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Grip Options

I've been toying with the idea of this camera for some time, but are there any options for a grip apart from the hilariously priced Olympus ECG-3?
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Re: Grip Options

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I've been toying with the idea of this camera for some time, but are there any options for a grip apart from the hilariously priced Olympus ECG-3?
If you like an Arca-swiss L-plate, something like this will work well:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/25240...6760769&crdt=0

A leather half-case is worth a look too. It's not a grip per se, but it does add some additional area to grab onto. I have one for my Pen-F and I think it works well:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leather-Ha...4AAOSwHsRYCCqE
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Re: Grip Options

Thanks, the first one looks perfect and it's only 20 on Amazon. Just got to find a good used black E-M10 II now...
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Re: Grip Options

Just pulled the trigger on a new M10 II body....... they were selling for about 330 used on eBay, but Bristol Cameras are selling body only for 399 and Olympus are offering 75 cashback, so it was a bit of a no-brainer.....

Seems like a great little camera. I know some would say the M5 II is better, but it's considerably more expensive, has a flippy-out screen (which I hate), and offers weather sealing (which I don't need), and doesn't have the pop-up flash of the M10 (which I do like)....

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Re: Grip Options

The E-M10ii is definitely the bargain of the Oly OMD range. Great price and pretty much all the features that matter from the E-M5ii and the E-M1. Great choice! Pair it with the 12-40, or Panasonic 12-35 or a few nice primes and you've got quite an image-making machine.
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Re: Grip Options

I'd look out for an ECG-3 from Wex, MPB, LCE, etc. They do come up now and again.

I had the ECG-1 with the original E-M10 and it transformed the handling of the camera, was a decent design too...highly recommended.
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Re: Grip Options

Well, I've got the Panny 14mm, Oly 25mm, 45mm and 75mm, so enough to be going on with...... although I was contemplating changing the 75mm for the 12-40mm, but just a bit concerned that it'll make the camera too front heavy as it would probably end up living on the camera (whereas the chunky 75mm doesn't.)
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Well, I've got the Panny 14mm, Oly 25mm, 45mm and 75mm, so enough to be going on with...... although I was contemplating changing the 75mm for the 12-40mm, but just a bit concerned that it'll make the camera too front heavy as it would probably end up living on the camera (whereas the chunky 75mm doesn't.)
That's a pretty good set of primes! I don't think the 12-40 can replace the 75mm but it is a great lens it its own right. It, along with the Panasonic 12-35, are superb lenses and are definitely the best options for a wide/standard zoom.

My 75 doesn't get a lot of use (about 200 shots out of last years 7000 to be precise), but it's such a delightful lens and comes in very useful for some situations (indoor theatre or sports and outdoor portraits in particular). I can't see me selling it.
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Re: Grip Options

It arrived today! Great service from Bristol Cameras, I must say. Only opened yesterday after the hols, and sent an email at 9.30am with tracking number and a courtesy call followed at 10.00am to say it would be with me by 1.00pm today..... which it duly was.

To top it off, they chucked in an extra genuine Olympus BLS-5 battery which they sell for 40, so by the time I get the cashback I'm actually paying 285 for the brand new body with 18 months warranty, as I would have bought the additional battery anyway. Beat that Mr eBay!

Seems like a great little thing, and kinda puts the 'micro' into M4/3..... strangely enough, despite the 'micro' size, it doesn't feel unbalanced, even with the 75mm on it.

I've had Oly cameras for so long, it was all set up as I like it within 15 minutes, although I can understand some people new to Olympus having a brain explosion going through the menus!

I was going to punt the 75mm to get the 12-40mm, but after taking some shots today with it, decided I can't part with it again (sold it once before and bought the same one back again a very short time later!) It may not get lots of use, but the images from it are so stunning, I'd be mad to sell it.......

All I need to do now is sell the E-M5 and HLD-6...... wish me luck...
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It arrived today! Great service from Bristol Cameras, I must say. Only opened yesterday after the hols, and sent an email at 9.30am with tracking number and a courtesy call followed at 10.00am to say it would be with me by 1.00pm today..... which it duly was.

To top it off, they chucked in an extra genuine Olympus BLS-5 battery which they sell for 40, so by the time I get the cashback I'm actually paying 285 for the brand new body with 18 months warranty, as I would have bought the additional battery anyway. Beat that Mr eBay!

Seems like a great little thing, and kinda puts the 'micro' into M4/3..... strangely enough, despite the 'micro' size, it doesn't feel unbalanced, even with the 75mm on it.

I've had Oly cameras for so long, it was all set up as I like it within 15 minutes, although I can understand some people new to Olympus having a brain explosion going through the menus!

I was going to punt the 75mm to get the 12-40mm, but after taking some shots today with it, decided I can't part with it again (sold it once before and bought the same one back again a very short time later!) It may not get lots of use, but the images from it are so stunning, I'd be mad to sell it.......

All I need to do now is sell the E-M5 and HLD-6...... wish me luck...
Thought it was two years warranty plus 6 months,thats what i got just before christmas.
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Thought it was two years warranty plus 6 months,thats what i got just before christmas.
Hmmm, I'll check again, but my head told me it was 18 months total.......
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Re: Grip Options

The plot thickens..... it seems the date format is not the same as the one I'm using! It states I purchased the lens on 01/04/2017 (which would be quite difficult short of being Dr Who) whereas I purchased on 04/01/2017, so it states warranty runs until 07/04/2019.

Still not sure which date format they're using TBH..... is it under warranty until April 2019 or July 2019?

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May be an idea to remove the serial number of there,i would ring them.
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May be an idea to remove the serial number of there,i would ring them.
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