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Old 17th June 2014
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I bought the grip at the same time as the E camera and thought I'd pass on my thoughts.

1. The QR, needed to allow battery access, works a treat.
2. Without the grip fitted the camera feels too small, especially with a telephoto zoom fitted, in my average sized hands. Using the grip the camera handles much better.
3. Was it worth the £50+? Possibly not, but I got it as a birthday present so cost me nothing.

I suspect third party manufacturers will be quick to make an alternative, at a lower price, given it is purely a grip with no electrical connections.

Finally, why did Olympus make the M5 and M10 without a reasonably sized grip? The M1 is truly a small DSLR with the usual bulge for the right hand to grip. Even a slightly larger bulge in the fitted grip would aid handling in what are cameras likely to be bought by an enthusiast.
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Re: Ecg-1

Thanks for the reportbyegad, I too feel the camera needs just a bit more substance to hold on to so I reckon an ecg will be my next purchase.
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Re: Ecg-1

Certainly helps with handling when using the 75-300mm II lens.
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Re: Ecg-1

Grips are great, but there's a place for a gripless camera too if small and compact is the objective. I love my E-M5 both with and without the grip.
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Re: Ecg-1

True Paul, I am a bird watcher/photographer so frequently walk around with large lenses attached. When I'm out doing a bit of Street Photography I tend to use my EPL5 and rely on candid shots from waist level using the flip screen.
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Re: Ecg-1

The grip on my E-M10 is never off but then again it's a lot smaller than the one on my E-M5 so it really adds nothing to the bulk of the camera but does improves the handling.
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Re: Ecg-1

Just ordered one today, I suspect this will be a permanent fixture
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Re: Ecg-1

I took mine off to get it in the camera bag, went to the Superbike race and forgot to put it on....never noticed it was missing. The first half of the day I was using the 50-200 on a mono pod, for a while. Then I switched to the 75-300mm. I guess I am so used to ...or got used to that day ....supporting the 50-200mm that I just continued doing so with the 75-300mm. It is back on now, just nice to have more to hang on to.
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Re: Ecg-1

Just got mine today and I like the extra grip it gives, feels just a bit more secure.
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