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02-04-2010, 04:09 AM   #1
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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
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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.

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