Third party grips


jeallen01

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 07:21
cabstar wrote:
I use one of the copied ones. I don't see the point of a weatherprooofed grip. The body is fully weatherprooofed so any water that gets in between the grip and body is not going to harm the body itself I would have thought....

Not quite - because I think the rubber plug over the grip interface port on the bottom of the camera body probably forms part of the weather sealing of the body. Therefore, when it is not there (as when the grip is attached, then the overall weather sealing is impaired.

John
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!)

gartmore

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 07:52
Rain never stopped play for me prior to cameras having WR but I suppose it is a good thing. However, I'd imagine the grip does have some basic electronics in it that could be damamged by water ingress.
Ken
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cabstar

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 10:40
If a grip fails due to water at a cost of £30 then I can easily replace it at this price....
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gartmore

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 12:04
True
Ken
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Blythman

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 12:19
cabstar wrote:
If a grip fails due to water at a cost of £30 then I can easily replace it at this price....

Trouble is, it will be connected electrically with the body
Alan


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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 14:30
I guess the answer is don't use it in the rain!
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 18/06/2012 - 21:58
My thoughts exactly.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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Hardgravity

Link Posted 27/07/2012 - 09:20
UPDATE

I ordered a grip, the one favoured, from Amazon, 1 month on it hadn't arrived.

I claimed and got a refund and now am about to bite the bullet and order from ebay.

The Amazon supplier was not clearly marked as an off shore supplier, despite being based in Hong Kong (I think). Consequently the 1st class Royal Mail despatch was a bit misleading.

I can't fault Amazon for their service,the supplier is now marked as shipped from the USA, but I've wasted a month and will now have to start all over again!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

paulgee20

Link Posted 27/07/2012 - 13:38
I bought a Third party one for my K10 off ebay and also one for the later K7, again off ebay. The second one included 2 batteries + a holder for AA's. Both have, and still are in perfect working order, (Batteries included). Highest price paid, (inc P&P) - £43.

Not a consideration for me for such items, Third party!!

Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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MikeyJay

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 08:08
Mate. Don't bother. I would spend the extra on a Pentax grip. I know times is hard, but I bought one of these third party grips for my K7....within less than a month, the opening catch broke off. I now have to use a blade on my Swiss army knife to open the bugger. The markings are ALREADY wearing off on the controls, and half the time the controls won't even work.
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cabstar

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 09:19
Must be one of the few to have had that happened....

I took my grip to bits when I first ordered it and taped all the connections and cables up inside, there aren't many.

Certainly nothing to short out in there.
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paulgee20

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 10:18
Must just be unlucky, Ive had one now for 2 years and is still just as new. And at £33 each you can buy 6 for the price on just one Pentax branded! So the economics alone dont stack up.
Down to Personal choice though.

Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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bforbes

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 10:51
The marking are wearing off mine, but everything still works.
Barrie
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 10:55
Quote:
...the opening catch broke off.

If you are not going to use the AA battery holder the catch is easily transferred to the main battery holder door, and I'm not an engineer
Regards
Stan

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