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Anybody Seen A Pic of EP-3 Large Grip ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nueces snapper, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    I've seen the standard 'full frontal' here and there and the same on e-bay. If any here have one of these things and can image it from an angle or two ... or know where such pics can be seen I would greatly appreciate it.

    I have gnarly fat-fingered clod buster hands and need all the help I can get with this little camera.

    Thanks in advance for any help.


    (No I ain't gonna pay the present e-bay sucker prices. :biggrin: )
  2. Andrew Riddell

    Andrew Riddell Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2010
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  3. The provision for the detachable grip should hopefully open up all myriad of interesting third party alternatives. Some of them may not be pretty though...
  4. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    I want that carbon fiber one.

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  5. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    ^ def photoshopped, but can't wait to see actual third-party grips.

    I just want a slab of brushed aluminum, shaped like the regular grip and i'll be set.
  6. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    Those aren't photoshopped, they're actual "premium" grips from Oly's EP3 PR.

    What I want to see is a real-world photo of the large grip on the camera. I'm interested, but I don't want to blow $20 unless it really gives you something to hang onto, SLR-style. It would make using the 100-300 a bit easier, as that lens makes the EP3 a bit left-heavy.
  7. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    There is any place to get them? I can't find them online in stock.
  8. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Agreed. It's the best view I've seen of the grip so far, except of course when I tried one!

    Actually, trying one was what really sold it to me. When/if I get an E-P3 a large grip will be the first accessory I buy, it made such a difference for me. I have difficulty gripping small cameras due to having Parkinson's disease, but that grip was wonderful! :smile:
  9. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    The MGC-2 does allow for a better grip. Adding a half-case can also add more grip as well as protection for Olympus' fragile finishes.



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  10. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 5, 2011
  11. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
  12. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    I quickly came to that conclusion because that "f" insignia was used in third party companies that make the leatherette wraps. Figured they couldn't have made the grips so early.

    Upon further research, i found that "f" font is an an original pen f logo from olympus. What you concluded makes sense.
  13. kundalini

    kundalini Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 20, 2011
    I really like the addition of the large grip to my E-P3. Here's a few shots for the curious compared with the standard.

    Standard Grip


    Large Grip


    Standard Grip Top View


    Large Grip Top View


    Large Grip Bonus Shot


    Hope this helps.....
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  14. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great shots kundalini. Ordered one yesterday from B&H. Can't wait to get mine as for me this camera really needs a chunky grip like that. :2thumbs:
  15. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    Thank you very much for the photos Kundalini! When holding it, does it feel like you curl your fingers around it? Or is it just kind of a ridge to grab onto? I guess I really need to just pick one of these up. :) 
  16. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
  17. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Like the 4/3 300mm? :) . Put it on the epm1. Omg. Lol

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  18. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 5, 2011
    That was the first thing I did.

    I still want that lens. Does anyone here have one?
  19. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I would have liked for Olympus to put this grip on the e-pl3. This is why I like the e-pl2 so much.
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