Olympus HLD-4 Power Battery Holder for the E3 Digital Camera

Olympus HLD-4 Power Battery Holder for the E3 Digital Camera

Olympus HLD-4 Power Battery Holder for the E3 Digital Camera - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBOHLD4 MFR # 260253B

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  • Compatible with Olympus E-3
  • Gives More Power for Extended Use
  • Dust and Splash Proof
  • Holds 2x BLM-1 Batteries
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The HLD-4 Power Battery for the E3 Digital Camera holds two BLM-1 1500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. This unit not only holds the extra battery for more juice when shooting but provides an added gripping surface to the camera. For those with large hands, this is a huge benefit.

Why run the risk of running out of power during a crucial shoot? The HLD-4 Battery Holder should be considered an integral part of your Olympus E3 gear.

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Olympus HLD-4 Power Battery Holder for the E3 Digital Camera
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Olympus 260253B specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.3 x 4.4"

    Olympus 260253B reviews

    HLD-4 Power Battery Holder for the E3 Digital Camera is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 50.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extend your battery output I use this product along with my Olympus E30 for sports photography and outdoor wildlife phtography. When shooting all day, it gives me the confidense that I am not going to run out of battery power while I am in the middle of shooting. Although I have always carried an extra battery, the HLD4 ensures that I do not have to worry about changing out my battery at a critical time. I found it easy to attach, but found it a little bulky. The bulkiness is out weighted by the increased battery life and the extra controls on the holder while shooting in both landscape and protrait orientation. The HLD4 also gives me the ability to operate my camera using AA batteries in a pinch.
    Date published: 2010-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GET IT!! Unlike others who spew praise with windy, over detailed reviews, all I have to say is that if U have an E-3, E-5, or E-30, this is a must-have. Yes it adds weight to already-weighty cameras, but the comfort and the fact U can use AA's (Lithium recc.) in the included battery holder for emergencies makes it the perfect compliment to these cameras in the field away from mains power. Plus it's best for vertical shots with the shutter button and function dials duplicated, and like the high-end Es it's also weather sealed. So just get it already!
    Date published: 2012-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite E-30 Accessory! I purchased my HLD-4 at the time I also purchased my E-30 more than a year ago. I've used it on numerous trips and often don't have to recharge batteries for a few days. Most recently, I traveled to Iceland, and on one day went for a 16+ hour tour of the western part of the country. I used the camera extensively that day and never had to use my spare batteries. Great devise, and I find the alternate shutter release button, and aperture, and shutter speed controls extremely useful. Others have noted its benefits when using larger lenses - I agree. It provides good balance with those lenses, despite (or because of) the extra weight. I also use it with my tripod, and find that it works well there too. A great purchase!
    Date published: 2010-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power to spare I have been using Olympus E series for some time now and the standard BLM-1 battery is long life battery and when two are packed into the HLD-4 you never have to worry about running out of power no matter how long your shooting day will be. It also makes for a great feel when shooting in portrait format. Easy to install. A great addition that will work with the E-30 in addition to the E-3. If you spend long days shooting, shoot in portrait versus landscape a great deal this is a must have. For others it is a nice addition to your kit.
    Date published: 2010-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a new E-5 I have 3 of these already, 2 for E-3's and one for an E-30. Never have no problems with any one and don't expect problems with this one. They are built rock solid, reliable and give you the extra power needed. I really love the way they feel in my hand, the extra size and weight added to the camera is a plus for me. It gives the stability and control I need. Would not leave home without it....
    Date published: 2010-12-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why didn't I get this earlier? The HLD-4 allows me to access all the functions and settings that I normally use and more. Although the E-3 has a good weight, the addition of the HLD-4 helps me stabilize my shots. It not only uses 2 (BLM-1) batteries, but also has an adapter to hold AA batteries. This comes in handy if I'm ever without my charger. Another plus is the 2 (BLM-1) batteries allows me to take more shots before needing a fresh set of batteries. One thing that is not so great is that it takes up more space in my already tightly cramped camera backpack.
    Date published: 2010-04-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Agreed below I agree with Muzzio, the battery grip has an issue with certain AA batteries. The AA's don't function correctly with this grip and as a result the battery info will lead to the red icon after a small amount of photos are taken (I'm using 1.4 firmware and I've used 4 different branded batteries plus different types, such as Alkaline, NIMH etc...). This is incredibly disappointing, considering that the purpose of the AA battery tray was to be able to use AA batteries. However, this grip works extremely well with BLM-1s so if you have a pair or extra set of those, than you should be fine. And the design is also a positive note because it's rugged and all weather. Buy this grip if you have a small number of BLM-1 batteries, want to shoot vertically and need the extra power.
    Date published: 2009-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from another great olympus product! this battery grip is exceptional! i have it installed on my e-3, i think it's great that it's also compatible with the e-5! it really helps to balance out the camera, especially when shooting with longer heavier lenses. having all of that extra battery life while maintaining it's weatherproofing is a big help as well. i will be picking up a new neoprene camera strap this week... having such a hefty package hanging from your neck does not feel good, but that's the price you pay for shooting with quality gear.
    Date published: 2011-01-06
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