Pentax K3/K3ii DSTE DB63 battery grip


Link Posted 06/03/2020 - 18:07
A very good alternative to the D-BG5 Battery Grip in boxed mint condition. Just purchased with a K3ii from a fellow forum member but I have no need for it.

29 including delivery


Link Posted 07/03/2020 - 01:39
I think you might. K3iis gobble up batteries so quick it isn't true!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 07/03/2020 - 08:03
I think it depends on how much time you spend " chimping " reviewing and deleting shots in camera as well as any live view usage.

I do very little of these and don't think my K3ii eats batteries quickly, certainly no more than my K1 and I regularly go a full days shoot without changing batteries, I do use a grip on both so have 2 batteries to use.

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.


Link Posted 07/03/2020 - 08:38
For me a grip is a grip, i.e. to improve handling in certain circumstances, so sometimes I use one, sometimes not. The ability to increase battery capacity is a plus. Don't overlook the fact that a single battery can be used in the grip, leaving the body battery compartment empty.
Last Edited by JohnX on 07/03/2020 - 08:45
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