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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG7 for Pentax KP

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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG7 for Pentax KP

Pentax Battery Grip D-BG7 for Pentax KP
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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG7 for Pentax KP
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Pentax Battery Grip D-BG7 for Pentax KP
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Description:
Weather-sealed battery grip for the Pentax KP. Includes a tray that can hold a spare SD card. The grip accommodates a D-LI109 or a larger D-LI90 battery.
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Registered: January, 2020
Posts: 12
Review Date: January 25, 2020 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $275.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Small details - nice fit
Cons: Rather high priced grip.

For more grip on the KP, especially in Portrait-position, this is grip a must have. For long day use, the KP hasn't got much flesh to hold on to. So the plus of being a compact body, can turn into a minus when holding the camera for a longer time. This grip becomes your best friend in circumstances like these.

For what a grip should do, holding an extra battery and memorycard, it suits its purpose just fine. A neat extra though is the spare space for both the camera- and grip connector caps. This lacked on the D-BG5 for my previously owned K20, where only the rubber cap fitted in the grip, when the grip was mounted underneath the body.


Around the end of 2019, the availability of the grip became an issue. Even in the Pentax webshop the item was sold out. Therefor the online prices raise, and ordering it from overseas wasn't really an alternative either, as shippingcosts were added.

So is it a usefull addition to the KP body? Yes it is indeed.
Is it worth the price I paid for it? Only time will tell what it will do, when I need a follow up on the KP. But since I just bought the KP and found the grip, that will take some time.
   
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Registered: March, 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 31

3 users found this helpful
Review Date: January 11, 2019 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $229.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Handling, controls, extra battery capacity
Cons: Price

I got the D-BG7 battery grip for my Pentax KP because thereís times when I need extra battery capacity, the camera handles much better for vertical shots, and I like the handling with larger lenses. Certainly I can simply put extra batteries and SD cards in my pocket, but itís nice to have them on board when I want to take advantage of the gripís handling dynamics.

The grip can use the D-LI109 or the larger capacity D-LI90, a tray is utilized to hold the smaller battery in the battery compartment. The battery compartment has a storage place for an SD card, the smaller battery tray also has a storage place for another card. So if you use the large battery, one extra card can be carried and two if the smaller battery is used.

The camera has a protective cover for the grip electrical connections as does the grip, there is a secure stowage compartment located between the camera and grip which eliminates losing these items.

The grip and camera handles great with the duplicated controls located perfectly on the grip. My only complaint is the price seems high but Iíll get over that the longer I use it. Highly recommended!
   
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Registered: June, 2017
Location: Maine, U.S.
Posts: 4,380

4 users found this helpful
Review Date: December 3, 2018 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $209.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Either battery type Usable, Controls available in vertical shooting mode, Increased stability with large lenses.
Cons: Finding a good L bracket difficult, Price

Water resistant, battery life is no longer a concern when using the larger battery even when shooting outdoors at -10C or lower.
Additional large grip included if your KP kit did not include all three sizes. Easier to hold for my very large hands, especially when hand holding my KP with a large and heavy lens mounted. (4 pounds.)

Nice to have the secondary controls on the grip when shooting in portrait mode. Works very well. The best thing is the large increase in battery capacity with either battery used. If I am not using a Limited lens, I have it mounted at all times.
I had a coupon that saved my a few dollars off of the retail price, but would be willing to pay the 229.00 MSRP.
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