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    Olybold
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    DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    The idea:

    Attachment 34063

    Translation:
    Abstützung = support
    Daumenkuppe = tip of the thumb
    Daumenseite = side of the thumb
    Daumenballen = ball of the thumb
    Handfläche = palm
    Kleiner Finger = pinkie


    The first one for the G1:

    Attachment 34064


    Here are still some variations to find the best ergonomics for the GH1:

    Attachment 34065

    Attachment 34066

    Attachment 34068

    Attachment 34069


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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    On the front of the G1 there's a grip that comes free with the camera.

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Hmmm, I'm not sure I see the point, or the need. Doesn't look comfortable. Looks like you've got to remove it to get at the SD card (not to mention the battery).

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    .... On the front of the G1 there's a grip that comes free with the camera.
    You used alraedy a G1 or GH1 with manual focus and havy lens?

    If you take hold the Panasonic G1/GH1 solid with your right hand (especially plying with the left hand at the lens), you often push unmeant one of the buttons on the lower right side ot the camera.

    To avoid this and to get more mass to grasp the device I build a kind of grip for my G1/GH1. Later I got a GH1 too, so I made some more variations.


    Quote Originally Posted by simonclivehughes View Post
    Hmmm, I'm not sure I see the point, or the need. Doesn't look comfortable. Looks like you've got to remove it to get at the SD card (not to mention the battery).
    It is very comfortable. You can rotate the grip 90° and than you can easily change the card or the battery.

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    I guess if it works for you then you've done a good job. Certainly looks like a fair bit of work went into it.

    Cheers,

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by Olybold View Post
    You used alraedy a G1 or GH1 with manual focus and havy lens?

    If you take hold the Panasonic G1/GH1 solid with your right hand (especially plying with the left hand at the lens), you often push unmeant one of the buttons on the lower right side ot the camera.
    Can't say I've run into that issue with either my G1 or my GH1. My GH1 sits quite comfortable in my hands, equally well with small and large lenses.
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    Re: Pressing Unwanted Buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by Olybold View Post
    You used alraedy a G1 or GH1 with manual focus and havy lens?

    If you take hold the Panasonic G1/GH1 solid with your right hand (especially plying with the left hand at the lens), you often push unmeant one of the buttons on the lower right side ot the camera.
    Yes I have. The more you use a camera (or any machine) the less you need to think about what to press and not to press as your hands and fingers do the remembering.
    I'm not knocking your efforts; just overkill in my opinion.

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Similar to the original poster, (and unlike most of the respondents to this thread) I too have been looking for solutions to my G1 "grip" problem. So, my hat is off to you OP. Excellent work. If I had your skills I would build one to my own design. I need at least one inch added to the bottom of the camera--and I have small hands.

    If someone made a battery grip I would buy it immediately. I

    If any readers have some suggestions on how to add an inch to the bottom please let me know. It doesn't need to hold batteries--even a solid wood design would work fine for me.

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce1s View Post
    ... So, my hat is off to you OP. Excellent work....
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce1s View Post
    ....If I had your skills I would build one to my own design....
    Perhaps this will help you:

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    Attachment 34124

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    @Olybold

    I'll take one.
    PM me on the details
    I have no way to make one....

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by M5-Guy View Post
    @Olybold

    I'll take one. ....
    Sorry. Nobody can buy this. Because it is a very hard job for me to build it.

    I showed all the variations here, to give a suggestion to do it yourself.

    Olybold

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    always nice to see somone's home brew arrangements ... well done too!!

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    Re: DIY: Grip for the G1/GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    ... well done too!!
    Thank you

    Here you can see another modifacation
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