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Question about Battery Grip?

Is there a place to store the battery door once removed from the camera?
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

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Is there a place to store the battery door once removed from the camera?
Good question! I don't yet know the answer. There certainly is with the E-1 grip, it would be logical to continue the tradition

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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

Hi Ian,

I guess I'll have to wait for the Free Grip

If there isn't a space for it I suppose I can always put it in the Free Back Pack
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

It will be interesting to see how long it is before these items ship. My guess is January once the offer has closed.

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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

I downloaded the battery grip manual from the Oly Japan site and the answer is yes. The battery cover is secured to the grip on the insert that replaces the BLM-1 in the camera body. If you wanted to download the manual before you receive your grip here is the link.

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...wnload/manual/

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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

Hi Chris,

thanks for the info and the link.

Appreciated

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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

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I downloaded the battery grip manual from the Oly Japan site and the answer is yes. The battery cover is secured to the grip on the insert that replaces the BLM-1 in the camera body. If you wanted to download the manual before you receive your grip here is the link.

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...wnload/manual/

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Now that's what I call a useful link

The HLD-4 solution is quite ingenious for stowing the redundant door. And don't forget you can use 6x AAs for emergency use instead of BLM-1s.

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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

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Now that's what I call a useful link

The HLD-4 solution is quite ingenious for stowing the redundant door. And don't forget you can use 6x AAs for emergency use instead of BLM-1s.

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The manual refers to a GS-3 grip strap.

There is a picture of one of these on this web page:

http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...1017e3acce.cfm

Any ideas if these will be available in the UK and if so can they be used with a neck strap or are they an alternative?
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

I don't see much difference between the GS-3 and the GS-2. I wonder why they've released a new version.
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

Presumably you can also use 3x or 6x CR123A as a further alternative to the BLM1 and AAs.
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

Word in anotherforum is that it is slightly longer. The old one doesn't fit so you have to buy a new one! However some 3rd party ones do still fit. Hopefully it will be available soon as I really like the grip strap.
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

I agree. Looks good - hope it is available soon
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Presumably you can also use 3x or 6x CR123A as a further alternative to the BLM1 and AAs.
Yes, there is a BLM-1 alternative housing 3x CR123A batteries, so you could use a pair of these if you wanted to, but the AA option seems much more attractive to me. A set of six freshly charged 2800 mAh NiMHs will give you very nearly the same capacity as two BLM-1s.

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Now that's what I call a useful link

The HLD-4 solution is quite ingenious for stowing the redundant door. And don't forget you can use 6x AAs for emergency use instead of BLM-1s.

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i have to agree that the link is a useful one, so ahy chance of making it a sticky or to nick an idea from the 4/3 forum and have a keepers page so that when we need the link we can find the bl**dy thing again as I cant remember web addresses
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Re: Question about Battery Grip?

Hi,

Anybody know if the grip straps can be mounted on the camera along with a neck strap or do you need to remove the neck strap in order to be able to use a grip strap?

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