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S95 & Franiec grip

 
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Jun 07, 2011 22:43 |  #1

I was just about to put on the Franiec grip and then remembered that perhaps I should try to see if it fits with the underwater housing that I got for it (Canon WP-DC38). To my dismay it didn't. So I'm stuck: i really like the grip but it wont fit in the housing. I suppose I could use it without the grip for a while and then put the grip on later if I choose...

Kinda wish they left a bit of room for the grip though. :p

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Jun 07, 2011 23:43 |  #2

Here's a possible suggestion:

Carefully remove the grip.

Place soft velcro on the camera and the rough side on the grip.

Then you can remove it when you need to and place it back on when needed.

Some of the velcro at Home Depot is incredibly strong, and the tape is sticky.

It just might do the trick.

Good luck.


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Jun 08, 2011 00:12 |  #3

I haven't placed the grip on the camera yet. I was doing the "dry run" and was just about to put the grip on (pulled off the cover for the tape) when I remembered that I should try it with the grip in the case (not mounted on camera yet) and it didn't fit. So I just stuck the grip back in the drawer and will mount it later. It seems to be a one-or-the-other case here.

Thanks for the suggestion though! I will keep that in mind for the future when I need to remove the grip.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 19:34 |  #4

You could just use the grip, and then carefully remove it during the few (?) times you'll actually use the underwater housing. The adhesive is supposed to be easy to remove and can be reused multiple times - at least according to Franiec.

I will also be getting the underwater housing, and wish the grip would fit inside the housing. Btw, post any underwater pics you take!


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Jun 09, 2011 08:04 |  #5

Yeah I'll be sure to post the pix.
I'll just use the camera without the grip and then put it on when I won't be using the housing anymore. It just seems like a hassle having to remove it every time I want to use the housing.




  
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Jun 09, 2011 08:57 as a reply to  @ Exposure101's post |  #6

I have the grip on my S95. I don't use an underwater housing, though. Instead, I got a Canon D10 for my underwater shots. The D10 is great when I want something small and durable for rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. No, it doesn't shoot RAW, but the JPGs are fantastic.


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Jun 09, 2011 12:08 |  #7

Good to hear about the D10. Interesting.

I "think" that once the grip is removed, you need to put new film on the camera to remount the grip. Hope that Richard steps up to clarify this.
I had his grip on my G9 and it was incredible. If the camera were mine, I'd have the grip on it in a heartbeat! So the D10 advice really helps me.

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Jun 14, 2011 17:00 |  #8

2mnycars wrote in post #12564139 (external link)
Good to hear about the D10. Interesting.

I "think" that once the grip is removed, you need to put new film on the camera to remount the grip. Hope that Richard steps up to clarify this.
I had his grip on my G9 and it was incredible. If the camera were mine, I'd have the grip on it in a heartbeat! So the D10 advice really helps me.

Best,

S90/S95 grip uses different, more powerful type of adhesive than G7/G9 grip. A piece of dental floss would do a great job to cut the adhesive between the grip and camera when removing the grip. There is 30/70 chance that adhesive will still be intact on the grip after removal. When damaged, I will send a spare piece upon request. Please, contact me for details.

Removing/remounting the grip on S90/S95 should not be taken as casual exercise. If someone want to use the cam in UW housing frequently, I would advise against the grip due to the chore of removing the grip. It is, of course, up to the user and I will support the need for extra adhesive strips when requested.

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Jun 15, 2011 13:51 |  #9

Just a note about my experiences with the grip. I had one on an S95 that had to be exchanged at the vendor's. Until that time, I felt the grip was most handy taking one handed shots.

However, when I got the exchanged new s95, without the grip, I realized I was using it for commercial shots when I just didn't have a DSLR handy. On those instances, I was using it in both hands with my elbows at my ribs to stabilize the shot, and realized that the grip didn't make a difference at all. I didn't put one on the new camera.


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Jun 16, 2011 16:07 |  #10

tvphotog wrote in post #12598688 (external link)
Just a note about my experiences with the grip. I had one on an S95 that had to be exchanged at the vendor's. Until that time, I felt the grip was most handy taking one handed shots.

However, when I got the exchanged new s95, without the grip, I realized I was using it for commercial shots when I just didn't have a DSLR handy. On those instances, I was using it in both hands with my elbows at my ribs to stabilize the shot, and realized that the grip didn't make a difference at all. I didn't put one on the new camera.

Yea I guess if youre using it like that it might not be as big a benefit, but for me I am constantly holding mine with one hand above my head to get over crowds.


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Jun 16, 2011 21:22 |  #11

I had one of Richard Franiec's grips on my G10. It was incredible for street photography. I found that I could hold the camera down at my side and felt in complete control. Without it I thought I might have lost the camera--dropped it. (I have nerve damage in my hands, and that extra control was most helpful.)

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