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03-19-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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New version of right hand grip for K20D at PIE2008


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Hmmm, I wonder how that will feel? Wondering too if that isn't just a prototype. It's missing the silver shutter release. Probably other differences as I didn't look too hard. Thanx for sharing. Hoping a Japanese reading individual will chime in.
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I'd really like that as I do not use a neck-strap - I only ever use a hand-strap. Having that little extra would help.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
It's missing the silver shutter release.
The K20D's shutter release is actually black, unlike the K10D's.

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so what are they gonna do about the users that already have the K20d?
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It's an option to be added on. They won't ship that way.
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I'm not so sure that isn't just a demo purely for display, like a cut-away. Of course, I don't read Japanese, so I have no idea what the text says about it.
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The grip was mentioned here a while back

03-19-2008, 05:27 PM   #9
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Got this off from babelfish translation on the last paragraph,

"Presently examines the exchange service of the grip section, the exhibit is seen as the prototype. As for object schedule K20D and K10D. Service start time and fee is undecided. Form of grip actual service is a possibility of differing."

Seems like this is going to be in the production line for newer batch while old batch do have an option to send in and "swap" to the newer grip if one fancy it.

For me, it is a lovely piece of ergonomic design by Pentax. Guess i have another one more reason to save up for it other than the performance "upgrade" from K10D.
03-31-2008, 01:42 PM   #10
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Interesting, I hadn’t noticed it.

Here it is mentioned as a special edition model :
K20D Special Edition? (from PIE2008) - ClubSNAP Photography Forums
03-31-2008, 02:42 PM   #11
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You may find this hard to believe but I prefer the original. It is flush with the Battery Grip, where as this prototype protrudes and destroys the movement of the line.

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but what a cool picture!!!


like to see a video of that as some lucky dude pushes the camera through a band saw!

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