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03-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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K-5 II and BG-4 Grip

Hope someone can help. Does the power switch on the grip turn the camera on or not? The grip is a Pentax grip not a knock-off. If it isn't intended to turn the camera off and on what is it used for? If the camera is on by the switch on the camera the shutter button on the grip works.

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03-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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No. The on/off on the grip does not turn the camera on and off. It only turns the grip on/off.
03-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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Hi,

It turns on just power for grip(switch on grip). It is recommended not to use that switch if you don't use buttons of grip, to prevent accidental or unintended shooting or dialing of wheels, ect...camera uses still grip battery even if it is not switched on.
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03-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. Now it makes sense. Awesome camera, still learning how to use it.

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