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EOS R7 Battery Grip Availability

haileybaker
Apprentice

Is there a battery grip I can use with an EOS R7? If there is, which one would work best?

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rs-eos
Elite
Elite

No. Canon does not make a battery grip for the EOS R7.   In case there are third parties that do, I would avoid them as it may lead to issues.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

As my colleague Rick alluded to, Canon have seen fit not to include a battery grip with the R7.  Yes, there are 3rd party units available on places like Amazon or eBay, but you may void your warranty in using them. 
Another issue is that while the third-party grips will allow a second battery, the portrait controls don't function without the (provided) cable to go from the grip to the remote cable release port on the side of the camera body.  This is clumsy and also violates what weather sealing the R7 has.   This type of arrangement is shown in the enclosed image (although not specific to the R7).

Tronhard_0-1700592661921.jpeg

 


cheers, TREVOR

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

We'd like to clarify that while we're unable to ensure that a third-party product would work with a Canon camera, the Canon USA warranty would not be voided.  Should the camera need to be serviced, our technicians would determine whether the warranty would cover that specific instance.  Regardless of their determination, however, the warranty would keep going through to its expiration.

Hope this information helps!

Thanks Danny.  That's why I included the "may", and I appreciate the clarification and confirmation that the warranty is still valid!


cheers, TREVOR

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

@haileybaker wrote:

Is there a battery grip I can use with an EOS R7? If there is, which one would work best?


Negative.  Canon did not release or announce a battery grip when the R7 was initially released.  This is a very good [indication] that Canon may never release one.

As pointed out above, using a third party battery grip would be inadvisable.  The camera was not designed to use a battery grip.  The necessary connections for controls and knobs are not included in the camera body, typically located inside the battery compartment.  This is the reason for the external cable connection illustrated above.

Finally, because the camera lacks the physical connections for a proper battery grip, then it also lacks the firmware to use a battery grip.  A battery grip typically includes two batteries.  The camera firmware alternates between using one battery and then the other every so often, draining both batteries at approximately an equal rate.  

It is a safe bet that the R7 firmware does not include firmware code routines to alternate battery usage inside of a battery grip.  I have no idea how a third party would try handle this issue.  Best not to try it to find outl.

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