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

B&H # OLMCG2EP3W Mfr # V332020WW000
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Product Highlights
  • Detachable Large Grip for the E-P3
  • Better Grip for Better Handling
  • Perfect When Using Tele Lenses

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

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

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Easy to install (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (17)
  • Travel (9)
  • Landscape photography (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

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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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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    • No

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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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      • No

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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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          • No

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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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          • No

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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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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                      4.0

                      Transformed my camera

                      By Matt

                      from Petaluma, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good quality
                      • Lightweight
                      • Tacky Grip

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

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

                        Bought this for my new E-PL5 and found that it transformed the camera's usability dramatically. My E-PL5 is MUCH EASIER to grip and shoot with. I strongly recommend it for anyone who has an interchangeable grip EP camera. It has a nice, grippy, tacky feel which inspires confidence in all situations - even for someone with big hands. On a side note (the reason it gets four rather than five stars), it is absolutely ridiculous that Olympus doesn't include this with its interchangeable grip cameras as an option given that it must cost next to nothing to produce (what did I pay for this camera again?), and even more ridiculous that it charges more than $10 for it as an aftermarket option.

                        That said, I might have returned the camera without it. If you have an EP model camera with interchangeable grip, do yourself a favor and get one.

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                        5.0

                        It also works on the E-PL5

                        By isabel95

                        from Western North Carolina

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

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

                            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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                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Just a bit more secure in the hand

                            By Rob

                            from San Clemente, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Rubber Non-slip Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

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

                              This Large Grip for the E-P3 provides just a little more to grab onto, and a feeling of security when walking around with the small camera in your hand. it has a rubbery finish, unlike the harder plastic smaller grip that comes standard with the camera. It is only a little bigger but seems to make a difference in the hand. Great for street photography and piece of mind.

                              In the photo below you can see the depth it adds to the grip placed on this clear tube.

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                              5.0

                              Nice option for E-P3

                              By jcw

                              from ky

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

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

                                I bought this for my E-P3; not that the original was uncomfortable or didn't do the job, but rather this product seemed to get quite a few positive responses, and the price was pretty reasonable. Overall I do like the large grip better than the smaller one. In addition to giving the camera a little better feel (in my opinion anyways), it seems to be made of a slightly softer, grippier, material. A nice option for the money.

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                                4.0

                                decent grip

                                By jc

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      The only reason I gave this grip four stars is because it is a totally unneccesary accessory. Or should I say neccessary. This is the grip that should come with the camera! I shouldn't have had to buy this as an accessory. That said, it wasn't too expensive. Thanks B&H.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      very good grip for e-p3

                                      By dapaparuss

                                      from charleston SC

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

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

                                        Really increases comfortable hold on PEN E-P3; good texture and size.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Gives Grip

                                        By esenz

                                        from Zurich, Switzerland

                                        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 (Black):

                                          If carrying the camera a lot, this is a very useful device. It gives additional grip and makes it easy to carry the camera in one hand and having it ready at the moment you need it. Great addition to an Olympus Pen E-P3.

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                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          Confusing product name

                                          By Mike

                                          from San Jose, CA

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                More accurately, it should be called a "thicker grip" than the standard one, and the grip area is smaller. Another difference is that the material is more like a rubber (the standard one is hard plastic).

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                                                5.0

                                                Essential for one hand shooting.

                                                By Digital moments

                                                from Wash. DC

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • One hand shooting

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

                                                  The only downer is that it wasn't included in the first place. The original that came with the camera is honestly worthless compared to this. Not sure why this wasn't the original.

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