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04-29-2021, 12:11 AM   #1
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What about the D-BG8 battery grip for the K-3 III?

Any impressions specifically related to the battery grip?

How does it feel compared to the camera's grip? I always found the grip to be slightly too different on previous models? Same here?

Are the buttons well spaced? How is its size? On previous models the grip has been getting larger, and that made some buttons on the body harder to reach.

What about the strap attachment? I only noticed that the grip had this when watching a Japanese unboxing. Most pictures show the other side. It would be a perfect attachment point to avoid a strap getting in the way when holding the camera in portrait orientation. Something I've struggled with before.

Any other points?

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04-29-2021, 03:10 PM   #2
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The grip strap attachment is similar to the one on the K1 grip - perfect for a hand strap
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Hey if anyone doesn’t like their silver grip I will gladly take it off your hands…

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QuoteOriginally posted by jerryleejr Quote
Hey if anyone doesn’t like their silver grip I will gladly take it off your hands…

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Lots of luck with that

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Lots of luck with that
Doesn’t hurt to try…

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04-29-2021, 11:58 PM   #6
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The grip strap attachment is similar to the one on the K1 grip - perfect for a hand strap
Tx, I didn't know that. I never saw the K-1's grip. Actually, I only ever owned APS-C flagships, though I had the grip for every one starting with the K10D. None of these had that attachment. I like it!

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Hey if anyone doesn’t like their silver grip I will gladly take it off your hands…

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I'll keep it in mind if ever I decide to sell mine. Though there a bigger chance of my selling the leather strap... interested?


Caveat: That is assuming my pre-order for the silver premium kit will one day be fulfilled. With the limited availability and the many people that already are getting theirs, I'm preparing mentally for the mail telling me they had too many orders and mine didn't win the lottery despite being early. I'll get the silver body only then, and will be competing with you in the quest for an elusive silver grip...

Wim

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
Tx, I didn't know that. I never saw the K-1's grip. Actually, I only ever owned APS-C flagships, though I had the grip for every one starting with the K10D. None of these had that attachment. I like it!

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I'll keep it in mind if ever I decide to sell mine. Though there a bigger chance of my selling the leather strap... interested?


Caveat: That is assuming my pre-order for the silver premium kit will one day be fulfilled. With the limited availability and the many people that already are getting theirs, I'm preparing mentally for the mail telling me they had too many orders and mine didn't win the lottery despite being early. I'll get the silver body only then, and will be competing with you in the quest for an elusive silver grip...

Wim
No I think I would have more issues with the writing on the strap than a black grip on a silver body….But in all seriousness I know it’s a marketing tool but only offering a matched grip as a promotional bundle makes no sense. Especially since they are committed to silver lenses and bodies….Now that they see there is a demand…
If you do end up with a body only then we shall form a support group….

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No I think I would have more issues with the writing on the strap than a black grip on a silver body….But in all seriousness I know it’s a marketing tool but only offering a matched grip as a promotional bundle makes no sense. Especially since they are committed to silver lenses and bodies….Now that they see there is a demand…
True. It made sense in the day when silver body kits were a special item, only available in limited quantities much after the actual release. But it doesn't if the silver bodies (and lenses) are a standard choice from the start. Perhaps they will change their minds when they see how many go for the silver choice? After all the limited lenses were limited once as well...

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If you do end up with a body only then we shall form a support group….
LOL, agreed, we'll do that.

Wim

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