Richard Franiec Adds Some Third-Party Grippage for the Panasonic GM1

Panasonic GM1, Richard Franiec, Grips, Accessories, Micro Four Thirds

The Panasonic GM1 is a great little camera and it’s the tinniest Micro Four Thirds camera out there. But while the super small form factor is nice, it’s about as ergonomic as a holding a fat wallet and to fix this issue Richard Franiec has created a CNC sculpted grip made especially for the GM1. Imaging Resource first spotted the custom grip that adds a bit more camera body for photographers to grasp onto.

The best thing about all Franiec’s grips is they are CNC’ed out of bead-blasted and anodized aluminum making it lightweight just 0.7-oz (20g). It’s also remarkably better than Panasonic’s official grip, which comes on a support bar that ends up blocking the battery and memory card compartments while you have to screw into the tripod mount. Franiec’s grip does not do any of that by sticking onto the camera’s frontside and it melds pretty nicely with the GM1’s original design.

Richard Franiec’s grip for the Panasonic GM1 is slated to ship in late January 2014, priced at $35 plus shipping. The grip is available for preorder directly from Franiec’s site here, and why not check out some of his other grips while you’re at it. See more images of the grip after the break.

Via Imaging Resource

Richard Franiec GM1 Grip 4

Richard Franiec GM1 Grip 3

Richard Franiec GM1 Grip 2

Richard Franiec GM1 Grip 6

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.