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Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5

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Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5

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Product Highlights

  • Vertical Shutter Release & Controls
  • Tray for One Lithium-ion Battery
  • Tray for Six AA Batteries
  • Weather-Sealed to Protect the Battery

You Pay: $79.00

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The Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip is designed for the Pentax K-7 & K-5 digital cameras. The grip allows you to insert one lithium-ion battery and combined with a second battery in the camera, effectively doubles your shooting time. You can also use the included tray to insert 6 AA batteries into the grip.

The D-BG4 features a vertical release button, depth-of-field preview switch, front and rear e-dials, buttons for exposure lock and autofocus, as well as a green button and ISO button. It is weather-sealed to protect the battery.

 

Use 2 lithium-ion batteries, one in the grip and one in the camera body, to increase shooting time
Includes tray for AA batteries
A firm, comfortable grip for vertical-position shooting
Controls include: vertical release button, depth-of-field preview switch, front and rear e-dials, buttons for exposure lock and autofocus, as well as a green button and ISO button
Lowers the center of gravity for improved handling
The D-BG4 is weather-sealed to protect the battery
Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5
     
    4.7

    (based on 96 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (72)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Solid construction (82)
    • Easy to install (73)
    • Reliable (60)
    • Long-lasting (28)
    • Fast charge (10)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Digital photography (46)
    • Travel (41)
    • Portrait photography (40)
    • Photography (27)
    • Back-up (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (52), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (73)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    D-BG4: Getting What You Pay For

    This is the real McCoy. If you're after a battery grip that is of the same high build quality as your Pentax K-7, then this is your only choice. Conversely, if all...Read complete review

    This is the real McCoy. If you're after a battery grip that is of the same high build quality as your Pentax K-7, then this is your only choice. Conversely, if all you need is the convenience and functionality that a battery grip provides, then you can save a bundle by buying a 3rd party clone grip. This OEM Pentax grip is, frankly, overpriced for what it is; on the other hand, none of the plastic alternatives presently on the market are as good, so, there's the rub...

    The only negative for me with the D-BG4 (other than its high price point) is the lack of an internal slot to store my little Pentax remote. I upgraded to the K-7 from a K-10D. I really liked that I could stash both an extra SD card AND my remote inside the K-10D's grip. The smaller size of the K-7 - and thus, of the D-BG4 grip - is probably why Pentax designers couldn't make room for any remote control storage slot. Too bad: the remote is easy to misplace; having it at hand in the battery grip was a great convenience that I'll miss.

    Otherwise, if the price isn't an issue for you, buy this grip. You won't be disappointed.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's better then nothing

    Pro's It helps to balance the camera when you have a heavey lens on it. Also great for vertical shots.
    Cons It only holds one battery. You can put a battery in the...Read complete review

    Pro's It helps to balance the camera when you have a heavey lens on it. Also great for vertical shots.
    Cons It only holds one battery. You can put a battery in the camera also but then to charge that battery you have to take the grip off the camera to get to it.

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    5.0

    Easy to use!

    By Ray

    from New Hampshire

    Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

    The Pentax battery grip not only simple to attach to my Pentax K 5, it also allows my big hands to clasp the camera more comfortably. The grp's features sync extremely well with the camera's electronics. A great tool to have.

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    5.0

    Nice grip...works fine

    By Ronuser

    from Crozet, VA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Portrait Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

      One battery goes in the grip, another in the body for 2! Seems to last forever on power. The vertical button on the grip is nice to have. It comes with a AA chamber in case you get stuck you can slide regular batteries in it if you are in a pinch.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Most useful addon

      By Kumar K

      from Reston, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography

      Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

      Simply love it. Can take pictures for hours without worrying about running out of power which used to be the case before. Makes the camera a bit heavy though but not a big deal.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Recommended accessory

      By edgineer

      from Montevideo, Uruguay

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up
        • Travel

        Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

        At first I thought adding the grip to the K-5IIs was kind of an unnecessary luxury, but now that I used it for a couple of weeks the camera feels naked without it.

        The camera balances and handles better. I did not expect it but your left hand does benefit too because it rests against it while holding the lens when in landscape orientation (you need to try it to see it). Sorry if this is obvious but I had not used a camera with grip before.

        Of course, vertical shots are easier to capture.

        The possibility to use Lithium AA batteries as backup is great for me, they have great shelf life (years). When buying the K-5IIs I was losing the benefit but I gained it again with the adapter that comes with the grip.

        Good quality, looks the same as the camera (and was to expect).

        I would not say it looks as if it was part of the camera, not at all. Specially in the back side it is quite noticeable where camera and grip meet. Personally, I would have liked it more seamless, but it is just a minor comment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Genuine quality grip

        By Bob from the west

        from South-western Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Long-Lasting
        • Reliable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Photography
          • Portrait Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

          This grip is weather sealed and made to the same exacting standards as my K5IIs. Forget about cheap knock-offs, why stick a sub standard grip on an excellent camera? I'll stick with the proven high quality of genuine Pentax/Ricoh.

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          • No

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          4.0

          excellent product/very useful, for K-5

          By Bienvenido, the loyal Pentax cameraman

          from Philippines

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Travel

            Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

            excellent product for longer battery life and extended
            handling grip to camera body.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Addition to the K-5 System

            By lantern

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portrait Photography

              Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

              fit and finish simply Pentax.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great addition

              By EZ

              from NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography

                Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                Just got this to use with my brand new Pentax K-5 II, allowing for a better handling of the camera, and the use of two lithium batteries or of AAa.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Essential quality products.

                By Nick

                from Melbourne

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Fast Recharge
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                    Great products that are essential gear in photography.

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                    5.0

                    Authentic

                    By Mike R

                    from Shrewsbury, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                      Very nicely constructed grip, thought a bit expensive. Solid construction, really like how it is shaped. Thy K-5 is great by itself, but super nice with the grip attached. I am purchasing it because I want to use Lithium AA batteries as an option.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      You get what you pay for

                      By Mike

                      from Tell city, IN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quality
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Portrait Photography

                      Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                      The Pentax BG4 is worth every penny. The feel, fit and quality are top notch. It marries perfectly on my K-5 and adds a nice balance with my heavier lenses attached. The grip works flawlessly and fits my large hands nicely. The biggest plus is the ability to shot portraits without changing your shooting style. I am very happy I went with the pentax grip instead of a third party grip. The build quality of the Pentax is so much better than the rest.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Worth the money!

                      By Charlesworth

                      from DeLand, Florida

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Gives You A Steady Hand

                      Cons

                      • no cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Use It For All Shots

                      Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                      Adds great balance and control. Allows easy vertical shots.As usual, great Pentax/Ricoh quality

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                      5.0

                      satisified all my expectations

                      By dave the road warrior

                      from Irving, tx

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                        I used the battery grip on an extended road trip stopping at the painted desert, petrified forest, grand canyon and yosemite national park and did not need to charge either camera or grip batteries once. it performed a lot better than my car which broke down 3 times.

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                        3.0

                        Pentax k5II grip

                        By Dave

                        from Louisiana

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography

                          Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                          Battery compartment is hard to close and latch. It seems to work fine otherwise.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          This is better than I had hoped for.

                          By Snapshot

                          from Fort Worth, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Solid Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                            I wanted this for the extra battery capacity. I like using the 6 AA's. The Sanyo batteries have incredible life. Besides the extra battery capacity, the grip has controls that make shooting vertical pictures more convenient. It also has storage for the 2 caps, the one on the grip and the one on the bottom of the camera. You can also store one memory card. I would recommend this grip.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Go With Pentax

                            By David

                            from Ca

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • No Place For Wl Remote

                            Best Uses

                            • Portrait Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                            Before plunkin' down a 'boatload' of money for this grip (D-BG4), I researched the many articles and reviews for third member grips available and found it an easy choice to go with the name brand. Also, I have a D-BG2 for my K20D and in the end saw no reason not to go with the Pentax brand.
                            I used it extensively this past weekend, on and off, on and off, (I use it when I want to use a tripod as I don't want the tripod to come in contact with the camera itself) and it performed admirably. Plus it's weather resistant!
                            The only reason I give this item a 4 star rating is due to the fact that there is no place to hold the wireless remote and this is a big drawback for me as I also do a lot of remote shooting as well. Other than that, I see no reason for anyone not to go with Pentax.

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                            5.0

                            Stellar product

                            By Groot

                            from Corning, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Photography
                              • Photography
                              • Portrait Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                              Perfect compliment to my camera needs.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Almost perfect!

                              By hcb

                              from roma,Italia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                              It does its job very well: solid, reliable, extremely useful!

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent

                              By JC Feller

                              from Pensacola, FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Reliable
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography
                                • Portrait Photography

                                Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                                The quality is excellent and works perfectly. It really makes the camera easy to grip and handle.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                You won't be disappointed.

                                By Jimlad

                                from Adelaide, South Australia.

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Looks The Part
                                • Quality Genuine Product
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5:

                                    This is the real deal for your Pentax. Some say it's expensive, but why risk an aftermarket one. It fits perfectly with a solid and quality construction, has all the regular buttons and dials and even though I didn't have a problem holding the K5 with my big hands, it feels just perfect with the grip on. You now have extended battery operating time and can decide with the K5 whether to let the camera select the appropriate battery or decide yourself. I select the grip battery first as you now have to remove the grip to access the camera battery, but in practice it isn't an issue as it's simple to remove and re-install. You won't be disappointed.

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