Do you have an Olympus E3 HLD4 vertical grip - please help me

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Do you have an Olympus E3 HLD4 vertical grip - please help me
Jun 22, 2012

Hi everyone

I have read a lot about problems with the Olympus E3 vertical grip. I bought one with my E3 and it has been nothing but problems cutting the power all the time. I have read that it works better with genuine Olympus batteries and it doesn't. People say to masking tape the grip to the camera to stop its contacts losing connection when it pulls and that's hasn't worked. I have cleaned the contacts and tried everything. I also updated the firmare (the last release being 2009)

But my E3, longer lens, F50 flash and the camera body weigh a lot and the vertical grip is ideal for taking portraits.

I want to buy a new HLD4 vertical grip from Amazon but want to ask for people's MORE RECENT EXPERIENCES - has anyone bought a new HLD4 Vertical Grip for an E3 in the past 2 years and found any problems.

Many thanks
Bruce

Olympus E-3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
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