- Aug 13, 2014
- Honolulu, HI
- Real Name
Yeah, for around $160, the Olympus grip only offered a grip extension and the shutter release. Nothing else. That wasn't enough to make it worth it for me. Waiting for my Haoge grip to come in.Yes, I forgot to list the E-m1 mark III in the list. I actually waited until I could get my hands on the E-m1 mark III before buying the E-m5 mark III, because some of the initial leaks/chatter mentioned an improved viewfinder. Well that chatter was wrong, it is the same viewfinder as in the E-m1 mark II.
I had mentally budgeted enough to buy the E-m1 mark III, and when it came down, and I picked the E-m5 mark III due to the viewfinder, I decided to also buy a refurbished 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 at the Olympus outlet sale. For a walk-around lens, the 12-200mm now replaces the 14-150mm mark II that I had previously used, but the 12-200mm is heavy enough that I could see the benefit of a larger grip.
However, I still think the Olympus grip price is too high for what it is. If it had an extra battery, headphone support, and an external power plug like the HLD-8, it would be worth the price.