Vello BG-P1 User Manual

Vello BG-P1 User Manual
BG-P1
BATTERY GRIP
Designed For The Panasonic
Lumix GH3 and GH4
Introduction
The BG-P1 accepts a DMW-BLF19PP battery to
effectively double the runtime of your Panasonic
Lumix GH3 or GH4 camera, making it easier to shoot
for longer durations without replacing your camera’s
batteries.
The BG-P1 attaches securely to your camera’s 1/4"-20
tripod socket, as nonslip rubber enhances your grip and
handling when shooting in a vertical position. Alternate
shutter-release, white balance, ISO, EV, and Fn buttons,
plus front and rear command dials, make it comfortable
to shoot in portrait orientation, so you won’t have to
twist your arm to get the right shot.
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Please read through this
entire manual before using the
BG-P1 battery grip.
the power terminal with the contact
cap when the BG-P1 is not in use. This prevents
electrical shorts caused by metal objects touching
the power terminals.
3.
If you notice smoke, an unusual smell, or noise
coming from the battery pack, discontinue use
immediately. Remove the battery and contact the
Vello Customer Service Department.
not attempt to disassemble or repair this
product.
7.
Clean this product with only a soft, dry cloth.
8. Keep this product away from children.
9.
Make sure that this product is intact and that there
are no missing parts.
10.To
avoid damage to this product, be careful not
to overtighten or improperly thread any of the
threaded fittings.
4. Keep
this product away from water and any
flammable gases or liquids.
11.Remove
5.
Install batteries in the proper orientation. Installing
batteries in the reverse orientation can cause them
to leak, overheat, or explode.
12.All photos are for illustrative purposes only.
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OVERVIEW
2. Cover
6. Do
the battery from the grip before longterm storage.
ASSEMBLY
The BG-P1 should be used with only the compatible
devices and batteries specified in this manual.
OPERATION
1.
INTRODUCTION
Precautions
Overview
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Mounting screw
9
AF/AE lock button*
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Contact cap
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Terminal contacts
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Contact cap compartments
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Tripod socket
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Front command dial*
3
White-balance button*
4
ISO button*
5
EV button*
10 On/off switch
Activates the BG-P1’s controls. Your
camera will continue to draw power
from the BG-P1 when the switch is in
the Off position. The on/off switch is
not a power switch.
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Fn button
11
Locking wheel
18 Battery chamber
Accepts one DMW-BLF19PP battery.
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Strap mount
12
Mounting pins
19
Battery chamber latch
INTRODUCTION
Rear command dial*
OVERVIEW
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ASSEMBLY
1 Shutter release button*
Two-stage shutter release.
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OPERATION
* These controls perform the same function as their on-camera equivalents and are affected by changes to the Custom Settings menu.
See your camera manual for details.
Attaching The Grip
1.
Make sure your camera is
turned off.
2. Remove the middle rubber
contact cap from the
bottom of your camera
and the plastic contact cap
from the grip, and store
them in the corresponding
contact cap compartments
in the battery grip.
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3.
Align the grip’s mounting
screw, mounting pins,
and contacts with their
counterparts
in
your
camera, and insert the grip
into the camera.
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW
Tip: If you plan to use a single battery, we recommend inserting the battery into
the grip (see Inserting a Battery on page 8) rather than into your camera. This
way, you will be able to access the battery while the grip is installed.
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ASSEMBLY
the grip’s locking
wheel in the direction of
the arrow until the grip is
firmly attached. Be careful
not to overtighten.
OPERATION
4. Rotate
Inserting A Battery
1.
Slide
the
battery
compartment
latch
to the Open position.
The chamber door will
automatically open.
2. Insert
the battery all
the way into the battery
chamber, until the battery
locks into place.
Note: If the battery is not in the
correct orientation, you won’t
be able to insert it all the way,
and the battery will not lock into
place.
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3.
Close the battery chamber
door and slide the latch to
the Lock position.
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW
Note: When using two batteries, one installed in the camera and one in the grip,
you can program your camera to draw power from one battery before the other.
For more information on this feature, refer to your camera’s instruction manual.
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ASSEMBLY
remove the battery,
open the battery chamber
and pull the release lever.
OPERATION
4. To
Using The Grip
All the controls on the BG-P1 will perform the same functions as the corresponding controls on your camera. For
more information on their specific functions, refer to your camera’s instruction manual.
The BG-P1’s controls are ideal for shooting in portrait orientation and will work with your camera even if there is no
battery installed in the grip. To activate the controls on the BG-P1, slide the on/off switch to the On position.
Deactivating the BG-P1’s controls is ideal for shooting in landscape orientation, when you may inadvertently press
one of the grip’s buttons. To deactivate the controls, slide the on/off switch to the Off position.
Note: The BG-P1’s on/off switch will deactivate only the grip’s controls. It will not turn off your camera or prevent it from
drawing power from the BG-P1 if it is set to do so. To turn off your camera, use your camera’s power switch.
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32°F–104°F (0°C–40°C)
Operating Humidity Range
≤85%
Dimensions (W × H × L)
5.1" × 1.6" × 2.5" (13 × 4 × 6.3 cm)
Weight
Without battery: 6.6 oz. (188 g)
With battery: 9.4 oz. (267 g)
INTRODUCTION
One DMW-BLF19PP battery
Operating Temperature
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OPERATION
ASSEMBLY
Power Source
OVERVIEW
Specifications
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.
For more information or to arrange service, visit www.vellogear.com or call Customer Service at 212-594-2353.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus Group.
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