Brand New GM1 + Grip?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by zensu, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    I received a gift of this wonderful GM1 camera and am teaching my self about its various options. I do think I'd like to get a grip to make holding this camera a little more secure.
    I would greatly appreciate any opinions on grips you might have tried or used. I'm leaning toward the Gariz half case but would love advice on Panasonics and other 3rd party grips you've had any experience!
    Thanks for reading this post!
    Bobby
     
  2. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
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  3. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2012
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  4. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I use the original grip, since I couldn't find a good third party one when I was looking a year ago. This grip was posted in dpr also:
    http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Alumin...=UTF8&qid=1420073871&sr=8-3&keywords=gm1+grip
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/321519136295?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    Here is a review:
    http://m43photo.blogspot.com/2014/10/third-party-grip-for-gm1-lb-gm1.html
    lb-gm1%2Bgrip%2Btripod%2Battachment%2Bwith%2Blumix%2Bgm1%2Bcamera.

    & another user photo
    sensor%2Bsize%2Bdiagram%2Baps-c%2Bfour%2Bthirds%2Bnikon%2Bcx%2Bone%2Binch%2Biphone%2B5%2Bcameras.

    Original one looks good on the camera and add some height too. Only problem I have is you need to remove to replace battery or download photos. Also a little bigger grip might help but then it depends on how much space it will leave you btw the grip and the lens without making the camera too big. My favorite one third party grip is Fotodiox for RX1, but they haven't made one for gm1...

    Another cheaper option
    http://www.adorama.com/SUNPPLGM.html
    http://www.sunwayfoto.com/e_goodsDetail.aspx?gId=1237
    130371872827582752.
     
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  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    I really like the original grip. It makes handling a bit more secure (not that I find it a big problem without, even with large hands). It adds just enough clearance for the 20mm and similar diameter lenses for sitting it down on a table. Yes I'd prefer it if it was threaded on the base, but it goes on and off with just a few turns of the thumb very easily and quickly.
     
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  6. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    One of my main concerns is the distance between the grip and a larger diameter lens such as the O. 12-40 Pro zoom or the O. 75mm, I wonder if there will be enough space for my fingers to fit. This is why I was leaning toward the Gariz, a smaller profile but then again it's also not as secure a grip as the Panasonic one or the others mentioned by the posters above.
    Thanks to all who responded! You have given me much more info than I was expecting and I must study which resolution will work best for my little treasure of a camera.:2thumbs:
     
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  7. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    I don't own either of those lenses, but there's no problem with the 100-300 which is a pretty chunky lens (I've got fairly big hands).
     
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  8. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    With cameras changing every so often, I'm trying to avoid spending on body-specific accessories - so I started to make my own grips.
     
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  9. pterosonus

    pterosonus Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 17, 2014
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Terry
    I am using the Sunwayphoto GM1 grip that came with my used GM1. It is about the same size as the OEM Panasonic grip but looks much better, IMHO. http://www.amazon.com/SunwayFoto-Cu...420219353&sr=8-1&keywords=sunwayfoto+grip+gm1. If I was worried about instant access to change battery/sd card I would buy a stick-on grip like the Flipbac GB2 http://www.amazon.com/Flipbac-FBG2-...=1420219704&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=flipbac+gb2
     
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