Gauging interest - DPM series battery grip

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Gauging interest - DPM series battery grip
11 months ago

We all know the power shortcomings of the DP cameras, and I for one would much rather have something that lasts longer than carry around 5 extra batteries everywhere I go.

SO...I'm considering prototyping a battery pack for the DP Merrill cameras. Would be made from ABS via 3D printing. Battery would be a modified 6000-6500 mAh utilizing the SAC-5 power adapter to connect to the camera, so would extend the battery life to roughly that of a standard compact mirrorless camera (250-300 shots). Mount via tripod socket like standard battery grips.

Hoping to keep the price around $250. Would fit all DP Merrill models. For those that are interested, do you prefer a hand grip or no? If not, the battery pack will not interfere with installation of a Franiec-type add-on grip. Wanted to see if there's enough interest here to move forward. If there is, I will take pre-orders and move forward.

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