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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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HLD‑9 question

Can you run this on the camera with just a battery in the grip not in the camera.

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Re: HLD‑9 question

Yes, I do it all the time.
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Re: HLD‑9 question

I think the answer is yes, but I don't have access to my HLD-9 at the moment to confirm this

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Re: HLD‑9 question

The good part of having more than two batteries (if the budget allows) is that the grip's battery can be changed at a convenient time after going flat as the camera's battery is used in the mean time until the grip's battery is changed etc., but that would mean an awful lot of photos have been taken.
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Re: HLD‑9 question

I have two batteries so that I can swap them over when necessary... but I don't use the HLD-9 as I find it makes the camera too bulky. (It came as a freeby when I bought the camera body and wouldn't have bought it outright.)

In fact I've never been that comfy using battery grips on any of my cameras right from my Canon EOS days. I've always found it easier to hold the camera for portrait format shots by rotating my hands rather than using the grips duplicated controls.


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Re: HLD‑9 question

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...........(It came as a freeby when I bought the camera body and wouldn't have bought it outright.)...............
I often wonder how many grips are actually sold, as opposed to bundled with cameras to make a seemingly attractive 'deal'. Both myself and my son fell for such deals but rarely use the grips.
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Re: HLD‑9 question

Not from personal experience but from using the grips I would imagine that if you do a significant number of portrait shots it would be a welcome addition. From experience, it is a nice counterweight to a larger lens e.g. 40-150mm Pro plus tele-converter or 300mm. You don't of course get the battery boost you used to get when the grips used to run the packs in parallel rather than cascade but perhaps with the current lens designs it isn't such an issue.
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Re: HLD‑9 question

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Yes, I do it all the time.
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I concur with Mike. This is also how I operate. My tripod plate covers the battery access on my camera but I always have access to the grip battery on or off the tripod.
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Re: HLD‑9 question

I LOVE the grip on my EM1.2; it makes the camera JUST the right size for my mediumish hands. And I too use only one battery, in the grip.
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I often wonder how many grips are actually sold, as opposed to bundled with cameras to make a seemingly attractive 'deal'. Both myself and my son fell for such deals but rarely use the grips.
Mine came "Free" with the camera (EM1 ii). Part ex'd it for the TG-5. A good trade................
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Re: HLD‑9 question

Using the HLD9 gives the impression that you are better than you really are.........maybe.
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Re: HLD‑9 question

I use the grip as a counter balance for the pl 100-400lens but I have the lever taped off as I kept switching it on without knowing and the shutter button was live so I had hundreds of ground shots!i do a lot of sequence shots so its easy to change batteries on the grip, I also had to fine emery cloth the connecting pins for assured contact.
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