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Richard Franiec's Custom RX100 II/RX100 Grip

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Richard's newest grip gives your Sony RX100 II/RX100 something to hold on to for one-handed shooting of still images and video in comfort, security and style -- and the grip sits below the lens ring when the lens is retracted so the camera remains as pocketable as ever.

  • The Custom Grip for the Sony RX100 is individually 3D CNC machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminium before being glass-bead blasted, black-anodized and nickel-sealed for durability and good looks.
  • The grip sits about 1.5 mm lower than the retracted lens, so it does not affect the pocketability of the camera.
  • The adhesive used for mounting the grip is VHB (very high bond) 3M clear transfer film for unparallel bonding power in all possible environmental conditions. Despite its holding power, the grip can be carefully removed without damaging the camera finish or leaving a stubborn residue. After removing it, you can cover the adhesive with the original slick backing material for storage so that you can reattach the grip later.

Please review these mounting instructions carefully before attaching the grip to the camera to avoid problems associated with improper mounting.

Once itís on, youíll enjoy the better, more secure feeling when handling your RX100, even one-handed.

To mount the grip to the camera, please follow the steps below:

  1. Dry Run Ė perform the ďdry runĒ below so you understand the position the grip should be in for final mounting:
    • Leave the backing material on the VHB clear transfer tape Ė do not remove.
    • Take the battery out of the camera and close the battery door.
    • Slide the grip toward the lens until the curved lip of the grip comes in contact with the rounded side of the camera.
    • Gently slide the grip up or down to achieve position in between top and bottom of camera. On each side top and bottom of the grip should coincide with the end of small radius on top and bottom of the front body plate. Gently press the grip down until it sits flat on the camera.
    • This is the reference position for proper placement of the grip.
    • Repeat this step until you know the right position.
  2. Use rubbing alcohol (not included) to remove any impurities and skin oils from the mounting surface area on the camera. Wipe dry.
  3. Peel the backing material from the tape. Donít touch the sticky side with your fingers.
  4. Hold the grip just above the correct position without touching the camera. You will not be able to freely slide the grip once it makes contact with the camera Ė so be sure itís just above where you want it. Then very gently put it in place.

    Donít apply pressure at this time. You canít slide the grip, but you can make minor adjustments and you can pull it off the camera to reposition it. Take your time and do it right.
  5. Once youíre satisfied with the placement, press the grip down and from the side firmly.
  6. Your grip is now attached.

For best results, press the grip in several different spots to ensure a uniform bond. Always press straight down towards the camera body.

After affixing the grip, let it sit for about 30 minutes before handling it. The full-strength bond takes effect within several hours.

Note: The adhesive used for mounting the CG-RX100 has exceptional holding power when the grip is mounted properly on the camera. Regardless of that, use of a wrist or neck strap is highly recommended to ensure complete safety. The grip can be safely removed if you really need to by using dental floss to separate grip from the body.

It is important to closely follow the instructions in order to end up with perfectly mounted grip. A few tips and pictures here should help You visualize the desired end effect.

This and following two pictures shows well positioned grip. Note how the grip coincides with top and bottom radius on camera body panels as well as the side. Please, do the dry run (as per instructions) as many times as you wish to get familiar with the idea.

Bottom view

Side view, grip is completely flush with the body.

Another look.

Another look.

This is how properly mounted grip should look like.