I say more than that!
I'm thinking around the £1000/$1000 mark myself judging by the cost of the WFT-E9 WiFi dongle for the 1DXIII
ThereAnother question will be: How much will my wallet be drained by this gripn and the batteries?
most people wouldnt buy it anyway, hence the premium price to make up for the lack of sales.1DX3 is also almost twice the body cost.
The grips and wifi dongles are not based on the manufacturing costs, they are based on marketing and the relative body price. Actual manufacturing costs for those accessories are somewhere $30-$50.
Having $1000 for wifi grip when body is <$4000,.... it would not sell well. I'm still guessing $500.
most people wouldnt buy it anyway, hence the premium price to make up for the lack of sales.
It won't touch the speed transfer of a USB-C cable or even an Ethernet cable.I was about two months without a card reader for the 1DXIII and the native WiFi transfer was pretty slow and almost unusable. Has anyone used the external dongle and was it any good?
I think the R5 grip will be expensive as they won’t sell many and those that need it will pay the price to get it.
the eos r grip was ridiculously overpriced when it came outThe mark-up is so much that I do think they want to drive sales numbers, especially for Canon grip instead of 3rd party grips. I'm sure you right about "most" people not buying one, but even if they get 10% of R5 buyers to get grip for some $200-400 profit, that's plenty money. If the sales price is $1000 with some $900 in profit, the sales would be crazy low. I'm sure someone at Canon did the calculation to find the sweet spot between expected sales and profit margin.
Agree good looking and very functional grips, good thing Canon boosted the battery capacity but well done keeping same shape and compatibility for the previous batteries.I like the ethernet bump on the WFT-R10, I wonder if the whole image sending/tethering will get improved or only adds image.canon support.
I wonder if the grips have the USB-C charging that Canon included with the grip for the R. I have one on my R and it is one big grip. I don’t have small hands and it’s a handful for me. I’m not sure the charging is worth it since it charges the two batteries sequentially and seems like it is a little slower than the wall charger.