Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-04-2010, 04:09 AM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 198
OEM or Aftermarket Grip for K7

I just got the K7 with two lens.
Was also considering the OEM grip for around $225 but I came across several sellers of an aftermarket K7 grip for about $53 shipped.
Has anyone tried or even seen the aftermarket grip?
How does it compare to the OEM?
I know you get what you pay for but sometimes there an inflated value placed on the label and not into the quality. I'm not sure here becasue I haven't seen the two side by side to compare.
I'm also finding a similar difference with the D-Li90 battery (OEM=4$0, aftermart $8-$16, there's one that claims a rating of 7.2V 1860mah for $12.38).

I'd like to get a grip and extra battery. They need both to perform well and reliably but I don't need to spend money for the tag unless the quality is that much better.

So does anyone have actual experience comparing the aftermarket grip & battery to OEM? Thanks

02-04-2010, 04:50 AM   #2
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,972
I have the OEM grip and I love it, but if the aftermarket one is made well I don't see why you shouldn't give it a try. You can always purchase and resell/return it if you don't like it. I would have if it was an purchase option when I got my k7.

As for OEM batteries...I have several "ebay" ones that cost me about $10 a piece (instead of $100 for pentax ones) and they work perfectly.

c[_]
02-04-2010, 05:24 AM   #3
rhe
Site Supporter
rhe's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Photos: Albums
Posts: 270
Here is a thread discussing aftermarket K7 battery grips: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/camera-studio-accessories/84154-battery-g...2454-77-a.html
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
battery, camera, dslr, grip, k7, oem, photography, quality
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any difference between Genuine battery grip & OEM grip blatfish Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 9 12-09-2010 06:01 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K7/ DA 18-55mm WR/ non OEM grip (EUR) kytra Sold Items 4 11-07-2010 09:26 AM
Aftermarket grip for K7 - can't use it without battery in body? jeremyhall Photographic Technique 1 11-28-2009 09:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:15 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top