Aftermarket E-PL3 grip on a E-PL5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by supermaxv, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    273
    Sep 20, 2011
    I searched and couldn't find anyone else talking about this, but forgive me if someone already found this out. Out of curiosity, I picked up the white E-PL3 grip from asia that's all over ebay and amazon (it's this one ) - it fits my E-PL5 perfectly and addresses my main complaint about the camera's awkward ergonomics.

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    It only comes in white from what I can tell, so the overall appearance of the camera leave a bit to be desired, but hey, it makes it a little easier for me to hold!
     
  2. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
  3. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    273
    Sep 20, 2011
    I got one of those too, right away when I picked up the camera, and the handling still wasn't all that satisfactory. I was really missing the bottom half inch that the E-PL5 body lacks compared to my older E-PL1 and E-PL2 that the new grip returns to the camera - it gives me somewhere to put my pinky finger when gripping the camera.