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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG6 for Pentax K-1

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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG6 for Pentax K-1

Pentax Battery Grip D-BG6 for Pentax K-1
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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG6 for Pentax K-1
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Description:
Weather-sealed battery grip for the Pentax K-1. Includes a tray that can hold a second D-Li90 battery as well as tray that can hold 6 AA batteries.
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Pentaxian

Registered: January, 2015
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 3,804
Review Date: January 26, 2020 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $245.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: solid, WR, nice grip and comfort shooting portrait orientation
Cons: price

got this grip as part of a bundle deal when purchasing the K-1 so to make me think I got a great deal I entered full price

it was my first grip.....really enjoy the comfort and ease of use which compelled to purchase a knock off for the K-3ii
this will be identical to the dste grip for the K-3ii I have posted with the exception that it is oem and WR

it is a neewer badged unit came with li90 and AA trays.....

both the contact cover and body cover fit nicely in their 'compartments' when removed for the unit to be attached

the shutter button is no different to me in regards to feel getting focus and shooting even has the dof preview movement which I rarely use.....the front wheel turns smoothly with solid 'clicks'.......iso is easily changed and +/- values as well being in the same position as on the body...

the rear AF button works as it should.....the rear wheel is as smooth as front with no issues and also 'clicks'....green button and works like a charm....the ae-l is available when needed

have yet to wear out 2 batteries during an outing.....the best feature is the ease and comfort I have shooting in portrait orientation.....it works so well I about 'ferget' that's the orientation I am shooting....I like shooting so called mild brenizer or portrait panos (2-3 mostly) and it's a breeze

could still use comfortably use with a flash bracket/stroboframe mounted....what a rig!

one thing I seem to have a problem with and no fault of the grip is to remember is firstly to turn it on and lastly turn it off !!

while I would recommend the grip the price is rather high and given the bargain with the 3rd party grip it would really depend on your wallet
   
Pentaxian

Registered: September, 2016
Posts: 656

5 users found this helpful
Review Date: January 12, 2017 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: cheap compared to other brands, light & perfect balanced, WR, D-Li90 battery use, 100% fitting, SD storage, AA battery cartridge, ergonomic vertical frame control, battery autonomy, excellent quality, built like a tank
Cons: cost increased in 2017 (+20% in France)

Hello,
you should add this item to your (my) beloved Pentax K-1 for different reasons:
- for his perfect balance associated to K-1
- for his perfect fitting to your right hand and secure grip in the hand (class A compared to Nikon's and Canon's)
- for his light weight although it is bigger
- for his necessary battery autonomy improvement on K-1
- for synergistic results with SR: 1/6s perfect focus with my Leica Macro-Elmarit-R 60/2.8 at 2,50m (8 feet) distance for example on portrait vertical use.
- you don't need to take the K-1 battery cover off to put the grip on.

Besides, if you compare the weight and the overall cost between different HD FF (>30Mp) OVF reflex DSLR cameras, it's quite good:

- K-1 + Grip D-BG6: 1010g (1847US$) + 277g (207US$) = 1287g & US$2054 as of today (nominal cost, 03/2016 release)
- EOS 5D MarkIV + Grip BG-E20 : 890g (3499US$) + 391g (349US$) = 1281g & US$3848 as of today (+87%, 09/2016 release)
- D810 + Grip MB-D12 = 900g (2797US$)+ 554g (369US$) =1454g & US$3166 as of today (+54%, 06/2014 release)

Is the Grip essential?
I would say yes since I have it. Otherwise, I would not have noticed how crucial is this Grip... A must-have.
   
PEG Moderator

Registered: August, 2008
Location: Hielands o' Scootlund
Posts: 44,371

5 users found this helpful
Review Date: July 24, 2016 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fits my Large Hands
Cons: None

Takes an additional battery, aids vertical shooting and stabilises the use of larger heavier lenses when hand held.
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