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    I know I've seen this discussed but I ran a search and nothing came up.

    Will a third party battery grip speed up my E-510? I was told that the E-1 focuses a lot faster with the battery grip than without. Where can I find the grip for the E-510 and is there more than one on the market? If there is, is there a consus as to which one is best? I plan on keeping my 510 for quite a while and if the grip will make it a better preformer I'd like to have one.
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    Thanks Bill. Has anyone here tried this and does it help the 510's preformace?
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    Default Re: Battery grip for E-510

    Don,
    There's a full write up on the grip here: http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=37186
    Open the PDF and scroll to the article. It's very informative.

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    Default Re: Battery grip for E-510

    Quote Originally Posted by dsr1 View Post
    Has anyone here tried this and does it help the 510's preformace?
    I couldn't detect any difference using either the (old) 50-200 or the 300/f2.8.
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    I have one for my E-330 and don't notice any difference in camera speed so I don't expect any when I get another one for my E-510.
    I am waiting to order one for my 510 because there is a new, more ergonomic, version coming out this month. It looks like it may fit the E-520 also.
    The link in a previous post is for the new version which comes in 2 flavours, plain or IR. I don't know which one I will order yet because I don't know the price difference between the two models.
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    Thanks Bill, Paul & Judd. If it's not going to speed things up like I was told it did on the E-1 I guess I'm going tp pass on it. I carry extra batteries and charger in my truck so I always have plenty of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd Kiteley View Post
    I have one for my E-330 and don't notice any difference in camera speed so I don't expect any when I get another one for my E-510.
    I am waiting to order one for my 510 because there is a new, more ergonomic, version coming out this month. It looks like it may fit the E-520 also.
    The link in a previous post is for the new version which comes in 2 flavours, plain or IR. I don't know which one I will order yet because I don't know the price difference between the two models.
    Yes, I heard about the new version which can be seen at the Ownuser site. I checked with GadgetInfinity and they are still selling the old version. So, it now looks like July for the new grip. I guess they are waiting to see if it will fit & function with the E520, that is the only reason I can see for the delay.

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    Default Re: Battery grip for E-510

    you can buy the new one from ownuser now. http://www.ownuser.com.tw/e_agent_3.htm

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    Thanks for the update.
    Looks like it is a bit cheaper to buy from Ownuser direct instead of Gadget Infinity on EBay.
    Judd

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    Default Re: Battery grip for E-510

    Quote Originally Posted by YOUM0NT View Post
    you can buy the new one from ownuser now. http://www.ownuser.com.tw/e_agent_3.htm
    Just Paypal'd it.
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    Zuiko 12-60mm F2.8-4......Olympus FL-36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser Soze View Post
    Just Paypal'd it.
    nice, let us know how quickly it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOUM0NT View Post
    nice, let us know how quickly it arrives.
    I received mine in 6 days 2 weeks ago.

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