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01-15-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Battery Grip on K20D

...just installed a battery grip on my K20D and it really improves the whole aura of the camera for me....... I love the way it looks and it also makes it a lot easier to handle.
Of course the K20D is so stingy on battery drain that the extra battery in there is a moot issue for me at least but having plenty of extra power isn't a bad thing.
Here is a photo of it with the DA 18-55 AL II lens. Will look forward to putting on the 12-24 lens and going out for a shoot...people might start mistaking me for a professional if I do that...



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Looks great! I agree that the battery grips make Pentax cameras look better- and easier to hold with big lenses.

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I prefer 5 inch cases.

Next upgrade the K20 w/grip goes.




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I love my BG-2 grip on my K20d as well. The only thing is that occasionally there is some kind of bug that happens with the grip. Sometimes (and it's rare), if the grip is on when you turn the camera on, the grip controls will not work (or so I recall). It's been a while since I thought about this but I also think it was dependent on the particular lens mounted. Unfortunately, I've lost those details. The fix is simple turn the camera and grip off. Turn the camera on then the grip, that should do it.

Oh, there is no doubt that if your camera has a battery grip, many people assume that it is a 'nice camera' and some assume that you are a pro. Dumb but...size does matter sometimes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
I love my BG-2 grip on my K20d as well. The only thing is that occasionally there is some kind of bug that happens with the grip. Sometimes (and it's rare), if the grip is on when you turn the camera on, the grip controls will not work (or so I recall).
When you encounter situations like that, check to see that you don't have a dial or switch stuck between settings first.
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I like my K20D grip too however, I lament that it doesn't have the back AF button like how my K-5's grip does. The K-5 grip is definately more comfortable too.
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When you encounter situations like that, check to see that you don't have a dial or switch stuck between settings first.
Oh, I know that one too but this bug is different. Somewhere on this site there are threads about it.
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Weddington, N.C, how far away from Raleigh is that?

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Oh, I know that one too but this bug is different. Somewhere on this site there are threads about it.
Hm, I didn't know that.
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Weddington, N.C, how far away from Raleigh is that?
about 2 1/2 hours...right next to Charlotte, NC
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about 2 1/2 hours...right next to Charlotte, NC
Drat. I thought maybe there was another Pentax shooter nearby.
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The grip is super helpful for shooting vertical compositions. Due to the weight of the camera, I am find with only one battery in my grip. I do wish the grip had a 4-way controller, though, so it would be easier to adjust the focus point while shooting vertically.
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I also would not be without a grip. When I go on vacation I make sure that both batteries are full and as long as I keep flash to a minimum (I hate flash) I usually don't need to worry about recharging the whole trip. Once you get used to being able to use the grip shutter button in portrait style, you will never buy another camera without it

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I agree. My grip stays on my K20D all the time. Feels funny without it.
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Battery Grip on K20D
All mine were gripped too, the ones I still have still are, cos they work well with big hands and big heavy glass.
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