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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Just released GH2 Battery Grip. Just got my email.

GH2 Battery grip link

Ive been waiting on this company to release a battery grip for the camera and they just sent me an email.


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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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Steve, thanks for the post. Their website gives me a headache, I remember it from a while back. So it's finally released? Great!

Is there a tripod hole in the bottom of the pack? I'm sure there must be. Looks like a great solution for getting extra longevity. What's it hold, two batteries? That will be awesome.

Please keep us posted on how you like it!
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #3
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Yeah, the website kinda gives you a headache, but so far its the only company I know of that offers one. I will report back when I get it and test. It will be nice to add a little bulk to the gh2 and use my same batteries.

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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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Yes, two or more continuous hour of battery life would be a life saver for for weddings. It seems like I am occupied with changing batteries the entire day as it is, so I'm really looking forward to hearing your report!
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Old December 27th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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pretty cool
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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GH2 Battery grip link

Ive been waiting on this company to release a battery grip for the camera and they just sent me an email.


Cheers!
Thanks for the link, it's good to see accessories like this.

Probably not an issue for video shooters, but it looks like the shutter release on the battery grip only works if a cable is plugged into the camera's 2.5mm shutter release/mic input jack.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #7
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Probably not an issue for video shooters, but it looks like the shutter release on the battery grip only works if a cable is plugged into the camera's 2.5mm shutter release/mic input jack.
Plus it appears the battery unit takes over the shutter release function from the GH2 as it has a shutter button on the front of the unit. Any idea why this would be necessary or desirable?

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Old December 29th, 2011, 04:39 AM   #8
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Dennis:
when you turn your camera to the left (portrait), you don't have to hold the camera at top/bottom positions you can hold her at left/right positions and release the shutter as in landscape mode.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #9
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As Michael says the shutter button on the battery pack is simply an added feature to facilitate snapping photos when you are holding the camera in different positions. This is a common feature of battery packs. This is alien to most of us because most of us are video people learning our way in the world of photography.

It's called a vertical shutter release. (I only know that because I looked it up :)
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Old December 29th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #10
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Jeff, yeah, I'm mainly a video guy, too, so turning the cam to portrait mode was the last thing I would have thought of. "Vertical shutter". I learned something new today!

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Old December 29th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #11
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We both did!
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Old January 9th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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Just got my GH2 battery grips in. My first impression is that they were a little plasticky and light weight when I took them out of the boxs. Its decently built though. After putting them on with my oem batteries(DMW-BLC12PP) it made the camera feel less compact and more substantial. Its no 5d with oem grip but it won't make me feel self-conscious to take on a paying gig. I don't feel any play and the quick-release mounts fine and sturdy to the bottom of it. I took it to a family get together most of the day Sunday and still have 2 bars on my battery indicator.

P.S. I did not use the jumper wire for the side button.

Just my initial thoughts I thought I'd share.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing Steve! Glad you like it!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #14
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Interesting... may get one if everyone is happy with them.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:33 PM   #15
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Steve, the battery grip comes with optional accesories, but I have no clue what they are as listed on the website: 萬菱電訊有**公司

It looks like you can buy the grip by itself, or with a battery charger if that is what it is? I don't know what those items are. The third listing shows a second optional piece, I just cant' make out what they are.

Anyone have a clue?
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