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A Necessity for the Pentax K-R,
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This review is from: Pentax K-r 39100 AA Battery Holder-Adapter D-BH109 (Electronics)
I recently purchased a Pentax K-R after my *istD died. What I loved about the *istD was the ability to use rechargeable, CRV3 or AA batteries. Without this adaptor, you cannot use AA batteries in the K-R. For me, it is nice to know if you are in a jam, you can run to the store and buy a few AA batteries to keep you powered up and snapping away. The adaptor doesn't seem like much and seems expensive for what it does, especially considering the older cameras didn't need an adaptor. That is why I rated it four stars instead of five. If you do not have this adaptor or extra rechargeable batteries, you will not be able to take pictures. I had that happen to me the second day I had the camera. After shooting a day of pictures, the rechargeable battery died. I did not realize the power would be depleted so quickly. I wanted to take pictures and couldn't until the battery charged up again, a couple hours later. That same night I bought this adaptor and a couple extra rechargeable batteries.