Vello BG-S3 BG-S6 User Manual

Vello BG-S3 BG-S6 User Manual
BG-S6
BATTERY GRIP
Designed for the
Sony a9 and a7 III Series
Mirrorless Cameras
Thank you for
choosing Vello.
The Vello BG-S6 is designed for the Sony a9 and a7 III
Series mirrorless cameras. It accepts two NP-FZ100
batteries, essentially doubling your camera’s runtime. The
grip provides a shutter release, front and rear dials, C1 and
C2 function buttons, On/Off power switch, AF-ON, AEL,
as well a joystick Multi-Selector, making it comfortable to
shoot in portrait orientation.
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Please read through
this entire manual before
using the BG-S6 battery grip.
2.
Use only with the batteries and battery holders
recommended in this manual.
3.
If you notice smoke, an unusual smell, or noise from the
battery pack, discontinue use immediately. Remove the
batteries, and contact Vello Customer Service.
4.
The battery level may not display properly if batteries
are installed before mounting the grip.
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Remove the batteries from the grip when not in use.
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Keep out of reach of children.
Do not attempt to disassemble.
Avoid exposing this product to water or extreme
humidity, and keep it in a dry, cool place.
All images are for illustrative purposes only.
OVERVIEW
The BG-S6 should be used only with compatible devices
specified in this manual.
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ASSEMBLY
1.
INTRODUCTION
Precautions
Overview
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Strap mount
On/Off Power Switch
Power switch for the battery grip and
your camera.
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Important! When switching the grip’s
On/Off power switch to the Off position,
it will turn off the power to the camera.
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Shutter release button*
Front dial*
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AEL / Image index*
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Nonslip grip
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Rear dial*
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1/4-20 tripod socket
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Camera battery door holder
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Battery tray compartment
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1/4-20 camera mounting screw
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Battery tray lock
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Battery tray
Battery slot 1
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Locking wheel
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Slot 1 contacts
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Multi-selector joystick*
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Battery slot 2
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AF-ON / Image zoom*
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Slot 2 contacts
* 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.
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INTRODUCTION
2 C1 and C2 Buttons*
Custom function buttons.
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OVERVIEW
Power contacts
ASSEMBLY
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Attaching the Grip
1.
Ensure that the camera
power is turned off, and the
Control Lock on the BG-S6
is in the Off position.
2.
Open the camera’s battery
chamber, and remove the
battery. Then disconnect
the battery door from the
camera, using the latch.
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3.
Insert the camera’s battery
door into the grip’s battery
door holder, using the door
latch. Then lock the door in
place.
INTRODUCTION
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Rotate the locking wheel counterclockwise until
it’s firmly tightened.
OVERVIEW
5.
Insert the grip’s power contacts into the camera’s
battery chamber, and align the camera mounting
screw with the camera’s tripod socket.
ASSEMBLY
4.
Inserting the Batteries
1.
Lift and rotate the battery
tray’s lock counterclockwise,
and remove the battery tray
from the grip.
2.
Align the contacts of the
first battery and slot 1.
Insert the battery toward
the contac ts, and push
down to lock the battery
in place.
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3.
Align the contacts of the
second battery and slot 2.
Slide the battery in, and
press down until it clicks.
INTRODUCTION
5.
Switch on your camera
and turn the grip’s On/Off
power switch to the On
position to power up your
camera and the grip.
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Note: When removing the grip,
turn off the camera’s power and
the grip’s On/Off power switch,
then remove the batteries.
OVERVIEW
Insert and lock the battery
tray inside the battery grip.
ASSEMBLY
4.
Removing the Batteries
1.
Turn the camera and battery grip power
off. Lift and rotate the battery tray lock
counterclockwise, and remove the battery tray
from the grip.
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2.
Remove the batteries 1 and 2 by lifting the
batteries out of the tray.
When two batteries are installed in the BG-S6, your camera will automatically select the battery with lower power
remaining. The battery level will appear on your camera’s LCD with the battery level percentage for only the battery
in use. When the battery is depleted, your camera will switch to the other battery in the grip.
INTRODUCTION
Battery Status
Power source
Up to two NP-FZ100 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Operating temperature
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Dimensions (H × W × D)
4.25 × 4.9 × 2.5 in. (10.8 × 12.6 × 6.5 cm)
Weight
9.2 oz. (261 g) excluding batteries
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ASSEMBLY
Specifications
OVERVIEW
Important: When storing your Sony camera with the grip attached, turn your camera off and turn the grip’s On/
Off power switch to the Off position.
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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