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SONY VG-C4EM BATTERY GRIP

MY SONY BATTERY GRIP ARRIVED TODAY AFTER A LONG WAIT

Because my Canon DSLRs were too heavy I decided to switch to Mirrorless [specifically Sony]. I started with the NEX-5 soon after I upgraded to the NEX-7 which was a favourite of mine. I then went full frame and purchased a Sony A7RII which did not really excite me. Then along came the the A7RIII and this was in a totally different league. As I progressed the cameras got bigger and heavier as did the lenses. With the Sonys battery life was always an issue so in the case of the A7RIII I decided to get a battery grip which contained two batteries and this allowed me to spend eight to 12 hours photographing and when i returned to my hotel I could charge via the battery grip.

When I purchased the A7RIV I assumed that I would need a battery grip but I had to wait six weeks for one to arrive but in the meantime I discovered that it was practical to use the camera for extended periods without worrying about battery life.


The VG-C4EM provides operational controls nearly the same as those of the camera body. The location, size, and shape of buttons are optimised, using the same material used on the α9 II and α7R IV bodies. As a result, the function, location and operational “feel”, of the controls simulates those on the camera body, when the camera is held vertically.



The VG-C4EM can hold one or two NP-FZ100 batteries. When using two batteries, the camera will operate for nearly twice as long as when using one battery. Remaining battery power is indicated on the LCD screen, in 1% increments. When one battery expires, the camera automatically switches to the other, allowing continuous operation.

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