchased this battery grip for my EOS Rebel T1i. I haven't had a chance to use it on vacation yet but so far, so good. It was easy to install, fit very well and has a solid feel. It looks as if it's a factory Canon grip, but at a fraction of the cost! Being able to double your battery life is great! The batteries fit snugly inside the holder and it comes with additional battery holder for 6 AA batteries which is nice if needed. The extra weight is negligible...actually, some lenses feel alot more balanced. The additional controls it has are in the same position as on the body when shooting vertically and makes the camera more ergonomic to hold. Another advantage is you can quickly change batteries if the camera is set up on a tripod because the battery tray just slides out the side. And of course, dealing with B&H makes the entire ordering process pleasant!
    Date published: 2013-12-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not 100% compatible with T1i Not very consistent functionality with my Canon T1i: power indicator showed low battery despite having full batteries ( original Canon barteries, AA rechargeables, regular, etc). Sometimes it did work, some don't, looks like a loose electrical connection of sorts. Also the power on/off button in the grip did not have any effect on the camera.
    Date published: 2015-09-13
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