Hello, I tried out a few of the available grips for the OM-D, and these were my basic impressions: - Olympus HLD-6: Pros - nice integrated look, functional, adds extra shutter release. Cons - ~100g in weight just for the horizontal portion, blocks battery door access, makes OM-D significantly taller which negates smaller form factor IMO, relatively expensive (~$150 used) - J. Milich grip: Pros - well constructed, integrated Arca-Swiss plate. Cons- ~90g in weight, not super comfortable in my hand, appearance isn't super clean / integrated with OM-D design, makes OM-D significantly taller which negates smaller form factor IMO, ~$80 used - JB Designs grip: Pros - nice design, looks more integrated than J.Milich grip, reasonably comfortable, lighter weight at 60g. Cons - makes OM-D significantly taller which negates smaller form factor IMO, 60g is still a 15% increase in weight over no grip, ~ $50 I haven't tried the RRS grip but wasn't super interested because it's the heaviest. Still interested in finding a low-profile grip solution to improve handling with my Panasonic 7-14, 12-35, and 35-100mm lenses, I decided to make my own. I bought some Sugru (black color, 8-pack of 5g packets, Amazon, ~$21). After watching the tutorials on their website (a cool website and great small business story), I set aside 30 minutes or so to make a grip. Sugru is basically a moldable, sculptable silicone rubber product that cures in 24 hours. It's waterproof, super durable, and temperature stable from -58F to +356F. You can cut it and sand it, and it's quite comfy to the touch. I opened 5 of the packets (25g total) and rolled them into a single ball (the material acts like play-dough but smoother and more elastic). Then I rolled the ball into a short fat snake form and stuck it onto the grip surface of my OM-D. Using my fingers and a knife as a straightedge, I formed the material into a nice ergonomic shape. I let it cure for 24 hours, and tried it out -- super comfortable and functional, but after a first-pass at sculpting not perfectly smooth and polished-looking. So, I used some 220 grit sandpaper and a sharp knife to remove a little here and there, to refine the shape a little and to achieve a nice smooth surface over the entirety of the grip. If you sand the Sugru, it takes on a duller more porous finish. So, I used about half of another packet (2-3g) and smoothed some fresh Sugru all over the grip to achieve a nice dark black, waterproof, and sealed surface with a finished look. Here are some photos. I'm pleased with the results, as now I have a nice ergonomic grip with just the right rubbery cushion, weighing only 25g, not adding any vertical height to the camera (and therefore maintaining the original design of the OM-D), and costing only $21. Plus I still have two more packets to use on some other fun project!