Nikon D7500 battery grip

kobbiep

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Hello, I own the Nikon D7500 camera and I desperately looking for a Battery Grip for my Nikon D7500

I know that Vello stopped manufacture BG-N18 grip , but is there any compatible grip that fits for Nikon D7500

and it is available for buying?

Thank you

kobbie
 

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Bikerbrent

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BF Hammer

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The Amazon listing is still there but unavailable. But there are some things I notice with the Vello grip that make me wonder why they even bothered to bring it to market in the first place.

Vello BG-N18

The biggest thing I notice is this grip requires you to remove the battery and battery cover. Not that weird, as the original D80 battery grip worked like that. But the Vello only has a single battery slot in it. So you add the extra bulk and do not gain anything for extra battery power. The D80 grip at least had 2 battery slots and you could change them individually as you worked. This is just stupid.

Controls: There basically is none. Shutter release button and nothing else. Useless. No control dials or function buttons.

The D7500 just was not built to take a vertical grip by Nikon. That is why nobody has really made one, and when it was done aftermarket it was a useless item.

But that is just a rant from somebody who has owned the D80 and D7000 battery grips in the past. I have given up on grips since I have adopted L-Brackets as standard equipment on my camera bodies. In a pinch I can use a USB power bank in my pocket and a long USB-C cable to bring extended power to my Z5 with no added weight. But yes I do have to hold the camera funny in portrait orientation. For the 8% of photos I take in that orientation.
 

Woodyg3

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I don't think Nikon ever made a grip for the D7500, so a used Vello would probably be the only option. And, as noted above, with only a shutter release button and no other controls.
 
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