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Help tracking down E-P5 UNX-9125 grip

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by piggsy, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    Places I've found it -

    http://www.un-ltd.co.jp/en/index19.html

    &

    https://shop.olympus-imaging.jp/product-detail/index/proid/6905

    ($105aud)

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hand-Grip-Br...Camera-NEW-EMS-F-S-Japan-Limit-/151252337705?

    ($165aud)

    The .jp sites ... actually seem to defeat google translate pretty well, not confident really in using them to try and order something through a japanese on-shipper. There once was an ebay store in .sg called shopsend selling them at what looked like vaguely reasonable prices (eg not 33% over original crazy japanese RRP) but they seem to be out of them now. Anyone got a source for these?
     
  2. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    Do OM-D E-M5 grip accessories fit the PEN E-P5? That would be a whole lot simpler but I'm not at all sure they do.
     
  3. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    send them an inquiry. they should be able to tell you. there are a couple diff versions. just email the sellers and ask.
     
  4. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    I wrote those guys about the OM-D E-M5 grip/bracket and -

    So that's out. Looking at the front panel of the E-M5 and the E-P5 they seem fairly different from each other so I'm doubtful much with a front portion to the grip is going to work straight off.

    Got a response from the UN grip people too -

    Which is so incredibly polite I almost bought it right then and there. However on googling around some more apparently people have run into issues with it being slightly harsh on the hands - being aluminium with inserts cut out of it I can see how that might happen. It does look very good in these beauty shots though -

    http://wildpig.blog89.fc2.com/blog-entry-1342.html

    8p9WHja.

    So while I was looking around some more - the other thing I found was this guy's stuff -

    http://www.jbcameradesigns.com/products/

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    which looks... pretty damn good. So does his other stuff for other cameras for that matter - damnably he doesn't make one to fit my PM2 :(

    So uh, hopefully that's actually as good as it looks - pretty much ordered it straight off. 1 left on amazon now :D
     
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  5. Mstoeckle

    Mstoeckle Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Nov 23, 2013
    I left some buzz about the JB grip a couple of weeks ago. It handles very well with my 12-40 2.8 and 75 1.8 which are the heaviest I own. It mounts to a tripod with no problem. It's light, yet sturdy. Only negatives, but not deal breakers, are: The small post on the bottom of the grip that contains the bolt, doesn't allow it to sit flat on a surface, and the screw that attaches it to the camera body is not secured into the grip, so don't lose it. Other that those, QUALITY and classic looks and comfort. That's what I like about it.
     
  6. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    Yeah I have to say it was a surprise followed by a "why the hell doesn't everyone do that" when I saw they're made from wood. If it's done right wood is so much nicer in the hands and you can shape it down just from wear or deliberately into something so much nicer than plastic/metal. Surprised it seems to be only the Hasselblad Lunar coming out doing that as a stock item on a camera.
     
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  7. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
    Ive recently also ordered the JB grip and so far I love it. It is actually very light and really feels good in the hand.
     
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