OMD - HLD-6 Battery Grip

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by noflux, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. noflux

    noflux Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2010
    Porto, Portugal
    I love my OM-D, but i think it lacks better grip support and i don't have big hands. The HLD-6 puts that problem to rest, but its to expensive.. really expensive, its close to 300€.???

    My problem is that i only need the first part of the grip and can happily do without the vertical/battery part.

    Why can't Olympus sold this thing in separate parts to?

    Does anyone has the same problem as i have?
    (share your thoughts here, maybe Olympus will hear it :)  )

    Best regards to all,
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  2. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    Yes. I only use the horizontal part.
  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi Victor ,
    I can share your pain as I am in the same boat . I have the battery grip and when ever I use it , i only use the horizontal part and I love how camera handles with it . Add on that bulky Vertical grip then camera is suddenly a serious monster tool and I hate carrying it . I agree OLymous should sell non- shutter button version of horizontal grip may be for USD 100 or something .I think of selling it everyday and I might sell it actually.
  4. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 21, 2012
    Can't have everything guys. JLM ans RSS provide grips that are cheaper.
  5. rssarma

    rssarma Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    Makes two (or many) of us!
    How do you use the SHLD-6?: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

  6. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    I normally only use the landscape part of the grip but I do find that with a longer lens like my 40-150 when zoomed out to 150, or a heavier lens like the new 75mm, the added weight of the second part of the grip down low below the camera does help to balance the combination a bit better for me.

    Also I tend to use the 40-150 for shooting birds and I tend to take a lot more shots than usual when I'm out doing that since I'm often shooting moving subjects. Having the extra battery in the second part of the grip can be useful then as well.

    For those reasons I'm happy to be able to use the combination at times.
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