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Old 17th December 2007
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Re: HLD-4 power grip

I though I read somewhere that it'll also take AAs. Is this true?

Olympus is about 15mins from where I live. The first body I bought wouldn't auto focus 10mins after I got it home. If I get anymore problems, I'll be kicking Olympus's door down!

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Re: HLD-4 power grip

Did anyone get a response from Olympus when they sent their details off via email? I haven't had any sort of response as yet. Also, I read somewhere that people are checking the status of their grip offer - where can I check this. I also wasn't asked to confirm the serial number of any existing Olympus kit I own when I registered... is that right...?

Sorry, loads of questions!
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Re: HLD-4 power grip

AFAIK, only 2 people have posted here saying they got any sort of reply from that email address, and it wasn't exactly prompt Not heard about checking, perhaps just emailing/phoning support?
I wasn't asked to confirm serials either, so hopfully that is right!

I live in hope of them just turning up one day (soon in a perfect world).
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Re: HLD-4 power grip

Because my camera body was faulty and changed a couple of days after I bought it, the serial number I registered didn't correspond with the one on the receipt. I carefully explained this on the application email, but I got a reply to say that the receipt and registration serial number had to correspond. I've just been back to the shop to get a new receipt.

I would have thought Olympus could have been a bit more accommodating, seeing as it was their fault in the first place!

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Old 18th December 2007
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Re: HLD-4 power grip Its Arrived!!!!!!

Hi all,

Just received the free HLD-4 Power Grip from Olympus.

Its fitted and tested. I can see why its relatively expensive as its very well engineered and goes together very easily. The choice of batteries 1 or 2 BLM1s and AA cells is well catered for. If anyone wants some detailed photos of the grip I shall post them. Hopefully, those who have had the free BLM1s on order will soon receive them.

Only two things are now needed - the backpack and a couple more BLM1s.

All the best

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Re: HLD-4 power grip Its Arrived!!!!!!

Excellent news Peter, I am sure you'll be putting it to good use.

Can I ask how long - end to end - did the entire process take from registering the E-3 and sending the details, to receiving the grip?
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Re: HLD-4 power grip Its Arrived!!!!!!

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Excellent news Peter, I am sure you'll be putting it to good use.

Can I ask how long - end to end - did the entire process take from registering the E-3 and sending the details, to receiving the grip?
I submitted my applications on the 26th October and 29th October.

I remember at the time that I was concerned that there was a descrepancy between the promotion requirements contained on the website and the leaflets that were about. I chose belts and braces (it cost me nothing) and also posted my concerns on this forum at the time. I see the debate still rages on as to whether the warranty cards are a requirement. I did try to help others avoid a potential pit fall. Hopefully Olympus wil accept submissions with or without the warranty cards.

Another item received from Olympus was the eyecup they promised. Very good service.

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Mine arrived this morning!

Was just leaving for work this morning, and courier pulled up with a box from Germany : )

Feels good and solid, but quite a thick grip to accommodate the batteries, and feels lighter relative to the camera than the E-1 grip, but this keeps the overall package weight down.

I didn't get any acknowledgement to my email, so presumably my rucsack will turn up at some point.

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Submitted my details via e-mail on 21 November and received an acknowledgement from Olympus, but nothing as yet. Hopefully will be here for Christmas. Did you really mean you submitted your details in October!!?????
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Re: HLD-4 power grip

Received my free HLD-4 power grip today 12.30 18th Dec. Must go and charge up my spare battery and have a play.
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Submitted my details via e-mail on 21 November and received an acknowledgement from Olympus, but nothing as yet. Hopefully will be here for Christmas. Did you really mean you submitted your details in October!!?????
Paul,

Yes, the dates are as given but I do not think that it will take another month for you. I think they waited to get sufficient stock before shipping. hope you get yours soon.

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Re: HLD-4 power grip

For the record - grip delivered this morning (email and scans of documentation sent to Olympus 7 December).
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For the record - grip delivered this morning (email and scans of documentation sent to Olympus 7 December).
Wow, impressive considering the European postage.
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For the record - grip delivered this morning (email and scans of documentation sent to Olympus 7 December).
Wow!! that is impressive.
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Re: HLD-4 power grip

Probably shipping them in alpha sequence - so if you are at the front of the alphabet you get to be testers - while us at the W end of the spectrum roll about laughing at your antics <g> while grinding our teeth at one of the great injustices of the world (why does not Z come before A in the alphabet)
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