Grip Base for Olympus OM-D E-M5 by J.B. Camera Designs

Today’s feature gear in What’s in My Bag, the Grip Base for Olympus OM-D E-M5 – Made in USA by J.B. Camera Designs. This is an add on grip and based for your OM-D EM-5.

Some em-5 owners like me wanted a larger grip for their em-5, and this is the answer. This is a cheaper alternative to the more expensive HLD-6 Battery Holder/grip made by Olympus. If you are not concern about the vertical grip button and the additional battery this Grip Base for Olympus OM-D E-M5 by J.B. Camera Designs is the perfect choice.


  • Adds a comfortable grip to the EM-5
  • Lightweight
  • Battery Door
  • Easy Install
  • Nice texture
  • Well made
  • Looks good on the EM-5

This grip feels good on my hands, it also has nice texture to it. Regarding the build quality, I’ve had it for 3 months now and it hasn’t left my EM-5, the only complain I have about this product is that, it is hard to remove the battery, I have to use a small object to help pull the battery out of the compartment every time I need to switch a battery. Other than that, this grip is just perfect for me.


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