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05-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #4051
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Nice to see they got the grip right altho I hope those iso and ev comp buttons are recessed eanough, otherwise I can imagine I would accidentally press them while holding the camera.

Maybe they should use the orientation sensor to enable/diable buttons on the grip hehe

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QuoteOriginally posted by and Quote
Maybe they should use the orientation sensor to enable/diable buttons on the grip hehe
Ooooh! Me want!
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QuoteOriginally posted by loafer Quote
Not my image, but click through to flickr to see a large version.

Quite a lot of space "wasted" around the lens elements. It's 2009, isn't it possible to get rid of all those thick layers of plastic/metal?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ricardobeat Quote
Quite a lot of space "wasted" around the lens elements. It's 2009, isn't it possible to get rid of all those thick layers of plastic/metal?
I'm guessing this is a weathersealed lens.. you'll need volume To compress and space for the rings/washers etc. If the lens would be (near) airtight and there'd be little air volume, you'd be compressing the air in the lens quite a bit, making zoom action really tough. (You already feel that on the 16-50 when engaging the second stage). At least, that's what I think..

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Maybe they should use the orientation sensor to enable/diable buttons on the grip hehe
It would be cool if that were an option, but sometimes I use the grip controls when shooting in landscape orientation - specifically, the shutter button.
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I really like that the K-7 body is of magnesium alloy, but how about the grip? Its plastic I assume, (not that it matters that much) but it would be cool if
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
I really like that the K-7 body is of magnesium alloy, but how about the grip? Its plastic I assume, (not that it matters that much) but it would be cool if
I believe John C from pentax said on DPR that it was plastic
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And they still want 200+ for it?

DAAAAANG

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And they still want 200+ for it?

DAAAAANG
Any other brand marketing such grip, with option for batteries and AA and weathersealed, not replacing the internal battery but adding one more?

Not so sure...
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i remember reading sometime back that the camera would be announced in norway. did they do any cool with the k-7, like threw it down a fjord or something?
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For people asking to see battery grip holders



Simply taken from the japenese pentax site K-7?????????????PENTAX

Do you think there's still a SD holder under the AA batteries?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dopeytree Quote
For people asking to see battery grip holders



Simply taken from the japenese pentax site K-7?????????????PENTAX

Do you think there's still a SD holder under the AA batteries?
If you study this photo, then it's obvious that there's a lot of room left in the grip. What about the "grip" part on the front (where your fingers go)?
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I have no idea. People've seen the grip, did anyone take the holder out and see?

It's odd that there's not many photos of the grip yet..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
If you study this photo, then it's obvious that there's a lot of room left in the grip. What about the "grip" part on the front (where your fingers go)?
Space left over inside the grip is for your 'stash'. Not something they can advertise for obvious reasons.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Any other brand marketing such grip, with option for batteries and AA and weathersealed, not replacing the internal battery but adding one more?

Not so sure...
Wait, so not replacing the internal battery is considered a plus?
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