Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R

Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R

Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R

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Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R

Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon 5D Mark III DSLR
  • Compatible with Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLR
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Holds up to Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA/LR6 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Contains Camera Battery Door Holder
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The BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R from Vello is a battery grip designed for use specifically with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS, and 5DS R digital SLR cameras, and accepts one or two Canon LP-E6 batteries. With two batteries installed, your shooting time is effectively doubled. Moreover, when one battery is drained it can be removed and recharged, and you can still continue shooting with only one battery installed. In addition, the BG-C9 can utilize 6 AA batteries and comes with a battery tray designed to hold 6 AA/LR6 batteries. It can also be used with the Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, which provides for an uninterrupted power supply.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your DSLR, especially in the vertical position. And the BG-C9 comes with an alternate shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi-controller button, multi-function button and main dial to facilitate shooting when held vertically. The BG-C9 is designed with anti-slip rubber grip to further improve handling, a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod and a wonderful touch: a holder for the camera's battery door so as not to lose it when the battery grip is installed. 

Note: Batteries sold separately.

Compatible with the Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, and 5DS R digital SLR cameras.
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, AF start button, AF point selection, AE lock/FE lock button, multi function button, and main dial.
Accepts up to 2 LP-E6 batteries to effectively double the camera's battery life.
The included AA battery holder allows you to use 6 AA batteries for added convenience.
Features anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door.
Contains a camera battery door holder to store the camera's battery chamber door when the grip is mounted.
UPC: 847628559875
In the Box
Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R
  • AA Battery Tray
  • User's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Battery Type 2 x Battery Pack (LP-E6)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.4" / 15.2 x 11.4 x 8.6 cm
    Weight 10.4 oz / 294.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.0 x 3.6"
    BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III, 5DS, & 5DS R is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 317.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tried Two, Going Back to Canon Had to send the first one back because the multi button fell off after a couple days use. Replacement from Vello never would read the batteries properly (the first one recognized the batteries just fine) and it intermittently loses elect. connection with the camera even when it's tightly attached. Always seems to happen when it's least convenient, of course. Both times when it failed I was shooting wildlife in wilderness areas. I had to completely remove it in the field and use one in-camera battery. Fool me once... Going back to the much more expensive Canon grip. I gave this product two stars instead of one because it actually feels very nice in hand. I just wish it worked well.
    Date published: 2014-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleasantly surprised This battery grip seems to be just as good as any Canon grip that I have used in the past. It mated tot he camera with no trouble and feels like a part of the camera when attached. Very sturdy and everything seems to work. Hopefully it hods up well but even if you need another one in a few years for some reason it'll still be cost effective. I was a bit reluctant to get this item but have been told it is quite good and the people telling me that are trusted. I wasn't disappointed and being that I don't use the grip for everything I wasn't looking to spend the price the OEM wanted. I would much rather buy a lens that is superior and not off brand. Not that I don't have some of those as well and they're fine!!
    Date published: 2017-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Value for money, can't be beaten This is a great product from Vello, and I can only recommend it especially in comparison to the far more expensive Canon option. It looks great, works exactly as it should and has allowed me to rely on consisent and long-lasting battery power on a many and varied array of jobs. The one small caveat I do have is that when you put the batteries in place they do not always sit flat and can be annoying to take out and put in place again, but this is a small price to pay for such a great product, and a moments annoyance is nothing compared to the value and quality of this product. Don't hesitate for a second on this one, it's a winner.
    Date published: 2013-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice For the price as compared to the Canon BG-E11 I can't say enough good things about this grip. The grip fits my mark 3 perfectly. The build quality is excellent, and solid. The joystick on the grip works better than the one on the camera body. All the controls work flawlessly. My only criticism is the lack of weather sealing. For the price it's hard to complain about that, but the Pixel Vertax grip includes weather sealing at the same price point. I have read several reviews about durability issues with that model which is why I went with this one. Also, this grip won't fit L brackets made for canon, so I made my own. The Vello is a great product. So far so good.
    Date published: 2013-08-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from The generic equivalent Functionally equivalent to the Canon BG-E11, but not as solid and well-built as the Canon. Cheaper by two thirds, though. If you typically buy the generic store brand over the name brand for savings, you will definitely prefer the Vello. Minor differences in dimensioning but it does everything the Canon does (extra buttons for portrait orientation shooting, stores battery compartment door, etc.). I'm used to the Canon grips and this doesn't feel quite the same to me or as solidly built. Having this is better than no grip at all, though, so if you're on a tight budget this might be your best option.
    Date published: 2015-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can;t beat 60+% Savings Any brand two battery grip extends shooting time which is vital to me in product photography and especially in astrophotography where a shoot could be ruined by a drained battery. Also the vertical grip adds weight (a negative) but increases grip and versatility. I love Canon's engineering and they make great products and I am not fond of knock off engineering but at a 60%+ savings I had to go with the Vello and am not disappointed. I have had one other non-branded grip and it was not near the standards of Canon or the Vello grip. This is my 2nd Vello Grip- one on a mkII and this one on 5ds r
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Greatunless you use an RRS L-Plate In most respects, I would say that this is a BETTER grip than the Canon grip. Everything about this grip is top notchergonomics, solid build, great grip surface, great buttons and controlsit's really a GREAT grip! The only problem I had with it was that it doesn't have the exact same dimensions as the Canon grip, and therefore the RRS L-Plate that I have for my 5D Mark III won't fit. If I didn't need my RRS L-Plates for the kind of photography work I do, I would have kept the Vello. Alas, I had to return it and buy the more expensive Canon grip. :-(
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Purchase ever.costed me an event I am first time Batter Grip User, so if the problem exists will all of them, then I am done with Battery Grips. This intermittently looses connection to camera and makes the camera busy.... What happens next is horrible, camera will not write data to your cards.. I lost the key pictures of the event just because of this grip. It is not with the pace of SD card or anything. I use mark iii and CF as a backup. Camera couldn't write it to both. BTW, I tried with different branded batteries and Canon branded one time in combination. This problem exists in all scenarios. I am returning mine, done wit this battery Grip and the brand.
    Date published: 2017-09-25
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