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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

Is anyone using this grip or contemplating getting one?
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

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Is anyone using this grip or contemplating getting one?
I got one with the camera as part of a package, as with the MKi I found I needed the grip with the 300 f4, however they have moved the lens mount up by approximately a millimetre in the new body and I find I don't need it with the MKii.

If you feel you need/want one make me an offer!
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

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I got one with the camera as part of a package, as with the MKi I found I needed the grip with the 300 f4, however they have moved the lens mount up by approximately a millimetre in the new body and I find I don't need it with the MKii.

If you feel you need/want one make me an offer!
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

I decided not to get one and see how things went without it. They went jolly well so (unless a free one comes along, oink oink flap flap) I'm not going to bother.

One fairly significant reason for using one with the E-M5 and E-M1 Mark I was that the battery gauge was rubbish. The camera could say it was full one minute and then die, having the grip with a fully-charged spare meant the camera would switch over without any problems. The Mark II behaves so much better in that respect that I don't feel the need for a grip.

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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

Purchased the grip and camera body at the same time. Was disappointed there wasn't any promotion with adding the grip but I really wanted one.

Naturally it adds some weight but does feel solid and handles really well.
I find it much easier and secure to hold when using in studio situation, where it's often inconvenient to keep using neck strap and is great with the long lenses.

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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

I got the grip with the show deal that Olympus were doing at the NEC. It's on the camera all the time but to be honest I haven't tried using the Mk2 without it. Mainly because I had the Mk1 with the grip and it suited my big hands. So I've just naturally started using it with the MK2.
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

I'm just the opposite to Mike I got the grip too but have never used it. The last thing I want to do is add to the weight and bulk. So if anyone wants one I'm open to offers, its bnib don't even think I've opened it, at least I can't remember doing it if I did.
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

I have the grip and use it on my E-M1 II.

If Walti or Phill have an idea of how much they'd take for their unwanted grip, I may be interested in buying one for my wife's E-M1 II.

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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

Dave sorry didn't see that Walti had offered his already. Happy to talk if Walti decides he wants to keep his.
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Dave sorry didn't see that Walti had offered his already. Happy to talk if Walti decides he wants to keep his.
I'm not going to sell mine as it's a useful spacer when using my multi flash rig for macro.
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

I might be persuadable to part with mine.

It came with the Photography Show E-M1ii bundle, and at the time I was keen since I knew I'd be doing much more work with the 300 and initially at the Show it seemed to help with handling. However, I rapidly adapted to using the rig without, and I also don't find having only one battery at a time any issue.

I'll sleep on it for a night and be in touch if I decide to let it go: I think it's been on the camera once.
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

DavyG as Walti has decided to keep his I've sent you an offer by PM.
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

I thought hard about buying a grip when I bought my EM-1 Mark 2, had grips on both my EM-1 and EM-5, true they were free but I had never used the camera's without a grip! Decided grip was too expensive for the Mark 2 and instead bought a spare battery and I am pleased with the decision, camera is obviously lighter and one of the reasons I use the EM-1 mark 2 is because of its light weight. The grip would make it far too heavy I now realise and my camera bag was getting far too heavy, actually hurt my back covering a wedding due to the weight of my kit! So thought I would give a grip less EM-1 mark 2 a go for a while! And I am pleased with the results so far!
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

Ok. I'm going to go a week or two without the grip to see if it makes a difference.
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Re: HLD-9 grip for E-M1 Mkii

Can only add to what's been said.

At the NEC, the grip came with camera, I have never used it either.

SO if they go on the buy and sell here, they are going to be cheap...........
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