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12-06-2018, 04:53 PM   #1
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Does any Pentax K10D equipment work on ...

Does any Pentax K10D equipment (LI50 Battery, BC50 battery charger, BG2 battery grip) work on the 'new' Pentax cameras - K-1 Mark II, K70 or the KP? I was thinking of getting a new Pentax but wanted to find out if I could use any of my old stuff and not have to buy new batteries, chargers and grips. Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by protege Quote
Does any Pentax K10D equipment (LI50 Battery, BC50 battery charger, BG2 battery grip) work on the 'new' Pentax cameras - K-1 Mark II, K70 or the KP? I was thinking of getting a new Pentax but wanted to find out if I could use any of my old stuff and not have to buy new batteries, chargers and grips. Thanks.
Other than lenses, remotes, and flashes, no. Pentax has switched over to the D-Li90 battery (for grips and all flagship bodies since the K-7) and the D-Li109 (for smaller bodies since the K-r) and has since used these two batteries consistently.

The battery and grip specs for each body can quickly be viewed here:
Pentax K-1 II vs. Pentax KP vs. Pentax K-70 - Pentax Camera Comparison - PentaxForums.com

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I think the only AC adapter is usable with the current cameras.
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Welcome aboard. Fortunately, you can use current lenses with the K10D though.

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Since new cameras come with a battery and charger there's no worry there. If you buy on the used market make sure a working battery and charger is included.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
I think the only AC adapter is usable with the current cameras.
Yes, I can confirm that the AC adapter for the K10D powers the K-1 Mark II. Also, the wired shutter release and IR remote shutter release for the K10D are compatible with K-1 Mark II.

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I just upgraded from a K10d to a used K5.

My p-ttl flash that I used on the K10d works with the K5. I believe that any flash will work on any Pentax camera.

The IR remote (Pentax Remote F) works with the K5, as well.

One disappointment I have found: my wife bought me a D-BG4 grip for Christmas, to match my "new" K5. According to all the documentation that I have seen, the D-BG4 does NOT have a slot to hold the remote, like the D-BG2 (for the K10d) did. It does have a slot for a spare SD card.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noblepa Quote
I just upgraded from a K10d to a used K5.

My p-ttl flash that I used on the K10d works with the K5. I believe that any flash will work on any Pentax camera.

The IR remote (Pentax Remote F) works with the K5, as well.

One disappointment I have found: my wife bought me a D-BG4 grip for Christmas, to match my "new" K5. According to all the documentation that I have seen, the D-BG4 does NOT have a slot to hold the remote, like the D-BG2 (for the K10d) did. It does have a slot for a spare SD card.
You are correct about the battery grip. I find the SD slot to be far more useful in real world situations than a slot for a remote. YMMV.

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Right, the AC adapter and wired remotes should work with the appropriate battery adapter (K-30/50 don't have AC jack) or 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio adapter for the K-70 (shares remote jack with microphone).
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The K10D shares most of its parts with the K20D, but not the later models which are smaller. As already mentioned, the wired remotes and the remote F work and also the AC adaptor. I believe the focussing screens are slightly different too.
The K10D was the last Pentax to have the ccd sensor and has retained a special band of enthusiasts within the Pentax owners.
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The grip of the K10D is compatible with the K20D only
QuoteOriginally posted by pentasonic49 Quote
The K10D was the last Pentax to have the ccd sensor and has retained a special band of enthusiasts within the Pentax owners.
The K200D and the K-m (K2000 in the US) have the same sensor and are later models.
Also the 645D is CCD - change to CMOS came with 645Z.

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My p-ttl flash that I used on the K10d works with the K5. I believe that any flash will work on any Pentax camera.
Definitely NO.
My Soligor pTTL-only flash works with the *istDS and the K200D, but not with my K-5 (top display starts blinking, the camera turns crazy and then locks).

And that is also true for some 3rd party KAF lenses:
My Cosima (FF) 19-35 AF works great with the Z20, MZ5n, *istDS and K200D, but sets my K-5 to the same state as the Soligor flash does.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
The grip of the K10D is compatible with the K20D only
The K200D and the K-m (K2000 in the US) have the same sensor and are later models.
Also the 645D is CCD - change to CMOS came with 645Z.

Definitely NO.
My Soligor pTTL-only flash works with the *istDS and the K200D, but not with my K-5 (top display starts blinking, the camera turns crazy and then locks).

And that is also true for some 3rd party KAF lenses:
My Cosima (FF) 19-35 AF works great with the Z20, MZ5n, *istDS and K200D, but sets my K-5 to the same state as the Soligor flash does.
Maybe I was lucky. My flash is a Promaster FL160. It seems to work properly on both cameras. The only issue I have (and had on the K10d, as well) is that the flash foot does not always slide all the way into the camera's hot shoe. I have to push very firmly to get it to seat completely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
The grip of the K10D is compatible with the K20D only
The K200D and the K-m (K2000 in the US) have the same sensor and are later models.
Also the 645D is CCD - change to CMOS came with 645Z.

Definitely NO.
My Soligor pTTL-only flash works with the *istDS and the K200D, but not with my K-5 (top display starts blinking, the camera turns crazy and then locks).

And that is also true for some 3rd party KAF lenses:
My Cosima (FF) 19-35 AF works great with the Z20, MZ5n, *istDS and K200D, but sets my K-5 to the same state as the Soligor flash does.
And the common thread here is "third party".
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