Using AA Batteries with 7D Grip (Canon's Response)

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Using AA Batteries with 7D Grip (Canon's Response)
Mar 12, 2010

In a previous thread, it was debated as to whether using 6 AA batteries in an optional grip would result in a lowering the frames per second in high speed mode.

I have a third-party Meike grip (from Adorama) and my frames per second are about 2 fps when using the grip and AA batteries -- extremely slow. High speed shooting is fine with a single OEM battery installed.

I can only assume my grip is defective based on Canon's response received today.

Dear Mr. Henderson:

Thank you for your inquiry about using the BG-E6 with the EOS 7D. We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

You can use two LP-E6 or six AA batteries in the grip. Neither will slow down the fps when using Continuous Shooting.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance with your EOS 7D.

Thank you for choosing Canon.

Sincerely,

Erik
Technical Support Representative

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