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04-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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K-01 Grip

Somebody needs to start producing a grip similar to this: diy k-01 ??-PFC - Pentax Fans Club

Simple enough, I was thinking aluminum but plastic is ok too, just not orange!

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Beauty! Too bad its not the same color. Here is a link to the page mechanically translated to English:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-TW&u=http://www.pentaxfans...ed=0CDUQ7gEwAA
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In plastic I suspect it would require Dual Lock fasteners on the vertical portion and camera body, not just on the bottom.
This alone should be secure enough. The bottom portion would then be redundant and it could be eliminated entirely.
However I am sure many would object to permanent attachment of the fastener to the front of the built-in grip.

I'd prefer something similar to what's pictured but in black aluminum, attached via a thumbscrew into the tripod socket.

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That's sort of a cool ... I vote for aluminium as well rather than plastic.
The only problem with this is that I think you have to remove it every time you need to replace/recharge battery and if you already have a strap that connects to the tripod socket, stacking the pates on the bottom of the camera will start to become cumbersome ...

A nice grip design, that will make happy those who complains about the rubber door, is something to replace the entire rubber door and have it connected securely somehow, without using the bottom of the camera. If is doable, I might be game for getting one as well ...

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That's awesome! can anybody produce that here in the US?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaiserz Quote
That's awesome! can anybody produce that here in the US?
I'll bet that LaurenOE could make one out of metal that would work better than a plastic one. With a screw attachment for the tripod it would be easy to remove to change the battery.
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O wow I'm not going to put that ugly thing infront off my beautifull yellow K-01.
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It could even be made out of fiberglass & if the grip snapped around the whole sd card with a thumb rest, even better!

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Here's another grip + case idea :: http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130426_597690.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by digital029art Quote
Get in touch with the guys who make this:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 GRIP-BASE | J.B. Camera Designs

I had that on my om-d and it worked great, well designed (including an opening for the battery door) and it was very solid. I would buy one for the k-01, perhaps we should ask about a group buy?
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yeah that looks like it would work great on the K-01 !!!
It really does need a grip if you're gonna walk around with it (not using neck strap~)

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@RonHendriks1966 -- Ron! Check out the yellow camera strap at https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01/223221-i-found-ideal-strap-k-01-a.html ... pretty neat! Also, Google '1964 Checker taxi' to see yellow, yellow, and more yellow.

The extra grip, of course, could be made in yellow. But the problem, as I look at the photos, is that with the extra grip, how are you going to get your hand around it? As the K-01 stands, it's already on the edge of being too thick to handle.

More interesting, and definitely stylish, would be to attach the K-01 to bright-yellow 3' (1m) surplus weather balloon... not enough lift to float it away, but enough to ease the pain of point 'n shooters, who are shocked by the weight of an honest-to-God camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jon404 Quote
@RonHendriks1966 -- Ron! Check out the yellow camera strap at https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01/223221-i-found-ideal-strap-k-01-a.html ... pretty neat! Also, Google '1964 Checker taxi' to see yellow, yellow, and more yellow.

The extra grip, of course, could be made in yellow. But the problem, as I look at the photos, is that with the extra grip, how are you going to get your hand around it? As the K-01 stands, it's already on the edge of being too thick to handle.

More interesting, and definitely stylish, would be to attach the K-01 to bright-yellow 3' (1m) surplus weather balloon... not enough lift to float it away, but enough to ease the pain of point 'n shooters, who are shocked by the weight of an honest-to-God camera.
Why do people think that I need another yellow thing in my life when I have a yellow camera, flash, car and laptop

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QuoteOriginally posted by jon404 Quote
@RonHendriks1966 -- Ron! Check out the yellow camera strap at https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01/223221-i-found-ideal-strap-k-01-a.html ... pretty neat! Also, Google '1964 Checker taxi' to see yellow, yellow, and more yellow.

The extra grip, of course, could be made in yellow. But the problem, as I look at the photos, is that with the extra grip, how are you going to get your hand around it? As the K-01 stands, it's already on the edge of being too thick to handle.

More interesting, and definitely stylish, would be to attach the K-01 to bright-yellow 3' (1m) surplus weather balloon... not enough lift to float it away, but enough to ease the pain of point 'n shooters, who are shocked by the weight of an honest-to-God camera.
Doesn't anyone have a left hand?
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IMO the simple industrial design of the K-01 is visually appealing but plainly not very ergonomic.
Anyone who has ever had a camera slip from their hands understands the value of a good grip.

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