I had a grip that came with my used Xpro 1 and found it didn't do anything for me. I sold it and put the money towards a Thumbs Up ep 7s. I think it's great and find it far more useful than the grip. I can carry the camera with one hand securely and when I pull it out of the bag it gives a great grip. It also doesn't interfere with the half case that I have. For me one of the main reasons for getting the Fuji system was weight and bulk so the grip just added to both of those. A half case gives protection without much weight and the thumbs up gives great grip.