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03-08-2022, 05:56 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Battery Grip D-BG8

I followed the directions in the manual for installing a fresh, charged battery in the battery grip. It is DEAD! I cannot use the controls on the battery grip the same way as the dials and buttons on the camera; there is no life. Could the grip be defective? I'd appreciate any advice. I purchased the camera, etc. from B & H.

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Battery Grip D-BG8

Ok. Please ignore my just posted message about the battery grip. This camera has given me fits of frustration. Anyway, I learned that I have to turn on the main camera switch then turn on the controls on the battery grip and then the controls will operate on the battery grip.

Sorry for the panic in the last message. But I will be posting a question about how to operate multiple exposures, which I will be using in 10 days in a garden in Atlanta.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steph banks Quote
ok. Please ignore my just posted message about the battery grip. This camera has given me fits of frustration. Anyway, i learned that i have to turn on the main camera switch then turn on the controls on the battery grip and then the controls will operate on the battery grip.

Sorry for the panic in the last message. But i will be posting a question about how to operate multiple exposures, which i will be using in 10 days in a garden in atlanta.
been there, done that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by BWG Quote
been there, done that!
Same here! Yes, the camera needs to be turned "on" for it to communicate with the grip. Interestingly, the grip need not be "on" for the camera to "see" the battery in the grip.

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Same here! Yes, the camera needs to be turned "on" for it to communicate with the grip. Interestingly, the grip need not be "on" for the camera to "see" the battery in the grip.
That is not with the K1 (or the K7) . Even with the grip switched off, the battery is seen and used.
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That is not with the K1 (or the K7) . Even with the grip switched off, the battery is seen and used.
That's exactly what I said.
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That's exactly what I said.
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