This is my first post as a new member of the forum. So hello to everyone. I purchased a Fuji X-Pro1 last June but only ordered the Fuji grip a couple of week ago at the same time that I ordered an adapter for Nikon lenses. The thought was that I might be using larger, heavier, and/or longer lenses with the adapter than my current Fuji trinity (18, 35, 60). Today I took out the X Pro with adapter and Nikkor 24/2.8 AIS lens on a short walk around the neighborhood and also shot a few shots indoors with the adapter plus Nikkor 10.5/2.8 DX fisheye. The X Pro 1 feels perfectly balanced in my hand(s) with these lenses plus adapter and the Fuji grip. I don't know why I waited so long to get the grip. And it is very easy to remove the grip to get at the battery and/or SD card. FYI, I am a smallish woman (5'4") with perhaps longer fingers than average for my height. I don't really notice the extra weight. I considered the Really Right Stuff grip but thought it looked bulkier, less attractive and did not have the texture of the Fuji grip. In any case, I thought I would post a thread for those sitting on the fence as to whether or not to get the Fuji grip. I would definitely recommend it. And will more than likely leave it on the camera at all times (unless using a tripod when I would use an L-plate).