Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera

Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera

Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera

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  • For Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera
  • Accepts One or Two EN-EL14 Batteries
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The Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera provides the power you need for the Nikon D5100 or D5200 SLR digital camera with up to two EN-EL14 rechargeable, high-capacity batteries. In addition, the battery pack provides a vertical shutter release that makes holding the camera in the vertical orientation as easy and secure as in the horizontal position. This is accomplished by connecting the included external cable from the socket on the grip to the shutter release socket on the camera.

Note: Batteries not included

Works with the Nikon D5100 and D5200 digital SLR camera
Accepts one or two EN-EL14 rechargeable batteries 1
Anti-slip rubber provides a secure and comfortable grip when shooting vertically
UPC: 847628538672
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Vello BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera
  • Shutter Release Cable for BG-N12, BG-N9, BG-N6 & BG-N5 Battery Grips
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Vello BG-N6 specs

    Battery Type 2 x Battery Pack (EN-EL14)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.1 x 4.0 x 3.1" / 12.9 x 10.1 x 7.8 cm
    Weight 5.4 oz / 153 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.9 x 3.4"

    Vello BG-N6 reviews

    BG-N6 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 & D5200 Camera is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 93.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks OK with one big gotcha Product works as advertised. Ultimately I didn't keep it due to needing to remove the battery door from the camera when I wanted to use it. The battery door on the D5xxx is not designed to be taken off and on repeatedly and I had visions of my future self snapping some part of it off and then having another problem on my hands. My solution, albeit somewhat of a pain was to get an extra battery and have it charged up and ready to go. So far I have not had to swap out batteries - even on the longest of shooting assignments which is a testament to the battery life in general of the D5xxx.
    Date published: 2013-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Design Features, Long Term ? I love the design features of this product. Easy install and chance to double battery power is nice. I like having a little more camera to grip now. Release feature for portrait pictures was a nice touch. It is relatively light and therein lies my concerns about long term viability. I don't think it would survive any significant oops moments but the care I take with my cameras should not be a problem for me. If you are a heavy duty field photographer who bangs their equipment this may not work out too well. For a casual photographer like me it is perfect. Wish they had designed a place to store the cover from the camera that must be removed to install this grip.
    Date published: 2012-01-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product but not a perfect fit for D5200 I got this one to extend the battery life on my Nikon D5200, it works/feels fine and improves the camera grip a lot, but as other buyers are saying, the fit is not perfect. There's a small gap on the left side of the grip and if you look closely the top part of the grip bends a little bit when the thumb knob is tightened, may be a point of failure after some time. I saw a youtube video where the guy files away some of the top of the grip to improve the fit, so I'll attempt to fix it like that too.
    Date published: 2015-05-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from DOES NOT FIT D5200! This grip does not actually fit on the d5200. It fits on the d5100 great, but becasue the base curves up too soon (see product photo) the grip will not fit without grinding this part wider. Once grinded, it functions fine, but stinks that the item is listed as compatible with a camera it is not. The base of the d5200 and d5100 are not the same.
    Date published: 2013-06-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost... I am a photo enthusiast who takes photographs as a hobby. I purchased the grip to double the battery capacity for my Nikon D5200. The grip also provides better hand grip for stability to a dslr that is smaller than older Nikons. I think the grip was originally designed for the Nikon D5100 because it does not quite fit to the bottom of the D5200. There is a small gap on one side creating an uneven contact. Also, I hope the manufacturer improves or eliminates completely the need for an external cable in order to activate shutter button on the grip. Everything else works and if any of the issues mentioned above does not bother you then it is a decent product to purchase.
    Date published: 2015-03-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent grip with issues That there is a grip for the D5100 is great since Nikon doesn't think photographers need or want a vertical grip. For me, it's a must as it improves handling of the camera so much. I accept that there has to be an external cable to trigger the shutter since Nikon didn't design the D5100 to have a grip. Given that it feels good and improves the handling of the camera, I have a several quibbles: 1. The cable to trigger the shutter is not designed well (actually, I'd say little thought went into it). It creates quite a bit of leverage on the side of the camera when plugged in, so it must be unplugged each time you put the camera away as there can be damage done to the plug. A wider-based plug that doesn't stick out so far would be much better - the flatness would keep it from becoming a lever and add stability to the plug. 2. It's designed to take 2 batteries, but whenever I put 2 batteries in it the camera says that an incorrect battery is installed (altough both batteries are original Nikon batteries). The only way to get rid of the error is to pop them both out with the camera turned on and pop them back in again - but the error can come up again almost immediately. The only solution that seems to work is to only have one battery inserted at a time, which reduces the benefit of having 2 battery bays. 3. The hooks that hold the batteries in don't do their job - the battery door must be closed to keep the battery in the case. 4. Because of #3 above, the battery door comes flying open frequently (especially when mounted on a tripod). These issues provide quite some frustration, but not enough to do without the grip. So I bang my head, curse the Vello designers, and keep on using it. I would buy it again, but it makes the price feel a bit high for the issues that you have to take with it.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great help on extended shooting I purchased this product to extend the time between battery changes on a recent cruise to Alaska from Seattle and back. It worked very well and I shot over 1500 exposures. The only criticism I would offer is on the small connector from the battery holder to the GPS outlet to enable you to use the shutter release button in Portrait position (vertical). I could not keep it plugged in at the same time I had my external mic plugged in for videos. It wasn't a real problem since I take most of my videos in horizontal position, just a minor inconvenience when shifting from videos to stills.
    Date published: 2012-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and useful I Bought the hand grip to use 2 battries while on my trip. the batterys last all day i dont have to fret with switching out batteries. the things i like most about the grip is that 1. it holds 2 batteries at once. 2. it matches the camera body. 3. has a nice rubber finger grip. and 4. i like the fact it has a button so i can take side pictures without having to hold my hand in a wierd position. there is 2 complaints i have 1. the wheel you spin to screw it to the bottom is very large. 2. for this model for the Nikon D5100 it has to have a cable that runs from the grip to the camera to use the side button option. (however this is not the fault of the manufacture of this grip it has to do with Nikon not putting in a connection in the camera for it to be controlled by the grip therefor the cable is required.) Over all i recomend this product its nice sleek and seems durable i will be useing it for many years to come.
    Date published: 2013-06-20
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