This seems pretty clear!
"At this time Canon does not have a dedicated battery grip for the EOS Rebel T7i. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you at this time.
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Yes until Canon's UK site has this battery grip for the T7i, that's what muddied the waters...they still have not taken it off after admitting it was a mistake https://store.canon.co.uk/canon-bg-e8-battery-grip/4516B001/?nav=accessories%2Ccameraaccessories%2Cb...
“I am almost positive the BG-E18 battery grip will work on the T7i.”
All of the cameras that do not have a battery grip released by Canon share one thing in common. They lack extra contacts in their battery compartments for control buttons, like the shutter and main wheel.
I have no idea what those extra contacts on a battery grip would inside of a battery compartment not designed to accommodate them, but it might not be a good thing. It just might damage the camera.
I find it hard to believe that Canon would endorse such a configuration of camera and accessory. I strongly advise against using a Canon grip designed for another model. I think you might let the smoke out of the camera.
Thank you, Waddizzle!
But you got me wrong. I'm not talking about a third party gear. The grip is originally manufacured and sold by Canon. Canon itself claims that the grip BG-E8 can be used with the T7i.
My only problem is that I don't trust their website.
Okay, some third party manufacturers assign model numbers to accessories that are similar to Canon model model numbers.
Yes, the website is confusing. And it is disappointing that there isn't a grip for the T7i.
But Adorama told you that Canon will release a grip? Shortly? That sounds great! Canon didn't tell me about that. They only confessed that their website is wrong.
The T7i is a good camera and Canon should release a grip. Well, we will have to wait. I really hope that Adorama is right and that Canon will do so.
Have a great day!
I do not care what Adorama says. If Canon did not release a grip when the camera was released, then they are not suddenly going to release one more than a year later. It is not going to happen, at least not from Canon.
Besides, like I pointed out above, the battery compartment lacks the extra contacts needed to make a batttery grip more than just a battery holder. There are no provisions to connect a shutter button through the battery compartment.
The Rebel T5 lacked control contacts, too. Third party manufacturers made “grips” with an external wire that plugged into the remote shutter input, which allowed for the shutter button to work on the grip. But, you still had no main wheel to control shutter speed, and the external wire meant the port was continuously exposed. They were only good as a battery holder, which is really not too bad of a deal.