|The smooth front with nothing to hold on to!|
Do you call that a grip? First of all, it is HEAVY; adding weight to the GM1 is a no no!
You loose your tripod mount AND battery access AND memory card access after locking in the "grip"!
Did you see how ugly your GM1 became, wearing this"grip"?
Lastly, it cost something like NZD 150.00 for this add-on!
GET A GRIP, Panasonic!
So when I discovered accessory grip maker Richard Franiec has launched a custom grip for the GM1, I was overjoy!!
The grip is made from anodized aluminium alloy and only weighs 20g! It will not obstruct the tripod socket and the battery/card door. It attaches to the camera using high-strength 3M double-sided tape which can be removed if necessary!
For US$34.95 plus shipping, I WANT ONE! NOW!!
Well, I got mine; after ordering it 9 days ago!
To install this little piece of alloy to your GM1, even though it look simple; I would advice you to look at the VISUAL AID here.
You don't want to stick the grip wrongly, it will be a bit of a pain to take off ;)
My GM1 with the new grip!!
It works as claimed, and now I can shoot, holding the camera with one hand!