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It Does the Job for a Little Bit at a Great Price
on June 17, 2014
I was hours from home when I realized I hadn't packed the charger for my K-r. I have been wanting the AA adapter for a long time, and went for this instead of Pentax's when I saw the reviews and amazing price.
The product description claims this will "double the shooting time." It won't, but I did get about 1/3 of what my original battery can do for each set of four AA's. That's fine by me since I will be using this only as an "emergency" backup. The fit is a bit tight for the AA's themselves, and took a tiny bit of effort to insert and remove them. Also, the second set of batteries I put in read as depleted within a couple of minutes, but showed a full charge again after I removed this holder and popped the batteries in and out again to make sure they were positioned correctly.
I'd love to give this five stars based on price and that it does work. I'm giving three stars because it's finicky and, while I knew AA's probably wouldn't last as long as a full charge on my K-r's original battery, I expected a little more life out of them based on this product's description.