STC Launch Folding Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

March 19, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment |

STC has expanded its range of innovative camera grips with the brand-new Fogrip (folding grip) for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III cameras.

Available in six colours, (leather and metal), the solid build and clever fold-away design enable the camera to sit completely flat when not in use and allows the user to comfortably shoot with just a single hand.

STC Press Release

STC Announce new Folding Grip [Fogrip] for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III 

Innovative imaging designer and manufacturer, STC, has announced a new folding grip solution for the Olympus Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera, providing greater stability and critical benefit with weight distribution.

STC continues to deliver cutting-edge innovations for photographers and videographers the world over and their latest product announcement has been designed specifically for photographers and filmmakers using Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III cameras. The new grip follows quickly from the recent announcement of the STC Fogrip for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II cameras.

Available in six colours, (leather and metal), the solid build and clever fold-away design that's intrinsic within the new grip is certain to quickly become an indispensable partner for Olympus E-M5 Mark III shooters everywhere. Perfect for the travelling photographer, the grip’s clever design and fold-away function enable the camera to sit completely flat when not in use and allows the user to comfortably shoot with just a single hand.

The entire unit is constructed from extremely tough, yet light 6061 aerospace-level aluminium alloy, which adds just 83g to the camera when attached. Users can keep shooting by easily accessing the camera battery door without removing the grip. Furthermore, ultimate compatibility is assured with both quick-release plates and L-Brackets and the anodized frame, which comes in Olympus-Blue and matt black will give users protection for both the camera and hand-grip.

Olympus, pioneers within the Micro Four Thirds format, has long been renowned for producing cameras which are smaller and lighter than their DSLR counterparts. That said, even small camera bodies can start to feel heavy after shooting for hours on end, or when using large lenses.

STC’s new Fogrip for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III addresses this issue by giving users a full 25% more grip when shooting handheld, making it easier to shoot for longer periods of time and added stability to support lens weight.

Furthermore, the new Fogrip for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is compatible with quick-release plates and L-Brackets, allowing for easy transfer and use tripods, along with unobstructed, effortless access to the battery door without the need to remove the grip. STC has produced an optional adonized L-Bracket in Olympus Blue, as well as Standard Black colourways.

William Wu, CEO and Lead Design Engineer, STC, said: “The new STC FoGrip has been produced specifically for users shooting with the excellent Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera. I am confident that the new FoGrip will provide an effective solution for those shooting for long periods and with heavier lenses. We see this model as a perfect example of a small-yet-powerful camera whose users will benefit from additional stabilisation when using the camera hand-held. As this new FoGrip joins the recently announced FoGrip for the OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Mark II, I am excited to see how it will be received by the Olympus community.”

STC filters and accessories are now available from WEX Photo Video,  Amazon.co.uk as well as Bristol Cameras, Advanced Camera Services and Astrophotography specialist retailer, Modern Astronomy.



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