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07-05-2016, 06:13 PM   #1
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Just ordered my K 1 and I have a question.

I have searched the threads and have not seen this question asked.
So here goes.
I have a battery grip for my K 200 that I am not using.
Is it possible to use this on the K 1?
I know that it will not function in the least. I would not have batteries in the old grip.
I could use it just for the added comfort while holding the camera.
My K 1 does arrive from B&H until Thursday so I have not been able to try this idea.
Has anyone?
Thanks in advance.
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07-05-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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No. The K-1 has its own unique grip.
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No. The K-1 has its own unique grip.
Thanks for the response Mad, that is what i figured. But it never hurts to ask.
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I think you will find the K-1 just a bit bigger without the grip and easier to hold than a smaller DSLR body, though it is a small bit heavier.

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I think you will find the K-1 just a bit bigger without the grip and easier to hold than a smaller DSLR body, though it is a small bit heavier.
I am going to try it out with out a grip first.
I have grips on my K 3, K 20 D and K 5 and I really like having them on the cameras.
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I think you will find the K-1 just a bit bigger without the grip and easier to hold than a smaller DSLR body, though it is a small bit heavier.
I agree. Unless you shoot a lot of verticals, the K-1 doesn't need a grip to balance well with lenses.

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I agree. Unless you shoot a lot of verticals, the K-1 doesn't need a grip to balance well with lenses.
When I'm shooting bursts of action for significant periods of time with the D FA 70-200mm or D FA 150-450mm lenses I find the battery grip on the K-1 very important.

I find that I not only need to get my little finger firmly on the grip, which is easier with the K-1 because of the extra depth, but also the little-finger side of the palm of my hand. With the shorter lenses this isn't a problem.

But I know people who shoot action with the K-1 who don't need the grip. It is personal, so it has to be "try it without, and if this is uncomfortable, buy one".
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QuoteOriginally posted by scottab Quote
I am going to try it out with out a grip first.
Everything else you use is gripped, you're gonna miss it on the K1...

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Okay I pulled the trigger and ordered the grip for the K 1. They are both safe at my home after a long journey.
What an incredible camera. This reminds me of years ago when I got my K 1000 in the mid 80's. Just as excited now as then.
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i have grips on my k3 and k10d and always missed not having one on my k50 so picked one up for my k1. feels much nicer with it tbh.
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