Hi, everyone, I'm currently trying to decide which grip I should get for my OM-D. I mainly just want it for a slightly surer grip and for mounting portrait-style on my tripod. Right now my main photographic pursuits are kids/family, street, documentary, and some landscape. My only long lens currently is a legacy 135 3.2, but that could change. Here are my options. I would really love some feedback, thoughts, or first hand knowledge. Feel free to discuss your own needs and thoughts, or other options I might not be aware of. 1) JLM's grip/L-plate combo - details here Cons: Not cheap ($175) Pros: Seems to be good quality (based on pictures) Available now Made in USA* 2) RRS grip/L-plate combo (here) Cons: Not cheap ($180) Heavy (possibly, just looking at the amount of material) Spotty availability Pros: High quality - based on my own experience w/ RRS Thinking about buying a new RRS ballhead (really reaching here) Made in USA* 3) Oly HDL6 + generic L-plate Cons: Higher cost ($300 + ~$65) Both made in some factory somewhere in unknown conditions Pros: I guess decent quality More functionality: buttons, shutter, and extra battery Possibly lighter - can separate out when I just want the grip or plates Available now 4) Forget it - just go out and take some pictures! Free! *Please note: I'm not a "USA-made" snob. I'm fine buying stuff from EU, USA, wherever. My main issue is I hate buying stuff made in some underpaid sweatshop in Asia or South America. Before you say "you don't know what you're talking about", consider that I've lived in mainland China for 12 years and have seen my fair share.