Olympus HLD-8G grip for OMD M5 II

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Humansvillian Senior Member • Posts: 1,968
Olympus HLD-8G grip for OMD M5 II


I'm waiting on my M5 II to get back from Oly service, and I've treated it to a genuine Olympus grip extension, the HLD-8G.  It was only fifty bucks on eBay, and it's in pristine condition.

This grip only fits the M5 II, not the M5.  But there is a separate battery attachment (HLD-6)  that mounts on the bottom of the grip that is the same for both models of M5.

This has a separate thumb wheel and shutter button, and an earphone jack.  Such a toy.

The bad thing is I'll have to remove the grip to change batteries, but it uses a coin, so it shouldn't be that much trouble.

My M5 has so many knobs, buttons, levers and switches that I wonder what I'll assign to the thumb wheel.

My purpose is to balance out the rig better using the heavy 12-40 Pro.

That, and I just like toys for my cameras.

Anybody ever use a gadget like this, and have any pointers about it?

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