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Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip

BH #PEDBG6 • MFR #38607
Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip
Key Features
  • For K-1 DSLR Camera
  • Holds 1 D-LI90P or 6 AA Batteries
  • Extended Grip for Vertical Composition
  • Shutter Release Button for Vertical Use
Double your battery life and increase comfort during vertical shooting by adding the Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip to your K-1 DSLR. It holds one D-LI90P battery pack or 6 AA batteries in addition to the one already in the camera, ensuring longer shooting times without changing batteries. Also, it extends the grip for greater comfort and includes a variety of switches, buttons, and dials to allow for full operation while shooting in the vertical orientation. The grip is fully weather-sealed as well, with 47 different seals throughout to protect from water and dust.
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Does the main battery need to be charged for the ...

Does the main battery need to be charged for the loaded grip to work or will the grip supply 100% of the power in case the camera battery runs out?
Asked by: David
This is a battery HOLDER only. It does not generate any power.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2024-01-01

What type of AA batteries work best with this ...

What type of AA batteries work best with this grip?
Asked by: David
The normal Pentax D-LI90P Li-Ion battery that is compatible with the camera and the Battery Grip is rated at 7.2 volts and 1,860 mAh. The AA cell tray that comes with the D-BG6 Battery Grip holds 6-AA cells. Standard AA zinc-carbon or alkaline battery cells put out 1.5 v, thus 6-cells would provide 9 v. Cheaper alkaline batteries would not be rechargeable but would probably last longer because the higher voltage would probably require less current drain. Rechargeable AA cells are typically Nickel-metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium, and Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd). NiMH AA cells put out 1.2 v, thus 6-cells would provide 7.2 v. Lithium AA cells rated at 1.5 v are available and 6 would provide 9 v. NiCd AA cells put out 1.2 v, thus 6 would provide 7.2 v. Any of these would “work” fine. But the amount of use time before having to charge might be higher for the higher voltage cells. A higher mAh rating would also be desirable as this number is indicative of how much use can be obtained before recharge is necessary. There are many tradeoffs, but convenience, availability, quality and cost are the real drivers. For example, cheaper cells might tend to leak sooner than more expensive ones. This can mess up good equipment. Don’t leave AA cells in unused equipment for extended periods. You get what you pay for. Personally, if I’m going to spend the money for the Battery Grip in the first place, I would invest in a charger for the standard Li-Ion batteries made for the unit and buy some extra camera/grip Li-ion batteries. In an emergency you can always purchase some standard 1.5 v alkaline AA cells. They’re cheap and can be tossed when expended.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-08


Will this grip work for both Pentax k3 and Pentax KP?
Asked by: John E.
I have not use this product. I am sorry not help
Answered by: wendy t.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does the power switch on the Battery grip control the camera, or does both switches need to be on for it to operate?
Asked by: Charlie
The main camera body switch has to be on as well. The battery grip switch doesn't control the power to the camera. So yes, both switches need to be on.
Answered by: Gordon C.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does this work on the K-S1 pentax?
Asked by: Anonymous
For the K1 it is a must have as it improves my grip and command of the camera. I cannot image using the K1 without it. I do not believe it will work with the K-S1.
Answered by: James M B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will this work with any other camera other than the K1?
Asked by: Anonymous
Short answer: no.Long answer: every grip is a slightly different shape to match the contours of the body it is paired with. That aside, the grip for the K1 does not use pins for contact to the body like previous models, but flat contacts instead.
Answered by: Bruce S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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