Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-28-2016, 10:04 PM   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,552
A6000 Battery Grip Unboxing and attaching to my A6000

A6000 Battery Grip Unboxing Travor BD-3DIR / SG-3DIR and attaching to my A6000 filmed with a7 with Pentax-A 2.8/50mm macro..I forgot to lock AE oops.


10-29-2016, 01:36 AM   #2
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-East of England
Posts: 12,440
Very cool indeed. I imagine this improves the handling with larger and adapted lenses, too?
10-29-2016, 04:14 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
butangmucat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 683
QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Very cool indeed. I imagine this improves the handling with larger and adapted lenses, too?
But the beauty of a6000 is the small body and the professional functions/IQ. This made the body way too bulky in my perspective.
10-29-2016, 04:28 AM   #4
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-East of England
Posts: 12,440
QuoteOriginally posted by butangmucat Quote
But the beauty of a6000 is the small body and the professional functions/IQ. This made the body way too bulky in my perspective.
Yes, that's one of the A6000's attractions - its size - but that advantage starts to diminish when you add (for example) a K-mount adaptor and a good-sized lens. In those situations, I can see this grip potentially improving handling for some (much as I prefer having the grip on my K-3 when shooting with larger lenses)...

10-29-2016, 05:54 AM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,157
What is the purpose of the dummy device inserted in the camera? What is the purpose of the little cable attached?
10-29-2016, 05:58 AM   #6
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-East of England
Posts: 12,440
QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
What is the purpose of the dummy device inserted in the camera? What is the purpose of the little cable attached?
So far as I can tell, the "dummy" device extends the power connectors from inside the camera's battery compartment to the base of the camera to mate with the grip. The cable is required for the grip's shutter release to fire the camera's shutter...
10-29-2016, 05:59 AM   #7
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,157
QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
So far as I can tell, the "dummy" device extends the power connectors from inside the camera's battery compartment to the base of the camera to mate with the grip. The cable is required for the grip's shutter release to fire the camera's shutter...
But the battery compartment door is closed. That's what I had thought before the door was shown closed. I am stumped.
10-29-2016, 06:04 AM   #8
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-East of England
Posts: 12,440
QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
But the battery compartment door is closed. That's what I had thought before the door was shown closed. I am stumped.
Yup, confused me too. I think there's a little removable or pull-back tab on the battery door, specifically for this purpose...

10-29-2016, 06:16 AM   #9
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
butangmucat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 683
QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Yup, confused me too. I think there's a little removable or pull-back tab on the battery door, specifically for this purpose...
I dug out my a5000, and I can confirm that there is a small rubber plug door that can be opened, allowing contacts to be exposed. Sony probably designed this for their AC adapter. I have to say that this is a clever design.
10-29-2016, 06:16 AM - 1 Like   #10
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,157
I found another video that explains it. The host is a bit unpolished but the information is good.

10-29-2016, 06:21 AM   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
butangmucat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 683
I actually wished that Pentax has an option like this for my K-S2 (and it will be good if the grip actually takes AA batteries).
10-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #12
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 11,618
QuoteOriginally posted by butangmucat Quote
I actually wished that Pentax has an option like this for my K-S2
In terms of little rubber plugs on the battery door, the K-x had one ("electric cable cover") to allow cables from the AC adapter to fit through. The K-S2 certainly has one too ("connection cable cover"), see p-33 of the KS-2 manual:

10-29-2016, 06:48 AM   #13
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
butangmucat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 683
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
In terms of little rubber plugs on the battery door, the K-x had one ("electric cable cover") to allow cables from the AC adapter to fit through. The K-S2 certainly has one too ("connection cable cover"), see p-33 of the KS-2 manual:
Then in theory a 3rd party grip is possible. Why no one makes this for the K-S2?
10-29-2016, 06:56 AM   #14
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-East of England
Posts: 12,440
QuoteOriginally posted by butangmucat Quote
Then in theory a 3rd party grip is possible. Why no one makes this for the K-S2?
Looking at the diagram, the opening filled by that rubber grommet exits at the side, not the base. A connector sticking through that wouldn't easily clip into an attachment... you'd probably need another small cable.
10-29-2016, 07:04 AM   #15
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
butangmucat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 683
QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Looking at the diagram, the opening filled by that rubber grommet exits at the side, not the base. A connector sticking through that wouldn't easily clip into an attachment... you'd probably need another small cable.
That's better than nothing, a grip would be very helpful considering that the battery life of K-S2 is on the short side for a DSLR.
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!
a6000, a6000 battery grip, battery, body, cable, camera, door, grip, travor
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-01 vs a6000? butangmucat Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 40 08-23-2016 05:13 AM
Sony A6000 Shots Sliver-Surfer Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12 07-26-2016 02:16 AM
Sony A6000 & Yongnuo Flashes reivax Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 3 06-16-2015 11:29 AM
Arrghh! Couldn't decide between the A7s and A6000 - finally went for the A6000 Christine Tham Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 18 07-03-2014 08:39 PM
Sony A6000 and focus assist Tanzer Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 8 06-05-2014 09:26 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:23 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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