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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by RT_Panther, Apr 6, 2015.
I think any of the decently made thumbrests rock. I have the Lensmate for my X100S, but also had a Match Technical for the X-E1. I preferred the brass construction of the Match Technical release, but the price of the Lensmate. In any case, they really transform the handling of either camera for me.
I have Lensmates on my X-Pro1, X-T1 and X20 (the X100 one fits the latter perfectly). I wouldn't be without them. I had a Match Technical one on my Leica M7 and have been a fan of such things ever since. The cheapo ones on eBay are rubbish; not made to tolerance. I had the devil of a job getting one out of a hotshoe. Buy cheap, buy twice...
I can get by on the X100 sans thumb grip, though I prefer one. Just picked up an X100T. A thumb grip is more important with the T, for me, because of the drive button. The Lensmate option looks good for $60, but this $10 eBay special maybe looks better (in terms of not interfering with controls). http://www.ebay.com/itm/331677971325
Any tboughts? Anyone using that grip?
Buy cheap, buy twice...
I always go by the motto "buy once, buy smart". I went with the Match Technical for my X100T because of it's known quality. Lensmate thumb grips also get raves. Personally, I'd avoid the eBay "specials". As for the Match Technical X100T thumb grip, I can't say enough good things about it. Physical design and quality are top notch.
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The Lensmate thumb-rest for the X-T1 is a work of art. I'm in touch with them at the moment about a new one for the X-Pro2 - interesting stuff
I just ordered one for my X-T1. 'Hope it helps. Bill, thanks for the recommendation. I wonder if they will consider the X70 as another candidate.
. . . David
One thing I've found is that it's worth "experimenting"; my X20 comfortably wears a Lensmate thumbrest designed for an X100s that I had lying around having got rid of the camera itself...
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I totally agree. I have Lensmates on my X100T and one of my X-T1's and really feel like they complete the camera. I recently snapped up a second X-T1 that I found a great deal on, and wow....I'm going to have to order another thumb rest .
The Match Technicals are great, too - I have one of those on my X-Pro1. Mine is in the form of the Fujifilm-branded "X-Pro1 Ergonomic Extension Kit" (thumb rest and soft shutter release bundle) that I found on sale for under USD100. For any X-Pro1 users looking for a thumb rest, this Ergo Extension Kit is actually a Match Technical E-7s simply boxed in a black Fuji box, also including a very nice (not Match Technical, I don't believe, but I'm not sure who makes it) soft shutter release.
I just put one on my xpro2 and took off the fuji grip. Thumb rest is more than enough with the 23f1.4. Likely use both though with 18-135.
Fuji X-Pro2: Lensmate thumb rest and soft release transform handling