- Jul 31, 2013
- Real Name
You are inspiring me to do what I said I won't do again ... this month: buy another thing. I completely agree with you on the E-M5 Mark II, the grip and the narrow space between the EVF and the end of the camera make my hand cringe in pain after 20 minutes of holding it even with the lightest of lenses (I have a long hand ). I got a cheap Chinese aluminum L bracket grip which makes it more bearable but still not comfortable enough (especially for the tip of the fingers because it squeezes them between the grip and the lens barrel if it thinks enough lens (which all my lenses except Sigma 60mm f 2.8 are). I would have loved the E-M5 Mark II more otherwise.Well, I wrote about ordering HLD-8g grip and HLD-6p battery holder for my Olympus OM-D EM-5ii. It came and it has breathed life into a camera I seldom picked up because it was hard to hold in my big hands and I preferred the feel of the EM-1 with HLD 7, I bought the HLD-6p from Adorama for $59.00 and the HLD-8g from UsedPhotoProfor $75.00 and they were worth every penny as it makes the EM 5ii feel just right with the 40-150mm 2.8 Pro. Great purchase. Then on Tuesday, the Kolibri drone came from BH Photo and my wife became so excited that we had to drive about 70 miles into the Flint Hills so she could try it out. She forgot the batteries for the control unit so she had to try an app on her smartphone. It was a wonderful day in the Hills and we found a very secluded area that was semi-flat for the test. Actually, her first test with the smartphone was inside our house, and thankfully it has a feature that turns it off when it hit something which you can be assured that it did and it did stop but her control with the cellphone was at best, marginal. Instead of driving some 30 miles for batteries for the control unit, she decided to fly away and it did and it continued to fly for hundreds of feet without any left, right, return on her phone. Here is a picture of take-offView attachment 824309View attachment 824310 and one of her looking for it. She did find it so it was good but the control never started the camera. We will be out this weekend with real batteries with a real control unit.