Pentax BG-5 Battery Grip for K-3 DSLR Camera

Pentax BG-5 Battery Grip for K-3 DSLR Camera

Pentax BG-5 Battery Grip for K-3 DSLR Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Shutter Release Button
  • AE-Lock, AF, ISO Controls
  • Exposure Compensation and Green Buttons
  • Preview Lever and Dual Electronic Dials
  • Dustproof and Weather-Resistant
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Pentax BG-5 overview

  • 1Description

The BG-5 Battery Grip from Pentax is compatible with their K-3 DSLR camera. It accepts one lithium-ion rechargeable battery and can also take six AA batteries. The BG-5 provides extended shooting time while affording comfort and control when holding the camera in the vertical position. It features an extra set of controls, including shutter release, AE-Lock, AF, ISO, Green button (for exposure mode), exposure compensation, preview lever and dual electronic dials. Additionally, the grip has the same dustproof, weather-resistant construction as the K-3 body.

UPC: 027075273320
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Pentax BG-5 Battery Grip for K-3 DSLR Camera
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentax BG-5 specs

    Battery Type 1 x Battery Pack (D-LI90)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.8 x 3.3"

    Pentax BG-5 reviews

    BG-5 Battery Grip for K-3 DSLR Camera is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 66.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well-spent! If you're someone that likes the feel and/or functionality of a grip, then go ahead and spend a few extra bucks on the genuine article instead of a knock-off. With a Pentax grip you get the weather-resistance of the corresponding body, excellent build quality that feels just as solid as the body (and top-end Pentax bodies are about the most solid DSLRs you can buy), and a full complement of buttons and controls that work as intended. With this one you also get two battery trays (one for AAs). Really no downsides to this grip.
    Date published: 2013-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BG stands for big >Amateur travel photographer. >The K-r solution to replaceable disposable batteries was light and more elegant, utilizing the same battery bay for the rechargeable or disposables module. The large add on base for the KR 3 II that I purchased with this is rather daunting and heavy .... but loaded with features. The additional set of controls on the base faciltates vertical shooting, and paired with the rotated presention on the K 3 II screen becomes a great format. The spare sleeve for the rechargeable battery has a storage compartment for a spare SD card. A niced touch
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great accessory for Pentax K3 The BG-5 brings a lot of goodness - extra power, power from AA batteries (6) when recharging is not an option, and a fairly decent set of controls (shutter, exposure +/-, ISO, etc) in the normal places when you are shooting in portrait mode. It also adds bulk and makes fitting in cases difficult, and the cases that can fit it are the extra large bulky type, but it's detachable so dealing with that is kind of up to you. Big plus, it has slots in its top to hold both the camera's and the BG-5's protective connector caps, so you always have them with you in case you need to remove the BG-5 and seal up the connector hole. Well thought out, good design, does what it says and a bit more. The added heft is actually a nice bit of ballast when you're using big/long lenses, restoring the balance point back to right in front of the camera.
    Date published: 2015-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for large hands Excellent weather resistant addition to your weather resistant Pentax camera. Replicates aperture control, shutter, back-button auto-focus, and DOF check, that allows the shooter to comfortably use their K-3 in portrait orientation for extended periods. Also adds a battery to effectively double the K-3's battery life. The two things I enjoy the most about the grip are the added size for my large hands, and the added weight to better balance longer lenses. Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Battery Grip has Minimum Bars This battery grip is what every professional photographer with a K-3 wants. Nevertheless, this product has some performance issues with the K-3. Make sure you update your K-3 firmware otherwise the camera will just shut off periodically. Even with the updated firmware the battery life sensor sometimes loses its bars and will need a restart before randomly shutting down. This does not deter from any of the other features. Dials, buttons, waterproofing, etc are all the quality you expect from Pentax and Ricoh. Without much of a choice, this is still the battery grip everyone needs.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice accessory Definitely improves vertical grip and extends the time available to shoot. Only thing that will throw you is that the on/off switch looks exactly like the camera on/off switch, but only turns on the battery grip.
    Date published: 2016-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid, great design Having switched from Canon, I like how I don't have to yank off the battery door and take the battery out of the camera to add this. You just throw in your battery, take the rubber plug off of the camera and place it on open spot on top of the grip and you are good to go! It even holds an extra memory card! It holds very tight to the camera, and makes the k3 just right for my hands.
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent battery grip If you like battery grips, this one is about as good as they get. Nice thing is it will hold a replacement battery or 6 Eneloops. It's quick on and off. Although I don't normally use the grip, I've noted that it does make my K3 handle better. I think it would be especially worthwhile with a very large lens. Jack
    Date published: 2015-03-03
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