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11-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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Modding a third party grip for K-30.

Any body ever tried this or thought of this?

I have seen this grip
DSTE K5/K7 Vertical External Battery Grip for Pentax D-BG4, K5, K5IIS, K5II - Black - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

I am thinking if I can mod it to make use of the power source and shutter button. Nothing more.

Any body know the pin layout suggestions?

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I don't think this will work on a K-30. My understanding is that you can't add a grip to a K-30. There are no connectors on the bottom.
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Maybe I should have elaborated a little.
My plan is to remove the pins on top of grip and connect from inside the grip to the 2.5 mm input plug.

Do the same for the power source too.
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Sounds like an interesting project. I wonder if the screw lines up properly. Keep us posted if you decide to do this.

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Apparently a Nikon D60 grip is a better fit.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/151-pentax-k-30-k-50/216730-battery-grip-pentax-k30.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote

I have read that thread a couple of times. It was not until now that I realised that red k-30 did exactly the same thing that I wanted to do.

Thanks.
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