Custom Grip (CG)
Both G7 and G9, despite beautiful design are lacking in the handling department due to insignificant grip and slick body finish. This is even more evident when external flash or auxiliary lenses are attached. One handed shooting is difficult even with "naked G" and next to impossible with large Speedlite’s.
Attaching Custom Grip dramatically changes handling characteristics of theG7/G9 One handed shooting is safe and manageable, pulling cam from the pouch or even carrying it on the field is much easier and secure. Note: Custom Grip is not a substitute for wrist or neck strap, which should be mandatory when handling "G" with or without the grip.
Custom Grip is attached to the body with carefully chosen double sided adhesive strip. Field testing for well over the year now, shows that adhesive is very effective in wide range of environments. Specific mounting instructions are attached to every grip shipped.
Custom Grip can be carefully removed when needed/desired. The adhesive will not leave residue or damage the camera finish in any way and the tape will stay on the grip. Same strip can be reused several times without noticeable loss of bonding power, when slick backing material is applied on the exposed surface.
The grip is approximately ¼ inch thick and will not interfere with the fit into majority of bags and pouches. The exception is rangefinder style fitted case from Canon. Some users are attaching G7 Custom Grip to the outside of this case with satisfactory results.
G7/G9 with the grip attached will fit into Ikelite housing, but this is not the case with Canon dedicated UW case.
The CG is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized.
Note: There are two camera specific grips CG7 and CG9. They are very similar, but the design is different. When ordering, the designation must be specified to assure proper fit.