Olympus HLD-8G External Grip for OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera

Olympus HLD-8G External Grip for OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera

Olympus HLD-8G External Grip for OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Alternate Shutter Release Button
  • Control Dial
  • Provides a More Secure Hold
  • Screws into Camera's Tripod Mount
  • Headphone Jack
  • Dust/Splash-Proof
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Olympus HLD-8G overview

  • 1Description

Get a better hold on your OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera with the Olympus HLD-8G External Grip. This L-shaped ergonomic accessory screws into the camera's tripod mount and provides a handle for comfort and extra security against drops. Additionally, it features an alternate shutter release button, control dial, and a headphone jack for audio playback. Contact points and a locking dial ensure a secure connection to the camera. The grip can be used with or without the optional HLD-6P battery grip. Built for durability, it is dust/splash-proof to help protect against the elements.

UPC: 050332189058
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Olympus HLD-8G specs

Camera Attachment 1/4"-20 Male Screw
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.8 x 3.7"

Olympus HLD-8G reviews

HLD-8G External Grip for OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good grip, with a note on the design This is a great grip, makes holding the camera and taking shots much easier, but I'm finding myself not using it as much as I thought because of a lack of a function button. I'm finding myself having to reach too far back to get to those function buttons on the top of the camera. The inclusion of a function button on the grip would have made this a 5 star product, I keep reaching back to change ISO with the function 2 button and it's not there. Other than that small design gripe, it works as designed, makes taking wildlife shots easier for me, easier to hold it stable in my hand, just wish they would've included 1 or even 2 function buttons on it.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have accessory for E-M5 MK II This grip is a must have for the E-M5 MK II! It gives the camera much better ergonomics. When partnered with the battery portion it allows longer shooting time between battery changes and portrait orientation/control. Olympus thought of the tiny details, such as a spot to place the rubber cover that protects the contacts on the body. Felt surface where it contacts the bottom of the camera. I find no fault in this product.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential accessory for E-M5 Mark II The E-M5 Mark II is easy enough to hold with compact lenses, but if you mount a larger zoom you'll need a little more grip. The HLD-8G provides that as well as a shutter button and dial control that match the look, feel and quality of those on the camera. The rubberized grip is comfortable and slip-resistant, without making the camera appreciably larger. It also incorporates a plug for headphones to monitor sound when you're shooting video. If you already have the grip/battery holder for the original E-M5, the vertical grip/battery holder is compatible with this new grip.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the M5 Mark II work and feel like a fabulous camera. Aside from the absolutely necessary headphone output, this grip makes it a lot more difficult to inadvertently adjust the two dials on top of the camera. It makes the camera feel great and much easier to control and position. It looks like it's a natural part of the camera as well and it doesn't make the camera significantly bigger overall.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must have for bigger lenses I love this grip as it gives a similar ergonomic feel as the EM1. The shutter button and forward dial are moved to the grip giving you better stability when using larger MFT or adapted lenses. Its not quite as uber comfortable as the EM1 but I love converting my EM5mk2 camera from a very tiny compact camera to a more robust feeling camera with a larger lens. This duality in ergonomic comfort makes the EM5mk2 even more desirable to me then the EM1. -1 star for not being able to change the battery out with it attached. Though really not a deal breaker for me.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent addition for camera I always use this grip on my OM-D E-M5 Mk II camera just as I used the grip made for the previous OM model. I find that when the camera is hand held, this grip provides more stability especially with longer telephoto lenses. The grip is more ergonomic than the camera alone. All the controls work in the same manner (the front dial works on this grip). Also, it is as easy with the grip on to put the camera on a tripod as it would be with the grip not attached. And it is fairly lightweight so it adds negligibly to the overall weight of the camera. The grip is made to work in combination with the battery holder for longer length of battery life, a feature particularly useful for film making. The grip includes an earphone plug-in for monitoring while recording.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent accessory OM-D E-M5 Mark II Some people like cameras small. I found the OM-D E-M5 Mark II surprisingly small. For me almost too small. However the addition of the HLD-8G makes the camera about perfect for me. Love the ergonomics and control placement when using this. Ideal for use with the 12-70 F2.8 and 40-150 F2.8 Pro lenses. what I really like is that I have the option to shoot with or without grip so I can go small with a small lens to be discreet, or go full out with serious gear. love having the option.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It I had the grip for my two previous OM-D cameras (original E-M5 and E-M10), so this is the first accessory I got for the E-M5 Mk II. It is a must have for heavier or longer lenses. I like that it works with the extra battery compartment from the earlier grip so I don't have to buy another one. I really like the placement of the alternate shutter button. The grip is easy on - easy off with the thumb screw. Does not add noticeably to size or weight.
Date published: 2015-07-22
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