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If Same Batteries Are Used in Different Cameras, Why Can't Battery Grips?

by Michael
(Hawthorne, CA, USA)

Canon Battery Grip Substitute

Canon Battery Grip Substitute

If my LP-E6 battery works in my 7D mark i and in my R6? why can't don't they make a universal battery grip? Money grab? $350 for a battery grip... I know the bottom of each camera profile is different, but ...
Thanks


Hi Michael,

I understand your frustration with Canon battery grip incompatibility consistency across different Canon camera models. You're not alone. I'm not a battery grip fan for a few reasons and that includes the one your commenting on.

Several of my camera purchases have been influenced by the compatibility of the regular LP batteries. It make it easier for me because I'm always equipped with two cameras out in the field.


You'd have to ask the geniuses who design the detailed and complex exterior shape and interior hardware for each specific Canon model of camera. It's possibly done to spur more sales of new grips. It's possible Canon is not tuned into the wishes of all the photographers out in the marketplace.


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Good luck,
Bruce

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