Fujifilm HG-XE1 GRIP for X-E2?

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by EgillBjarki, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. EgillBjarki

    EgillBjarki FujiXspot Regular

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    Egill Bjarki
    Hello,

    Does anyone happen to have tried this? The body has changed very little between X-E1 and X-E2, but I would like to be sure before ordering, will it fit my X-E2?
     
  2. ranxoren

    ranxoren FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 7, 2013
    Sure will. I use it on my X-E2 and it helps tremendously for overall handling but especially for lenses like the XF23
     
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  3. EgillBjarki

    EgillBjarki FujiXspot Regular

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    Egill Bjarki
    Good to know, I will bet getting the grip for sure then!


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  4. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    You might want to consider aftermarket grips also. Here's my thread on one here:

    https://www.fujixspot.com/showthread.php?t=1923

    The iShoot I use and posted out above has the benefit of allowing access to the battery/SD card while attached and also adds the option for an L plate for tripod use in portrait-orientation.
     
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  5. EgillBjarki

    EgillBjarki FujiXspot Regular

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    Egill Bjarki
    Good to know, it does not look as nice as the original, but more functional. Thanks for pointing out that option!


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  6. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Muttley
    I broke down, and bought something similar!

     
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  7. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    So far I've had no need for the X-E1 grip even when shooting the 55-200mm, but then I am a committed 2-handed shooter.

    I've even used the X-E1 without one of those little buttons you all put on your shutters AND with huge gloves on, lol. Call me a traditionalist...
     
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  8. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    It's definitely not necessary (I used mine without a grip until a couple months ago). That said, it is a big improvement in handling and it offers some nice add-ons, like being able to keep my Capture/tripod plate on without blocking the battery & SD card slot.

    But I can't imagine not using a shutter release button :eek: - that's just crazy talk!

    :biggrin:
     
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  9. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Well, what did you expect from me, SANITY? Silly boy, lol...

     
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  10. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    i had a RRS one for my x100s, but wanted the L-bracket. picked up the iShoot one which for all three pieces (bottom qr plate, grip & L-bracket) was about the same price as just the RRS L-bracket. i tried to look up an iShoot one for my x-e2.. there doesn't seem to be one available, at this time. since i already have a RRS one for my x-e2, i just need the L-bracket (i actually do use it). if an entire iShoot kit doesn't show up anytime soon, i'll just have to get the L-bracket from RRS.

    2urutaty.
    i think why RRS shows the x-e1 kit as not compatible is because of the following...

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  11. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    I have the X-E1 iShoot grip, it should be the same as the X-E2 so you can pick one of the X-E1 models up from iShoot if you want the L-bracket setup for it.

    EDIT: nevermind, I missed the part in your post about the X-E1 kit being incompatible. That's odd... so you're saying it's incompatible because of the function button placement?
     
  12. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    oh, no.. sorry. haha

    i believe it's just with the bottom corners of the black trim being wider than the open area of the RRS plate. but it's really only the bottom-right that has the stress. i'll take a pic, later, to show the mark it left.

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  13. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Yeah the DPR thread says it's the extra screen size/trim causing the problem - bummer! I was banking on reusing the iShoot grip, that makes me even less inclined to pick up an X-E2 right away now knowing I'd have to get a new plate.
     
  14. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    it's actually a no-biggie. you'll only have this minor indentation...

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    i won't even bother filing down that corner of the plate.


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  15. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    back in Crooklyn
    8ejy3asy.
    ^
    didn't border shaving left side since it never touched the framing around the screen.

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    ^
    i didn't want to cut all the way through like pics i've seen on dpr from the link you posted. i didn't think it was necessary.

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    ^
    but i did shave a rounded notch in the inner side with my dremel, then dabbed some black rustoleum over it.

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    ^
    so from the outside, it doesn't look all botched up.

    medadu6e.
    ^
    i have plenty clearance, now.

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  16. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Cool, good to know it's an easy mod. I would probably do the same rather than selling and re-buying another grip!