Reviewed by 3 customers
The Vertical Grip's weight and extra battery aids in providing more balance and feel to the Sony A7. For those with larger hands, the resting places for your pinkies and palms have a solid feel. The Aperture and Shutter speed dials are mirrored when shooting vertically, but the data on the screen does not flip. The grip can be easily removed when wanted. I carry an additional two batteries in my Rapid Strap so having 4 batteries on a long day keeps me in action.
the vertical grip with two internal batteries is a great accessory to the Sony A7. the fit and finish is nice and feels great on the hands. i have larger hands and the weight of the vertical grip gives more stability to the camera. the side door for the SD card was a good placement on the body of the A7. the controls have a nice feel an mirrors some of the most used functions. wondering if Sony will have a firmware update to 'flip' the data on the screen to vertical? all in all, a great buy....even sweeter when purchased with rewards points!
I never take the grip off. It adds additional handling support and is great addition to the Sony A7r. I appreciate the smaller than normal (as in compared to a standard DSLR), platform in size of the A7r & grip combined. Its unassuming and quite easy to use. The only complaint is there the shutter release is located. I like the feel of a shutter button on the drive/grip on a standard dSLR as opposed to the A7r.