X-Pro2 Case?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Biro, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Well, my X-Pro2 is on its way - ordered via Amin's link, of course. For those who also own this camera, are you using a case on it? If so, which one? Are you sticking with the official Fuji case or going with an aftermarket one, such as from Gariz? And why? Inquiring minds want to know!
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Mine is caseless, but it does have the OEM grip (which has a really useful Arca Swiss base), a Lensmate Thumb Rest and an Acmaxx screen protector; that's enough for me. The X100F will wear a leather half case (when they are finally in stock) but that's because it is a bit smaller and my hands aren't ;)
     
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  3. Mak543

    Mak543 New to FujiXspot

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    Shawn
    I have small hands, but I still prefer having the OEM grip installed on my XPro2. I don't really feel the added weight because of the improved gripping, and it also improves handheld stability. I guess a half case probably has similar benefits plus extra protection, but looses Arca Swiss base plate.
     
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  4. Burkey

    Burkey FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2014
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    David
    I have a Gariz half case on mine with a piece of Glock pistol grip tape on it because I found the leather is a bit slippery. A Lensmate thumb grip, an Artisan & Artist strap and a Match Technical soft release. I'm not a big fan of cases but for the protection it seemed worth it.
    Steve, good luck with the accessories.
    . . . David
    Fuji X Pro2 (1 of 1).
     
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  5. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I ran my Pro2 nearly identically to Bill. It works very well.
     
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It glues it to your hand, doesn't it? ;)
     
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  7. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Yes it does. Best way to run a Pro2. A wrist strap can be added for a safety net if needed.
     
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Yup. I have a braided leather neckstrap on mine, which sort of grips to itself and to other things like shoulders. Wrapped around the wrist a couple of times it does the same thing.
     
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  9. Haswell

    Haswell FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 20, 2016
    Paul
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  10. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    Steve
    Thanks for all of the feedback so far. I've ordered the OEM grip - but don't rule out a Gariz or Lim's leather case later.

    Re: thumbgrips - Is a folding version (a la Lensmate) even more important on the X-Pro2 than on the X-Pro1? Thumb grips always looked inconvenient and fiddly to me. I never used one on my X-Pro1. But I am open to your thoughts.
     
  11. Burkey

    Burkey FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2014
    Northern New England
    David
    Hi Steve,
    I have the folding Lensmate thumb grip and although I wondered when I ordered it whether or not it would be problematic, it proved to be fine. Nicely made too.
    Good luck.
    . . . David
     
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  12. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    The folding lensmate is great. Brilliant idea on someone's part.
     
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  13. Mak543

    Mak543 New to FujiXspot

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    Jun 11, 2016
    Maryland
    Shawn
    I too have the folding Lensmate thumb grip, but I don't use it and plan to sell it. I feel more comfortable resting my thumb on the body. Maybe it's because I have smaller hands, and 'reaching' for the thumb grip becomes a bit unnatural. Another con is that the grip makes surrounding buttons and dials somewhat harder to access. The folding part does help, but it's an extra step to take.
    The Lensmate version has excellent fit and finish, very well made.
     
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