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Olympus HLD-7

Battery holder/grip for the Olympus OM-D E-M1

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by Woody Sherman
Olympus

Extend your shooting time and increase the comfort and security of your grip with this convenient battery holder/grip for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 digital camera. The HLD-7 is splashproof and dustproof, and features a dial for locking the grip onto the bottom of the E-M1. It allows better control when holding the camera vertically, plus a shutter button, two programmable function buttons, two control dials, and a power jack for continuous shooting (requires the optional AC-3 Power Adapter). It also houses a BLN-1 lithium-ion battery.

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Highlights:

  • holds additional battery and allows camera to be better managed during long continuous shooting
  • splashproof and dustproof
  • portrait unit offers two programmable function buttons that are independent from any function buttons on the camera body
  • houses a BLN-1 lithium-ion battery
  • 5-1/16"W x 2"H x 2-1/4"D
  • 8.3 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Battery grip for E-M1 camera
  • Instructions
  • Warranty Card

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Features

Overview: The HLD-7 is a Power Battery Holder made to work with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera. The battery holder will accommodate a spare BLN-1 Lithium-Ion battery, which will double your shooting capacity (up to 680 shots). Like the E-M1 camera, the HLD-7 is dust- and splash proof.

Vertical Grip: The HLD-7 battery holder doubles as a vertical grip, designed to make it easier to shoot photographs or movies in the Portrait (vertical) orientation. It has a molded grip for stable shooting, a built-in shutter button, two control dials, and two function buttons. It also has a DC-IN port for plugging in an optional AC Power Adapter (AC-3). The HLD-7 attaches to the bottom of the E-M1 camera, and is locked in place with a thumbscrew. An additional BLN-1 battery will fit into the cavity of the grip to give you longer shooting times. In the camera menu, you can choose which battery to use first; once it is drained, the camera will start using the second battery. The HLD-7 adds approximately 1-11/16" to the height and 8.3 ounces (9.9 ounces with battery) to the weight of the camera.

Dimensions:  The dimensions of the HLD-7 is: Width=4.627", Height=1.414", Depth=2.111"

 
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