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Old 25th March 2008
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Thanks to the collaboration between Ian and Olympus I guess most of us now have the HLD-2 grip for our E-1s. Mine came today and I am getting to grips (aargh!) with mine.

Fantastic improvement -seems to balance out the E-1 really well. What's your opinion?

Does anyone know how long the splendid battery lasts each charge? (apologies if it's in the instructions but they are now stashed away with all my other Oly boxes )
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Re: Hld-2

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Thanks to the collaboration between Ian and Olympus I guess most of us now have the HLD-2 grip for our E-1s. Mine came today and I am getting to grips (aargh!) with mine.

Fantastic improvement -seems to balance out the E-1 really well. What's your opinion?

Does anyone know how long the splendid battery lasts each charge? (apologies if it's in the instructions but they are now stashed away with all my other Oly boxes )
Quite a long time in my experience - certainly seems to last longer than two BLM-1 charges.

It's supposed to speed up AF with some lenses as well.

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Re: Hld-2

I was amazed at how well it balances the camera. I was showing it off to my good friend today who drives a minolta camera. He has used a number of cameras but is very envious of the E1 and E3.

He was saying how much trouble he'd had with his kit in Costa Rica with humidity affecting the electronics and lenses. I have never used the E1 in such conditions but feel it would sail through rainforest work.

The grip has transformed the camera for me.

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Ive never ran out of power with one on, its certainly good for a days shooting with the camera left on and several hundred shots taken. I still think its the comfort shooting in portrait that makes it so usefull to me. As for its balancing, a 50-200 is a joy to shoot with if its attatched.
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Re: Hld-2

Yes the grip does improve the balance, especially I find with the FL-50 attached.

I have to confess to keep missing the view finder!! in portrait mode as I want it to be higher on the back!!

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