Olympus HLD-7 Power Battery Holder for OM-D E-M1

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The rating of the equipment is at 90 to 96 percent of original condition. Exceptionally nice, but may have slight wear on finish visible only under close inspection. Glass will be very clean.


The rating of the equipment is at 80 to 89 percent of original condition. Shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. Glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.

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Description Details

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

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Brand Name Olympus

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