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04-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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The K7 is TINY!

So, recently I've been looking at upgrading to the K7 from my K10D (50 000 actuations, woo!).

My friend has one, so I asked to borrow it and just play with it for a bit.

I must have massive hands, because I could not figure out a comfortable way to hold it! My K10D fits like a glove and really is a joy to work with, but the K7--while it felt solid with the magnesium body--just didn't fit right!

I don't know what to do now... maybe just find another K10D?

I'll see if I can borrow it for more than a day and see how that goes, perhaps...

04-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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I have a K-5 and smaller hands - so fits really well for me (same size as K-7).

The advice I have seen on the forum is to purchase the battery extension pack - makes the camera bigger, and gives more options....
04-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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I have a K10D and a K-5, and quite large hands. I know what you're saying, but the functionality and output of the K-5 is streets ahead.
You may find the optional DBG4 battery grip makes it more comfortable in your big mitts.
04-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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As mentioned before the K-7 and K-5 shares the same body and handling. The battery extension pack is a grest suggestion for those who shoot a lot of portrait as well as people with large hands. (By the way it is the same battery extension pack for K-7 & K-7.)

Hope the comments may help.

04-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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Battery pack.
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Ihave K5 and K20 and rather large hands. As other have said, the battery pack IS definitely the solution to your situation.
04-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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If you are thinking of a K-7 then you should be looking at K20D--same body as K10d, and AFAIK same sensor as K-7
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Battery extension pack?? So we don't call it battery grip anymore?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron_Man Quote
Battery extension pack?? So we don't call it battery grip anymore?
Ron, I just couldn't remember what is was properly called
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Upgraded from K10D to K-5 in jan, and i had the same feeling as you, but now i dont even think about it anymore - the K-5 is a great Camera.
But i might get the Batteri grip in the future to use with my Sigma 135-400, even though i mostly use it on a monopod, i think that it would be easier (more balanced) to handle with the Batteri grip
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I know what you mean op. I have a K-r, which I think is even smaller than the k-5/k-7. I'm a lanky 6 foot 6 chap, so have fairly big hands, and I just wish the k-r could have a battery grip! I also wish I wouldn't hit my head on door frames quite so often, but that's another issue! ...
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Me, Too

Yep, same two cameras, I've had my K10 D for several years now and it fits my hands perfectly, with or without grip.
But the K-7 feels like it's going to fall right through my fingers, I haven't found a secure, comfortable way of holding it. And I always end up with a finger or thumb on top of the LCD screen, somehow.
I like the big screen, but there's less "camera" around it!
Since the BG-4 grip doesn't come up (used) very often, I got a $50.00 knock-off. It looks and feels much cheaper than my BG-2, the rubber-like part doesn't match the texture of the OEM.
But it works fine (so far) and does help me hold the camera, even with one hand. The K-7 still doesn't feel as natural as the K10, so I guess I'll have to adjust. It's a better, more modern and capable camera.
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I just went from K20D to K-5 a few days ago.
I'm still awed by just how great it feels, looks, and performs.
I mean, Low light? What's that?
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I went through all mentioned cameras from K10d to K-5 : Ergonomically I had the feeling that K10/20D is superior to K7/5, of course that is subjective. K7/5 is not really well suited for long heavy lenses like telephotos, battery grip is helpfull here, but again I felt that grip for K10/20D is superior. In terms of image quality - that is completely another story
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I do think that having a grip for the K5/K7 body is a must. I do sometimes leave it off for a time if I want a smaller body/lens combo, but it certainly isn't as comfortable.

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