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Recommendation for a cheap camera grip for E-PL5?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by acmilan77051, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. acmilan77051

    acmilan77051 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 2, 2014
    I'm ordering a used E-PL5 from ebay. But it doesn't include the camera grip. So i'll have to buy a separate camera grip. Anyone can recommend where i can find a cheap one? Thanks.
  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Olympus makes a slightly larger replacement grip that fits the E-PL5. It made a difference over the stock grip, but it is not going to act like a large external grip (which I am not sure there are any in the market).

    Good luck,

  3. anfyrt

    anfyrt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 20, 2014
    Russia (alas)
    Olympus MCG-2. As far as I know, it fits to both e-p3 and e-pl5.
  4. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    +1 on the Olympus MCG-2, makes all the difference.
  5. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Can't go wrong with MCG-2.

    EDIT: Disclaimer: The MCG-2 serves me great with my E-PL5. Definitely more appropriate than the original grip (although that thing looks amazing). But don't coun't on (even the bigger) grip getting you through the entire day of shooting. I'm still forced to use the pinky finger below the camera body, even with my girly hands. So if i'm shooting all day, my hands will cramp a bit at the end of the day.
  6. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
    +2 on the Olympus MCG-2! I used to shoot with the EPL5 and this grip made a great improvement on hand holding this fine camera. It was designed for the EP3 camera but fits the EPL5 perfectly. It also comes in 2 colors, black and beige.
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