Travor battery grips


Mongoose

Link Posted 12/11/2009 - 11:15
There was some discussion of these a while back, did anyone actually buy one? are they any good?

I rather fancy a battery grip, but it's just not worth the price of the BG-2 to me.
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 12/11/2009 - 15:33
I'm wondering why people pay a lot of money for a Pentax camera, then they try to fit third party accessories that will void the manufacturer's warranty if something goes wrong to try to save a few pennies. Is it worth the risk? When you buy the Pentax grip, you know the manufacturer stands behind his products, but third party...

You know when you buy a Sigma or Tamron lenses that thes e companies will stand behind their products, but you can't say the same for all third party manufacturers.

Since I value my cameras, I won't take a chance on unknown material. I'll stick to the original.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Mongoose

Link Posted 12/11/2009 - 18:01
pentaxian450 wrote:
I'm wondering why people pay a lot of money for a Pentax camera, then they try to fit third party accessories that will void the manufacturer's warranty if something goes wrong to try to save a few pennies. Is it worth the risk? When you buy the Pentax grip, you know the manufacturer stands behind his products, but third party...

You know when you buy a Sigma or Tamron lenses that thes e companies will stand behind their products, but you can't say the same for all third party manufacturers.

Since I value my cameras, I won't take a chance on unknown material. I'll stick to the original.

a valid position, thank you

I probably wont buy one since no one seems to have tried out the cheapy ones and the Pentax ones are so expensive as to be out of the question. ~35-50 I'll consider as a grip would be nice to have from time to time, but 100+ is lens money.
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nonur

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 17:25
Well, I recently bought one for my K20D through e-bay with an extra battery, very cheap compared to those expensive ones. It works quite well and even the shutter release on the side works well with a speck of a delay that's all. I am very happy with them so far. As it is so, I do not see any reason why I should spend so many dollars to get an original make.
Therefore I quite agree with you!
Regards,
Nezih
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