Alternative grip for X-E1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by LisaO, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. LisaO

    LisaO FujiXspot Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2013
  2. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Looks pretty cool, I will have to see if I can find local.
     
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Hmmmmmm.... Interesting........

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  4. GeoffM

    GeoffM FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Queensland, Australia
    The Fuji grip, although a pain because of the inability to access the battery/card chamber without removing it, is more ergonomic and looks like it is a part of the camera. This variant looks like it is an addition to it. I would be wary of the tripod screw mount being of aluminium. A stainless steel helical insert would be a worthy addition.
     
  5. Captmatt

    Captmatt FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 31, 2013
    I use the I Shoot variant found on EBAY from photoloving in China. It has transformed the camera for me, the grip is about perfect. I also like the built in arca bottom plate, and the way the camera handles with it on or off a tripod. I don't use the side piece often. Changing batteries and SD card is no problem. It looks and feels very well made. I have larger hands and the grip just feels right, someone with small hands may prefer the Fuji grip. I crossed the fuji grip off because I would have still had to get a arca plate then. As much as I am a fan of USA built, this one came in about a third of the price of the RRS, and it is made of the same material, so couldn't justify buy America on this one.
     
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill
    Have had one on order for 2 weeks - should arrive any day. It looks the goods to me.
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I've just pulled the trigger *twiddles thumbs*

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  8. Andreas F.

    Andreas F. New to FujiXspot

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Using this grip for several weeks now. Better than the Fuji grip for me.
    Looks o.k. when you take off the plate at the side.
     
  9. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    i messaged that guy before asking if those were RRS pieces. he replied that they were just a similar design.

    vy2evujy.
    it's even easy to access the battery/sdcard while mounted.

    u5e4uhup.
    x-e1 & x100 grips

    (Sent from my EVO via Tapatalk)
     
  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    What's happened to your X-E1??:eek:

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  11. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    ^
    oh, i just hate the silver look and when any branding & wordings show.

    tyhehy7e.

    (Sent from my EVO via Tapatalk)
     
  12. LisaO

    LisaO FujiXspot Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2013
    I was going to order one of the ebay grips but then I was the high bidder($103) for an RRS XE1 grip.
     
  13. kaito

    kaito FujiXspot Regular

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    May 12, 2014
    Wiltshire UK
    Dave
    My grip for my XE2 arrived today and I must say I'm very pleased with it, I've got fairly big hands and the camera now feels secure in my right hand. My grip bears the mark LB-XE1 at the front under the lens, it feels like a quality product and the finishing backs this up, also supplied with 2 Allen keys.

    I got mine from Amazon, delivered in 6 days for less than £34;

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KR92EJ4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I also note the same product on EBay for £40;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metal-Qui...prg=20131017132637&rk=1&rkt=4&sd=161326203699

    For UK members, use this link to access Amazon and Amazon donates 5% of the sale to the RNLI;

    http://rnli.org/howtosupportus/otherwaystohelp/Pages/other-ways-to-help.aspx
     
  14. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

    654
    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    if you don't already have a TU or LM thumb grip, i highly recommend it. i'm 6'5.25" with some large hands. i've tried it both with either just the thumb grip and with just the hand grip, and surprisingly the thumb grip is what feels the most secure. but combine them, and it's love.

    pamute7e.