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Pentax K-AC50 AC Adapter Kit incl. D-AC50 (for K10D, K20D, K-7, and K-5 series)

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Pentax K-AC50 AC Adapter Kit incl. D-AC50 (for K10D, K20D, K-7, and K-5 series)
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AC Adapter kit for powering the camera off of household current. Consists of the adapter D-AC50 and a country specific cord.

Fits K10D, K20D, K-7 and K-5.

Available at Adorama for $69.95
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Site Supporter

Registered: April, 2015
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 572

1 user found this helpful
Review Date: November 25, 2017 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $22.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: powers the camera for studiowork
Cons: cable too short for tripod

I purchased a copy which is as good as the original, both have to short cables for tripods, which is crazy.

But the good thing is: many where sad because the original Hirose MQ172-3SA-CV(50) was not
available anymore to do a DIY powersupply, there is a simple solution:

Buy the

Hirose MQ172-3SA-CV(30)

it is exactly the same one!

the shematics you find here:
http://www.m2uu.com/elektronika:powersupplyk20d

works for:

K10D, K20D, K7, K5, K3, K1 and most likely the KP (as it has a DC IN).

Not for K30/50/500, K-01, K-S1, K-S2, K70
   
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Registered: September, 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 489
Review Date: December 19, 2016 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $40.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: OEM quality
Cons: Not CE certified.

Works fine on my K-1.

As far as I'm aware, the D-AC50 was discontinued as it was not CE certified (Lead in the Solder, I believe.) As far as I can tell, it is functionally the same as newer CE certified K-AC132.

Not much else to say other than you may want to replace the AC end of the cord with a longer one.
   
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Registered: August, 2009
Location: The British Isles
Posts: 2,400
Review Date: March 4, 2013 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $50.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Studio work
Cons: cost

Snagged one by sniping on eBay for 30, but the price quoted new is absurd (125 new). Very useful of you shoot in the studio and don't want to keep on charging batteries.
   
New Member

Registered: July, 2010
Location: Pazin
Posts: 22
Review Date: August 12, 2011 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $90.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very useful for studio works. Doesn't need any battery in camera.
Cons: Cable from adapter to camera too short for higher tripod position. Body of adapter hangs over and adapter must be attached with something in the middle of tripod. I will rate 9 only because of that.

D-AC50 - I bought it new and mostly used with K20d camera for studio works because didn't want to depend on battery life. Never had any problems with adapter. Only negative side is too short cable from adapter to camera when camera is on tripod in higher position. In this case adapter must be attached with something for tripod.
Meanwhile i sold K20d and bought K-5. Voltages and connectors are the same (K20d and K-5) and adaper can be used on both cameras (today i used D-AC50 on K-5).
   
Veteran Member

Registered: April, 2009
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 485
Review Date: June 9, 2011 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $80.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Only external power source for high-end Pentax DSLR and 645D
Cons: Very hard to find and very expensive

Pentax K-AC50 comes with adapter D-AC50 and power cord. It is proprietary connector, so RadioShack cannot supply generic copy. The adapter is well-made and very light weight. Worldwide compatibility 110/240V. Made in Japan.
   
Senior Member

Registered: May, 2008
Location: UK - Somerset
Posts: 174
Review Date: October 3, 2010 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $70.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: It allows the camera(s) to be used without internal batteries
Cons: Price New

This adapter KIT K-AC50H Contains AC Adapter D-AC50 and an AC Plug Chord for the country of use (UK - D-CO2H)
It works with my K7, K20D and K10D
   
New Member

Registered: November, 2008
Location: Parma
Posts: 3
Review Date: September 22, 2010 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: N/A 

 
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Are you sure this is for K7?
In the manual of K7 there is another AC Adapters K-AC50.
Maybe is the same thing...but i need to be sure!!
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