Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i

Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i

Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i

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  • Works with Canon EOS T4i, T3i and T2i Digital Cameras
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The Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS T4i, T3i and T2i digital SLR cameras. It accepts up to 2 LP-E8 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life. The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience. The BG-C5 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 T4i, T3i and T2i digital SLR cameras
Accepts up to 2 LP-E8 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: 847628000247
In the Box
Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i
  • AA Battery Holder
  • User's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Vello BG-C5 Specs

    Power Source 1-2 x LP-E8 Li-ion Batteries
    6 x AA Batteries
    Also works with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (Sold Separately)
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.1" (132 x 108 x 80mm)
    Weight 8.1 oz (230g) (Without Holder and Batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.0 x 3.3"

    Vello BG-C5 Reviews

    BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 188.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful feel - great use The BG-C5 is excellent on my T3i. It's super easy to install and I just have to say, it feels amazing. It feel solid and more like a part of the camera rather than an attachment. It's cheaper than the Canon grip, and IMO feels better. The only reason I didn't give this grip 5 stars is because there are two types of battery holders it comes with (the Canon battery tray and the AA battery tray). While the Canon batteries work excellently, the AA are just garbage. And I would think 6 AAs should last longer than 2 hours, but I have gone through a few times now and it's a waste of time to even load the back up tray. Worth the money? COMPLETELY!
    Date published: 2011-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost perfect! The grip installed very easily. It is a nice fit! I like the grip material better than Canon's. Nothing had to be forced or manipulated, the fit was perfect. I love the idea of having the option of the AA batteries. My only gripe, which is too small to hold back one star, is that the Aperture wheel feels a little too cheap for my tastes. But that's it! Not more than 5 minutes after I installed it, someone walked by and commented on how nice my camera is, which has never happened before. It powered up nicely, and everything seems to operate without issue. Over all I could not be more happy (except for the wheel thing!).
    Date published: 2011-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Someone didn't read the manual Someone stated that the grip didn't display the proper battery level. On the first page of the manual, it states 7. The battery level may not display properly if batteries are inserted before mounting the grip. works fine for me.
    Date published: 2011-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with this package I bought this as package Canon T3i / T2i Accessory Kit PEPAKT2i from BH that included a Vello Battery Grip a Pearstone B&H # PERCC1 Timelapse-Intervalometer w/Extra Battery and 1 Lens cord for attaching to the lenscap It was a great value. The Vello Battery grip has very good quality and allows me to use 2 batteries perfect for video and long day shootings It also allows you to use AA batteries in case your run out of juice or in an emergency The look and feel is excellent,the same as the camera and makes vertical shooting very easy This kind of equipment adds value to your camera in terms of usability and it looks and handles better than with the camera alone
    Date published: 2011-04-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall good but one issue The battery grip is good for the most part and useful as long as your ok your your battery dying without warning. My meter said I had two bars left on the camera and them I turned it off and tried turning it back on and it was dead... So the batteries basically died without warning, I knew they were getting low but shouldn't have died like that. It's not a big deal if you have time to swap batteries when this happens but if something important that's when I switch to the cameras Internal battery... So overall I think it's useful enough then purchasing spare batteries
    Date published: 2012-07-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the money... If your shooting the Portrait / Vertical shots a battery grip is a must! With that being said: What grip is the best to use? Being on a budget, this grip was just what I needed. I like that it comes with an extra battery, so that you will have extra shooting time. Plus, it has the 6 AA battery backup that could be used in a pinch. The plastic is not as high grade as the battery grip from Canon, but then again your not paying the high price tag either. The only down side I've had with it. (The Battery Meeter works just fine for me, don't know why others are having problems with theirs..)
    Date published: 2011-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. A must buy! Recently purchased the Vello battery grip for my T3i. Immediately brought it to my local shop to compare to the more expensive Canon version. I definitely made the right decision. The look, feel and functionality are near identical. The Vello matches up perfectly, locks up tight and all function buttons work seamlessly with my T3i. This battery grip definitely makes the smaller Rebel body appear like the larger bodied Canon. Also, when mounted with a larger lens, the battery grip definitely provides better balance. Do your self a favor, and purchase the grip. You'll thank me later! : )
    Date published: 2013-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!! Canon T3i. I had a battery grip on my Canon EOS 33mm so when I upgraded to digital recently, it made sense to do the same for my new T3i. Works with 1 rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack or 2 OR my preferred power source - AA batteries. Use of AA batteries is really my #1 reason for getting the grip. But being able to run on the single delivered Lithium-Ion Battery Pack is a definite plus. Grip also allows access to /additional buttons for tailoring shots (AV and Quick overrides) plus shutter release, gives better grip for my hands, adds some mass to the camera, and of course looks good!
    Date published: 2012-02-25
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