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Registered: ‎05-15-2017

T7i Battery Grip Please

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I've been using Canon product since my first camera is 1977 an AE1, then AE1P, and more resently Rebel XT,  a Rebel XSi, and now the Rebel T7i. All the other models I've allways had a battery grip or autowinder on the older film models. These add ons gave a bigger grip area for my large hand, which was nice. I was very surprised and disappointed that I could not get a battery grip for the T7i. Is there going to be one come out for it soon

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: T7i Battery Grip Please

You probably need to switch, or wait for a third party. There was another discussion here about the lack of a BG for a D77. I am thinking that Canon is making battery grips - like AFMA - a Pro/Consumer differentiator.

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Re: T7i Battery Grip Please


kvbarkley wrote:

You probably need to switch, or wait for a third party. There was another discussion here about the lack of a BG for a D77. I am thinking that Canon is making battery grips - like AFMA - a Pro/Consumer differentiator.


Or maybe they just didn't sell enough battery grips for Rebels to make it worth the trouble.

Bob
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Re: T7i Battery Grip Please

Plus it was also nice having the extra shutter button for portrait shots, and the extra battery power..... Please make one for the T7i

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Re: T7i Battery Grip Please


Chris2 wrote:

Plus it was also nice having the extra shutter button for portrait shots, and the extra battery power..... Please make one for the T7i


I doubt if you will see one for the T7i from Canon, because it seems the T7i battery compartment apparently lacks the extra contacts needed for the control buttons on a battery  grip.  Cross your fingers that you see one from a third party.

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Registered: ‎09-17-2017

Re: T7i Battery Grip Please

Solved!!! Just purchased one on EBay. Company is out of China. Product name is Spash. Has two batteries and a shutter button. Button work around is a small cable that plugs into shutter release port.  Best of all its like $35.

 

Search on Ebay

BG-1X Battery Grip For Canon EOS 800D / 77D / Rebel T7i / Kiss X9i DSLR Camera

 

Be carful, one that comes up has the battery attachment turned the wrong way.

 

ill post back in few weeks when it comes in. 

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Registered: ‎09-17-2017

Re: T7i Battery Grip Please

Update...Wow grip is better than expected. I was worried it would just be plastic on the grip, but it’s actually feels like rubber. It makes a huge difference having two batteries in the camera. It did take three weeks from china, but did come 4 days earlier than expected. I would gladly have paid double the price. In fact, I may just buy another one as a back-up.

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Blue_South_Sky wrote:

Update...Wow grip is better than expected. I was worried it would just be plastic on the grip, but it’s actually feels like rubber. It makes a huge difference having two batteries in the camera. It did take three weeks from china, but did come 4 days earlier than expected. I would gladly have paid double the price. In fact, I may just buy another one as a back-up.


My advice would be not to use the external wire for shutter control.  Too much risk of damage to the camera.

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