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A grippy thing for the XZ-1

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by kyteflyer, May 30, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    The one thing Olympus got really badly wrong with the XZ-1 was the lack of a grip. I've never felt safe using it, and it has slipped from my hand on more than one occasion. Hopefully that will no longer occur because I finally got round to ordering a set of Flipbac grip things (got all 3 because I had NO idea which I would prefer) and have now applied one to my much-loved XZ. It may not be as pretty as the Richard Franiec offering, but its nice and soft under the fingers, and feels a little like the rubbery grip on the GRD. I like it.

    And, here it is. I've had to remove and reapply it a bit lower down than in this shot, maybe 2-3mm, and its now very comfortable to hold.
     
  2. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    527
    Dec 15, 2011
    Nice. I have Flipbacs on two cameras and love them. Maybe the highest value accessories I have purchased. It must make the XZ-1 a ton more grippy.
     
  3. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    We put a flipbac on my girlfriends XZ-1. Interesting, which model is this? Hers has the "Flipbac" name molded into the grip, while it seems as if yours has some texture.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Is it not as pretty as the Richard Franiec offering? I dunno. Looks pretty good to me. Nice job, Sue.
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I expected to find Flipbac on it, but no, none of the three I bought have it. They are made in Taiwan which is something I didn't know, from reading on the site. Its just a rubbery kind of texture, similar to the GRD, really. Its the G2. I think. The G1 now looks like a skinny G2.
     
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Oh well, the Franiec grip thing is moulded differently and wraps a little round the side so it looks more a part of the camera. However, it was economics which drove me to buy this, I have three grips for $20 rather than one for over $30... and I can use them on any smooth camera, they dont have to be made specifically for a particular camera... so Flipbac had a lot going for it, straight up.