Buy one in my opinion. It's such a relief to have just that bit of room for your pinky. I myself take a lot of portrait shots though. I love the grip regardless. I'm using a heavy voigtlander 17.5 and with the grip I can rest it on a flat top without it tipping over. I also Video work with a steady cam so it really helps distribute theweight center. You should just buy it and return it if u don't like it. My one quirk over it is the placement of the screw under it. It's a slight mismatch foh my carry speed and I have to grip the metal clip on the grip it's slightly off for the pro cscarry speed. Other than that I think it's a worth while investment if rrally want that pinky to be able to rest while making the gh3 an even bulkier chunkier more pro feeling and look.