Vello BG-N3 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000

Vello BG-N3 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000

Vello BG-N3 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000

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Vello BG-N3 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000

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  • Works with the Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, and D5000 Digital Cameras
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The Vello BG-N3 is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, and D5000 digital SLR cameras. It accepts 2 EN-EL9 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life. The BG-N3 offers an alternate shutter release button to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation.

Note: This item triggers the camera's shutter via an infrared signal. It will not work with non-IR Nikon models. Batteries sold separately.

Works with the Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, and D5000 digital SLR cameras
Accepts 2 EN-EL9 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life
(Batteries not included)
An alternate shutter release button is provided to facilitate shooting in a vertical orientation
UPC: 847628000872
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Vello BG-N3 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Battery Type 2 x Battery Pack (EN-EL9)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1" / 12.7 x 10.4 x 7.8 cm
    Weight 5.4 oz / 153 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.9 x 3.4"
    BG-N3 Battery Grip for Nikon D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 49.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This grip makes the D5000 handle much easier. It is much easier to balance a macro lens and hold a long lens. Some have complained that the vertical shooting position is hard to get to work. I say----It is easy, HOLD IT TURN IT SHOOT IT. I have used motor drives since the 70s and not until the F4 did I have a vertical button. On to my F5 D700 and the rest I seldom used the vertical button shutter release, I doubt I will used this one. However, if you want to use it just go to the IR shutter in the menu and set it then use it vertical. It is not big deal, this is a great little battery holder and it helps greatly to stabilize the camera. Remember....HOLD IT TURN IT SHOOT IT.
    Date published: 2011-05-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad for the price Not a bad grip. I mainly bought this to extend battery life, the vertical shutter release is worthless in my opinion. However, that is fine with me, I understood how it worked before I purchased it. I have two main disappointments. Firstly, the rubber portion of the grip began to peel off a little around the edges. This was easily fixed with some super glue. Secondly, sometimes on my d3000 after placing batteries back in pack, my camera will not turn on and gives an error message. Sometimes I have to reinsert the batteries multiple times.
    Date published: 2011-10-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from don't expect too much of it The grip feels very plastic but, does improve the handling of my D5000 by making it slightly taller. Do not expect shutter to work as a D300 or better grip as, you will need to put your D5000 on the infra red mode like if you were using the ML-L3 remote to shot sideways and bring it back to normal shutter to shoot in the horizontal... a plus side is that both batteries are within the grip so, no need to remove the grip to recharge as I need to do with my other Nikons
    Date published: 2011-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Hands I added this battery grip to my Nikon D3000 for better hand control of the camera, and got the added benifit of an extra battery. The battery grip really helps me hold onto the camera. Having the extra battery really increases your shoot time. I purchased a couple of extra batteries to give me the freedom to go all day shooting without worring about charging the batteries. If you have large hands or just are having trouble holding your camera steady, the battery grip will make a difference. I have not had any problems with my battery grip.
    Date published: 2012-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 stars with this quick tip. I was surprised by the nice build quality of the BG-N3. I use it with my Nikon D-60, where it is never removed -(it's just so comfortable and well balanced in the hand). I was a little bothered by the slight wobble between the battery grip and the camera body. I fixed it by using very thin closed-cell, adhesive backed foam. Available at most craft stores for less than a buck. Cut narrow strips & apply to top of grip just inside the outside edge. Stay 1 away from battery tower.It took twenty minutes. Solid as a rock, & foam is easily removed with no adhesive residue. Try it, and enjoy using this product!
    Date published: 2011-05-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not reliable...battery error messages Frequently displays error message: Use battery recommended for this camera...then it shuts off. I disconnect the battery grip, take a battery out of the grip and insert it into the battery compartment and the camera will work. Feel like I wasted my money on this piece of plastic. Now I cannot return it. And I cannot find any help from the Vello company to make this right.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Less than Expected I use this regularly for moto cross races. I use it for the battery capacity, not for it's advertised ability to take pictures via the infrared sensor. Disappointed.
    Date published: 2013-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great no-brainer dslr accessory! If you have or will find yourself doing photographic work in the field, you will benefit from the extended battery life of a battery grip. This one is well priced for its application and works exactly as described.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
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