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

B&H # PEDBG4 Mfr # 39846
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You Pay: $189.00
Product Highlights
  • Vertical Shutter Release & Controls
  • Tray for 2 Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Tray for AA Batteries
  • Weather-Sealed to Protect the Battery

The Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip is designed for the Pentax K-7 & K-5 digital cameras. The grip allows you to use 2 lithium-ion batteries, this will increase shooting time.You can also use AA batteries.

The Grip also 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. The D-BG4 is weather-sealed to protect the battery.

Use 2 lithium-ion batteries, this will increase shooting time
Includes tray for AA bateries
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
Lower the point 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
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5
     
    4.7

    (based on 92 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (69)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Solid construction (79)
    • Easy to install (72)
    • Reliable (57)
    • Long-lasting (26)
    • Fast charge (10)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Digital photography (44)
    • Portrait photography (39)
    • Travel (39)
    • Photography (26)
    • Back-up (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (51), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (70)

    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.

    VS

    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

    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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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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                • No

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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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                  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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                  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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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

                        See all my reviews

                        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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                            • No

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                            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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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best Accessory I Ever Bought

                                By Dan Johnson

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Added Shooting Time
                                  • Better Grip For Vertical
                                  • Portrait Photography

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

                                  When the battery goes dead I keep shooting (off the one in the camera) until I want to put another one in this and the vertical shutter button keeps camera shake to a minimum by giving me a better grip on the camera while the other hand holds the lens. Being able to change Shutter Speeds & Apreture is a huge plus wile the other buttons are also good to have.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Pentax D-BG4 battery grip

                                  By Ricardo

                                  from GTA, Ontario

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Solid Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Upon receiving and first using this grip, I noticed that the power switch on the grip did not work until the power switch on the carmera was activated. I was unsure if this was a product defect. My concern was that if the camera battery failed, the grip would not work, even if its battery was functional. After talking with the staff at B & H, we concluded that this was likely designed this way on purpose. A user could turn on the grip's power and forget to turn it off after use and drain the power from both batteries. I tried to operate the camera with only the battery in the grip and nothing functioned. So, both batteries must be inserted and the battery choice specified in the Tools sectin of the programming. Tools, #4, battery options.

                                      Otherwise, the camera feels like the grip enhances comfort and handling. Holding the camera is much more ecomfortable now.

                                      I also found that there is a place to store a SD card in the grip although other reviews have advised concern that this is not available.

                                      The quality of the grip seems to be excellent and everyone with a K-5 should get this.

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                                      5.0

                                      Must have for K5 and K7 users

                                      By Dave's Photography

                                      from Boardman, OR

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Back Up
                                        • Digital Photography
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portrait Photography
                                        • Travel

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

                                        This allows me to keep an extra SDHC card with me at all times, and allows extended battery life even while using flash.

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                                        5.0

                                        The Power of Pentax!

                                        By Patman

                                        from High Ridge, Missouri

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        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:

                                          I purchased this product to fill a specific need.
                                          It does that without any flaws. The functionality
                                          and quality is what you expect from a Pentax
                                          product and this is exactly what you get! You
                                          receive two battery trays to suit your needs. One
                                          is for the double-A batteries and the other is
                                          for the same battery that the camera uses. The
                                          grip also has a receptical for the protective
                                          rubber weather boot from the camera bottom. There
                                          is also a spot for the Battery Grip's protective
                                          contacts cap. I am a happy customer!

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