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12-17-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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Battery Grip D-BG4

I have been looking around for a grip for the K5.
Now in Australia, I have priced one at over $400 (unbelievable!!!!!!).

Looking elsewhere there seems to be myriads of these duplicate brands from China.
Any one tried one? Are they any good?
I am a bit suspicious about them really. Any information appreciated. Thanks

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I haven't tried the knockoffs, so I can't help you there. However, if you want an original, you can usually find them in the US (new) for a little under $200 and used for around $150. Even with a shipping cost of $20-40 (depending on speed) to Australia, you could knock as much as half off the $400 price tag.
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$400 is outrageous.
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Thanks all , for the advice etc.

It is more than obvious,I will avoid the generic, and that I will be having a look over your side of the globe, should be able to pick one up at a sensible price.
Thanks again.
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