G9 and DC55 Case with Franiec Grip...it works!

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Thomas Hearne
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G9 and DC55 Case with Franiec Grip...it works!
Mar 10, 2008

I have read several posts indicating that the eveready-style DC-55 case and Richard Franiec's grip are not compatible. I already had the DC-55 for my G7 and when I traded up for the G9, decided to order the custom grip. Indeed, the two do not naturally fit together.

However, with judicious use of water in the inside right corner of the case and some leather oil on the outside, I used the custom grip (not yet on the camera!) to press out the area needed to accommodate the grip. This stretching operation took about 30 minutes using fingers alone (I considered making a jig, but wanted to try fingers alone first). When I had stretched things enough, I then put the grip on the camera and used simple plastic clamps to hold the leather in place while the case dried completely.

Here is the result...

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