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09-08-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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K5 to K3, do accessories match up?

Batteries, Cactus V6 flash triggers, cable release, even battery grip.. Can I use these on a K3 if I decide to upgrade? Thanks!

09-08-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ramboner Quote
Batteries, Cactus V6 flash triggers, cable release, even battery grip.. Can I use these on a K3 if I decide to upgrade? Thanks!
Everything except for the battery grip. The K-3 grip is similar but not interchangeable.

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Awesome! Thanks
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Kain made the BG4 fit the K-3: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/241907-d-bg4-grip-can-work-k-3-a.html
And gabrielodiaz made a 3 party fit (2nd page)

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Different images maybe clearer how to mod the k5 grip fro k3

DIY K3 Battery grip: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Kain description of functionality is also incorrect, The battery metering does work and all grip batteries are reconised

Green button becomes AF and and AF green

the fit is not perfect (see images later on int the thread I linked)

I wouldn't recommend this mod but if your cash strapped it makes a reasonable stop gap.

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I was going to say, I remember reading that you can fit the grip if you grind off one of the metal pegs, but it might twist some and it won't match up perfectly (should still be WR though since the pins have a gasket around them.
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Cool thanks!! I made the jump this morning and picked up the K3.. Cheers to that!!!
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