Question about Richard Franiec's E-PL3 grip

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nandystam, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. nandystam

    nandystam Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 16, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi folks

    I'm keen to to get an E-PL3 and put Richard Franiec's aftermarket grip on it (when it becomes available), however I'm not sure if the grip would cause any fitting or handling issues when using 4/3rd's lenses on it?

    More specifically, I'm looking to put a 14-54 mk II lens on it. I've contacted Richard directly and he wasn't able to advise if there would be problems. I know it's a bit of a hypothetical, but if anybody has mounted legacy 4/3rds lenses on an E-PL3 you would probably be able to make an educated guess ;)

    Or would I be better served with an E-P3 and the MCG-2 grip?

  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Here's the E-PL3 with that lens:


    Here's the E-PL3 with Franiec grip:


    It shouldn't be a problem.
  3. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    From Amin's pictures, it looks like the MA1 adapter puts a fair bit of space between the body and the lens barrel. What you really have to watch out for is the big :43: telephotos (45-200 and 100-300) but I don't expect they would create any problems with the Franiec piece. They are a bit tricky with the Flipbac grip.