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Turn Your RX100 Into A Hasselblad Stellar With This Grip From Fotodiox

By Anthony Thurston on April 9th 2015

One of the biggest jokes in the photography world the last couple of years has been the Hasselblad/Sony rebrands. Products like the Stellar are quite literally reskinned Sony products at laughable markups.

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You wouldn’t be alone if you found yourself liking the look of a few of these Hasselblad reskins, but you would be among the minority if you decide to fork over thousands of dollars on them. If you have an RX100, RX100 MII, or RX100 MIII, Fotodiox has a new budget option that essentially gives you the Hasselblad stellar grip, and it’s a whole lot cheaper than getting the Hasselblad.

The new wooden grip from Fotodiox comes in at just under $60; not a bad deal if you are a fan of the grip on the Hasselblad Stellar, but not on its price. The process of putting it on your RX100 M3 is easy as pie too, as the video above demonstrates.

The one downside appears to be that this modification is a permanent one. The adhesive on the back of the grip will forever attach this wooden grip to your RX100, meaning if you decide later that you don’t like it, you are out of luck.

You can learn more about, or purchase your own copy of the new wood grip from Fotodiox over on their website – here.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

6 Comments

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  1. Walid Isar

    RX100 is meant to be compact and portable. This grip makes it pocket unfriendly and ugly at the same time.

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    • Barry Cunningham

      Disagree. I don’t think the grip is large enough to make a difference on pocketable.
      Ugly, I will concede.
      I went Graham Curran’s route with my RX100. I added an aftermarket grip (a bit smaller on the right than the one pictured), and covered the whole thing in black pistol-grip tape to improve the feel and hide the branding. Left it a quite subdued, innocuous looking, pocketable P&S with good bones, quite usable for street photography.

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  2. Ralph Hightower

    Do they have a Hasselblad nameplate to tape over the Sony? Ooh, it’s a Hasselblad!

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  3. Graham Curran

    I prefer inverse snobbery, buy a Hassy and remove any obvious branding. It’s like a Porsche without any badges – but you need to pay more for the privilege. ;)

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  4. Phil Bautista

    Looking forward to one for the a6000. I know Hassy hasn’t pimped out that cam yet but they have pimped out the NEX-7 so here’s hoping Fotodiox makes an effort for the mirrorless lines as well.

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