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  • #46
    Re: HLD-4 power grip

    My HLD4 arrived today at 17:00 (never known DHL deliver so late - normally about midday). Looks like a nice bit of kit.

    Looking foreward to my bag arriving sometime (?)

    But Oh Olympus have you shot yourselves in the foot over these promotions, a little bit more cuddly/feely over acknowledgements/shipping and you could have garnered so much more goodwill, and presuming you are just dropping information into a simple database (or even an excel spreadsheet) you could have automated that part of the process.

    I would recommend that the marketing department at least read the introduction segments to ITIL on Help Desk/Transaction Management.

    Nick
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    • #47
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      My HLD-4 arrived earlier today. Now need to await the battery I was lucky enough to win(?) in the end November competition.

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      • #48
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        And to cap it, the battery has just arrived.

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        • #49
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          just learned that I have received a DHL parcel. I am not expecting anything except Oly goodies but wont find out till this evening.

          Richard

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          • #50
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            I've recieved my HLD-4 today (in Aarhus, Danmark).

            DHL third attempt i tree days to do what they prommised. They're not easy to work with.

            Now I'll wait for the backpack...

            niels
            Olympus OM-D E-M1, HLD-7, OM-D E-M5, HLD-6, E-3, HLD-4, E-400, ZD25/2.8, ZDED50/2.0, ZD11-22/2.8-3.5, ZD14-54/2.8-3.5, ZDED50-200/2.8-3.5, EC14, EX25, 2 x FL-50R, FL-36, Sigma 30/1.4, MMF-3, mZD12-50/3.5-6.3, mZD12/2.0, mZD45/1.8, mZD60/2.8MACRO, mZD75/1.8, mZD12-40/2.8PRO, mZD75-300/4.8-6.7II, Panasonic 1.7/20ASPH, Leica DG Summilux 1.4/25ASPH - Olympus OM-1 (35&100/2.8)

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            • #51
              Re: HLD-4 power grip

              Originally posted by nad View Post
              I've recieved my HLD-4 today (in Aarhus, Danmark).

              DHL third attempt i tree days to do what they prommised. They're not easy to work with.

              Now I'll wait for the backpack...

              niels
              Neils,

              You have joined the ever hopeful band of E3ers.

              I found that when I fitted the HLD-4, the camera would not fit in the camera bag

              I need the backpack asap as I am reluctant to remove the HLD-4 as its improved the holding of the camera no end.

              Happy shooting

              PeterD

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              • #52
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                Received mine this afternoon just in time for Christmas.

                I agree that the lack of the AEL button is a little naff but I have to say the change it makes to the dynamics of the E-3 is very much to my liking. Maybe it is just my big hands

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                • #53
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                  PeterD

                  Well it fits - just - in my beloved Leica Outdoor combination sholder bag.

                  But it doens't too perfect in my Lowepro Mini Trekker AW backpack. Hopefully til Oplympus backpack is a little deeper.

                  But I don't think I'll ever come to love the HLD-4. The two grips have quite different feels which I think is at bit irritating (I've never had a vertical grip on a camera before, so maybe it's just a question of getting used to it...).

                  niels
                  Olympus OM-D E-M1, HLD-7, OM-D E-M5, HLD-6, E-3, HLD-4, E-400, ZD25/2.8, ZDED50/2.0, ZD11-22/2.8-3.5, ZD14-54/2.8-3.5, ZDED50-200/2.8-3.5, EC14, EX25, 2 x FL-50R, FL-36, Sigma 30/1.4, MMF-3, mZD12-50/3.5-6.3, mZD12/2.0, mZD45/1.8, mZD60/2.8MACRO, mZD75/1.8, mZD12-40/2.8PRO, mZD75-300/4.8-6.7II, Panasonic 1.7/20ASPH, Leica DG Summilux 1.4/25ASPH - Olympus OM-1 (35&100/2.8)

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                  • #54
                    Re: HLD-4 power grip

                    I must confess that this morning I almost convinced myself taht my HLD-4 was faulty. I went to take a portrait shot using the HLD's shutter button - nothing! Checked again in landscape using the E3 button - OK
                    Thouht - oh well at least its providing power and waited to get home again.

                    Stripped the camera and HLD apart and EUREKA! I found that I had closed all the lock switches including the one which locks button operation

                    I always wondered what that lock button was for and now I know!

                    Conclusion, if all else fails read the instructions

                    PeterD

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                    • #55
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                      PeterD

                      I can recommend reading the manual. At least when translated into Danish. It's great fun

                      niels
                      Olympus OM-D E-M1, HLD-7, OM-D E-M5, HLD-6, E-3, HLD-4, E-400, ZD25/2.8, ZDED50/2.0, ZD11-22/2.8-3.5, ZD14-54/2.8-3.5, ZDED50-200/2.8-3.5, EC14, EX25, 2 x FL-50R, FL-36, Sigma 30/1.4, MMF-3, mZD12-50/3.5-6.3, mZD12/2.0, mZD45/1.8, mZD60/2.8MACRO, mZD75/1.8, mZD12-40/2.8PRO, mZD75-300/4.8-6.7II, Panasonic 1.7/20ASPH, Leica DG Summilux 1.4/25ASPH - Olympus OM-1 (35&100/2.8)

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                      • #56
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                        Originally posted by Jim View Post
                        Received mine this afternoon just in time for Christmas.

                        I agree that the lack of the AEL button is a little naff but I have to say the change it makes to the dynamics of the E-3 is very much to my liking. Maybe it is just my big hands
                        I haven't tried it yet, but remember you can swap the AEL and Fn button functionality (sorry if someon already mentioned this).

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                        • #57
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                          Ian

                          Have you tried the Olympus rucksack with the HLD-4 on??? And do you have a picture of it in the rucksack???

                          niels
                          Olympus OM-D E-M1, HLD-7, OM-D E-M5, HLD-6, E-3, HLD-4, E-400, ZD25/2.8, ZDED50/2.0, ZD11-22/2.8-3.5, ZD14-54/2.8-3.5, ZDED50-200/2.8-3.5, EC14, EX25, 2 x FL-50R, FL-36, Sigma 30/1.4, MMF-3, mZD12-50/3.5-6.3, mZD12/2.0, mZD45/1.8, mZD60/2.8MACRO, mZD75/1.8, mZD12-40/2.8PRO, mZD75-300/4.8-6.7II, Panasonic 1.7/20ASPH, Leica DG Summilux 1.4/25ASPH - Olympus OM-1 (35&100/2.8)

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                          • #58
                            In theory there's no difference between theory and practice but in practice there is.

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                            • #59
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                              R Mace

                              Thanks for posting. I had exactly the same experience using Duracell batteries in my grip and had assumed that Ive done something wrong. The camera starts up showing full 'charge' and after taking a couple of shots red battery warning light appears and the camera sometimes locks up.

                              Richard

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                              • #60
                                Re: HLD-4 power grip

                                Interesting about the Duracells. I had a similar experience with the standard batteries - top plate showed full charge (which I accept it wasn't), but the viewfinder showed no charge.

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