Vello BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon 300/300s

Vello BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon 300/300s

Vello BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon 300/300s

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible w/ Nikon D300/300s Cameras
  • Fits EN-EL3e, EN-EL4, EN-EL4a Batteries
  • Also Works with 8 AA Batteries
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position AF-ON Button
  • Vertical Position Multi-selector
  • Vertical Position Main & Secondary Dials
  • Contact Cover Holder
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Vello BG-N8 overview

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The Vello BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon D300/300s is designed specifically for the Nikon D300 and 300s DSLR cameras and accepts one EN-EL3e, EN-EL4 or EN-EL4a battery in addition to the battery in the camera body. With two batteries installed, your shooting time is effectively doubled. More so, when one battery is drained, it can be removed and recharged while you continue shooting with the other battery. Utilizing the included battery holder, it can also function with 8 AA batteries installed. 

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-N8 comes with an alternate shutter release button, AF-ON button, multi-selector and main and sub-command dials to facilitate shooting when the camera is held vertically. In addition, the BG-N8 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 contact cover so as not to lose it when it has been removed to install the battery grip. 

Holds one EN-EL3e, EN-EL4 or EN-EL4a batteries, doubling the battery life for the Nikon D300 and D300s DSLRs. Or, utilizing the battery holder, can operate with 8 AA batteries. 1
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, AF-ON button, multi selector and main and sub-command dials.
Features anti-slip rubber gripping and a securely locking battery chamber door.
Camera contact cover holder included to prevent loss when grip is mounted.
UPC: 847628560086
In the Box
Vello BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon 300/300s
  • BC-N1 Battery Chamber Cover tfrcbqtuybzdadr
  • EN-EL3e Battery Holder
  • AA Battery Holder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vello BG-N8 specs

    Battery Type 1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL3e/EN-EL4/EN-EL4a) 8 x AA)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.9 x 2.0 x 3.0" / 14.9 x 5.0 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 10.2 oz / 289.1 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.0 x 3.3"

    Vello BG-N8 reviews

    BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon 300/300s is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from You are not paying a premium for name I wanted a battery grip for my Nikon 300S but not enough to pay the Nikon premium. I haven't tried the Nikon product but would assume it would match match the quality of the camera. Having used the Vello grip for a couple of weeks I have not not been disappointed. It is a well made made product which performs as expected. The weight balances the camera especially with longer lenses and so I find myself leaving it attached all the time. Of course it helps enormously when used in portrait mode. Overall I am very pleased and would recommend it wholeheartedly.The Nikon product would no doubt be tougher but I can buy six Vello grips for the same money. It's a no brained.
    Date published: 2013-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on D700 as well. I bought this grip to use it on my D700 with the 70-200 lens. It worked like a charm. I use it mainly for the verticle gripping position while taking action shots. The extra 3 FPS feature with AA batteries is just the added bonus.
    Date published: 2012-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extra Power The BG-N8 works great! Having an extra battery takes me up to eight frames per second, just what I need for action shots.It also lets me shoot longer than I would have before purchasing the bat grip. Only one draw back, I have to remove the grip to charge the battery located inside the camera, unlike the D80/D90 grip where both batteries are in side the grip.
    Date published: 2012-09-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like it alot The battery grip took me a little bit to understand. It is very different than the one I have for my F100. The battery grip is awesome. It gives me the power I need. The only drawback that it only works with The gray EL EN 3 or the EL EN four batteries. I have 3 Black high-capacity batteries. I can only use this with the F100 Battery pack. They fit but they are not recognized. Other than that the speed is great, the power is great, I really like using this battery pack grip and it's a lot cheaper than a Nikon grip. I would recommend this script to anyone
    Date published: 2013-07-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite good enough... While there is no arguing with the money saved over the Nikon grip, the quality is a bit lacking. If you bought your D300/s for the stout body you will be disappointed by the Vello grip as it just does not feel as well designed or manufactured. Toleranecs and materials both suffer to meet a price point. On a separate note, it may just be the unit I received but, the command dial rotated opposite to the camera body to achieve the same setting adjustment (the Nikon worked as expected).
    Date published: 2013-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG-N8--Nikon 300s Out of the box,I read the instructions. No problem to mate it with my 300s. It took a few minutes before circuits were getting acquainted, but no problem. A little patience; less than would be required to capture that beautiful shot of the bird. The plastic body feels strong and does not add much weight - the camera is heavy. Fits very well. I do all sorts of photo.. I use the BG as a means to capture more photos. I have not used it enough to talk endurance. Increasein fps is not really recognizable, ( 7fps to 8fps) Excellent price. Thanks B&H
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have gotten this long ago. I never put a battery grip on my D300 before now because of the total cost involved with a full Nikon MB-D10, Nikon EN-EL4a and Nikon MH-21 charger. When I read so many positive reviews for the Vello branded grip at roughly 25% the cost of the Nikon I had to give it a try. Along with the BG-N8 Vello grip I got the Nikon EN-EL4a battery / MH-21 rapid charger combination. That allows me to shoot all day (usually) without re-charging and increased my camera burst rate from 6 to 8 FPS for sports related photography. Adding the grip, loaded with the EN-EL4a, to my D300 has significantly increased the weight but I like the added size of the grip for my big hands. It's nice not having reach over the top of the camera body for portrait mode shots.
    Date published: 2013-05-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Follow-up to my earlier review I had posted a very disappointed review about the grip due to the battery door locking mechanism breaking on first use. I want to report that both B&H and the Gradus Group reached out to me and immediately replaced the failed part at no charge. There is a reason that I prefer to use B&H Photo for my significant purchases and for ALL my photo equipment. This product is not the most expensive option for this purpose, but I was treated like I would expect from them - prompt, courteous service, and STILL a very satisfied customer!! Thanks for making it right! BTW - the grip does the job just fine!
    Date published: 2017-04-05
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