I own (3) OEM Sony Grips using that $#@&^%$ battery tray.
Evidently lost (dropped) one at a recent PM sporting event. I am generally so careful with equipment ... I'd like to kick myself.
Anyway ... so this Battery Tray is still used by VG-C70AM (for A700) and the VG-C77AM (for A77 and A77ii) Vertical Grips.
But yes you'll read "Discontinued" ... no longer available. Which makes NO sense given its for a Grip still available New online.
The OEM Sony part # is 1-780-562-31.
And yes ... the $298.00 OEM grip is useless without it.
So yeah, bought a replacement this evening from SONY (by phone) as I could not find it elsewhere. Called BH in NYC ... tried the Sony (877) sales # and they couldn't even find the part number.
So it was $69.00. Did I want to? Nope. But did.
The Sony Parts Tel # is: (239) 768-7691 or http://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/accessories/web/contact_us.jsp
The person I spoke with was extremely helpful. One caveat ... even she admitted their inventory is dwindling. (6) in stock before my Call.
I cannot speak for ALL the aftermarket grips available ... but will say that all the Sony grips I have are well-built and I don't shoot without a grip. Used to the comfort and balance.
Hello there anyone know if it's possible to get a spare battery tray for the VG-C77AM?
Part number/details of vendor would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,