BG-N8 USER`S MANU AL

BG-N8 USER`S MANU AL
BG-N8
BATTERY GRIP
Designed for the Nikon D300
and D300s SLR Cameras
Introduction
Thank you for choosing Vello and congratulations on
your new BG-N8 battery grip purchase. Enjoy the many
benefits that a battery grip offers, such as extended
shooting time and more control and comfort when
shooting in a vertical (portrait) orientation.
The Vello BG-N8 is compatible with the Nikon D300
and D300s DSLR cameras. The BG-N8 accepts one
Nikon EN-EL3e, EN-EL4a, or EN-EL4 rechargeable
battery, in addition to the camera’s internal battery.
Eight AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium, or nickelmanganese) can be used instead for added convenience.
The BG-N8 is equipped with an alternate shutterrelease button, AF-ON button, multi selector, and
main and sub-command dials for shooting in a vertical
position.
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Please read through this entire manual before using the BGN8 battery grip.
the battery pack, discontinue use immediately.
Remove the batteries and take the device to a Vello
authorized reseller.
2. Only
use with batteries and battery holders
recommended in this manual. The BG-N8 can
not be used with Nikon EN-EL3a/EN-EL3 Li-ion
batteries or other battery holders.
3.
Cover the power terminals with the contact
cap when the BG-N8 is not in use. This prevents
electrical shorts caused by metal objects touching
the power terminals.
4. When
the battery holder is removed from the
grip, remove the batteries or place the holder in
a container to prevent electrical shorts caused by
contact with other metal objects.
5.
The memory card access lamp may light up when
the BG-N8 is mounted or removed from the
camera. This is part of the normal operation.
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The BG-N8 does not have a power switch. Instead,
use the camera power switch to turn the power
on or off.
INTRODUCTION
6. If you notice smoke, an unusual smell or noise from
8. The
battery level may not display properly if
batteries are inserted before mounting the grip.
9.
Remove batteries from the grip when not in use.
10.Do not attempt to disassemble.
11.Avoid water or extreme humidity and keep in a dry
ASSEMBLY
The BG-N8 should only be used with compatible
devices specified in this manual.
and cool place.
12.Keep out of reach of children.
OPERATION
1.
OVERVIEW
Precautions
Overview
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3 Control Lock Switch To prevent accidental triggering, the
control lock switch locks the shutterrelease button, AE-ON button, multi
selector dial, as well as the main and
sub-command dials on the BG-N8.
Unlock prior to use by switching to
the position. The control lock is not
a power switch.
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EN-EL3e Battery Holder
Holder for Nikon EN-EL3e batteries.
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Signal Contacts
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AF-ON Button *
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Main Command Dial *
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Multi Selector *
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Attachment Wheel
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Battery Chamber Cover
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Power Terminals (EN-EL3e Holder)
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AA Battery Holder
Holder for eight AA batteries.
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Tripod Socket
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Battery Chamber Latch
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Mounting Screw
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Battery Chamber
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Power Terminals
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Contact Cap
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For Nikon EN-EL4a or EN-EL4
batteries.
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INTRODUCTION
Camera Contact Cover Holder
OVERVIEW
Shutter-Release Button *
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Power Terminals (AA Holder)
* These controls perform the same
function as their on-camera equivalents
and are affected by changes to the
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Sub-Command Dial *
Custom Settings menu (Group a for the
AF-ON button, Group f for other controls).
See camera manual for details.
OPERATION
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Attaching The Grip
1.
Ensure that the power is
turned off on the camera
and that the Control Lock
on the BG-N8 is in the L
position before attaching
the grip.
2. Remove
the contact cap
from the BG-N8 battery
grip. Replace the cap when
not in use to protect the
contacts.
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3.
The contacts for the BGN8 are on the bottom of
the camera where they
are protected by a contact
cover. Remove the contact
cover before mounting the
grip.
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OVERVIEW
5.
Connect
the
BG-N8
grip to the camera,
while aligning the grip’s
mounting screw with the
camera’s tripod socket.
Removing the battery from the
camera before mounting the
grip is not required.
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6. Rotate
the attachment
wheel in the direction
shown by the LOCK arrow
until it is firmly tightened.
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prevent loss, place the
camera contact cover in
the contact cover holder
on the BG-N8.
OPERATION
4. To
Inserting Batteries
1.
Ensure that the power is
turned off on the camera
and the Control Lock on
the BG-N8 is in the L
position. Turn the batterychamber latch counterclockwise to open the
battery chamber door.
2. Remove the battery holder
from the BG-N8 grip. The
EN-EL3e battery holder
comes pre-installed when
shipped.
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3.
Nikon EN-EL3e Batteries:
Matching the indentations
on the battery with the
EN-EL3e holder, press the
battery down and slide it in
the direction of the arrow
until the power terminals
click into place.
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OVERVIEW
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AA Batteries: Place eight
AA batteries of the same
type in the AA battery
holder as shown, while
ensuring that they are in
the correct orientation.
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6. Insert
the battery holder
into the grip. Close the
battery chamber and then
turn the latch clockwise
to lock. Turn the camera
on and check the battery
level in the control panel
or viewfinder.
ASSEMBLY
EN-EL4a/EN-EL4:
Slide the battery release
latch toward the arrow.
Insert the two projections
from the battery into the
matching slots on the BGN8 holder and slide the
release latch to lock.
OPERATION
4. Nikon
Battery Info
The camera displays the following battery levels .
Nikon EN-EL3e, EN-EL4a, and EN-EL4 Batteries:
Control Panel
Viewfinder
Description
AA Batteries:
Control Panel
Viewfinder
Battery fully
charged.
Battery partially
discharged.
(blinking)
(blinking)
Description
Battery fully
charged.
Low battery.
Prepare spare
batteries.
Battery
exhausted.
Shutter release
is disabled.
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(blinking)
(blinking)
Low battery.
Prepare spare
batteries.
Battery
exhausted.
Shutter release
is disabled.
Menu Option To Select
AA alkaline (LR6)
LR6 (AA alkaline)
AA Ni-MH (HR6)
HR6 (AA Ni-MH)
AA Lithium (FR6)
FR6 (AA lithium)
AA nickel-manganese (ZR6)
ZR6 (AA Ni-Mn)
Battery Order
Set the order in which the
internal camera and BG-N8
batteries are used via the
Custom Settings menu (Group d). When the camera is
drawing power from the BG-N8, a
icon is displayed
in the control panel.
Note: The menu screens on this page are from the D300.
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INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW
ASSEMBLY
Battery Type
Nikon Rechargeable
Batteries
The camera can display
information (including
calibration information)
for Nikon EN-EL3e,
EN-EL4a and EN-EL4
batteries via the Battery
Info option in the Setup Menu. Only battery levels are
displayed for AA batteries.
OPERATION
AA Battery Settings
To ensure that the
camera
shows
the
correct battery level
when AA batteries
are used, choose the
appropriate setting in
the Custom Settings
menu (Group d).
Removing The Batteries
1.
EN-EL3e Holder: While
pressing and holding the
PUSH button on the
holder, slide the battery
toward the button and lift
up to remove.
2.
BC-N1 Holder: Slide
battery release in
direction indicated by
arrow and remove
battery.
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the
the
the
the
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AA Holder: Remove the
batteries one row at a time
(as shown). Ensure that
the batteries do not drop
during this process.
AA Batteries
In most cases, Nikon EN-EL4a, EN-EL4, and EN-EL3e
batteries will provide better performance than AA
batteries when used in the Vello BG-N8. AA LR6
alkaline and ZR6 nickel- manganese batteries have
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Remove the batteries when the BG-N8 is not in use.
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OVERVIEW
EN-EL4a/EN-EL4/AA Batteries
EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 and AA batteries support higher
frame advance rates than the EN-EL3e. See the camera
manual for more information on frame advance rates.
limited capacity and therefore should only be used
when there is no other alternative. Performance of AA
batteries decreases significantly at temperatures below
68 °F (20 °C) and is therefore not recommended.
ASSEMBLY
EN-EL3e Batteries
At low temperatures of about 50° F (10° C) and
below, the Nikon EN-EL3e batteries will decrease in
performance. Warming up a cold battery can recover
some of the lost charge. AA batteries have less capacity
and lose more performance at low temperatures.
OPERATION
Battery & Power
Specifications
Power Source
One EN-EL3e, EN-EL4a, or EN-EL4 rechargeable Li-ion battery or eight LR6
Alkaline, HR6 Ni-MH, FR6 Lithium, or ZR6 Nickel-Manganese AA batteries
Operating Temperature
32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C)
Dimensions*
5.9˝ × 2˝ × 3˝ (15.1 × 5.2 × 7.6 cm)
Weight*
10.2 oz. (290 g) with EN-EL3e battery holder (excluding batteries)
* Approximate measurements.
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This VELLO product is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal consumer use for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date or thirty (30) days after
replacement, whichever occurs later. The warranty provider’s responsibility with respect to this limited warranty
shall be limited solely to repair or replacement, at the provider’s discretion, of any product that fails during normal
use of this product in its intended manner and in its intended environment. Inoperability of the product or part(s)
shall be determined by the warranty provider. If the product has been discontinued, the warranty provider reserves
the right to replace it with a model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or defect caused by misuse, neglect, accident, alteration, abuse, improper
installation or maintenance. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE WARRANTY PROVIDER MAKES NEITHER
ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This warranty
provides you with specific legal rights, and you may also have additional rights that vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the Vello Customer Service Department to obtain a return merchandise
authorization (“RMA”) number, and return the defective product to Vello along with the RMA number and proof of
purchase. Shipment of the defective product is at the purchaser’s own risk and expense.
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