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HLD-4 power grip

I picked up a HLD-4 from Olympus yesterday (their new HQ in Watford is only 15 minutes away from the office ).

If anyone has a question I can answer about the HLD-4, fire away!

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Re: HLD-4 power grip

As I intend to buy an E-3 late next year and if your HLD-4 is one for testing I'd be most grateful to receive it as a gift.

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As I intend to buy an E-3 late next year and if your HLD-4 is one for testing I'd be most grateful to receive it as a gift.

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Your a chancer Barrie. I can't say I blame you. Better to get the request in now rather than wait for someone else to get the courage.

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Your a chancer Barrie. I can't say I blame you. Better to get the request in now rather than wait for someone else to get the courage.

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True.

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True.

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Barrie,

I note that Ian was asking for ANY questions about the grip but still has not replied to you. I wonder no answer is actually his reply

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Barrie,

I note that Ian was asking for ANY questions about the grip but still has not replied to you. I wonder no answer is actually his reply

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I'm not surprised - I just hope he has taken the family out. After all it is nearly Christmas and I don't think Julia and Ian have been away from their desks in quite some while. Don't you think they deserve it?

We have been getting in the mood - we walked just under five miles to the pub today to meet friends from Norfolk. After a couple of pints of 'Humbug' and a pint of 'Sleighbells' all seemed a better place.

Off to climb the wooden stairs. Night night.

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I'm not surprised - I just hope he has taken the family out. After all it is nearly Christmas and I don't think Julia and Ian have been away from their desks in quite some while. Don't you think they deserve it?

We have been getting in the mood - we walked just under five miles to the pub today to meet friends from Norfolk. After a couple of pints of 'Humbug' and a pint of 'Sleighbells' all seemed a better place.

Off to climb the wooden stairs. Night night.

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I agree with you that Ian should take time off. As for your exploits, no wonder you need to climb the wooden hill. Dream about receiving a message that you will receive the grip before Xmas. You never know!

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I agree with you that Ian should take time off. As for your exploits, no wonder you need to climb the wooden hill. Dream about receiving a message that you will receive the grip before Xmas. You never know!

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That will be nice!

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Re: HLD-4 power grip

Morning everyone!

Been preparing for a per-Christmas get together with Julia's parents today as they will be away at Christmas and rearranging the living room since acquiring a new LCD TV. Spent yesterday morning bolting it to the wall

We only have a small living room but the space saved now we don't have the old TV in there is quite remarkable. I recommend it! The LCD display quality is not as good as our old analogue TV, it has to be said. I did plan on getting a plasma screen as they do have better picture quality, but I, er, won the LCD, so I can't complain

I think we need some Christmas smileys on here - on the to-do list for next week

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Re: HLD-4 power grip

Just wondered about the HLD-4, whether you can tell if it is possible to fit the GS3 grip with a "normal" camera strap? And whether you have any info on when the GS3 might be available? Park Cameras say not yet available in Europe.
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Just wondered about the HLD-4, whether you can tell if it is possible to fit the GS3 grip with a "normal" camera strap? And whether you have any info on when the GS3 might be available? Park Cameras say not yet available in Europe.
I can compare the two grips and measure the distance between both ends of the strap guides, but I haven't used either strap myself.

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Just wondered about the HLD-4, whether you can tell if it is possible to fit the GS3 grip with a "normal" camera strap? And whether you have any info on when the GS3 might be available? Park Cameras say not yet available in Europe.
The main differences between the strap fittings for the two grips are:

1. The HLD-2/E-1 combination has a 'loose' strap lug at the top and the HLD-4/E-3 combination has two static fixtures at each end.

2. The width of the strap fixings are the same (about 12mm) but on the E-1 the total distance end to end is a minimum of 125mm, while it's about 150mm on the E-3.

3. The The anchoring point for the strap on the HLD-4 is on the base of the grip, whereas the HLD-2's is where the base and the side meet.

In conclusion, I'd have thought the HLD-2 strap would be OK as long as there was enough adjustment available. This will no doubt be confirned sooner or later

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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...?

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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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