battery grip for R7?

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Re: No battery grip for R7 - why?
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Pphotosweden wrote:

If you study the battery cover up close, there is a small slit on the shaft itself that holds the battery cover. If I compare with the battery cover on my 7D, this slit does not exist. If you open the battery cover on the 7D with the slider, the shaft is affected exactly where the slit is on the R7 shaft. I think they have saved on the slider and made the slot to remove the battery cover with, for example, the nail.

That is not to say that it will be a battery grip, but the door will probably be removable.

Even if the door cannot be removed, there might be another option. Looking at the picture of the EOS R7's base in this thread:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4651656

...I think I can see a flap in the side of the grip facing the lens mount. Many cameras have these for use with external power supplies. Looking around the 1:15 mark in Gordon Laing's video here:

https://youtu.be/FSjQXcRbCcw?t=75

...shows a side view which looks even more like such a flap, with a fixed section at the top and a hinged one at the bottom. Independent grips could use this flap for a power cable connected to a dummy battery, plus another lead connected to the remote port on the other end of the camera for a vertical shutter release.

Perhaps the Chinese are tooling up as we speak!

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