EOS RP Battery Grip

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RoyGun Forum Member • Posts: 61
EOS RP Battery Grip

I’m planning on my next camera purchase. Long time Canon user and while other manufacturers seemed to have upped the game technology wise, I’m going to stick with Canon.

I have large hands and needed to add a battery grip to my Rebels to comfortably hold them especially with larger lenses. Shooting at 90 degrees was also easier with the added shutter release and dial of the Canon BG.

It doesn’t appear that Canon is going to release a BG for the RP. The RP checks the right boxes for my simple needs but I may have to give up the advanced AF features on the RP and go with a 6D Mk ii to gain the ability to add a BG.

Have there been any market updates from Canon concerning a BG for the RP?

StevenSHH
StevenSHH Contributing Member • Posts: 556
Re: EOS RP Battery Grip

Unfortunately we probably won't see anything from Canon for RP, maybe RP II, right now one can only hope like Vello (third party) may design something like it.

Or you can wait until Canon R price dropping toward end of year, it's got a good battery grip.

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Kaso Veteran Member • Posts: 4,463
Re: EOS RP Battery Grip

RoyGun wrote:

I’m planning on my next camera purchase. Long time Canon user and while other manufacturers seemed to have upped the game technology wise, I’m going to stick with Canon.

I have large hands and needed to add a battery grip to my Rebels to comfortably hold them especially with larger lenses. Shooting at 90 degrees was also easier with the added shutter release and dial of the Canon BG.

It doesn’t appear that Canon is going to release a BG for the RP. The RP checks the right boxes for my simple needs but I may have to give up the advanced AF features on the RP and go with a 6D Mk ii to gain the ability to add a BG.

Have there been any market updates from Canon concerning a BG for the RP?

What do you shoot the most? If you shoot portraits most often, the new Face/Eye Tracking Servo AF technology will help you tremendously. Moving around the AF points and feeling constrained by the AF point spread become non-issues.

If you want to buy a Canon full-frame mirrorless camera today and you need a battery grip, you should get an EOS R. Overall, though, I would recommend R over RP.

Having said that, I must add that you should carefully consider the current availability and prices of the RF lenses.

On the other hand, 6D Mark II is a solid and enjoyable DSLR. Although lacking the advanced AF features enabled by mirrorless technology, the 6D II is more mature compared to both R and RP today. (I use 6D II and R, the latter with an EF-RF Ring adapter.)

OP RoyGun Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: EOS RP Battery Grip

I shoot mostly landscape but don’t wish be be in a position to lose a shot due to poor grip and button placement when needing to take a portrait shot.

The R is still being rang out and Canon is in the back ground trying to catch up with Sony. At this point I’ll go with the 6D Mk Ii.

Thanks for the replies!

johnnyandedgar Regular Member • Posts: 115
Re: EOS RP Battery Grip

Check it out:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Canon%20-%20EOS%20RP%20Grip%20-%20Black&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

One of these Grip extensions and the mount adapter came with my RP when I purchased from B & H.

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Kaso Veteran Member • Posts: 4,463
Re: EOS RP Battery Grip
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johnnyandedgar wrote:

Check it out:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Canon%20-%20EOS%20RP%20Grip%20-%20Black&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

One of these Grip extensions and the mount adapter came with my RP when I purchased from B & H.

An extension grip is not the same as a battery grip, which the OP was explicitly referring to. Battery grips are designed individually and exclusively for models like 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II and R.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433716-REG/canon_bg_e22_battery_grip.html

Contains two batteries and provides buttons and dials for portrait-orientation shooting

johnnyandedgar Regular Member • Posts: 115
Re: EOS RP Battery Grip

YEP, and for the RP, a grip extension is the only game in town (currently)………………..

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