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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

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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to install (12)
  • Durable (11)
  • Reliable (11)

Cons

  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (17)
  • Travel (11)
  • Landscape photography (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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

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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        • No

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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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                    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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                      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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                              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

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                                    (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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                                        Pros

                                          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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