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    Here's a brilliant accessory for the E-PL3. The tiny smooth metal body is hard to hold and just a tad too small for me. OK. Enterprising types have invented tiny little grips that stick on the front of various Pens, but they still look too small.

    Here's my fantastic idea: It's a larger rectangular thing that sticks on the front so that your fingers can grip it. But wait: It's hollow. It holds your spare battery! That would make it a generous grip size, the space wouldn't be wasted, you would have a second battery to hand when the orange warning comes on.

    Come on someone in Hong Kong - take up this idea and make a small fortune.

    Brilliant inventions courtesy of Snaar.
    Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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    Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

    Why not just Velcro (other sticky-bob bits of cloth are available) the spare battery to the front of the camera?
    Stephen

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    • #3
      Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
      Why not just Velcro (other sticky-bob bits of cloth are available) the spare battery to the front of the camera?
      Well yes, I guess you could BluTac (other gungy blobs of gunk are available) it on there, but either way you would have to remove said gunk to get it in the battery compartment when the time came.
      Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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      • #4
        Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

        Couldn't you use a Dremel (other spinny-roundy-drilly things are available) to ream out the battery compartment a bit?
        Stephen

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        • #5
          Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

          Couldnt you just buy a full frame camera?









          I'll see myself out...
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          • #6
            Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

            Originally posted by al_kaholik View Post
            Couldnt you just buy a full frame camera?









            I'll see myself out...

            Grrr..

            They laughed when I invented non stick glue and transparent paint. They're not laughing now..
            Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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            • #7
              Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

              Originally posted by snaarman View Post
              Grrr..

              They laughed when I invented non stick glue and transparent paint. They're not laughing now..
              They laughed when I said I wanted to become a comedian. So I did. They're not laughing now...
              Stephen

              A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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              • #8
                Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                Originally posted by snaarman View Post
                Grrr..

                They laughed when I invented non stick glue .
                So it was YOU who invented the Prit Stick? (no other non-sticky glues are available)
                Stephen

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                • #9
                  Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                  It's the transparent paint that bothers me... I can never remember where I finished off. I know I could make a mark but it takes all the fun out of it. As I'm retired, I have very little to do otherwise and all day to do it in.
                  It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                    Originally posted by Wally View Post
                    It's the transparent paint that bothers me... I can never remember where I finished off. I know I could make a mark but it takes all the fun out of it. As I'm retired, I have very little to do otherwise and all day to do it in.
                    And you have to varnish over it afterwards, otherwise it wears off.
                    Stephen

                    A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                    Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                    • #11
                      Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                      Ah, you see, I have long been worried by the warning notice on paint tins that essentially says "If you knock this paint tin over and the lid comes off, it will make a mess".. Duh?

                      What next? "Warning, using this paint may change the colour of the surface being painted"


                      P
                      Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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                      • #12
                        Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                        I bought a one of these grips for mine...

                        from flipbac, then put the spare battery in with your mini flash bag thingy

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                        • #13
                          Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                          That does look tempting. It would have made a great idea for my Amazon Christmas wish list - except they don't sell them on Amazon. Doh...

                          I wonder if I could make one out of BluTac.
                          Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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                          • #14
                            Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                            If anyone on here is a fan of Terry Pratchet's Discworld novels you may be familiar with
                            an inventor from Ankh Morpork called 'Stupid Bl**dy Johnson'
                            I rest my case. (on my invisible case stand)


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                            William Shakespeare.

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                            • #15
                              Re: I've had a brilliant EPL3 idea

                              Why not attach a travel coffee mug to it? It gives you a handle to hold and something to drink between shots.
                              It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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