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EM5 grip ID required, please.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Dave in Wales, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
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    Ron
    That looks like the JB grip. He sells them on Amazon. I have one and I'm very happy with it.
     
  2. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    It doesn't look quite like the JB because of the texturing and I can't make out the JB logo on the side. But beyond that it amounts to the same thing. Unless this is just a modified copy. I haven't taken the JB grip off my EM5 since I got it.
     
  3. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    That's not the JB grip, that's the UNX-9120 by Yuenu Corp.

    Here is a link with photos (even though it's on Oly's Japanese online store - it's a third party grip).

    Very nice looking, priced at around USD100 - you can find them through Japanese Sellers on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/UNX-9120-Grip-Stay-Olympus-OM-D/dp/B008WGFFEK) and other online resellers.

    A while back I was doing research on it, and according to some Japanese reviews I read (Google translated as I don't speak Japanese) - while it's very solidly and professionally built, it's not that comfortable in the hand and for extended periods of use. YMMV, as always.
     
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  4. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    The JB grip is very comfortable, and a lot less than USD100 ...
     
  5. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    But sadly unavailable.
     
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  6. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    TBH, neither of them looks comfortable, to me - but I haven't used either so I really couldn't say.

    I'm using a generic $60 grip from the 'Bay:

    3pneMMp.

    Which has an almost perfect fit for my large hands, and feels really smooth and solidly built. Shame about the blocked SD cart slot though.
     

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  7. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    But how do you get to the card?
     
  8. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Yeah that's the kicker, you have to unscrew the grip if you want to get to it. I wouldn't recommend the grip if that bothers you - it doesn't for me, so I don't mind.

    I've seen some people take a saw to it, or something like that. Doesn't look pretty but whatever works for them.