Grip & Arca Type Base/Side Plates for the OM D E-M5 II

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by larryis1, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. larryis1

    larryis1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Southern Nevada, USA
    Larry

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  2. larryis1

    larryis1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Southern Nevada, USA
    Larry
    Good news, this grip/arca base/slide plates are now available on Really Right Stuff for shipping.

    Take care, Larry
     
  3. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
  4. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    Anyone can tell me if in the Olympus version the lateral tripod plate can be removed?
    On the Really Right Stuff model I can see a screw, so I assume it can be removed, but I haven't seen any side picture of the Olympus original model, so I would like to know if the lateral tripod plate can be removed.
     
  5. larryis1

    larryis1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Southern Nevada, USA
    Larry
  6. larryis1

    larryis1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Southern Nevada, USA
    Larry
    A lot of criticism about the OLY grip impairing full use of the articulated LCD screen.
     
  7. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    If the side plate can be removed, there will be no problem using the articulated LCD.
    That's one of the reasons I would like to know if it can be removed.
    I don't need the side tripod plate anyway.
     
  8. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    I leave the side plate off on my RRS bracket most of the time, only putting it on when I think I might want to shoot some in portrait format. It is very quick to put on and take off with the included Allen wrench and the side plate is quite small so it and the wrench fit easily in a pocket. I just leave them in the heavy plastic ziplock bag in which they came. The bottom plate and hand grip extension stay on all the time as the EM5 body without the grip is clumsy to hold.
     
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  9. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    Thank's for the info Jfrader.

    But what about the Olympus model?
    Can we do the same?
     
  10. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    No idea. Never even seen one.
     
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  11. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Both are modular with 3 separate pieces.

    I prefer the RRS version though because of the way the grip attaches, having just the bottom plate on doesn't look out of place. On the Olympus, without the grip attached, there's still a nub that sticks out on the bottom plate, towards the front where the grip would be attached with a screw.

     
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