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Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip

BH #OLHLD9 • MFR #V328180BW000
Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip
Key Features
  • For OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera
  • Holds One BLH-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Supports AC-5 AC Adapter
  • Duplicates Control Set of Camera Body
Offering a more comfortable grip along with extended battery life, the HLD-9 Power Battery Grip is dedicated to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera. Featuring a well-matched physical design, this battery grip duplicates the control set of the camera body for more intuitive settings adjustment when shooting in the vertical orientation, and includes a secondary front dial, shutter button, rear dial, two function buttons, a vertical shooting lock, an OK button, and an arrow pad. The grip also matches the durable construction of the camera body, and is dust, splash, and freezeproof to support shooting in trying environmental conditions. Beyond a more ergonomic and intuitive means for handling the camera, this grip also supports the use of an additional BLH-1 lithium-ion battery to effectively double the battery life while shooting. Alternatively, an AC-5 AC Adapter can also be paired with the battery grip for virtually indefinite power via 100-240 VAC.
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Olympus HLD-9 Overview

Offering a more comfortable grip along with extended battery life, the HLD-9 Power Battery Grip is dedicated to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera. Featuring a well-matched physical design, this battery grip duplicates the control set of the camera body for more intuitive settings adjustment when shooting in the vertical orientation, and includes a secondary front dial, shutter button, rear dial, two function buttons, a vertical shooting lock, an OK button, and an arrow pad. The grip also matches the durable construction of the camera body, and is dust, splash, and freezeproof to support shooting in trying environmental conditions. Beyond a more ergonomic and intuitive means for handling the camera, this grip also supports the use of an additional BLH-1 lithium-ion battery to effectively double the battery life while shooting. Alternatively, an AC-5 AC Adapter can also be paired with the battery grip for virtually indefinite power via 100-240 VAC.

UPC: 050332191228

Olympus HLD-9 Specs

Battery Type1 x Battery Pack (BLH-1)
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.2 x 2.6 x 2.2" / 13.2 x 6.6 x 5.5 cm
Weight9 oz / 255.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 3.9 x 3.7"

Olympus HLD-9 Reviews

Nice Battery Grip

By Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

It fits the camera body and my palm perfectly, very useful when shooting vertically.

Great Addition to the OMD Em1 III

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-17

This does enlarge the camera, but the grip from the add-on is absolutely superb. This makes the camera supremely ergonomic and well balanced.

A good grip, but NOT able to charge batteries like an M1X

By Christopher
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-23

This grip is almost as comfortable to shoot with as the built-in grip on the M1X, making my M1 Mark III a usable backup to the larger camera. It lacks a multi controller but does have the arrow pad (the opposite of the M1X), and it has two programable function buttons that can be mapped to AEL/AFL and ISO if you want to mirror the Mark III layout. The front and rear dials match the camera. Adding the grip makes controlling the M. Zuiko 100-400 IS much easier. Please be advised that this grip CANNOT charge the batteries in the grip and camera when connected to the Olympus AC-5 AC Adapter. That only provides in-studio operating power, not recharging capability. Only the M1X is able to recharge its batteries directly from the AC-5. An annoyance, but not a deal-breaker.

Perfect addition

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-21

The perfect addition for great fit and functionality.

HLD-9 TFL review

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

Well made and not cheap.

Perfect for portrait orientation for sports

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-22

The HLD-9 on my E-M1MarkIII is a perfect addition to make shooting sports in portrait orientation. I should have bought this a long time ago. I use back button focus and when I connected the HLD-9, it automatically knew that the AEL/AFL button was my back button focus. It's also easier to hold the camera with my long 40-150 Pro lens.

Big Hands?

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

This renders the EM-1 easier to handle for those of us with larger hands.

Great ergonomic

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

This grip adds great ergonomics to an already great camera.

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Asked by: Hank
No. There is a new battery grip for the OM-1, which is the HLD-10 (list $349). It doesn't seem to be shipping yet. The two grips are very different.
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What is the size of the DC jack?
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Does anyone know how the size of this on EM1 ...

Does anyone know how the size of this on EM1 compares to X1 ? in the hand.
Asked by: Dennis
I believe slightly smaller having owned both cameras. Both very comfortable in hand, but the EM1 Mk II is slightly smaller overall with grip attached.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-01-18

will it work with the E-M10 Mark ii

will it work with the E-M10 Mark ii
Asked by: Lawson
Hello, the HLD-9 battery holder/grip will only work with the EM1 ii. Each of the EM series cameras has its own unique shape and set of dimensions and things like grips and batteries aren't interchangeable among them.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-09

Is a battery included?

Is a battery included?
Asked by: Carlo
No, this item does not include batteries.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-09-05

Will it work with the E-M1 Mark iii?

Will it work with the E-M1 Mark iii?
Asked by: Clark
YES, see page 24 of E-M1 Mark III manual https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/sites/default/files/media/files/2020/02/E-M1Mk3_ENU_00.pdf
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Does anyone know how the size of this on an EM1 ...

Does anyone know how the size of this on an EM1 compares to an X1?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes I know. I have an EM1 Mk2, I just wanted to know if someone has first hand experience with this compared to a and X1 with the integrated grip design?
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Does the USB-C cable charge both the in-camera ...

Does the USB-C cable charge both the in-camera battery and the in-grip battery? or only the one in the camera?
Asked by: Kyle
No, the Olympus BLH-1 Lithium-Ion Battery inside the Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip would not be charged when charging the battery inside the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Digital Camera via USB-C in-camera charging. Only the battery inside the camera would be charged via in-camera charging. You would need an external battery charger such as the Olympus BCH-1 Battery Charger, B&H # OLBCH1, to charge the Olympus BLH-1 Lithium-Ion Battery by removing the battery from the battery grip.
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Date published: 2021-12-08
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