New Pentax KP Battery Grip D-BG7


derrenhodson

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 17:09
Just received my battery grip, in the box is the battery grip & large grip for the camera. The tray has an inner tray so you can use both D-LI109 & D-LI90.

Here's some photos and comparing it to K3ii.


















Pentax KP & Ricoh GR11| 15mm, 35mm Macro, 20-40mm & 70mm Limited |DA* 16-50 & 50-135mm|55-300mm WR RE|AF-540 FGZ|D-BG7 Grip

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McGregNi

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 18:24
Thanks for these photos, they show the items well, and the comparison to the gripped K3 is interesting. There's a real difference in that right hand side shape for the fingers .... I'm sure that after the K7 (like the K3 with the deep indent) I would find it quite a different feel. But the grip adds substantially to the size and, no doubt, the ease of handling.
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JAK

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 18:29
What's it like without one of those grips installed on it?
John K

derrenhodson

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 18:32
McGregNi wrote:
Thanks for these photos, they show the items well, and the comparison to the gripped K3 is interesting. There's a real difference in that right hand side shape for the fingers .... I'm sure that after the K7 (like the K3 with the deep indent) I would find it quite a different feel. But the grip adds substantially to the size and, no doubt, the ease of handling.

To be honest, in landscape the grip is poor, especially compared to the K3II. In portrait it is just as good.
Pentax KP & Ricoh GR11| 15mm, 35mm Macro, 20-40mm & 70mm Limited |DA* 16-50 & 50-135mm|55-300mm WR RE|AF-540 FGZ|D-BG7 Grip

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derrenhodson

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 18:32
JAK wrote:
What's it like without one of those grips installed on it?

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Pentax KP & Ricoh GR11| 15mm, 35mm Macro, 20-40mm & 70mm Limited |DA* 16-50 & 50-135mm|55-300mm WR RE|AF-540 FGZ|D-BG7 Grip

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JAK

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 18:35
Cheers! Does it compare to using a film ME / MX which didn't have a grip (presuming you've held those!)
John K

derrenhodson

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 19:01
JAK wrote:
Cheers! Does it compare to using a film ME / MX which didn't have a grip (presuming you've held those!)

Never had a Pentax film camera, had a Olympus OM-10 which feels nothing like the KP.
Pentax KP & Ricoh GR11| 15mm, 35mm Macro, 20-40mm & 70mm Limited |DA* 16-50 & 50-135mm|55-300mm WR RE|AF-540 FGZ|D-BG7 Grip

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Mag07

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 19:49
Thanks for the comparison, very handy. The KP does look fairly slick, even gripped.
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theonenadeem

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 20:35
Expecting my kp tommorrow , from where did you purchase your grip?

Regards

derrenhodson

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 21:18
theonenadeem wrote:
Expecting my kp tommorrow , from where did you purchase your grip?

Regards

I purchased both my KP and grip from the official Ricoh store, it says pre-order but they sent mine straight away.
Pentax KP & Ricoh GR11| 15mm, 35mm Macro, 20-40mm & 70mm Limited |DA* 16-50 & 50-135mm|55-300mm WR RE|AF-540 FGZ|D-BG7 Grip

www.derrenhodsonphotography.co.uk
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