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    Default External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    h.t.t.p://www.dealextreme.com/p/external-battery-grip-for-pentax-k7-dslr-31967



    Anyone have experience with it on their K-5? can share?

    thanks

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    Default Re: External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaK View Post
    h.t.t.p://www.dealextreme.com/p/external-battery-grip-for-pentax-k7-dslr-31967



    Anyone have experience with it on their K-5? can share?

    thanks
    I used it on my K7 and love it. Only thing is that the wording will fade after some time. Great product for that price but remember that it is NOT Weather Sealed. The option to use AA batteries is an advantage if you really need it for emergencies.

    Currently, I am not using the grip as it has died on me and I am too lazy to replace it. Lasted me 1 year 9 months of usage.
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    Default Re: External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    I used it on my K7 and love it. Only thing is that the wording will fade after some time. Great product for that price but remember that it is NOT Weather Sealed. The option to use AA batteries is an advantage if you really need it for emergencies.

    Currently, I am not using the grip as it has died on me and I am too lazy to replace it. Lasted me 1 year 9 months of usage.
    wow, interesting. i can make do with the missing word.

    The original 1 uses aa batteries as well right ? Any other diff against the both (original and the above)
    Last edited by AlphaK; 5th February 2012 at 09:11 PM.

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    Default Re: External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaK View Post
    wow, interesting. i can make do with the missing word.

    The original 1 uses aa batteries as well right ? Any other diff against the both (original and the above)
    Like I posted earlier,"Great product for that price but remember that it is NOT Weather Sealed"
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    Default Re: External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Like I posted earlier,"Great product for that price but remember that it is NOT Weather Sealed"
    im fine with it without it. thanks for the insights

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    Default Re: External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    The feel of the button is very bad & nothing like the original right?
    From Pentax to 4/3, back to Pentax and then back to M4/3 !?!?

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    Default Re: External Battery Grip for Pentax K5

    Save your money and get the original grip even though it's more expensive. The third party battery grip will make your expensive K-5 look and feel like a cheapo camera when it's attached.

    The buttons are crappy, the plastic will eventually become shiny, the paint will wear off, the on-off dial is loose, the battery door lever will snap off, and it's not weatherproof.

    Thankfully I managed to DIY fix my battery door with the spare AA battery tray, but now that I bought the original D-BG4, this grip has been packed up and kept away, maybe as a backup someday.

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