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Old 08-30-2005   #1
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I heard in another forum that there is a battery grip for the DS made by a third party and not Pentax. Does someone have a link to this product?

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Here

Unfortunately it's like $125

$125 grip for a $200 camera ()
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In the long and distant past, when I owned a istDS, I also bought that grip. it works nicely as grip with shutter realease. BUT the build quality is below par. The first time I opened the door to gain access to the istDS's battery compartment, the whole grip fell apart. When I disassembled it, to reattach the springs etc. all the internal plastic threads broke lose and I had to use generous amounts of "liquid metall" (you this glue stuuf, which is a bit like play dough, but hardens ) to completely rebuild the grip. Otherwise the internal cord for the integrated cable realease always got jammed somewhere inside the grip.

All in all a part worth about 40 USD in my personal opinion, and only so, if you are willing to make a DIY project of it.

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I just ordered a Pentax *ist DS in an effort to use manual lenses in a digital body with bright penta-prism.

Do you still have that fixed up grip? I need one
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I just ordered a Pentax *ist DS in an effort to use manual lenses in a digital body with bright penta-prism.

Do you still have that fixed up grip? I need one
Sorry, I sold the grip complete with the istDS a year ago. I kept it as a backup body, but it didn't get any use anymore...

If you have some patience, you can find these grips sometimes for 69 USD on ebay - not by the manufacturer, but some other Korean exporter.

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try ebay or search for hähnel they make good grips for a lot of brands..

here is one for example , i think we can all google, bing altavista or use anyu other search engine
http://www.jimscamerasseattle.com/pebagrdforin.html


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