Optional dust- and splashproof battery holder and grip created especially for use with the Olympus E-M5
The device can be separated into two parts - one tailored to shooting in landscape orientation and one that's ideal for portraits
The landscape unit includes a built-in shutter button as well as a dial for locking the grip onto the bottom of the E-M5
The portrait unit includes a molded grip for stable shooting while the camera is in the vertical (portrait) orientation, a built-in shutter button, two built-in function buttons that can be programmed independently of the function buttons on the E-M5 body, a DC-IN jack for continuous powered shooting (requires the optional AC-3 Power Adapter), and a compartment for storing an optional additional BLN-1 lithium-ion battery
When shooting with the E-M5 and two batteries, you can choose which battery to use first; once it's drained, the camera will start using the second battery for uninterrupted shooting
Dimensions (combined): 4.7 x 1.9 x 1.6 in. (119.2 x 48.9 x 41.4 mm)
Rated 5 out of
Great Quality"Thanks Henry's for stocking this grip. Wish you had a battery for it too!
The grip transforms the camera. I don't have large hands, but always felt uncomfortable holding the camera. Too many years using Nikon F2's and F3's with motor drives? The camera is easier to use, and more comfortable to hold with the grip in place.
The price seems high. The quality of this grip matches the Oly M5 well. I shall forget the price before I forget the quality.
Another choice....RRS (Really Right Stuff) makes a grip/L bracket dedicated to the M5. It doesn't hold an additional battery. The battery is easily removed for charging, with the RRS grip in place."
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of
Great Addition"Have had some time to get familiar with this grip... Overall I am very glad I spent the money on it. It completely changes how I interract with the camera, providing a much more comfortable position for my hand. I thought the OM-D was a great camera before... Now it's even better.
The grip itself is very well made. Quality materials were used, and tight tolerances were required. The design seems to be very photogrpher focused.
By providing two more function buttons, a portrait release, and two more scroll dials, what more can be said really?
If you're thinking of getting one... Get one. Highly recommended."