In the US, there was never a free adapter kitted with the EOS M line or the EOS R (although some third-party sellers have included it in a bundle) so I certainly would not take it as a foregone conclusion that the bundle will remain available in the future.But in Germany/Europe the adapter is almost any time included in the offers.
The Reason is clear: not so many native RF lenses but Canon wants this system to be spread wide.
Conclusion: adapter will stay in the offer.
CR has an affiliate relationship with Adorama. Here's the EOS RP link.So, for US customers, does Rumors get a small financial benefit if I click through to either B&H or Adorama?
I'm happy to do that, if it benefits Canon Rumors some. The cost is the same, either way. Both sites offer the free lens adapter and grip with purchase. No clear expiration date on that deal, through either of their web sites, at least that is readily apparent.
From what I see, its everywhere, but your search might be difficult without mentioning the model number BG-E1Is the grip extender a gimmick? Do users find it handy? I find it odd that it is not listed for sale anywhere.
Without the extender and using a 'heavy' lens like the 24-105 or RF50 the RP will rub at the base of my ring finger leaving a red spot that takes about a day to go away. With the extender I can shoot it all day, every day. I have medium sized hands for my 6 ft length.Is the grip extender a gimmick? Do users find it handy? I find it odd that it is not listed for sale anywhere.