Grip for EM5ii - what do you think of this one

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You work for Lazada? No, I don't want to install your app. Thanks.
??? Link seemed innocent to me (opened fine on iPhone with no requirement to install any app).
Pros
  • Looks solid and seems to give better clearance between grip and lens than others I’ve seen.
  • Arca compatible
  • Mounting screw thread for any baseplate mounted straps etc you might use.
  • Battery door remains accessible
Neutral
  • Grip attaches with a coin screw rather than hex (depends on your preference here I guess).
Cons
  • Unknown brand?
Looks like a winner to me if the price is right (I’m not familiar with the currency).
 

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It is not an app, it is a website

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??? Link seemed innocent to me (opened fine on iPhone with no requirement to install any app).



Looks like a winner to me if the price is right (I’m not familiar with the currency).
It's around 38 US$. It has warranty as well.
 
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I'm not sure I need a grip on the EM5/2, Mike. But, I said that about the EM10/2 as well. I finally succumbed and am so pleased I did. Just because a grip's budget, it doesn't make it no good. I bought this one, all the body services are easily accessed and available and the Arca Swiss type 90 degree slot around the bracket is so handy. No more fumbling fitting a shoe.
 

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Never had a problem with lazada all those years I buy from them.

I am not sure if the grip improves the handling of the camera.

On my em10 ii was perfect habdling
 

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Link opens fine for me.
My main concern is the grip looks very angular compared to the more rounded grips normally seen

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still couldn't decide to get a grip. I really don't know I need one.
 

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still couldn't decide to get a grip. I really don't know I need one.
When it comes to Olympus camera, you do need a grip. The coating is easy to peel especially the silver colour ones. Plus a grip makes u feel more comfortable IMHO
 

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THX everyone for the input. I just ordered it. Now I can hope it is still available.
 

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Today morning I got the grip. It is metal and fits amazingly on the camera. It is really a handling improvement. It has also a base mount for a tripod.

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After a month using it with my OLY 12-40 and OLY 40-150 I have to tell you that it was woth buying it. It is so comfortable to hold the camera and changing the Battery is a piece of cake.
 

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If I were to buy a grip for my E-M5III I'd like to get a similar to this. But the E-M5III doesn't need one so I'm fine without one too. :)
 
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I like having a phatter grip in some situations. With a heavier lens, it's definitely more stable to hold if you have something bigger to grab hold of. I like the grip on the MkII because if you want it, you can have it, but if you want to slim down and go compact, you can take it off. The MkII with the two grip bits gave you three different form factors. I thought that made it pretty damn versatile!
 

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