May I say... "Canon Processing Power / Memory Card Expansion Attachment Grip EAG-01"?I think grip design could be carried a big step further. Imagine an optical port that would feed data from the bus that goes to the in camera card slots and links to the grip. In the grip are not only batteries, but a number of card slots that could double or triple available card memory without having to shut down and replace cards.
Another possibility is a Video Processing grip that would solve the in camera head buildup. The technology exists, it's just a matter of design.
There is a small problem with such a grip, for each camera has different shape and size, therefore the grip, although all have pretty the same looks, each first the body it designed to. The 5D body does not have the same curves as the R5.
The RP does not have a battery grip so it’s grip extension is a way to sell you a lesser version of a battery grip. Once you get a battery grip on a camera it feels more at home in the hand and balances better with anything over 200mm plus.I wonder why there was never a grip extension for the R like the RP. I thought it was a great product, hands come in many sizes you know.
I disagree to a certain point. The standard battery grip has a portrait/landscape orientation hold function the grip extension does not. The extension is just a little bit of purchase added for larger hands.The RP does not have a battery grip so it’s grip extension is a way to sell you a lesser version of a battery grip. Once you get a battery grip on a camera it feels more at home in the hand and balances better with anything over 200mm plus.
If the electronic interface is the same (a universal adapter wouldn't work otherwise), making a new camera-specific grip is just a matter of reshaping the plastic, a quick & cheap job.Give up on profits? Nah. Make a low cost adapter and charge a nice margin. R&D costs for a one time universal battery grip that they don’t need to redesign for every new camera body and charge the same for this grip as for all their body specific grips. A lot more profit in this model.