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    K-7 D-BG4 Battery Grip - 3rd party

    I got myself a 3rd party grip for my K-7 (D-BG4)

    FYI: http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...tml#post850074

    There are two versions of the 3rd party grips.
    Type 1. A plastic lug version different from the genuine
    Type 2. A metal lug version that is nearly 100% the same as the genuine

    I got the type 2. Just posting this to let AP Pentaxians know the difference.
    Mine cost AU$68 delivered via eBay (Hong Kong) !
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    is it weather sealed though like the Pentax grip Kym?

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    Not sealed. But that's no big deal to me. YMMV. $400 for the genuine is a lot to pay for a few bits of rubber

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    Nice one Kym. Now you need extra batteries $$$$$$$$
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    Kym, would be nice to see what you think of the grip after a little bit of use. I have been looking to get one but not prepared to pay the Pentax price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevPride View Post
    Kym, would be nice to see what you think of the grip after a little bit of use. I have been looking to get one but not prepared to pay the Pentax price.
    You can borrow it for a day, seeing as you live nearby

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    Thanks Kym - will be in touch - no computer for a few days hence late response. Going away for work so will be a week or so.

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    Hi Kym

    I'm looking at the Travor grip for my K20D, $50 odd compared to $200 odd for the original, if you can find one.

    Was wondering if you have a 3rd party grip on your K20D, and if so, how do you find it.

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    I have an original on the K20D - no idea about 3rd party

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    Probably some third party batteries are available ?

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    I have the "type 2" brip as well. I can honestly say that this is more than adequate for every day use.

    I don't need weather sealing as none of my lenses are WR lenses anyway.

    $50 vs $400, wonder which one everyone is going to buy.

    Sure the buttons don't have the same feel but they certainly don't feel like they are going to fail any time soon.

    I love the way my K-7 feels now and being able to use both batteries means I can take about 1500 pictures before recharging.

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    I have just ordered one from DealExtreme for $55. I use the original on my K7 but this one will be modified to take a two cell LiPo battery (2500mA). Once it arrives and I butcher it, I'll post the results.

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    Just ordered one of the $60 odd dollar ones from ebay... will be interested to see how it goes.

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    I just got mine, gotta ask, if you have the Li Ion battery in the grip only, and not the body, then should it turn on? cuz it doesn't.

    I was wanting to just use 1 battery, in the grip, and never having the grip off.

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    I always use 2 batteries - no idea - the body on/off is master - you cannot turn on using grip only

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    yes, I have both on.
    does it use your batteries in order, or half-half? cuz you want it so when one runs out you charge 1 and keep using the 2nd.

    I'm also 3rd party so I want to be sure the grip is working
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    I finally received my battery grip today, but the on/off switch is very loose and springy , is anyone elses like that?...im feeling i should have got the pentax version

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