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08-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #16
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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.


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