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07-09-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
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K-7 Grip (D-BG4) and Battery - Where are they?

So I got my K-7 two days ago and I am still putting it through the paces and comparing it to the K20D. I really need a battery grip (D-BG4) and spare battery but no one has them in stock. If anyone knows where I get either please let me know.

UPDATE: I found the grip in stock at Adorama. I called to double check and he said they have 7 in stock, well 6 now ;-)
I should have it tomorrow. I assume you can use the grip with 1 battery.

Cheers


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QuoteOriginally posted by jbcampbell Quote
So I got mu K-7 two days ago and I am still putting it through the paces and comparing it to the K20D. I really need a battery grip (D-BG4) and spare battery but no one has them in stock. If anyone knows where I get either please let me know.

Cheers
Grips and spare batteries are a hard find for now.
I know Wheatfield got a grip with his K-7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jbcampbell Quote
UPDATE: I found the grip in stock at Adorama. I called to double check and he said they have 7 in stock, well 6 now ;-)
I should have it tomorrow. I assume you can use the grip with 1 battery.
Cheers
The shop I bought my K-7 from did have the grip so I got one but they are still missing the battery. On a side note, aboutbatteries.com will have a generic replacement in a few weeks...
AboutBatteries - Batterie pour PENTAX K-7
07-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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Picked up my K-7 from Aden Camera in Toronto. They had grips as well - so I grabbed one. I haven't p/u a spare battery pack yet though, as I figured non oem one's would be available soon for a fraction of the cost.

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My k7 came with a grip from L&S in vic...not sure if they have more....
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Isn't the D-Li90 identical to some type of Nikon battery? Has anyone tested it yet?
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Hey guys, how much did you guys pay for your grips? I just hope the ozzie price is comparable..

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$229 from Adorama, that seems to be the going rate here.
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My K-7 is expected to arrive tomorrow (friday), hopefully the grip and extra battery I ordered arrives with it. Seems like the grips are finally shipping.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jbcampbell Quote
UPDATE: I found the grip in stock at Adorama. I called to double check and he said they have 7 in stock, well 6 now ;-)
I should have it tomorrow. I assume you can use the grip with 1 battery.

Cheers
The grip ships with 2 battery trays; one for the D-LI90 and one for 3 AA batteries. I got my grip at the same time that I purchased the K-7 and I'm happy to report that 3 AA Eneloops in the grip work just fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jbcampbell Quote
UPDATE: I found the grip in stock at Adorama. I called to double check and he said they have 7 in stock, well 6 now ;-)
I should have it tomorrow. I assume you can use the grip with 1 battery.

Cheers
The grip ships with 2 battery trays; one for the D-LI90 and one for 3 AA batteries. I got my grip at the same time that I purchased the K-7 and I'm happy to report that 3 AA Eneloops in the grip work just fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pawzitiv Quote
The grip ships with 2 battery trays; one for the D-LI90 and one for 3 AA batteries. I got my grip at the same time that I purchased the K-7 and I'm happy to report that 3 AA Eneloops in the grip work just fine.
3? I thought the AA tray took 6 AAs? Must have read it wrong...
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The grip does take 6 AA's.

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P.S. I paid $269 CDN for mine.
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Isn't the D-Li90 identical to some type of Nikon battery? Has anyone tested it yet?
It is similar but not identical. I am not going to be the first one to test.
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they have just popped up with one seller on (e)bay.
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