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Olympus Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (White)

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Product Highlights

  • Detachable Large Grip for the E-P3
  • Better Grip for Better Handling
  • Perfect When Using Tele Lenses

Color: White

Olympus Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black) Olympus Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (White)

You Pay: $18.95

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This Olympus Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (White) will help you keep a better grip on your E-P3 PEN camera, especially if you have large hands. The grip provides better handling with a more solid grip, particularly helpful when working with telephoto lenses to reduce camera shake. The grip easily screws on to the E-P3.

Detachable large grip for the E-P3
Better grip for better handling
Perfect when using tele lenses
UPC: 050332180048
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.9 x 1.8 x 0.4"

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OlympusLarge Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to install (12)
  • Durable (11)
  • Reliable (11)

Cons

  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (17)
  • Travel (12)
  • Landscape photography (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It also works on the E-PL5

It's been hard getting used to the feel of the E-PL5 which is quite awkward in my small hands.

There's just about nothing to hold onto at the left side and the...Read complete review

It's been hard getting used to the feel of the E-PL5 which is quite awkward in my small hands.

There's just about nothing to hold onto at the left side and the supplied extra screw-in hand grip is pitifully small.

I learned about the MCG-2 from an online photo forum.

What a difference it is to have something deeper to grasp onto. I also like the rubbery feel, which makes my grip feel more secure.

The E-PL5 is still not as comfortable in my hands as my E-PL1, but it feels a whole lot better than it did without this new grip and the image quality makes up for the lack of comfort.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointment

It does the job, but because the grip is held by one screw on one edge, there's a gap between the grip and the camera on the other side. The grip looks weak...Read complete review

It does the job, but because the grip is held by one screw on one edge, there's a gap between the grip and the camera on the other side. The grip looks weak and if it were held tightly, feels as if the loose side would pull away. I don't remember the smaller grip giving that sensation. Olympus seems to take so much care in their build quality, and even though it seems to do its job, it was a disappointment.

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4.0

A definite improvement

By KJ

from Winnipeg, Canada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Could Be Much Bigger

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

This replaced the grip that came with my Oly E-PL5. It's a vast improvement in handling from the supplied grip. I only gave 4 stars because I think it could be bigger and better. Maybe someone will come out with a larger pro style grip for the PEN cams(I hope).

All in all, this grip does make the E-PL5 much easier to hold.

Note to developers(or anyone with a 3D printer); Please make us a large, OMD-EM1 style grip for the smaller PEN cams(E-PL5, etc). You will sell boatloads of them!

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4.0

Good for big hands

By Ziggyradiobear

from Singapore

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

        I love this product, it makes it easier to grip and not let the camera slip out of my hand.

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        5.0

        big improvement

        By HarryV

        from Norwalk Ct

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

            The larger hand grip for my Olympus E-P3 is a big improvement over the standard grip. It makes the camera easier to handle. This should have been the one sold with the camera.

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            • No

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            4.0

            larger and better for Epl5

            By johna

            from alexandria, va

            Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

            Standard epl5 grip a waste of time. This is now sufficient. Would have preferedthe cream color, but out of stock. Fits fine and feels a lot better

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            5.0

            Large Grip for E-P3

            By Ziji

            from NY State

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                  With this larger grip attached the E-P3 is much easier to grip.
                  I also use one on my E-PL3 , I attached it using 3M 2-sided tape auto trim tape.

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                  4.0

                  nice and grippy!

                  By John from dburg

                  from Delanson, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Grippy

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                    For someone with large hands this grip makes the ep3 so much easier to hold. Not sure why they didn't include this as the standard. Cost at BH was great but still more than it should be worth but what can you do!

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                    5.0

                    Great $20 Upgrade

                    By Hal In Victoria

                    from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Secure Grip

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                      I purchased an Olympus EPL-5 about a year ago. But I didn't realize that the camera was going to be frustrating to use with my long fingers. It felt very insecure and I was always inadvertently hitting the menu bottom or some other. This grip has made all the difference. The camera no longer slides around in my grip I has a rubbery texture that is not at all slippery and so the grip feels much more secure. It was a lot cheaper than buying a new camera.

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                      5.0

                      Better than the original

                      By Andy from Chicago

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                        I bought the E-PL5 for it's slim form factor and was initially worried that this grip would add too much bulk. Since the lens sticks out further than the grip, this is really not an issue. It adds quite a bit, ergonomically.

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                        4.0

                        A lot better than stock grip

                        By ID01

                        from Houston,TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                          Got this for my E-PL5. This is a lot better than the stock grip. Easy to screw on and doesn't interfere with lenses. Not much else to say other than recommend purchasing one.

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                          5.0

                          Must Have

                          By Rob

                          from Oakville,Ontario,Canada

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                            great improvement to holding of E-PL5 comparing to standard grip.
                            defiantly would recommend it.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice larger grip

                            By Graybeard47

                            from Pueblo, CO

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                            I wanted a larger grip for my Olympus PL-5 and this one is good, gives me a better grip to hold onto my camera. Well worth it's cost.

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                            5.0

                            Nice Upgrade for the E-PL5

                            By twokatmew

                            from Lansing, MI

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (White):

                              This grip just happens to fit the E-PL5 in addition to the E-P3. It makes my E-PL5 much easier to handle, especially with larger lenses. It's got a nice grippy surface, too.

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By chamo

                              from St-Basile-le-Grand, Qc, Canada

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                  Good product, fit perfect on e-pl5, a must to have.
                                  Good price and ultra fast shipping
                                  Thanks to BH

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                                  5.0

                                  Improves E-PL5 Handling

                                  By Manila Dan

                                  from Manila, Philippines

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Could Have Been Thicker

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                  Having upgraded from the E-PL2 to the E-PL5, it was disappointing to find out the newer camera doesn't handle as well as the old one, especially with longer lenses like the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 Macro.
                                  Thankfully the grip is interchangeable, and this large grip massively improves the handling of the small and compact E-PL5
                                  It's rubber texture is also much better suited traction wise, and the curvature of the grip makes finger arrangement feel less cramped

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                                  5.0

                                  Great little upgrade for my E-PL5

                                  By Ken

                                  from CA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                    This grip does improve the handling of my E-PL5. It makes the camera mush easier to handle, even mount a lightweight lens on it.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Disappointment

                                    By Jimmy

                                    from Victorville, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (White):

                                      It does the job, but because the grip is held by one screw on one edge, there's a gap between the grip and the camera on the other side. The grip looks weak and if it were held tightly, feels as if the loose side would pull away. I don't remember the smaller grip giving that sensation. Olympus seems to take so much care in their build quality, and even though it seems to do its job, it was a disappointment.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Very helpful

                                      By Poppo

                                      from Easton, MD

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adds To Stability
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • More comfortable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                        Much better than stock grip. Improves stability with longer lens and simply feels more comfortable with shorter lens.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great little upgrade!

                                        By B

                                        from Boulder, CO

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                          I wasn't too sure that this would be worth the money, but it totally is! It really does make my E-PL5 much easier to handle. Yes, I think it is a little overpriced, but I haven't regretted the purchase. It fits the camera perfectly! Great upgrade!

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                                          5.0

                                          AWESOME! INCREDIBLE!

                                          By Jay L

                                          from Douglassville, PA

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                            Absolutely incredible grip! The only bad thing is that Olympus makes this an accessory instead of including it with the camera in the first place! You must buy this- definitely worth it!

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                                            4.0

                                            Economical and practical upgrade.

                                            By Fernando

                                            from Caguas, P.R.

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Large Grip for E-P3 PEN Camera (Black):

                                              This grip fixes my handling problem pretty good (I have big hands) , although I wish the grip or body of the Ep-3 would be slightly larger. I still like very much my Ep-3,I guess the compact body is the trade off for a bigger body for better handling. I still would recommend the Grip, it's an economical and practical upgrade.

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