The Vello BG-N17-2 Battery Grip is specifically designed for the Nikon D500 camera. While a battery sits in the camera's battery chamber, the grip accepts an EN-EL15 battery to double the camera's battery life, shooting time, and video recording time. Additionally, the grip offers a comfortable, extended, and rubberized nonslip grip, and a shutter release button for vertical use allows you to shoot without your arm and hand in an awkward position. Front and rear command dials along with a quick-access function button and AF-ON buttons are available to seamlessly work with the camera while in a vertical position. The multi-selector joystick controller provides similar operations such as selecting auto focus points or displaying image information.
When shooting in a horizontal position, you can lock the grip shutter button with the control lock, so you don't accidentally fire the camera. An optional 8-bay AA battery tray is included when the rechargeable battery packs are not available. The BG-N17-2 also works with the high capacity EN-EL18 battery and the BL-5 cover, which is not included. For external power the grip is compatible with the Nikon EH-5B Power Connector and the EH-5D AC Power Adapter. The grip maintains tripod support with its threaded 1/4"-20 socket on the bottom.
|Battery Type||1 x Battery Pack (EN-EL15)|
|Tripod Mounting Thread||1/4"-20 Female|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||5.9 x 3.2 x 2.0" / 15.0 x 8.1 x 5.1 cm|
|Weight||8.1 oz / 230 g|
|Package Weight||0.82 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.3 x 4.9 x 3.7"|