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Pen F front grip

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Pstmstr, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Pstmstr

    Pstmstr Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2016
  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
  3. Pstmstr

    Pstmstr Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Mar 22, 2016
    A matter of personal preference I suppose. I don't like the bamboo and the Arca is pretty nice for tripod without having to use a plate.


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  4. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Both of those grips look good.

    I'm still holding out for one of Richard Franc's finger-shelf designs, which adds nothing along the bottom of the camera.
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I sort of had the opposite opinion :blush:. I think the future Franiec one will look much better.
     
  6. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    I gottcha; you no likely the ones linked above, but looking forward to Richard's finger grip. Me too! I hope he makes one for the Pen-F.

    The Franiac finger grip on my GM5 totally makes the camera comfortably hold-able. The Franiac grip on my E-PL5 was awesome, as well. Just the right amount of purchase, without adding a whole 'nother hunk of size, weight, and expense.
     
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  7. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I have noooooo interest in a "finger-shelf" design, never have in any camera I've owned. I prefer a little more height to give my last two fingers better purchase. It's just a lot more comfortable over an extended street session or hike.
     
  8. Dogman

    Dogman Mu-43 Regular

    172
    Dec 23, 2012
    Maryland
    Another option is a PEN-F grip/L-bracket from RRS that hopefully will be available in a few more weeks. RRS - Plate Set for Olympus PEN-F includes L-Plate & Grip

    I have the ECG-4 grip and find it makes the PEN-F much easier to use. Some people find the design...well...ugly. I don't. I find it rather practical, and most of my cameras are fitted with an Arca-Swiss-compatible L-bracket. The RRS grip/L-bracket is expensive $180, but more practical than the ECG-4 in that it has the option to shoot in both landscape and portrait modes without having to rotate the tripod head 90 degrees.
     
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  9. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Thanks for the info! I went to the Really Right Stuff website where you can pre-order their grip for the Pen F but they don't show a photo of this grip. Do you have a link to this?
    Bobby
    PS, Just saw the note on RRS website that said photos will be available in 1-2 weeks. They are still in pre-production stage I guess.
     
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