As noted in another blog post, Richard Franiec’s Custom Grip significantly improves the ergonomics of my Canon s90 digital camera. I’m happy to report that the current version of the custom grip can be used on both the Canon s90 and s95.
The s95 has some physical improvements over its predecessor such as a textured surface and a slightly improved control wheel. Still some will find the lack of a grip a disappointment, especially those who like to hold their camera with one hand.
If you have difficulty holding the s95, or simply want to improve the overall ergonomics, consider the s95 grip. It fits the camera perfectly, adds little weight and has an appropriate matching finish.
Take some dry runs before installing
Richard recommends taking a few “dry runs” placing the grip before removing the backing material from the tape. After actual installation, the camera is ready to use in about a half an hour. Full bond takes effect in a couple of hours.
Even under heavy use, the grip will stay on the camera indefinitely. However, it can be removed if needed by using a simple “tool” found in your medicine cabinet: dental floss.
Canon custom case and the grip
For those who already own, or are considering purchasing, the Canon Deluxe Leather Case PSC-3200, the s90 and s95 will fit with the grip installed, as you can see from the accompanying image.
Richard makes grips for other camera models, as well as hot shoe covers, remote cable releases and other specialized camera accessories. Visit Richards site to order the s95 grip and for other information.