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Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6

B&H # OLHLD6 Mfr # V3281300U000
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You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Dust- And Splash-Proof
  • Designed Especially For Olympus E-M5
  • 2 Parts: Landscape Unit, Portrait Unit
  • Integrated Shutter Buttons
  • Molded Grip For Sturdy Portrait Shooting
  • Uninterrupted Shooting

The Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6 is a dust- and splash-proof battery holder / grip combination that has been designed especially for use with the Olympus E-M5. You can separate the unit into 2 parts: One fit for shooting in landscape orientation and the other better suited for portraiture.

The landscape unit features an integrated shutter button, plus a dial for locking the grip onto the bottom of the E-M5. The portrait unit has a molded grip to ensure sturdy shooting while your camera is being held in the vertical (portrait) orientation, as well as a built-in shutter button and 2 built-in function buttons that can be programmed independently of those on the E-M5 body. It also includes a DC-IN jack for continuous powered shooting, which requires the optional AC-3 Power Adapter (not included). There's also a compartment allowing for the storage of an optional additional BLN-1 lithium-ion battery.

When shooting with the E-M5 and 2 batteries, you may select which battery to use first. Then, once that one is drained, the camera will start using the second, providing uninterrupted shooting.

Dust-and splash-proof battery holder / grip combination
Designed especially for use with the Olympus E-M5
You can separate the unit into 2 parts: One fit for shooting in landscape orientation and the other better suited for portraiture
Landscape unit features an integrated shutter button, plus a dial for locking the grip onto the bottom of the E-M5
Portrait unit has a molded grip to ensure sturdy shooting while your camera is being held in the vertical (portrait) orientation, as well as a built-in shutter button and 2 built-in function buttons that can be programmed independently of those on the E-M5 body
Also on the portrait unit: A DC-IN jack for continuous powered shooting, which requires the optional AC-3 Power Adapter (not included), and a compartment allowing for the storage of an optional additional BLN-1 lithium-ion battery
When shooting with the E-M5 and 2 batteries, you may select which battery to use first. Then, once that one is drained, the camera will start using the second, providing uninterrupted shooting
Dimensions 4.7 x 1.9 x 1.6" (11.9 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm)
Weight 0.49 lb (0.22 kg)
Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    OlympusPower Battery Holder HLD-6
     
    4.6

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (35)
    • Durable (22)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Good battery life (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (25)
      • Travel (25)
      • Portraits (22)
      • Landscape photography (17)
      • Studio (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (18), Semi-professional (12), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (37)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      excellent hand grip and battery holder

      I bought this product because the Olympus OMD, while possessing excellent ergonomics for such a small camera, is simply too small in my hand to give me the kind of grip I need....Read complete review

      I bought this product because the Olympus OMD, while possessing excellent ergonomics for such a small camera, is simply too small in my hand to give me the kind of grip I need. This two piece unit is an excellent addition, which gives me exactly the grip I need and can be used either as the smaller hand grip unit alone or with the extra battery holder with vertical shutter release. I use both components because they give me the best overall stable grip and make holding the camera in the vertical position extremely comfortable. I have nothing negative to say about this device. The price is high, but the quality and synchronization with the camera itself merits this price. Using this unit elevates the entire combination to a real prosumer environment, the first micro 4/3 camera to enter this higher level of capability

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      6 month lifespan - avoid Olympus

      As many reviewers have said, the OM-D E-M5 really NEEDS this grip in order to be useable. Unfortunately, it has a roughly six month lifespan.

      I had to send mine...Read complete review

      As many reviewers have said, the OM-D E-M5 really NEEDS this grip in order to be useable. Unfortunately, it has a roughly six month lifespan.

      I had to send mine in, along with the camera body, for repair ~8 months ago. That was 6 months after receiving it, directly from Olympus. It took two months for them to return it. Six months later, it's exhibiting exactly the same behavior they supposedly fixed last time.

      So, they didn't really fix it, but they expect me to pay to have them not fix it, again. Not happening. The thing is junk, and so is Olympus's reputation, as far as I'm concerned.

      Reviewed by 41 customers

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      5.0

      Makes OM-D a perfect fit.

      By DRB

      from IL.

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

        Two piece makes it a perfect fit.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        6 month lifespan - avoid Olympus

        By DaveInAZ

        from AZ

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Durable
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Paperweight

          Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

          As many reviewers have said, the OM-D E-M5 really NEEDS this grip in order to be useable. Unfortunately, it has a roughly six month lifespan.

          I had to send mine in, along with the camera body, for repair ~8 months ago. That was 6 months after receiving it, directly from Olympus. It took two months for them to return it. Six months later, it's exhibiting exactly the same behavior they supposedly fixed last time.

          So, they didn't really fix it, but they expect me to pay to have them not fix it, again. Not happening. The thing is junk, and so is Olympus's reputation, as far as I'm concerned.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Power Battery Holder HLD-6 by Olympus

          By yakob

          from Dayton, OH

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Traveling

            Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

            Works well and provides access to an additional shooting button for convenient use. Can also handle an additional battery which is a major benefit.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Optimized Comfort

            By SunValley Enthusiast

            from Sun Valley Idaho

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                The optional grip / battery holder is a must have for owners of the OM-D! Use the grip portion only or with the additional battery holder for those times of extended use. Either way it makes holding the OM-D extremely comfortable and stable.
                It is a over priced, but the value is still there.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                I glad to have it

                By Jay

                from Fremont CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                  Very useful, more shoot time and easy to hold camera especially in vertical position.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  excelent but pricey

                  By Fruchstuck

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                  makes the camera better for portrait, while keeping it still small. allows for 2nd battery and also has the main controls like shutter, user programable like aperture, speed, exposure compensation, etc.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Must Have

                  By John

                  from Virginia Beach

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Battery Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                    If you purchase the OM-D you must have this grip, It makes all the difference in how the camera feels.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great grip!

                    By zensu

                    from Montgomery, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                      Perfect grip for longer/heavier lenses or for those with large hands.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect fit for the OM-D

                      By Long time OM user goes Digital

                      from Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                          Brilliant design. The two piece grip allows either one part to be used as a grip only to retain the compact size of the camera or you can add the additional battery holder for additional size, either way, a marvelous combination and well thought out design. Also, the grip is designed in such a way that you can use it vertically and all the shutter buttons and some function buttons are still within easy reach.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent grip

                          By 4rydr1n

                          from Montreal, QC

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                            Product is excellent, the only downside may be that you have to remove the whole grip parts to change the battery inside the camera.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A must have for every E-M5 owner!

                            By schildchroetli

                            from Zurich, Switzerland

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                  Great gear. Just awsome. A must have. Perfect for people with rather big hands.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Battery holder

                                  By redcld

                                  from Anacortes, Washington

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • More Comfortable Hold On

                                  Cons

                                  • None so far

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • One Hand Hold Ability
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                  This battery holder is an essential add on for people like myself with big hands. It gives one a firmer hold on the little camera that could....

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very Useful

                                  By Bob

                                  from Kansas

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                    This is a must have regardless of the price. This grip gives an excellent balance to the camera and adds a lot more battery power.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great additon to OMD-5

                                    By Herb

                                    from Raleigh, NC

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                      really good accessory- the extra shutter button is a better position for one handed shooting.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great addition to EM-5

                                      By Jbling

                                      from Kansas City, MO

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                          One of the best things about the E-M5 is that it is so small and compact. But if you have bigger hands, like I do, it's almost too small to hold securely. The battery holder not only makes shooting vertically easier, it makes gripping the camera so much easier. I highly recommend it.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          works as stated,what more can you want.

                                          By ripcordjerry

                                          from Philadelphia,PA.

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                            Works as stated,what more could you want.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            A must at a low price and weight

                                            By Winderguru

                                            from Quebec, Canada

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                              I don't always use the complete set but the first attachment is a must for those with big hands like me

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Beef it up!

                                              By CMB

                                              from North Carolina

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio

                                                Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                                It's a battery grip. Nothing too exciting here. Build quality is excellent. Makes your OM-D look more like a mini wedding rig. Adds another battery's power. If you have big hands it's worth it just for the sake of using the smaller grip that comes with it.

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                                                • No

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                It may be pricey, But its worth it.

                                                By chadly

                                                from columbus, in

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                  Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                                  Like others, I found this product adds multiple benefits to the camera making it a bag for your buck. I love the feel of this on the camera, it gives you real solid firm grip on camera in either portait or landscape positions. The buttons are in perfect and well thought out positions, and they even have recess area to put the rubber plug when it mounts so you don't loose it. It also holds an extra battery which is invaluable in long days, be they for leisure or professional. I like the extra weight it adds to the camera for a professional feel. The only negatives on this is the price and it NOT including the extra battery (very lame Olympus).

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • Yes

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Marvelous Improvement

                                                  By Justdontcallmelate

                                                  from Murphy, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains

                                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Adds Needed Controls
                                                  • Attention To Detail
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Perfect Matching Finish
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Adds Weight
                                                  • Slight Extra Weightbulk

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Macro Photography
                                                  • Portraits

                                                  Comments about Olympus Power Battery Holder HLD-6:

                                                  You bought the best Micro 4/3 camera, the OM-D; now buy the single best accessory Olympus offers for it. The HLD-6 improves the handling by a quantum leap, especially when shooting portraits. The second shutter button makes portrait shooting so much more relaxed, and the added controls are in the perfect places. All the other "third party" grips, except for some which do add a tripod mount for portraiture, don't come close. The quality and attention to detail of the HLD-6 is the VERY BEST.

                                                  And the "battery issue"--just put the battery in the handle and carry a charged spare in your bag or pocket. No hay problema!!! No disassembly.

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                                                  • No

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