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DJMC
30th December 2012, 09:49 PM
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This one is based on the J.B.Camera Designs grip.

I've rounded one side of the vertical grip top so my middle finger is more comfortable curled over the top of it - much better (10 minutes with a half round file and some 400> 800> emery paper).

Sanded the rest of the grip to 800 grade (from its original 400 grade - 15 mins).

Added a strip of 'brushed' aluminium (araldited), and some leatherette to match the silver OM-D. (25 mins).

Then added a light coat of CCL gunstock condition oil to exposed sanded plastic (linseed based, as per JB's original finish - 10 mins).

I quite like it. You?


;)

Graham_of_Rainham
30th December 2012, 10:02 PM
It actually makes the camera look even more "Retro" :cool:

Well done !

Ulfric M Douglas
30th December 2012, 10:59 PM
The aluminium slice is excellent, the leatherette at the bottom isn't so fitting, what was the plain black looking like there?
I'd take a file to the section of leatheretted front grip, rebating it by a mil and relaying the covering so that the surface is flush with the exposed top section instead of standing proud.

Good work. *chr

DJMC
30th December 2012, 11:10 PM
The aluminium slice is excellent, the leatherette at the bottom isn't so fitting, what was the plain black looking like there?
I'd take a file to the section of leatheretted front grip, rebating it by a mil and relaying the covering so that the surface is flush with the exposed top section instead of standing proud.

Good work. *chr

That was my original plan, but the side of the vertical grip nearest the lens is concave - not so easy to file 0.5mm deep for the leatherette. I could do it with a dremel and small 'flap' wheel but rather tricky.

The leatherette under the aluminium strip could have been omitted, but it is a 'grip' after all.

;)

dave.t
12th January 2013, 03:05 PM
:)

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This one is based on the J.B.Camera Designs grip.

I've rounded one side of the vertical grip top so my middle finger is more comfortable curled over the top of it - much better (10 minutes with a half round file and some 400> 800> emery paper).

Sanded the rest of the grip to 800 grade (from its original 400 grade - 15 mins).

Added a strip of 'brushed' aluminium (araldited), and some leatherette to match the silver OM-D. (25 mins).

Then added a light coat of CCL gunstock condition oil to exposed sanded plastic (linseed based, as per JB's original finish - 10 mins).

I quite like it. You?


;)

Hi David, just seen your post and would like to say thanks as you've inspired me to also modify my JB Designs grip, and the results are fantastic!

I'd been after one of these grips for ages and couldn't get one from the U.S., but happened to obtain one from ebay UK. Was slightly disappointed when I fitted it to my OM-D as the sharp edges made using it uncomfortable, and was considering re-selling before I saw your post. Ten minutes later after using a half round file and some wet and dry paper and the grip now fits like a glove, it is now very comfortable to use and is everything I could have asked for. I have also rounded off the rear bottom right corner as I found this was digging into the heel of my hand, (especially when using the 4/3 70-300 + MMF-2 adapter) , this has also made a big difference.

Once again many thanks for your post, the leather and aluminium look fantastic, perhaps JB Designs should take a leaf from your book and consider selling this as an option as well! *chr