No battery grip for Pentax DS/DL?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by tlai909, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. tlai909

    tlai909 Guest

    Strange omission - there's one for the 'D'... my feeling was that these
    companies love you rort you on the accessories.

    T.
     
    tlai909, Aug 16, 2005
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    The point of a DS or DL type product is to trim production costs.
    Putting little sensors on the bottom of the camera for the battery and
    portrait-orientation shutter release would boost production costs.
     
    Paul Mitchum, Aug 16, 2005
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    Kitt Guest

    Kitt, Aug 16, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    What a crock! These are "entry level" cameras, why do they need an
    extended/battery grip? The standard on camera grip is designed really well
    and is really comfortable, with NiMh batteries installed it will take at
    least 500-600 photos. Whats the problem? Nikon don't do one for the D70.
    Canon have to do one for the 300/350D because the battery is not up to
    extended use and the standard body grips are so pathetic especially on the
    350D.

    I guess the bottom line is that Pentax are not out to rort their customers
    with items that are not needed.
     
    Pete D, Aug 17, 2005
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  5. tlai909

    tlai909 Guest

    I think Canon have a vertical shutter button on their grip as well.

    T.
     
    tlai909, Aug 17, 2005
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  6. They do and a control wheel for setting shutter speed and an off/on
    switch.


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    John A. Stovall, Aug 17, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    On some cameras the extra controls are not needed as far as I can see, at
    least on the Pentax you can still use the thumbwheel and the shutter release
    is still fine.
     
    Pete D, Aug 17, 2005
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