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02-11-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Custom Grip for K10D/K20D

After Pentax's Osaka presentation, one user posted this. Pentax representative called this 'custom grip.' Only the pentax service guy can install this at the service centre (in Japan?). It would be only available in Japan (although it's not confirmed). Price is not announced.

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cool, any other info? I am intrested to see what this does
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from the pics, looks like the grip change will be permanent.
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from the pics, looks like the grip change will be permanent.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeff1101 Quote
from the pics, looks like the grip change will be permanent.
So, you think it will be permanent...?
02-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeff1101 Quote
from the pics, looks like the grip change will be permanent.
Well if you care about sealing, it is very natural it can only be made by a service center.
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What does it do???
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To mutley // I read it could be replaced back to 'normal grip' at the service cetre.

To wlachan // I guess it is to make holding k10d/k20d more comfortable. What original posting said is Pentax developed this grip because of the criticism that normal grip was not comfortable enough for some users. So the idea is, if you feel uncomfortable holding K10D/K20D, you should get the 'custom grip' at extra cost. ^ ^

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The original grip looks significantly smaller. Unless there is a feature in there... doubt it'll mean much to me. I'll be watching the developments nonetheless!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tobogi Quote
To mutley // I read it could be replaced back to 'normal grip' at the service cetre.

To wlachan // I guess it is to make holding k10d/k20d more comfortable. What original posting said is Pentax developed this grip because of the criticism that normal grip was not comfortable enough for some users. So the idea is, if you feel uncomfortable holding K10D/K20D, you should get the 'custom grip' at extra cost. ^ ^
I think it would still be for all intents and purposes a "permanent" modification if you need the Pentax Service Centre to remove the grip for you, and put back the old one. (Again with an additional cost...)

I for one find the K10 grip a bit lacking in depth and my littlest finger have nothing to hold on to since the grip does not have much vertical height.
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Looks like a great addition for large handed people. I for one like my K10D as it is. I wouldn't want to make ik any bigger, esp since I constantly use it with the battery grip.

I don't think I will have my K20D upgraded with this, although I think it is a great consideration of Pentax to come up with this...

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【PIE2008】ペンタックス、グリップ形状を変えたK20Dなど
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Looks like the original rubber grip could be replaced directly w/o modification. Perhaps it would be made available outside Japan someday.
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Looks appealing and it doesn't increase camera size if you have a lens on it but I don't think I would go for it if I couldn't try it first.
Or perhaps I would just to make my camera special.
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Custom grip now available in Germany

Hamburg, 2008, June 2.

Today, the custom grip discussed here has been made available in Germany by Pentax Europe:

Nachrichten - Digitalkameras, Fotografie und Ferngl舖er - PENTAX Europe GmbH

It is a mail-in replacement service and costs 50,- €.

Watch out for Pentax USA now

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