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04-18-2021, 07:05 AM   #1
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Battery grip

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Iíve never been an early adopter however I did pick up the K1II silver edition bundle. Iíve decided to wait on the K3iii. But hereís my question Iíd hate to assume anything but if the K3iii follows the same path as the K1II the silver body should continue to be available. However it seems the silver battery grip has never been available separately. Am I correct in thinking if I want the grip I need to bite the bullet and get the bundle now? Or cross my fingers and hope that one comes available on the market place or eBay later?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jerryleejr Quote
Hope this is in the right place.
I’ve never been an early adopter however I did pick up the K1II silver edition bundle. I’ve decided to wait on the K3iii. But here’s my question I’d hate to assume anything but if the K3iii follows the same path as the K1II the silver body should continue to be available. However it seems the silver battery grip has never been available separately. Am I correct in thinking if I want the grip I need to bite the bullet and get the bundle now? Or cross my fingers and hope that one comes available on the market place or eBay later?

JJ
yes

in order to get the silver battery grip for the k 3 III, you must order the silver premium edition

this is the battery grip for the K 3 III

https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/pentax-battery-grip-d-bg8-for-pentax-k-3-iii.html
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yes

in order to get the silver battery grip for the k 3 III, you must order the silver premium edition

this is the battery grip for the K 3 III

Pentax Battery Grip D-BG8 for Pentax K-3 III reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
Yeah I was afraid of that, wonder if anyone has had any success sending one off and having it silvered like the lens service Iíve seen...

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Yeah I was afraid of that, wonder if anyone has had any success sending one off and having it silvered like the lens service I’ve seen...

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since it is brand new, not sure if you can even buy it yet

it is on pre-order status at Adorama

my guess is

no

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since it is brand new, not sure if you can even buy it yet

it is on pre-order status at Adorama

my guess is

no
I was looking at down the road if I didnít preorder... and picked up just the body...

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Yeah I was afraid of that, wonder if anyone has had any success sending one off and having it silvered like the lens service Iíve seen...

JJ
The only lenses that Iíve seen transformed from black to silver all were metal bodied. Iíve seen plastic silver lenses from Pentax and others but Iíve not seen black plastic cameras or lenses turned into silver.
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I agree with the others, you have to purchase the silver grip with the silver LE body. I've never seen one aftermarket.
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I suspect the silver grip is a limited run only for the introduction offer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DWS1 Quote
I suspect the silver grip is a limited run only for the introduction offer.
yes indeed but
I have Pentax KP Silver and I purchased black battery grip and they are very happy together and they also look good
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You would have to wait for someone to drop the silver body into the ocean and sell the grip separately.
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You would have to wait for someone to drop the silver body into the ocean and sell the grip separately.
So youíre saying thereís a chance....

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I guess the color of the grip might be changed with duct tape
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I guess the color of the grip might be changed with duct tape
or imagination........
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Ok just heard back from Ricoh take it with a grain of salt but they confirmed the silver grip will not be sold separately....

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Ok just heard back from Ricoh take it with a grain of salt but they confirmed the silver grip will not be sold separately....

JJ
yes , it was communicated by Ricoh in the past.
but hey , I do not care.
My silver KP looks magnificent with the black large hand grip and the black battery grip.
The silver K - 3lll has also black hand grip so should also look magnificent with the black battery grip.
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