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Newmowa K-3 Battery grip $63.99
Posted By: Stumpy, 12-07-2014, 03:27 PM

I see on Amazon.com they are selling a Newmowa version of the D-BG5 battery grip for the K-3 @ $63.99 incl
Anyone used/know the quality from this maker ?

Amazon.com : Newmowaź D-BG5 Battery Grip Replacement for Pentax D-BG5 and Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera : Camera & Photo
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12-07-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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They're a reseller and simply marketing a Chiense knockoff of the grip. Many of the knockoff K5 grips were fine, except they were NOT WR.
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Docrwm is right, these are not weather sealed. The Chinese knockoffs tend to be molded directly from the genuine article, so they look pretty much the same, and in terms of providing auxiliary battery power should function similarly to a Pentax one. However, they do tend to be made form cheaper materials, and in addition to lack of weather sealing, often have lower quality switches and buttons, so the "feel" may not be exactly the same.
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OK thanks. Although not too worried about WR if it is going to feel poor best to stick to the Pentax one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stumpy Quote
OK thanks. Although not too worried about WR if it is going to feel poor best to stick to the Pentax one.
I had one for the K-5 and it was absolutely fine - particularly for $40. Bought it when my Real Pentax grip developed a bad button and went in for service. Only sold it because the real one came back and I really didn't need two.
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