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Grip available for EOS M
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:35:44 AM »
One of my few gripes with the EOS M has been ergonomics - I find it difficult to hold, as the "grip" they put on the front is inadequate. I thought they could have put a larger grip on the front, without increasing the Z-depth of the camera at all, similar to how Panasonic does it with the GX7. Once you mount a lens - any lens - onto the camera, the added depth becomes moot anyway.

Richard Franiec, who has designed camera grips in the past, has announced a grip for the EOS M. I ordered one - should be arriving late November. It was under $40 US. It looks like it will improve ergonomics somewhat with the standard EF-M mount lenses, and will greatly help ergonomics for those who use it with larger EF lenses as well.



I am not affiliated, I just ordered one. Hopefully someone else will find this useful as well. First saw this on digilloyd:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2013/20131029_2-RichardFraniec-grip-for-EOSM.html

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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 11:47:37 AM »
Do you know how it is attached?  Do you have to disassemble the camera body to install it?

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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 12:00:10 PM »
It says it uses "very high bond transfer tape". So I guess it sticks on.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 12:58:34 PM »
It says it uses "very high bond transfer tape". So I guess it sticks on.

Yep - peel off the backing and press in place, and you're done.

Might get one for my EOS M...almost got his S95 grip, but then the S100 came out with a built-in grip that was decent (and yet, Canon dropped that feature from the S110/S120).
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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 01:46:07 PM »
Looks as though you need to take the Canon grip off first.  Anyone know if you do, and if you can put it back again if you don't like the new one?

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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 01:48:15 PM »
Special tape.  Put one on my s95 a few years back - its still there after lots of use.  Will have to look into this for my M.

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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 02:51:17 PM »
Special tape.  Put one on my s95 a few years back - its still there after lots of use.  Will have to look into this for my M.

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/


If they use VHB tape from 3M, it's pretty incredible stuff. I used some to attach an aluminum sidesaddle to the receiver of my shotgun (the bolts that came with it left it either too loose or pinching the receiver enough to reduce reliability of the semi-automatic cycling). After more than two years, exposed to extreme heat, extreme cold, lubricants and heavy use, it ain't comin' off. Doesn't even budge or flex. Love that stuff! Of course, I had to buy a roll (75', if I remember correctly), but I only needed about 6", so I'm always looking for a reason to use it. :)

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 02:51:17 PM »

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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 03:09:37 PM »
Special tape.  Put one on my s95 a few years back - its still there after lots of use.  Will have to look into this for my M.

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/


If they use VHB tape from 3M, it's pretty incredible stuff. I used some to attach an aluminum sidesaddle to the receiver of my shotgun (the bolts that came with it left it either too loose or pinching the receiver enough to reduce reliability of the semi-automatic cycling). After more than two years, exposed to extreme heat, extreme cold, lubricants and heavy use, it ain't comin' off. Doesn't even budge or flex. Love that stuff! Of course, I had to buy a roll (75', if I remember correctly), but I only needed about 6", so I'm always looking for a reason to use it. :)

Can you really take it off with dental floss?
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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 03:29:52 PM »
Special tape.  Put one on my s95 a few years back - its still there after lots of use.  Will have to look into this for my M.

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/


If they use VHB tape from 3M, it's pretty incredible stuff. I used some to attach an aluminum sidesaddle to the receiver of my shotgun (the bolts that came with it left it either too loose or pinching the receiver enough to reduce reliability of the semi-automatic cycling). After more than two years, exposed to extreme heat, extreme cold, lubricants and heavy use, it ain't comin' off. Doesn't even budge or flex. Love that stuff! Of course, I had to buy a roll (75', if I remember correctly), but I only needed about 6", so I'm always looking for a reason to use it. :)

Can you really take it off with dental floss?


Yes, that's part of the process of taking badges off your car - dental floss or fishing line.


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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 03:38:01 PM »
Special tape.  Put one on my s95 a few years back - its still there after lots of use.  Will have to look into this for my M.

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/


If they use VHB tape from 3M, it's pretty incredible stuff. I used some to attach an aluminum sidesaddle to the receiver of my shotgun (the bolts that came with it left it either too loose or pinching the receiver enough to reduce reliability of the semi-automatic cycling). After more than two years, exposed to extreme heat, extreme cold, lubricants and heavy use, it ain't comin' off. Doesn't even budge or flex. Love that stuff! Of course, I had to buy a roll (75', if I remember correctly), but I only needed about 6", so I'm always looking for a reason to use it. :)

Can you really take it off with dental floss?


Yes, that's part of the process of taking badges off your car - dental floss or fishing line.

I didn't realize that was the same stuff - I've done exactly that with car badges :)
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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 03:41:52 PM »

Yes, that's part of the process of taking badges off your car - dental floss or fishing line.

I always used welding spool wire, mainly because it was laying around by the ton..........
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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013, 05:02:08 PM »
I would rather check what what are the options for improvisation in my local hardware shop ;)

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Re: Grip available for EOS M
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2013, 05:11:40 PM »
This looks like a great option.  The M can be pretty difficult to handle, especially with a larger EF lens attached.
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2013, 05:52:41 PM »
Yay! I had asked him and had encouraged others to do the same.

Suppose I had better buy one then!

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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 06:00:57 PM »
Looks as though you need to take the Canon grip off first.  Anyone know if you do, and if you can put it back again if you don't like the new one?

Anyone know the answer to this?
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