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05-20-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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D-BG4 photos?

So who has the photos of the grip with the trays for the AA's and Batt pack, and multi angles to see how its laid out.

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I wonder if you can still stash a memory card and remote in the grip
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrendanPK Quote
So who has the photos of the grip with the trays for the AA's and Batt pack, and multi angles to see how its laid out.
Dude, forget the batteries. Looking at the specs it would appear they listened to "us" and put both an AF button and an ISO button on the grip!!!
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Dude, forget the batteries. Looking at the specs it would appear they listened to "us" and put both an AF button and an ISO button on the grip!!!
Yes! and I want to see where everything is placed.... AND how the Batt compartment is to see if it will hod a card/remote again when used w/ standard camera batt

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Dude, forget the batteries. Looking at the specs it would appear they listened to "us" and put both an AF button and an ISO button on the grip!!!
I saw the AF button and that's great! I didn't know there was also an ISO button!
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Being able to turn off AF by shutter half-press would... well... lets just say it would make me extremely happy.
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seen so many shots but none showing the back of the grip yet. seems none of the ppl and sits that got preview cameras got the grip with it
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QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
I saw the AF button and that's great! I didn't know there was also an ISO button!
http://www.pentaximaging.com/accessories/D-BG4_Battery_Grip/

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The D-BG4 Battery Grip extends shooting times by providing additional power via a second lithium-ion battery or AA batteries. The battery grip includes a tray for either battery option. It also features a vertical release button, depth-of-field preview switch, front and rear e-dials, and buttons for exposure lock and autofocus, as well as a green button and ISO button. The D-BG4 is weather-sealed to protect the battery.


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Being able to turn off AF by shutter half-press would... well... lets just say it would make me extremely happy.
You can do that now on the K20, right?
Line 14 on the custom menu?
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You can do that now on the K20, right?
Line 14 on the custom menu?
Yes, and doing so effectively turns off your ability to use AF with the portrait controls because the only AF actuation is via the shutter release. D-BG4 adds a dedicated AF button to the grip.
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I see your concern.
I can't imagine Pentax doing away with that basic adjustment?
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man i know im being picky but thats what I have wanted to see from day 1
I also wonder if it will have a strap lug on it for a wrist strap
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrendanPK Quote
So who has the photos of the grip with the trays for the AA's and Batt pack, and multi angles to see how its laid out.
Our good old thread has info :
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/57107-pic-k30d-270.html#post610052
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From this angle, it appears that the D-BG4 has added so much in "depth", I guess that's what it takes to accommodate six AA batteries...

http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2009-05/24/K7-026-L.jpg

And from the side:

http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2009-05/24/K7-020-L.jpg

This shows how big the grip is compared with the compact size of the K-7 body:

http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2009-05/24/K7-007-L.jpg

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I was taking a D-BG4's backside photo.

It has a AF button!!!

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