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Olympus OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620

B&H # OLHLD5 Mfr # 260274
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Product Highlights
  • Extended Shooting Time with 2 Batteries
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Additional Shutter Release

The HLD-5 Battery Holder is an optional power supply created for the Olympus E-620 Digital SLR. When loaded with 2 BLS-1 rechargeable lithium batteries (not supplied), it provides double the power to increase the number of shots that can be taken. The holder's ergonomic design, plus additional shutter release button and dial on the back of the unit, allows the user to easily hold the camera in a vertical position, ideal for shooting portraits and other subjects.

Extended Shooting Capacity
When loaded with 2 x BLS-1 rechargeable lithium batteries (not supplied), the HLD-5 will extend the number of shots that can be taken.
Ergonomic Design
The HLD-5 is ergonomically designed to ease handling of the camera in all positions.
Easy Vertical Shooting
This grip features a shutter button and wheel on the back for easy shooting when rotated to the vertical position, ideal for portrait framing.
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5 x 2.7 x 4"
127.5 x 68.5 x 102mm
Weight 7.1oz (without batteries)
200g

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OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Good value (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Primary battery (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Everyday (4)
    • Back-up (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Converts the E-620 into two cameras

    By Fulvia Zagato

    from United States

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

        This battery grip greatly improves the handling, balance and steadiness of the E-620 when using heavier lenses such as the 18-180, 14-54, 12-60, 70-300, etc. The E-620 with grip is a rough equivalent to the E-30 without grip.
        With the grip and the 18-180, the E-620 is a great tourist walkabout camera with a 10-1 lens and double the battery life.
        When using the 14-42 kit lens, the grip can be quickly removed and the E-620 reverts to being exteremely compact for such uses as candids at parties.

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        4.0

        A lot of bang for this camera

        By Daidarm

        from Toronto,Ontario, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A must have for this mode
        • Easy To Install
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lock switch confusing

        Best Uses

        • Back-Up
        • Extra Battery
        • Travel
        • Vertical grip

        Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

        For extended shooting over 900 shots per session and
        vertical shots with or without a long lens for better
        baiance and grip.

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        5.0

        Creates great balance

        By Andrew

        from New Zealand

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Primary Battery

          Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

          I have found that adding this accessory to my e620 has given it better balance and has improved the auto-focus (it seems to hunt less in low light). Enjoy that with double battery capacity that that I can shoot longer. Also, didn't realise until I got it that it will run on one battery, which is handy if you need to recharge, you can keep shooting.

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          5.0

          Excellent quality grip

          By Mike

          from Columbus, MS

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

              Excellent quality grip, should have bought one earlier.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice and Easy

              By Big Ed

              from Southwestern CT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery
                • Professional Cameras

                Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                I agree with all the other positive reviews. Let me "focus" on its easy installation: It takes less than a minute to pull the cover off the camera battery compartment and store it in the upright. Then just slide in and screw on the new battery holder. It works with two batteries or one battery in either side of the compartment. It has a shutter button and a setting wheel for ease in vertical shooting. PLUS it just looks cool.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great addon

                By Tor

                from South Carolina

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Primary Battery
                  • Professional Cameras

                  Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                  Makes a big difference controlling and holding the camera using long and heavy lenses.

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                  5.0

                  Must have option for Olympus e620

                  By BigDaddyK

                  from Rochester, MN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Good Value
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up

                    Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                    Gives the camera a very nice feel when being held.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Accessory for the E620

                    By the lucky shooter

                    from chicago, il

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Build quality
                    • Charges Quickly
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Extends shooting sessions
                    • Good Value
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up
                    • Primary Battery
                    • Professional Cameras

                    Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                    I had read that this battery-holder/ grip extends the shooting life of the E620, so I thought I'd take the chance and buy one. I was very pleasantly surprised by the build quality (which matches the E620 perfectly) and the battery capacity. With this grip, the camera has double the batteries (2), but it enables me to shoot for longer than if I were to use 2 individual batteries in succession. The grip also has a vertical shutter (great for portraits), and adds a heft that is very welcome for longer shooting engagements. I highly recommend it! Plus, it looks really cool on the E620 with 12-60SWD lens!

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                    5.0

                    A good companion to my E620

                    By Marke Wrapper

                    from Dumaguete City

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Primary Battery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                      This battery holder improves a lot my E620 usage. With the added grip, the result in carrying my unit enabled stability. The vertical grip is very useful and adds a comfortable feel when shotting vertical. It is also light weight and its aerodynamic construction does not add so much weight. It still makes E620 the lightest DSLR. The compact design secures the battery totally. You should buy this accessory and add this if ever you have an e620.

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                      5.0

                      Must have for the serious photographer..

                      By bpr515

                      from Lehigh Valley, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Primary Battery

                          Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                          I love the OLHLD5 for my Olympus E-620. I've been able to shoot longer and faster (that's what she said!) with this li'l guy attached. Very simple to use and provides a nice heft and balance to the overall feel of the camera. I also like having a shutter buttom on the unit so that when I flip to portrait, I don't have to awkwardly find the button on the camera.

                          As others have said, I've also noticed a pick up in the speed of my auto-focus, although it's nothing earth shattering.

                          Bottom line is this battery holder works as advertised by giving you a longer shooting life per session and an overall better feel to the camera as a whole.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome battery grip!

                          By joeho

                          from westminster, ca

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                this battery grip gives you all around better handling of the Olympus E-620. If you use a bigger lens, your going to need it or if you just have big hands, just buy it!

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Accessory

                                By MM

                                from Central Wisconsin

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Good Value
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                    I'm currently using this grip with an E-600, and for my money it's probably the most useful accessory you can buy. For anyone with large hands, you know how challenging it can be to get a really good grip on an E-600 or E-620 - I had my doubts about how much it would change the handling, but decided to go ahead and get one anyway - and I'm amazed at the improvement. The vertical shutter release has also been a great feature and makes it much easier to reframe quickly. Easy to install (two minutes), matches the camera perfectly and feels great - pick one up!

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                                    4.0

                                    Welcome relief!!!

                                    By John

                                    from Onawa, IA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                          Just got this grip yesterday for my E-600 and it works just fine. My hands were really cramped on the body without it. It was welcome relief to let my fingers have a bit more real estate to enjoy. I have one gripe. Olympus should have put an AEL/AFL button on the grip. This omission cost them a star. Overall very pleased.

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                                          5.0

                                          Adds comfort and stability

                                          By Qooasian

                                          from Honolulu, HI

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                            Much better build than non-OEM brands. Added dial for use in portrait mode. Makes it more comfortable to hold in portrait mode. Rugged construction, allows use of two batteries, and allows use of the Olympus GS3 hand strap. Keeps the tripod mount in the correct spot. Can't think of anything negative about it.

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                                            5.0

                                            One of My better Choices,

                                            By Lunkhead

                                            from Glen Burnie, Md..

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Home
                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                              Really extends Battery life.
                                              Helps with balance using long lenses 70-200mm
                                              Gives a more secure feel to the grip

                                              I find nothing not to like about it.

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                                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Very practical

                                              By Andrew

                                              from Missouri

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use

                                                Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                                I bought this for use on my E-620 and it works like a charm. The ability to double the shooting time is great. Three great things about it are, that you can lock the shutter release so it will not take a picture when you do not want it to. Second, it gives me a more comfortable grip and thirdly, it will store the battery cover. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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                                                4.0

                                                Battery Grip / Holder

                                                By 2jphoto

                                                from Edinburg, Texas

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Macro Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Studio
                                                  • Traveling

                                                  Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                                  The addition of this Battery Holder/Grip really allows me to balance the camera better in m y hands. It also allows for much better balance when using some heavier longer lenses.

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                                                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Adds heft

                                                  By Dave the hiker

                                                  from Tucson, AZ

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Hold
                                                  • Extends battery life

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • For vertical photos
                                                    • With heavy lenses

                                                    Comments about OLHLD5 Olympus HLD-5 Battery Holder / Vertical Grip for the E-620:

                                                    Makes the E-620 easier to hold when using one of the heavier "Pro" Zuiko's. Makes holding for vertical photos much easier. Ability to load up with two batteries extends length of time camera can be used without replacing battery.

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