Testing b-grip HS

Testing b-grip HS

Picture of b-grip HS

Please keep in ming that this test is only what I think and houd out during my testing, if you have a change please test it and value it by yourself.

Also keep in mind that HS is an accessory for b-grip belt camera holder that is separate and I didn’t get that for testing.

I got b-grip HS testing from Studiovarustamo just before my trip to Ireland as they asked for testers in their FB page:

Sinä tuotetestaajaksi?Tämmösiä varusteita tuli meille testiin ja olisimme mielellämme kuulleet sinun mielipiteesi…

Posted by Studiovarustamo on 10. maaliskuuta 2015

So I asked if I could test them and they contacted me that I could. I got it just in time to play around it for a while before I headed into airport.

I  decided to test it with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera because that was the camera I would been traveling. Normally I use it with camera grip and I noticed that it will not be working so well with it as it’s very difficult to press and control the camera in vertical way.

So I decided to leave the battery grip away and in the end it was a good thing as my back got lighter and less stuff to worry about.

I did small changes to it during my trip as it did not fitted guite well to my hand at the start. I just changed the top connection different way so the handle gets more closer and also for me it feeled much more better.

b-grip HS connectionb-grip HS connection better

So in the end it looked like this.

b-grip HS with olympus

So how was it?

It was great to have. There are still some things that I would hope it to handle better but it still helped a lot and I may have not get some of the pictures that I took my trip like this one.

If I would use traditional way just tighten the strap in my arm, it will not prevent the camera dropping out even the strap you still save your camera. HS helps you to keep your camera connected to your hand always and it feels much saver also.

Negative things:

Real question is actually that why b-grip didn’t design it to be general, instead it designed to be used only with their own belt camera holder. I had to change my connection screw to longer from the bottom plate as  the rubber is so thick.

b-grip HS with base plate

Also they advertise it as to be used with mirrorless cameras but the bottom plate is so wide that it actually works much better way with my Canon 5Dmk3 than with my Olympus.

b-grip HS with olympus


So like I said, I do like it, there is some design problems that could have been handled better way and I would say that there are better grip options even I haven’t tested them but is you are going to buy their belt holder I would say that this is very good option to add into shopping basket as well.

Traveling in Athens, Greece

My Athens trip turned out very nicely, although I do feel bit sad of economic situation of Greece. So I do feel that There is something that I can do. For my it was no nice to see good people struggling on several jobs just to get so income. Special thanks goes to  Aqua Divers Club that picked me up from the center of Athens and took me to their dive center just to make two dive and I was the only customer diving. The dive center is located about 35km from center of Athens. We ended up misunderstanding of the second day scuba diving and I missed the underwater car cemetery, but then again that day was raining all day so somehow I don’t think missing so much. Also special thanks to Virve who lives currently there and showed me the city.

Scuba diving was actually very nice in the Greece. The equipment’s were very good shape and the water was clear. Although there are not so much live in the sea as like red sea has but at least comparing to Finland, well almost everything is better Smile There are parts of my video from it. They are filmed with GoPro HD heroes, I’m starting to love these small cameras.

In the city there are lot of cultural activities but somehow I didn’t end up watching those, because somehow I have learn that where ever I go. I’m more interested of the people and what they do. Athens is a big city, people are very busy. Day to day jumping from bus to metro is not for me in long term but for a while it’s ok.

Nowadays it seems that where ever I go, I end up shooting pictures and video. They are different way of expressing oneself and don’t exclude each other.

You can find my portfolio from Athens here.

And what comes to video, It’s filmed mostly with GoPro cameras, but there are used Canon 5Dmk2 with Canon 100/2.8L Is macro as well. You just can’t do all with GoPro cameras. Smile