K3 battery grip


gtis

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 14:03
Hi all
Just seen this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/DSTE-Replacement-Battery-D-LI90-Pentax/dp/B00RDWK7EC/ref...
cheers Neil
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Mike-P

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 14:19
Looks ok actually, 2 year warranty and Dustproof, weather-resistant construction.
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 22:28
Details a bit unclear. - title says 2 batteries, photo shows 2 batteries, product description makes no mention of batteries...
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Soran

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 23:16
Looks identical to the one I ordered from DX.com for about half the price(no batteries though)
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gtis

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 23:20
ilovesaabs wrote:
Details a bit unclear. - title says 2 batteries, photo shows 2 batteries, product description makes no mention of batteries...

Hi
I see what you mean I have asked the owners to clarify it
cheers Neil
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jeallen01

Link Posted 12/01/2015 - 08:52
Same vendor and product but WITHOUT any batteries at 52.99 is here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/DSTE-Replacement-Battery-Pentax-Camera/dp/B00RDWJZ9K/ref...

Thus I think the first link above does refer to a package of items that does include 2 batteries, but they are of he older 3-contact type
NB: for info on the 3- and 4- contact batteries then see here http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/280157-k3-batteries-...

& the dx.com product link is here; http://www.dx.com/p/kingma-d-bg5-aa-lithium-battery-grip-for-pentax-k-3-black-36...
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 12/01/2015 - 09:32

gtis

Link Posted 12/01/2015 - 18:05
Thus I think the first link above does refer to a package of items that does include 2 batteries, but they are of he older 3-contact type
NB: for info on the 3- and 4- contact batteries then see here http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/280157-k3-batteries-...



Hi
Just checked the batteries for the k5 and k3 and they both have 3 contacts
cheers Neil
pentax k3
DA* 300 f4 DA* 50-135 f 2.8 smc DA* 16-50 f2.8 50mm f1.7 pentax1.4xhd converter





Panasonic Dmc Fz200

gtis

Link Posted 12/01/2015 - 18:09
Soran wrote:
Looks identical to the one I ordered from DX.com for about half the price(no batteries though)

Hi
But in your link I does not state dustproof and weather resistant as the k3
cheers Neil
pentax k3
DA* 300 f4 DA* 50-135 f 2.8 smc DA* 16-50 f2.8 50mm f1.7 pentax1.4xhd converter





Panasonic Dmc Fz200

jeallen01

Link Posted 12/01/2015 - 18:59
gtis wrote:
Thus I think the first link above does refer to a package of items that does include 2 batteries, but they are of he older 3-contact type
NB: for info on the 3- and 4- contact batteries then see here http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/280157-k3-batteries-...



Hi
Just checked the batteries for the k5 and k3 and they both have 3 contacts

Mine are also all 3-contact types, but if you carefully read the PF thread on batteries, it explains that there would appear to have been a change over time from 3 to 4 contacts to work better with various types of chargers - so expect to see more of the 4-contact types as time goes by, which could be relatively important if you are looking to use specialist chargers.
(IIRC, my DLi109s for the K-30 are already a mixture of both types)
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jules

Link Posted 14/01/2015 - 13:12
Well the price dropped to 55 with the two batteries today, so I have ordered one, I had two Amazon vouchers lying around from Christmas, so I paid the princely sum of 35! From the pictures I cannot see any form of weather sealing but to be fair I am expecting none. It apparantly will hold the the two DSTE batteries which was my main bug bear, having only one battery for the K3. If I go hiking/camping, for the weekend, it's a pain charging in the field, this solves the problem for me, I'd effectively have three batteries in the camera then, which will do me.
Battery spec has been beefed from recent ones I bought, I suspect to match the output of the branded ones, (Li-ion Battery Info: DC 8.4V (max); DC 7.2V (mean) 20.7Wh/2800mAh) Usually OEM Batteries are specced on a mean output and the third party on a maximum output which is why people are often disappointed when they get em home, these should be ok I'd guess...
Cheers Jules...

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Last Edited by jules on 14/01/2015 - 13:15

McBrian

Link Posted 14/01/2015 - 13:37
Quote:
It apparently will hold the two DSTE batteries which was my main bug bear, having only one battery for the K3.

Quote:
I'd effectively have three batteries in the camera then, which will do me.

No way that is possible, how would the K3 determine which battery to use? and I can't see how two batteries can physically fit in to the grip !!
Cheers
Brian.
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jules

Link Posted 14/01/2015 - 13:45
McBrian wrote:
Quote:
It apparently will hold the two DSTE batteries which was my main bug bear, having only one battery for the K3.

Quote:
I'd effectively have three batteries in the camera then, which will do me.

No way that is possible, how would the K3 determine which battery to use? and I can't see how two batteries can physically fit in to the grip !!

Pleased you said it, it's what I'm thinking too but the blurb says it does (Although I reckon they mean the second is in the camera) it also says it knows which battery is depleted and to switch, again that remains to be seen, I've taken a punt but have plenty of ammunition there, if I decide I don't like what I got!
Cheers Jules...

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Last Edited by jules on 14/01/2015 - 13:45

K10D

Link Posted 14/01/2015 - 21:52
Product Description

In the Box:
1x DSTE Pro D-BG5 Battery Grip
1x Battery Holder for 6PCS AA Battery
1x Battery Holder for one D-LI90 Battery
1x User manual
1x DSTE Original manufactory package
2 year warranty

Work For Pentax K-3 Camera Body

The grip takes one battery as per normal Pentax grips.

Best regards

jules

Link Posted 15/01/2015 - 05:47
K10D wrote:
Product Description

In the Box:
1x DSTE Pro D-BG5 Battery Grip
1x Battery Holder for 6PCS AA Battery
1x Battery Holder for one D-LI90 Battery
1x User manual
1x DSTE Original manufactory package
2 year warranty

Work For Pentax K-3 Camera Body

The grip takes one battery as per normal Pentax grips.

Best regards

Ta Gary, don't know how I managed to miss that!
Still happy because I now have batteries that didn't cost me 130! They'll never go anywhere but the grip, will do me!
Cheers Jules...

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jules

Link Posted 15/01/2015 - 07:09
From the Amazon UK ad, for just the grip alone...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DSTE-Vertical-Battery-Pentax-Digital/dp/B00RDWJZ9K/ref=p...

A firm, comfortable grip for vertical-position shooting with the Camera. Buttons and controls are conveniently placed and easy to reach for greater comfort.
Holds two Li-lon batteries or six AA Battery for extended shooting
The rugged, but lightweight, body design has gasket-sealed controls to resist dust.
When using two batteries, the grip will automatically switch to the second battery if the first becomes depleted. Switching does not interrupt camera operation.
Remaining power indicator
Cheers Jules...

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Last Edited by jules on 15/01/2015 - 07:32
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