Pentax Batteries (K-5)

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Mike-P

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 15:11
Interesting to see the majority have a serial, maybe the battery that comes with the K-5 has one and all previous camera batteries (and solo sales) did not.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 26/07/2012 - 15:42

bforbes

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 15:47
Mine does and it's just four after your's, Mike. Did your K5 come from Mifsuds?

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 15:49
bforbes wrote:
Mine does and it's just four after your's, Mike. Did your K5 come from Mifsuds?

Yes indeed, as did the sensor stained one before that ... and the sensor stained one before that.
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bforbes

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 15:53
The battery is from my stained example. Seems like they could be part of a batch, so not a date code.
Barrie
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Mike-P

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 15:56
Actually, now I think about it I only sent back the camera each time ... the box and accessories (including the battery) are from the original body.
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johnriley

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 15:57
Perhaps Pentax sourced a new supplier at some point. The tsunami may have meant a few things had to be resourced to try and maintain supplies.

It's pure speculation....
Best regards, John

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 18:18
Same supplier as the 3rd party ones
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

pgweber

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 18:25
Smeggypants wrote:
Same supplier as the 3rd party ones

Yes, but specified and tested to Pentax's more exacting standards of QC
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 18:32
pgweber wrote:
tested to Pentax's more exacting standards of QC

Mike-P wrote:

Yes indeed, as did the sensor stained one before that ... and the sensor stained one before that.

And on that note I will go browse the rest of the forum
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Kenty

Link Posted 27/07/2012 - 20:38
For what it's worth I have 2 batteries - one from my K7 and one from my K5. One has the number 201012. The other has no number. But - I have no idea which battery came from which camera!!
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
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K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters
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