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snaarman 28th August 2012 12:51 PM

I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Here's a brilliant accessory for the E-PL3. The tiny smooth metal body is hard to hold and just a tad too small for me. OK. Enterprising types have invented tiny little grips that stick on the front of various Pens, but they still look too small.

Here's my fantastic idea: It's a larger rectangular thing that sticks on the front so that your fingers can grip it. But wait: It's hollow. It holds your spare battery! That would make it a generous grip size, the space wouldn't be wasted, you would have a second battery to hand when the orange warning comes on.

Come on someone in Hong Kong - take up this idea and make a small fortune.

Brilliant inventions courtesy of Snaar.

StephenL 28th August 2012 01:33 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Why not just Velcro (other sticky-bob bits of cloth are available) the spare battery to the front of the camera?

snaarman 28th August 2012 01:41 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 184348)
Why not just Velcro (other sticky-bob bits of cloth are available) the spare battery to the front of the camera?

Well yes, I guess you could BluTac (other gungy blobs of gunk are available) it on there, but either way you would have to remove said gunk to get it in the battery compartment when the time came.

StephenL 28th August 2012 02:09 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Couldn't you use a Dremel (other spinny-roundy-drilly things are available) to ream out the battery compartment a bit?

al_kaholik 28th August 2012 02:12 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Couldnt you just buy a full frame camera?









I'll see myself out...

snaarman 28th August 2012 02:33 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by al_kaholik (Post 184354)
Couldnt you just buy a full frame camera?









I'll see myself out...


Grrr..

They laughed when I invented non stick glue and transparent paint. They're not laughing now..

StephenL 28th August 2012 02:42 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snaarman (Post 184358)
Grrr..

They laughed when I invented non stick glue and transparent paint. They're not laughing now..

They laughed when I said I wanted to become a comedian. So I did. They're not laughing now...

StephenL 28th August 2012 02:43 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snaarman (Post 184358)
Grrr..

They laughed when I invented non stick glue .

So it was YOU who invented the Prit Stick? (no other non-sticky glues are available)

Wally 28th August 2012 03:56 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
It's the transparent paint that bothers me... I can never remember where I finished off. I know I could make a mark but it takes all the fun out of it. As I'm retired, I have very little to do otherwise and all day to do it in.

StephenL 28th August 2012 04:01 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wally (Post 184373)
It's the transparent paint that bothers me... I can never remember where I finished off. I know I could make a mark but it takes all the fun out of it. As I'm retired, I have very little to do otherwise and all day to do it in.

And you have to varnish over it afterwards, otherwise it wears off.

snaarman 28th August 2012 04:07 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Ah, you see, I have long been worried by the warning notice on paint tins that essentially says "If you knock this paint tin over and the lid comes off, it will make a mess".. Duh?

What next? "Warning, using this paint may change the colour of the surface being painted"


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beckyi90 15th December 2012 02:26 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
I bought a one of these grips for mine... http://flipbac.com/quicklist/grip-group1.jpg

from flipbac, then put the spare battery in with your mini flash bag thingy :)

snaarman 15th December 2012 03:37 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
That does look tempting. It would have made a great idea for my Amazon Christmas wish list - except they don't sell them on Amazon. Doh...

I wonder if I could make one out of BluTac.

Seonnaidh 15th December 2012 03:53 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
If anyone on here is a fan of Terry Pratchet's Discworld novels you may be familiar with
an inventor from Ankh Morpork called 'Stupid Bl**dy Johnson'
I rest my case. (on my invisible case stand)

David M 15th December 2012 03:56 PM

Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea
 
Why not attach a travel coffee mug to it? It gives you a handle to hold and something to drink between shots.


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