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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:50 pm 
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They've been on the market for a little bit of time now. I've currently been using the Hld-4 grip interchanged on whichever camera I'm using at the time but I just ordered the Ownuser grip for the E-30. Sadly their E-3 grip isn't weather sealed so I'd rather keep my E-3 w/weather sealed grip and my E-30 not really needing it.

I am excited about this new series of grips because now you can adjust aperture and shutter speed not only from the grip, but also from the wired remote that comes with it. The IR remote works well (Used it with the E-5xx series grip).

Anybody else still an Ownuser fan over here?

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I'd probably get one if I still had my E-510. Only thing I dont like about them is their rather clunky outward appearance.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:47 am 
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Atomic wrote:
I'd probably get one if I still had my E-510. Only thing I dont like about them is their rather clunky outward appearance.


I know their original E-510 model was extra bulky. They've since improved upon that model with the BH-E51R that I used on the 520. The only downsides to the E51R is that there is slightly obtrusive plug that goes into the usb port of the camera and there's no shutter/aperture control via the grip.

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The grip arrived today, it is a much better fit for the E-30 than the HLD-4. Buttons are in the right places, build is pretty much spot on, it looks much better than the Olympus grip. More on this soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:47 pm 
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So, how is it? I'm curious and rather interested myself

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:12 pm 
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PrinzMegahertz wrote:
So, how is it? I'm curious and rather interested myself


it's excellent! i have a full review on my wordpress.

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Thanks for your review. Now I really want to buy it :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:53 pm 
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I just got my Pro-E30 and i fear mine is broken. After attaching the grip, the camera works just fine, but I can't use any of the buttons on the grip. I was able to calibrate the IR remote control with the grip though.

I'm not quite sure I did something wrong (and the small manual is really no help in that matter) and I fear I have to return it.

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The grip is in the on position correct? Also you want to make sure the Fn/focusing point section of the grip is in the middle while it's in the On position. Very weird that it isn't working. Have you tried the wired remote? I stand by the grip & Ownuser's customer service if you contact them.

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I think I attached it the right way, given that there are not many possibilities. to do so. As i said, power supply works (else I could not use the camera), but the shutter release buttons don't work when I put the shutter switch on "on".

I don't have the cable remote (I bought the Pro-E30R), but I was able to calibrate the wireless remote by using the IR-set-button. The red and yellow lights glow when I use the remote, but the camera does nothing in response :-(.

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I highly recommend contacting either gadget infinity (if you purchased the grip through them) and/or ownuser about this issue asap.

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Thank you for your answers.

Yes, I have contacted both ownuser and the german shop I bought the grip at. Let's see what comes out of this.

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Did you solve this problem I have the same. My grip is not working, but just buttons. I found out that problem is with my camera which was in the service. New grip in the shop also didn´t work. I am afraid I will have to send it to service shop again, it will take another month - ****..


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I returned it and the new one works fine, even though the plastic slot cover still falls off.

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