Help tracking down E-P5 UNX-9125 grip

piggsy

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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-Bracket-for-Olympus-Pen-E-P5-Mirrorless-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?
 

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Do M5 grip accessories fit the P5? That would be a whole lot simpler but I'm not at all sure they do.
send them an inquiry. they should be able to tell you. there are a couple diff versions. just email the sellers and ask.
 

piggsy

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

Dear friend,

Thanks for your letter and your interest to this item.

It fits for Olympus OM-D and E-M5, but not for E-P5, great pity about that.

Looking forward to serve you next time.

Best wishes,
Linda

- dualane-us
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 -

Thank you for your e-mail, and your kind attentions to our product.

Here is our quotation to Australia.

UNX-9125:9800yen

EMS+Paypal Charge:1750yen

Total:11550yen (about 114 USD)

If you are fine with our quotation, please let us know.

We will issue a Paypal invoice to your e-mail address.

After payment, we will ship your order by EMS, and let you know tracking number.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Have a good day!!

Best regards,

Shinji Sano

Managing Director

U.N Company Ltd.
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

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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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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.
 

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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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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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