The Panasonic GH3 camera pretty much runs me all day on a single battery. In fact we covered several products at NAB 2014 without ever having to swap out a battery during the conference. Still if you think you need to use the Panasonic GH3 battery grip for extra battery life, you'll quickly find that the Tripod Mounting hole is thrown completely off center with Panasonic's OEM battery grip.
This is problematic when using your cage, rails, and other accessories that require optical alignment with the lens. That's where this new Battery Grip Adapter comes in handy from Marketech.
The Battery Grip Adapter for Panasonic GH3 & GH4 Cameras from Marketech is a slim, rectangular accessory that mounts on the bottom of the Panasonic DMW-BGGH3 battery grip, and provides a 1/4"-20 tripod mount that is located directly underneath the lens. This matches the position of the camera's own 1/4"-20 mount, as opposed to that of the grip's 1/4"-20, which is shifted to the right. The adapter is constructed from durable Delrin acetal resin. It connects to the grip via the attached, free-spinning, standard 1/4"-20 slotted screw, the same type found on many tripod plates.
If the GH3 battery grip is compatible with the GH4, then this product claims to correct the issue with the new #GH4 as well. You can find the Panasonic GH3 Battery Grip Adapter via B&H (click here).
Battery Grip Adapter for Panasonic GH3 Cameras
Gh5 grip has the same issue, any alternative solutions as this adapter is discontinued @emm ? Thanks.
I'm back! 3 years later, I've still got my plate. I don't use it much, but it still works. I'm trying to figure out how much I paid for it and whether I can still buy one somewhere.
Is this product still available? The website link no longer works. I'm looking for this, or something similar for my GH4 battery grip.
OH FINALLY! after hours of research I found one that I can order, There was some dragon cheapy looking thing. but I couldn't order it cause I was in Canada. I have ordered before from BH Photo so yesss thank you mr cheesy, for this post!
I hope this will soon be sold on ebay or amazon.
International shipping cost from B&H is just insane.
GH3 batteries are sick. They hardly run out. I doubt anyone should need a grip. Why jeopardize using the Honu cage?
The position of the tripod mount on the GH4 was intentionally centered on the image sensor. Having it offset will cause an error when you are shooting panoramic shots, where images may need to be stitched together.
Looks good, but pity it doesn't also have a hole for a tripod locking-pin. Don't understand why stills cameras don't have them... especially video orientated ones like the GH4.
@Danny Schmidt - Yes those extensions will give you more height with the GearBox and you can stack them. It should feel just as solid.
I'm curious about mounting my GH3 and GH4 in both of my gearbox cages with the battery grip. Could I use this to get more height? I have the first level from my Mark III in the past, but have since move to M43
My concern is if it will remain tight and solid to support accessories for run and gun situations.
How do i get those in Europe?
On B&H about 115 Dollar to Germany...
I just got mine, and am using it - it's great! Tighten it down well and the friction will keep it in place very well. I highly recommend it.