08-10-2017 03:46 AM
I know that your frustration is directed at Canon, not Stephen. But, if you think the policy is too rigid, then you are taking too shallow of a view of the reasons for it. As I have pointed out many times before, the basic intent of the policy is to prevent the posting of malicious links.
If you have a better idea on how to prevent the posting of malicious links, let's hear it. The alternative is for every post to go into a queue, where it sits in limbo so that a moderator can approve it, which let's the post appear on the forum.
08-10-2017 04:35 AM
It is Canon's web site. They don't have to even offer one. They can run it however they see fit. If it were me, I would not allow third party non-Canon stuff to be mentioned at all.
Why in the world would Canon endure the cost to promote other often damaging accessories?
08-13-2017 11:36 AM
i ordered the canon 77d kit and the grip that came with the kit did not fit. so then i ordered another one online and it doesnt fit...this is very frustring...i now have 2 power battery grips i dont need.
08-13-2017 12:46 PM
Canon DOES make a Canon 77d. I have one and the power battery grips i order do not fit. what is the deal??
Sounds like your dealer is not a reputable one. I would report them to Canon, but not here in the forums.
I suggest that you send it all back for a refund, and buy a camera from an actual Canon authorized dealer.
BTW, if you have read through this thread, then you will know that Canon does not make a battery grip for the 77D or T7i, and most likely does not plan on doing so. It should have been announced when the camera was initially announced.
08-25-2017 08:24 PM
Sorry if I have not read all of the prvious messages but I got the 77D and from the looks of it you can forget looking for a battery grip that can do more than power the camera with 2 batteries. There are no other contacts besides power contacts in the battery compartment. Looks like the best you can do is fire the shutter with the botton on the grip (using the supplied cable provided with the only grip I've found that fits so far).
08-26-2017 03:53 AM - edited 08-26-2017 03:57 AM
Was freaking out about this cause I just bought the 77d thinking they would def have a battery grip. DOH!!
But after an hour of internet search I found the answer with a Travor grip model BG-1X on a famous auction web site. It has a tiny headset size male to male cable that lets you use the shutter in the vertical mode. The best case scenario given the fact that they only have 4 contacts in the battery compartment. Got my 2 new Oaroda batterys that the camera can get the remaining battery life even with the 2 batteries loaded in this grip. STOKED!
Cmon Canon, let us peasants with plastic cameras have a plastic grip to match!!!!
03-07-2018 01:49 PM
In theory Canon could produce a bluetooth grip that provides multiple controls. That might be one way Canon ensures nobody else can produce a battery grip with more than just shutter button with cable. I can't see them doing that though.
I bought the 77D assuming a battery grip would be available also. Surprised and disappointed about the lack of contacts inside the battery area. I had one with my old XSi that I replaced with the 77D. The grip combined with a flash rotator was great for events.