Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #16
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by SenorBeef Quote
Bringing back to my original question - I get that the cheap knockoffs are cheap knockoffs. But I would remove mine (and re-seal the grip port) in the event of bad weather, and I'm willing to put up with finish wear and all that.

My main concern... is there any way the electrical/battery system from the grip could somehow damage my camera?

And as a poster upthread said, are there basically just the 2 types of grips and all grips within those types are pretty much the same?
I don't think the grip regulates anything. You are using the same battery in each with the same output and its going into the camera via the same connectors on the bottom of the camera. I doubt that Pentax put another voltage regulator in the grip. Possible but not likely. Also, we have had no reports of any such problems here. Someone did post that their 3rd party grip reported low voltage when it wasn't in the battery grip - problem is that is a function of the camera and mine does it with either the Pentax or the 3rd party grip from time to time.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, copies, dslr, grip, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, pentax, pentax k-5, third party
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted - Acquired: K-5 D-BG4 grip (3rd party grips may be ok too) Joojoo Sold Items 3 12-08-2011 11:40 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 w/ 3rd party grip, extra battery, 18-55WR, 50-200WR and more (Worl einstrigger Sold Items 7 03-17-2011 03:16 PM
For Sale - Sold: Grip for K7/K5 - 3rd party DBG4 (Worldwide) opiedog Sold Items 3 01-14-2011 03:17 PM
LX 3rd party grip fit Super Program? arbib Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 11-02-2010 06:36 AM
For Sale - Sold: D-BG4 3rd party grip + 2 battery (North America) (US/CAN) shimoyjk Sold Items 2 08-30-2010 01:11 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:59 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top