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Old Apr 5, 2005, 3:57 PM   #1
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the DPS9000 is positioned inside the battery grip
I've also built a small device that lets me charge it via the cord that connects to the camera so I don't have to detach it everytime I wanna recharge it.
I've also been working on the wiring for the vertical shutter release as canon was kind enough to do the mechanism for me :G all I need is some wires and a plug .
I'm also probably going to have some holes drilled for the dps' leds
also note how the battery door flushes when open with the extended part of the battery grip which is excellent for the well being of the door in case of hits and such.
bottom line :
I got this grip brand new for $20 on ebay .
other materials (rubber and metal plate) cost me nothing as I got them as scraps from stores
total working time about 5 hours at my workshop.
sensation is UNBELIEVABLE . I never thought that my fz-20 could have such an amazing grip..
the added weight and grip size help alot agaisnt camera shakes.
this is the best fz20 accessory I've ever purchased , especially for it's price...

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Good idea:idea:
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 4:01 PM   #4
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adapter plate: made from sturdy steel and not the conventional "soft"aluminium ( I needed both the weight and long life of the threads
I was so psyched about it I forgot to cut off a little more of it to allow access to the battery door and card :roll:
I'm going to do that tomorrow
plate is 6 mm thick
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 4:04 PM   #5
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rubber (thicker than metal plate to both prevent slipping of the grip and absorb shocks ) to provide grip for the grip and keep it in place when tightening the grip onto the adapter plate
this prevent the grip from moving on the camera it does it's job pretty darn good !
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What kind of battries are you using and did they come with the grip?
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What kind of battries are you using and did they come with the grip?
DPS-9000
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plate and rubber
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Looks good!, now you have to make a few of them up and sell them on E-bay, without the DPS-9000 as I have already got one <hint hint>
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