Shoot for longer and improve the ergonomics of your Nikon D850 DSLR with the BG-N19-2 Battery Grip from Vello. This accessory can hold an additional EN-EL15a battery to effectively double your shooting time, and offers a shutter-release button for easy vertical shooting as well as two command dials, AF-ON button, and Function button. The grip can also be used with an EN-EL18b battery when paired with the BL-5 cover (for up to 9 fps), or power the camera directly via AC with an EP-5B power supply connector and EH-5c adapter combination. It can even accept eight AA batteries when deployed with an alternate battery plate; just make sure to select the correct AA battery type in the D850’s setup menu.
To install the grip, remove the contact protectors from both the grip and the camera and align the mounting screw with the D850’s tripod socket. An attachment wheel helps ensure a secure fit, while the contact cover from the camera can be kept in a dedicated holder on the grip to prevent its loss. For use with a tripod or monopod, the BG-N19-2 offers a 1/4″-20 threaded slot at the bottom for easy mounting. Finally, a control lock switch next to the shutter-release locks all buttons on the grip to prevent accidental triggering.
Note: Not compatible with earlier EN-EL18 or EN-EL18a version
- Shutter-release button on grip allows for easy shooting in portrait mode
- Two command dials for controlling exposure settings
- AF-ON button for activating autofocus without pressing the shutter-release button
- Programmable Function button allows for customizable operation
- Control lock switch locks all buttons on the grip, prevents accidental triggering
- 1/4″-20 threaded mount at the bottom for use with a tripod, monopod, or other compatible stands
- Dedicated contact cover slot, holds the camera’s protective rubber piece for safe storage
- Push button for ejecting battery inside the holder
- Power Options
- Accepts regular EN-EL15a battery from D850 to effectively double shooting time
- Can be used with optional BL-5 battery chamber cover to hold an optional EN-EL18b battery (for up to 9 fps)
- Alternate battery tray allows you to power the camera with eight AA batteries (ensure the correct battery type is selected on the D850’s setup menu)
- Supports EP-5B power supply connector for use with the EH-5c AC adapter