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  • #31
    Re: HLD-5 Grip

    Jeez...

    There are HLD-5s on amazon & ebay for nearly 200! What's that all about?

    Anyone got any ideas on how I can get one from Olympus UK?

    Ian - maybe I've misunderstood your connection with Olympus, and this may be cheeky :$, but are you in a position to have rules bent? :-/

    Or can someone point me to a seller with HLD-5s for 12, that'll post to Dublin?


    Thanks,

    Mark
    Learning All The Time.

    HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
    CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
    DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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    • #32
      Re: HLD-5 Grip

      Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
      Jeez...

      There are HLD-5s on amazon & ebay for nearly 200! What's that all about?

      Anyone got any ideas on how I can get one from Olympus UK?

      Ian - maybe I've misunderstood your connection with Olympus, and this may be cheeky :$, but are you in a position to have rules bent? :-/

      Or can someone point me to a seller with HLD-5s for 12, that'll post to Dublin?


      Thanks,

      Mark
      Can't find one that cheap but here is one on ebay for 29.99 plus 5.99 Economy Int'l Postage (if your in the UK it's free postage)
      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-HLD-5-...item3f07c812d5

      There are also cheaper copies but you only get what you pay for.
      Ross
      I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
      Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
      Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
      Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
      Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
      Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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      • #33
        Re: HLD-5 Grip

        Thanks Ross. Yeah, I saw that ebay ad. Still 36 to me, as opposed to 19 from Olympus, incl the 7 shipping cost.

        I've emailed Olympus UK asking if they can suggest something for me. It's a bit crap to label the site "Olympus UK & Ireland", yet not be able to sell anything that's for sale on that site to Ireland.

        There may be perfectly valid reasons for the situation, but so many other UK traders/sellers/companies DO sell to Ireland - 5-10 seems to be the rough common shipping cost to ship smallish (under 2kg), low-ish value (under 500) items from UK to Ireland...

        I'll keep looking.


        Mark
        Learning All The Time.

        HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
        CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
        DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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        • #34
          Re: HLD-5 Grip

          Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
          Thanks Ross. Yeah, I saw that ebay ad. Still 36 to me, as opposed to 19 from Olympus, incl the 7 shipping cost.

          I've emailed Olympus UK asking if they can suggest something for me. It's a bit crap to label the site "Olympus UK & Ireland", yet not be able to sell anything that's for sale on that site to Ireland.

          There may be perfectly valid reasons for the situation, but so many other UK traders/sellers/companies DO sell to Ireland - 5-10 seems to be the rough common shipping cost to ship smallish (under 2kg), low-ish value (under 500) items from UK to Ireland...

          I'll keep looking.


          Mark
          Why not put an ad on here to find a member in the UK who would also like an 11.99 grip and is prepared to buy two (with free shipping on two items).

          Send them your 11.99 + post to Ireland as soon as their order is confirmed. Then you each have a cheap grip. Yours at 11.99 plus post, the other member's post free for doing you a favour.

          David
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          -XZ-1 * VF-2+EP-9
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          • #35
            Re: HLD-5 Grip

            Originally posted by Johnheatingman
            I think you will find if you try and order 2 of these on the Olympus UK site... it won't let you. The option is only for one. I therefore assume the free posting offer by Olympus in this case, is limited to one grip and another totally different item no doubt much higher priced.

            John
            I queried this when I could only buy one (wanted two to avoid the shipping charges). Olympus UK email said:

            "The Olympus Online Shop thanks you for your email and the interest you show for our products.

            The restriction on the quantity is due to stock restriction. We have only one HLD-5 in stock at the moment. Our ream cannot give you an update as to replenishments, but you will find below the link that will help you find a local retailer:

            http://dealerlocator.olympus.eu/Stor...fr&country=All

            The Olympus Online Shop Team remains at your service for further queries,
            Kind Regards,
            Kathelyne
            For the Olympus Online Shop Team"


            But I think you may be correct!

            So, the OP could ask if someone needs a lens cap for a tenner (that's what I bought in the end as with no shipping it then cost me 9.99 - 6.90 = 3.09), or whatever instead of a grip.

            It is getting more complicated though!

            David
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            -XZ-1 * VF-2+EP-9
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            • #36
              Re: HLD-5 Grip

              Yeah, I saw that I couldn't edit the quantity to buy before I found out that they won't ship to Ireland.

              If anyone does have anything they need/want from the Oly site, I'd indeed be very grateful if I could piggy-back my HLD-5 onto their order, and obviously cover all costs to them for my end of things. Might post a separate thread on that.


              Thanks,

              Mark
              Learning All The Time.

              HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
              CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
              DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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              • #37
                Re: HLD-5 Grip

                Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
                Yeah, I saw that I couldn't edit the quantity to buy before I found out that they won't ship to Ireland.

                If anyone does have anything they need/want from the Oly site, I'd indeed be very grateful if I could piggy-back my HLD-5 onto their order, and obviously cover all costs to them for my end of things. Might post a separate thread on that.


                Thanks,

                Mark
                Have you rang Oly UK to find out whether they have any? I was told they had sold out.

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                • #38
                  Re: HLD-5 Grip

                  Ordered today - shipping to Ireland and all!

                  Mark
                  Learning All The Time.

                  HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
                  CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
                  DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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                  • #39
                    Re: HLD-5 Grip

                    Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
                    Ordered today - shipping to Ireland and all!

                    Mark
                    Finally!

                    Ross
                    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                    Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                    Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                    • #40
                      Re: HLD-5 Grip

                      Shipped last night.

                      I work 380km from home Monday - Friday.

                      My wife booked a late deal to Spain with the kids - leaving Tuesday morning.

                      Why is nothing in life easy?

                      Neighbours will take it for me and I'll get it next weekend. But I'll be pining for it all week, sitting lonely & neglected under the phone table in one of my neighbour's halls, waiting for me to come home and love it like a little puppy...


                      Mark
                      Learning All The Time.

                      HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
                      CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
                      DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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                      • #41
                        Re: HLD-5 Grip

                        Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
                        Shipped last night.

                        I work 380km from home Monday - Friday.

                        My wife booked a late deal to Spain with the kids - leaving Tuesday morning.

                        Why is nothing in life easy?

                        Neighbours will take it for me and I'll get it next weekend. But I'll be pining for it all week, sitting lonely & neglected under the phone table in one of my neighbour's halls, waiting for me to come home and love it like a little puppy...


                        Mark
                        ...now, have you ordered an extra Hama battery from 7dayshop???

                        David
                        --------------------------
                        -XZ-1 * VF-2+EP-9
                        --------------------------

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                        • #42
                          Re: HLD-5 Grip

                          I'll see your Hama battery from 7dayshop, and raise you TWO UniRoss batteries, TWO Transcend 4GB 133x CF cards, an Oly 2GB xD M+ card, and TWO Lowepro Rezo 10 pouches from mymemory...

                          Learning All The Time.

                          HAVE: E-620 | HLD-5 | ED14-42 | ED40-150 | ED70-300
                          CURIOUS ABOUT: Sigma 50-500 Or | EC-14 For 70-300
                          DREAM OF: E-5 | HLD-4 | ED7-14| ED14-35 | ED35-100 | ED90-250 | EC-14 | EC-20

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                          • #43
                            Re: HLD-5 Grip

                            Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
                            I'll see your Hama battery from 7dayshop, and raise you TWO UniRoss batteries, TWO Transcend 4GB 133x CF cards, an Oly 2GB xD M+ card, and TWO Lowepro Rezo 10 pouches from mymemory...

                            I'll see your TWO UniRoss batteries, TWO Transcend 4GB 133x CF cards, an Oly 2GB xD M+ card, and TWO Lowepro Rezo 10 pouches from mymemory, and raise the alarm for the men in white coats to come and.........


                            David
                            --------------------------
                            -XZ-1 * VF-2+EP-9
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                            • #44
                              Re: HLD-5 Grip

                              Originally posted by francois View Post
                              http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/20...rodID=N3589692camerachargers

                              There should be a manual in the right side of the box, small but thick as it contains all languages.
                              oh, thank you very much!

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                              • #45
                                Re: HLD-5 Grip

                                Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
                                I'll see your Hama battery from 7dayshop, and raise you TWO UniRoss batteries, TWO Transcend 4GB 133x CF cards, an Oly 2GB xD M+ card, and TWO Lowepro Rezo 10 pouches from mymemory...

                                As a (possible) word of warning, I've got a pair of Uniross batteries that I use in my grip and have found that they have expanded slightly in width (perhaps I should say they have puffed but that tends to suggest a worse case than it is) which makes them difficult to remove from the grip to charge due to a bit more friction. They don't tend to pop out when the lock pin is opened, I have used a scalpel to ease them out a bit to allow enough to grab with my fingers which is acceptable to me. I post this only as a heads up, I don't know whether Oly batteries suffer the same or any other third party brand.

                                I guess a nice solution would have a charger that connected to the grip and hence allowed both batteries that are mounted to be charged together. I don't suppose such a thing exists.

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