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Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip - battery grip
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Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip - battery grip is rated 4.28 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery grip for A7 and A7R3 I have just moved from Lumix to Sony. The Lumix battery grip left the battery in the camera and the grip had the extra battery. This meant that any time you could quickly remove the battery grip and carry on shooting. The Sony product works well on camera but there is much more hassle to attach it to the camera as you have to remove the battery door on the camera, store it in the grip and then slide a new housing into the battery compartment of the camera. In a nutshell this means that you cant just remove the grip and carry on shooting, you have to reattach the door and then put a battery into the camera. Lumix start to finish removing the battery grip and continuing shooting = 3 secs Sony removing battery grip and continuing shooting = appx 1 minute with all the faff of reattaching the battery door (dont drop it or lose it and you are in deep do-do) and inserting a battery For social or landscape shooting this could be fine but for things like weddings or other busy commercial shoots this is unacceptable. If you never plan to remove the battery grip then you can pretty much ignore this review as the product works as it should when on camera.
Date published: 2018-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Needed I bought this grip to aid me when photographing at events like music gigs and festivals. It fits snugly onto the A7RIII body and adds stability while the two battery capacity gives me all the power l need for most shoots. The grip fits well in my hands - I always find l need an extra grip such as a base plate or half case with the A7 series anyway. Moving from landscape to portrait is easy once you get it into your head that arm contortions are no longer needed. This grip does the job well and l am glad to have bought it.
Date published: 2020-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it does the job Coming from 15 yo Canon pro stuff, the grip is ok. The battery rack looks very light but ok for the moment. Only thing, i'm very often clicking with the side of my hand, just when picking the camera. It means i must turn of the second button when i use the classical horizontal format. And of course, turn it on for vertical format. I will manage...
Date published: 2018-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip Great product to provide better grip and additional battery life.
Date published: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from balances the camera Been using a Sony a99 until trading up to the a7riii. I have big hands, so I ordered the vertical grip with the camera, as the camera along just feels too small. Add the grip, and it's balanced perfectly. and of course, the benefits of the grips controls become obvious when using portrait as opposed to landscape. Superb addition to a superb camera.
Date published: 2019-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery grip for A7 and A7R3 I have just moved from Lumix to Sony. The Lumix battery grip left the battery in the camera and the grip had the extra battery. This meant that any time you could quickly remove the battery grip and carry on shooting. The Sony product works well on camera but there is much more hassle to attach it to the camera as you have to remove the battery door on the camera, store it in the grip and then slide a new housing into the battery compartment of the camera. In a nutshell this means that you cant just remove the grip and carry on shooting, you have to reattach the door and then put a battery into the camera. Lumix start to finish removing the battery grip and continuing shooting = 3 secs Sony removing battery grip and continuing shooting = appx 1 minute with all the faff of reattaching the battery door (dont drop it or lose it and you are in deep do-do) and inserting a battery For social or landscape shooting this could be fine but for things like weddings or other busy commercial shoots this is unacceptable. If you never plan to remove the battery grip then you can pretty much ignore this review as the product works as it should when on camera.
Date published: 2018-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fluidly with my new A7iii Bought 2 weeks ago and already pushed it capturing sports and now using for videoing a conference. The double battery is great allowing me to work far longer than I would’ve done with my old A7ii. All the buttons work fluidly just right to adjust as you work!
Date published: 2018-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Features The Batteries Go In Sideways Not Flat Which Makes The Grip Quite Deep,But Does Enable A Good On Grip On The Camera Especially With Heavier Lenses
Date published: 2018-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made very pleased with the grip, very well made, and works as it should
Date published: 2019-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vertical grip I bought it for about six months already. From then on, it is always attached with the camera body. Reliable and well balanced with long telephoto lenses.
Date published: 2019-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combination with the camera Enjoying every bit of it .. made the right decision to get it
Date published: 2020-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for the a9 or a7 series I bought this at the same time as my a9 as without it the camera felt a little too small in my hands. Coming from a D850 I was used to the chunkier grip of the Nikon, but with the grip my a9 feels perfect and a lot lighter than my previous gear. The extended battery life is great and switching to vertical shooting with a 200-600 G lens attached is smooth. Buttons fall right to hand and the custom buttons function flawlessly. The addition of a lock on the vertical shutter release is a neat idea as it prevents unwanted shots being fire off if the button gets bumped. A card soon gets filled at 20 fps!!!
Date published: 2019-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Build Quality NOT Suitable for Professional Camera I've used major brand SLRs for decades, and just switched to Sony. I bought this grip for my A7RIII. In general, the build quality is good (buttons, dials, housing). However, there are a couple of serious issues, and piece of equipment like this is only as good as its weakest part. The more minor of them is that there's no weather sealing between the grip and the camera base or in the battery tray door. This is a serious oversight, considering that Sony didn't properly seal the base of the A7RIII camera, and adding a well-sealed grip could have fixed that problem (luckily, there is at least a seal around the base of the battery insert column). The major problem is the battery tray. The switch to open it feel thin and dangerously weak. The entire tray is thin, brittle feeling plastic, and that includes the compartment cover that forms the left side of the grip. This is the part of the grip that's going to get banged around while you're working (if you're a photojournalist) half the time, and it is thinner and more brittle feeling than even the cheap 3rd-party grips that I've bought for my backup DSLRs in the past. I have no doubt that I'll need to replace it within a year of normal field use. This plastic is quite thin: just 1mm. Unlike the rest of the grip, the "leather" textured portion of it is not rubberized; it's just the same plastic. When I buy a piece of professional equipment, I expect it to feel sturdy and built to last. If I want thin plastic, I can buy the cheap 3rd party knock off. Please tell me, Sony, that this plastic is some kind of super plastic or carbon-fiber reinforced material. I'd like to feel better about keeping it.
Date published: 2018-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy The product offers a handy way to grip and yet maintain the functionality of the different customised features. The only deficiency is the screw for the quarter inch which is bit difficult to turn tight with the grip getting in the way.
Date published: 2019-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit for the A7iii I purchased this grip to complement my new Sony A7iii which it does very well. Not only does it double your battery capacity, which allows you to shoot all day, it makes it fit in my hand a lot more comfortably ( my hand are like shovels) . Great product would highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb build quality and function This is a real quality grip , and with two batteries I can shoot a whole wedding. I switched from another mirrorless system to Sony, and the one thing that jumps out is the build quality. Feels like a real pro bit of kit.
Date published: 2017-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERTICAL GRIP FOR THE A9 This vertical grip is a very useful addition to the A9, A7R111 as it helps the provide a balance with these new compact and light mirrorless cameras and the Sony G Lenses. Well designed and well built.
Date published: 2018-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Froze my Sony A7 III I bought this vertical grip to have more battery life. After a few sessions, the camera started malfunctioning and having problems recording the images. I never expected that the origin of the problem was going to be the grip. Fortunately, after going to an elimination process, I found out that the grip was the origin of the issue. Took it off and used a single battery in the camera and now the camera is working fine, not a hitch. Now I'm trying to get it fixed with Sony Support and the whole experience turned out to be a nightmare. Very disappointed. I regret switching to Sony from Nikon.
Date published: 2020-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless Power Supply, Easier to Grip Camera I love the extended grip. It feels great in the hand. You have to admit, the a7-III is a small camera, but the grip makes you look like a pro with a huge camera! (That's just a vanity perk!) Seriously, people do tend to take you more seriously seeing that you have a professional looking setup. But it's not just perception. The extra buttons for portrait shots are great for people who aren't contortionists. Also, the added benefit of never running out of battery life is great. I leave my camera on as I walk down streets or trails, or am sitting with friends. The camera is always ready to go. I took the camera on a 1 week long trip with the 2 batteries in the grip and one spare. I never once hooked the camera to a charger and I took tons of pictures. However, since I was rarely around electricity for the trip, I would turn the camera off when I knew it wouldn't be in use. The only problem I have with the grip is that I can't use my LA-EA4 a-mount adapter with the grip installed.
Date published: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Grip! I had read the reviews on the a7Riii and noted the comments on the ergonomics of the grip. I was not surprised when I first held the camera that my little finger dangled in space. I had heeded the comments, bought the battery grip and added it immediately to my camera purchase. Yes, it adds bulk and weight to an otherwise svelte camera. The added sq. inches for my hand is much welcomed! It adds to hand held stability. The second battery is an added benefit. Recommend that if you buy this that you buy two spare batteries. That way you can swap and go! If you're into the looks and status kind of thing-this combination with a large lens will make you the envy of the camera boys!
Date published: 2019-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Grip! I had read the reviews on the a7Riii and noted the comments on the ergonomics of the grip. I was not surprised when I first held the camera that my little finger dangled in space. I had heeded the comments, bought the battery grip and added it immediately to my camera purchase. Yes, it adds bulk and weight to an otherwise svelte camera. The added sq. inches for my hand is much welcomed! It adds to hand held stability. The second battery is an added benefit. Recommend that if you buy this that you buy two spare batteries. That way you can swap and go! If you're into the looks and status kind of thing-this combination with a large lens will make you the envy of the camera boys!
Date published: 2019-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent battery grip I have just switched from Nikon to Sony, and this is a well made grip which holds both batteries in the grip. Another advantage is that the grip balances the camera when long lenses are attached. Of course the most important part is the battery life and having all the controls handy when using the camera in portrait mode.
Date published: 2019-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Broken out of Box Something wrong with controls such that when attached to Sony a9, the a9 would no longer function correctly. Specifically, the Fn key and Menu key blinks off when activated making the camera usless. Sony says it is a one off problem, Im not so sure. ..
Date published: 2017-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless Power Supply, Easier to Grip Camera I love the extended grip. It feels great in the hand. You have to admit, the a7-III is a small camera, but the grip makes you look like a pro with a huge camera! (That's just a vanity perk!) Seriously, people do tend to take you more seriously seeing that you have a professional looking setup. But it's not just perception. The extra buttons for portrait shots are great for people who aren't contortionists. Also, the added benefit of never running out of battery life is great. I leave my camera on as I walk down streets or trails, or am sitting with friends. The camera is always ready to go. I took the camera on a 1 week long trip with the 2 batteries in the grip and one spare. I never once hooked the camera to a charger and I took tons of pictures. However, since I was rarely around electricity for the trip, I would turn the camera off when I knew it wouldn't be in use. The only problem I have with the grip is that I can't use my LA-EA4 a-mount adapter with the grip installed.
Date published: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice grip, wish it had more buttons Nice grip to get a bit better grip on the camera, but I wish it was more like the a77ii/a99ii grip. I miss a few buttons every once in a while
Date published: 2021-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better handling Great for a better grip for your camera. Easy to attach and it gives you two batteries instead of one.
Date published: 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great accessory! I bought this mainly for the extra battery power which is excellent, and the ease of taking photos in portrait position. Only downside is that it adds extra weight.
Date published: 2021-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional add on Purchased to help balance when using 70-200mm GM lens and increase power availability. Does the job well. Con- a bit expensive!
Date published: 2021-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job The main advantage of this grip is obviously better purchase on the body if you have bigger hands, or are using bigger high quality lenses,to help balance out the camera, ability to comfortably use the camera in portrait orientation, and of course have incredible battery duration for a shoot. The grip feels high quality with plenty of duplicate buttons from the main body. The only downside is of course, losing the small compact nature of the Sony Alpha bodies and increased weight.
Date published: 2022-05-02T00:00:00-04:00