The Olympus HLD-7 HLD-7 Power Battery Holder is a vertical grip for the OM-D E-M1. The HLD-7 offers additional comfort and flexibility via an extra set of main camera controls that allows shooting vertical images from a more stable stance and it counterbalances larger lenses well too. The HLD-7 also adds more power from a spare BLN-1 battery or AC-3 AC Adapter for extended shooting time without interruptions.
The HLD-7 has a set of controls oriented for vertical shooting. The grip features it's own: shutter release button, 'B-FN1' button, 'B-FN2' button, front control dial, and rear control dial. These portrait orientation optimized controls allow the photographer to take vertical images with their right arm and hand in a more natural comfortable position (not overhand or underhand).
If you ever use a longer lens handheld the MB-D11 is an especially handy accessory for your EM-1. To further optimize the handling when working with the HLD-7, a special optional grip strap (GS-5) is available. For long periods of continuous shooting the AC-3 AC Adapter is a perfect additional accessory.
The extra mass of the MB-D11 helps resist vibration while also shifting the camera & lens combination center of balance closer to the photographer thus making it easier to hold still. Photographers with larger hands will find the additional grip area a welcome improvement to camera body ergonomics.
The HLD-7 is easy to add or remove quickly. All you have to do is remove the connection port cover on the bottom of the EM-1 and screw the grip into the camera's tripod socket. The grip also has built-in storage space for the camera port cover to keep it from getting lost.
- Vertical grip and power reservoir for Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera body
- Improves ergonomics and handling
- Vertical shutter release button
- Two Function Buttons & two control dials
- Dust, splash & freeze-proof
- Holds one extra BLN-1 Battery for extended camera run times
- Reduces shots lost due to battery changes
- Add or remove easily and quickly
- Improves camera balance especially with long or heavy lenses
Available accessories include: BLN-1 Batteries, GS-5 Grip Strap, AC-3 AC Adapter.