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10-04-2008, 02:32 PM   #31
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Just out of curiosity.
Can you still use a tripod with this grip on the camera?

10-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #32
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Yes, there is a steel 1/4-20 threaded insert in the bottom aligned as on the camera body. No problem.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sylvanite Quote
Just out of curiosity.
Can you still use a tripod with this grip on the camera?
10-09-2008, 08:04 AM   #33
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Now sorry to flog the already dead horse but i've just started to look for something like this for my K100ds and was just wondering if someone could thrust me in the general direction of where to get this, i've seen a few on ebay but build qualitly looks a bit suss

ok ok i know is sounds like a stupid q, but any help would be most helpfull

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Just got mine! Wow!! I love it! Used it today for a graduation photo shoot and boy... I've never taken so many shots and not have to worry about the battery. Not to mention the grip stabilizing my DA* 50-135 and massive flash on the K100D.

Anyways, Ben, here's my brief review:

Pros:
-Nice and lightweight
-Creates a nice grip for the K100D (especially for my big hands!)
-Balances the weight out (not much heavier with grip on! Feels lighter!)
-Extra battery power = more shots!! Less changing out of batteries!!
-Don't have to remove the K100D battery door
-Can still use the AA's if you want!

Cons:
-No vertical shutter (I'm okay with this but others may not)
-Flimsy on/off switch
-Smelled like really new plastic when I first got it

Other than that, so far so good. It's going to be a permanent resident of my camera now :P

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Is this grip going to fit the DS ? Anybody knows ?

I know the size of the K100DS is different overall but the bottom : tripod screw and battery compartment are the same as of the digital DS . ?

TIA , folks .
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Nobody ?

I'm thinking of getting this for the DS .
10-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #37
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i bought one online the company is from china it cost me $58 including shipping it took a week to get it and now i have it....tested it so far and fairly happy with it...just hope it wont burn the insides of my camera...have seen somebody used a generic grip for a fuji s2 and after 3 months of using it burned the insides of the fuji s2....did somebody experience this one on a pentax....and would like to know if it does shoot 2000 shot on a full load...being sick already of my aa bats always showing dead on the lcd...
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My AA's go dead pretty quickly too. I bought some rechargely Nimh high capacity ones and they last pretty good.

I haven't used my camera that much yet to test it, but so far it's lasted about 2 days of shooting and it hasn't died yet. This is after it's first full charge.

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I also received mine and it seems fine. I tested the voltage of the grip when it arrived (mine arrived charged) and after a full charge and it was 5.99 volts, so it's right up to k100d specifications.
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Hi,

I'm sorry but where did you buy the Travor grip for 25? I searched on ebay and it was like 50!
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Having trouble with mine...

The Travor is permanently mounted on my K100DS, but the camera is only lightly used since I bought the K20D. A few times when I went to use the K100, the battery grip was dead. I thought maybe I'd forgotten to switch the grip's power button off (which shouldn't matter anyway), but that wasn't the problem this time. It was clear that the grip discharged in a few weeks with only very light use. I wouldn't think this should happen but maybe I'm being too optimistic?

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Mine's still chugging along. But I hate how it'll just suddenly discharge and the camera will turn off when the battery dies. This is the only way I know the battery is dead. Dang!

Otherwise, I've had this battery and grip last me for days on end without charging. So far so good. If it dies, I just switch to an emergency set of AA's and recharge the grip at home.

Then I go for another round.
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I've decided I was asking too much. The lithium batteries for my K20D are lasting about the same amount of time in storage. I just have to be a little more diligent about periodic recharges.
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dang. now I want the K20D. LOL
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QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
dang. now I want the K20D. LOL
It's a beautiful camera, but I still love my K100DS. My advice is to wait until you can afford to upgrade without selling the K100.
Note that the BG-2 grip is four times the cost of the Travor.
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