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Richard Franiec offers accessory grip for Canon S100

By dpreview staff on Nov 14, 2011 at 19:53 GMT

Accessory grip maker Richard Franiec has announced an add-on grip for the Canon PowerShot S100. The grip differs from his existing wrap-around designs to avoid blocking the port door on the side of the camera. Instead the raised, textured design mounts on the front plate of the camera, over its existing hand-grip. The accessory will be available from late November at a cost of $29.95, plus shipping.

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Comments

Total comments: 28
PC Wheeler
By PC Wheeler (Dec 10, 2011)

I've installed Richard's grip on my S100. While, unlike the S90/95, Canon provided something of a grip on the S100, the Franiec grip for the S100 definitely improves grip security when shooting with the S100. The "waffle" texture on the grip adds to that security. Definitely a worthwhile addition to my new S100.

Phil

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Ran Plett
By Ran Plett (Nov 20, 2011)

This isn't newsworthy.

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kayone
By kayone (Nov 18, 2011)

I love my S90 grip, where its absolutely necessary, nice to see him continuing to make them for the newer models

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Plumbing007
By Plumbing007 (Nov 18, 2011)

Nice post.Thanks for sharing.

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ank218
By ank218 (Nov 18, 2011)

LOL! Those people accusing dpreview for showing favoritism toward Richard. These grips have been around forever, and they are talked about in many photo forums, here and all over the internet. It's about time he got a legit post on his products, which have been around for a long time now.

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keeponkeepingon
By keeponkeepingon (Nov 17, 2011)

just a suggestion:

Make the grip in pink and they will sell like hot cakes.

It will look good on the black S100 plus it will give the camera a better WAF. (at $429 it needs all the WAF it can get!)

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Amin Sabet
By Amin Sabet (Nov 16, 2011)

Nice looking grip! I'd like to see this style design as an option for the E-PM1/E-PL3.

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ntsan
By ntsan (Nov 16, 2011)

Looks a bit like the E-Px style grip

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Nov 16, 2011)

fake P3, only won't take ZD lenses?
well it won't take EF lenses either.

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aVolanche
By aVolanche (Nov 15, 2011)

Sure would like one for the Panasonic G3....

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massimogori
By massimogori (Nov 15, 2011)

Mr. Franiec surely has some relatives at Dpreview.

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Richard Franiec
By Richard Franiec (Nov 15, 2011)

So far as I'm concerned, we all (human kind) are relatives.
You and me also, unless you are an alien from another world (smile).

Cheers

Richard

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ChristianHass
By ChristianHass (Nov 15, 2011)

I have one for my S95, it's excellent.

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GSD_ZA
By GSD_ZA (Nov 16, 2011)

Me too. The camera should have been designed with this grip. It's a bar of soap otherwise, but that sadly is the current trend that we are stuck in with camera design - retro styling over sensible ergonomics.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 15, 2011)

The one for the S95 is nice as it looks fairly well integrated with the S95. The S100 really looks tacked on, and doesn't blend with the lines of the camera body like the previous grip.

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Tom Bird
By Tom Bird (Nov 15, 2011)

do you write about every single accessory available on the worldwide market for $29,-?
is this the only grip available for any compact and did you present all other grips for all other compacts as well?
so, it's obviously PR for a good friend.

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OnTheWeb
By OnTheWeb (Nov 16, 2011)

It's called capitalism. That is why there are so many great products out there.

Everyone is free to make products, start companies, and help their friends out if they choose.

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djhauswald
By djhauswald (Nov 15, 2011)

That grip for the S95 looks like it would have been really helpful. Once you learn how to hold it, I've found the built-in grip on the S100 to be great! I don't know why you'd want to clutter it up with that ugly thing that looks far less functional than the built-in or that s95 grip

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5inchfloppy
By 5inchfloppy (Nov 15, 2011)

very nice! has the same look and feel of the 'action grips' for the old canon AE-1s!

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Michael She
By Michael She (Nov 15, 2011)

Would expect more for 29.99... Maybe 9.99 w/ free ship?

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SigmaChrome
By SigmaChrome (Nov 15, 2011)

I use Richard's grips on my Sigma DP1 and DP2X - they are brilliant, making the cameras so much easier to handle.

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ezradja
By ezradja (Nov 14, 2011)

not a very good looking though :)

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The A-Team
By The A-Team (Nov 15, 2011)

I think it looks great. Better than the old ones IMO.

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BayAreaWZ
By BayAreaWZ (Nov 14, 2011)

He should make one for the Nikon V1

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mark murphy
By mark murphy (Nov 17, 2011)

Has anyone actually bought a V1 yet?

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jmmgarza
By jmmgarza (Nov 14, 2011)

I would buy one for $9.95!

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Jeff Roisman
By Jeff Roisman (Nov 14, 2011)

Essential. Have one on an S90 and Olympus PM-1. Cann't imagine using either camera without it.

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photo perzon
By photo perzon (Nov 14, 2011)

Excellent product...gives it a stable feeling.

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Total comments: 28