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Fujifilm launches updated grips for X-E and X-Pro cameras

By dpreview staff on Jan 14, 2014 at 21:08 GMT

In amongst the product releases of the past few months, Fujifilm announced a pair of accessory grips for its X-E and X-Pro cameras. The MHG-Xpro and MHG-XE improve on the original HG designs by providing continued access to the cameras' battery/card compartments. They also reposition the tripod mount so that it's in line with the optical axis.

The MHG grips offer direct connection for Arca-Swiss-style tripods, as well as access to the battery/memory card compartment.

In addition, the grips both provide a little extra height, to ensure larger lenses don't interfere with tripod mounting. Finally, both grips feature flanges to allow direct connection to Arca-Swiss compatible tripod heads. Like the existing HG grips, the MHG models also provide a more substantial hand grip. The MHG-XPro and HMG-XE are available now priced at $150 and $130 respectively.

The existing MG grips will be sold alongside the MHG version 'while stocks last,' the company says.

The MHG-XPro grip, mounted on the Fujifilm X-Pro1
The MHG-XE grip.
The MHG-XE grip attached to an X-E2
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Comments

Total comments: 118
$$Policy$$
By $$Policy$$ (2 months ago)

So I still haven't made a decision on a grip, but have narrowed my search to the Fuji MHG-XE above ($130) or the most recent version produced by iShoot ($70) http://www.prophotonut.com/2014/02/02/fuji-x-e2-rrs-and-kirk-compatible-grip-and-l-plate-mini-review/ The grip on the iShoot is bigger than the Fuji. Not sure whether that's a plus or minus?

The Fuji brand does not include the L-plate bracket, but which I'm really not sold on. I assume they passed on included it since it would seem to interfere with easy access for the left side buttons on the back of the camera.

I hope individuals who own either can/will provide feedback, maybe even a comparison, on both these grips.

1 upvote
Food pornographer
By Food pornographer (2 months ago)

I have recently just purchased on for my x-pro 1, do check out my review
cheers.
http://courtesyfart.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/mhg-xpro-hand-grip.html

0 upvotes
locke_fc
By locke_fc (3 months ago)

Ridiculous price

0 upvotes
panpen
By panpen (3 months ago)

I thought the whole idea in designing a mirrorless camera was weight and size. An XPro1 with a grip in not smaller, or lighter than most Canikons, except the pro bodies.

0 upvotes
Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (3 months ago)

Whine, whine, whine.....don't want the grip, don't buy it. Don't like the cost, don't buy it. Don't like the ergonomics of the camera and don't want a grip...yup you guessed it...don't buy it!

Really...if there is anything to complain about it's the people who bought the original XPro1 grip that didn't allow memory card and battery access...

4 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Come on people get a grip!

1 upvote
Macintosh Sauce
By Macintosh Sauce (3 months ago)

After reading that these grips are available... WHERE ARE THEY AVAILABLE? :-/

1 upvote
Jon Ragnarsson
By Jon Ragnarsson (3 months ago)

Is it really impossible to design a camera with a sideways battery slot? Like the X-E (and many other cameras) have no slots or openings on the right side, why not put the battery slot there and free the bottom completely?

0 upvotes
Nikonparrothead
By Nikonparrothead (3 months ago)

Nice little addition. Pricing is on par with the Leica grip addition for its M series.

2 upvotes
PinPoint
By PinPoint (3 months ago)

they sell this piece of rubber for 20% of the camera body price, if I change 4 rubber tires it cost not more than 2% of the car body price...wake up guys !

5 upvotes
EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (3 months ago)

now you did

0 upvotes
OnCam
By OnCam (3 months ago)

i love my xe2 the way it is, the grip is a nice offering if you must have it..

0 upvotes
$$Policy$$
By $$Policy$$ (3 months ago)

While these grips are also tripod mounts (similar to RRS plates which are more expensive), they could have given Fuji buffs a little more break on the price. Nevertheless, I'm still on deck to buy one. I'll consider iShoot's offering now.

Comment edited 5 minutes after posting
1 upvote
$$Policy$$
By $$Policy$$ (3 months ago)

Be careful on the height measurement of both the RRS and Chinese knock-offs. While they look similar, a few mm here or there can make a make-or-break difference. The Fuji adds a full 8mm of clearance which then accommodates the current larger diameter Fujinon X lenses and the super wide primes shown on the X road map to be released in 2014. I've placed my order.

The MHG-XE looks well built and stylish. I hope it also answers the oft-heard complaint regarding the X-E1 & E2 not having the heft/bulk feel of the X-Pro1.

It was a good decision by Fuji to leave out the L-plate portion. Any L-plate will interfere with easy access to the camera’s left side buttons which are accessed with the left thumb. With any portrait bracket, you must reach across with your right hand...not good.

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0 upvotes
matt k
By matt k (3 months ago)

Since when did a decent camera grip become an 'extra'? Was a time when they were designed to have decent grips.

2 upvotes
milwman
By milwman (3 months ago)

Not every one needs a grip. Shot a lot of years
without one.

3 upvotes
Matz03
By Matz03 (3 months ago)

great addition, love the arca support, will be ordering mine when they're out!

1 upvote
Cane
By Cane (3 months ago)

The fact that you need a grip in the first place shows the design fail of this style of camera. The past isn't always as great as old people remember it. Did Fuji just realize hands aren't rectangles?

2 upvotes
dave1948
By dave1948 (3 months ago)

I got the Ishoot grip off of ebay and it is excellent for around $70...and includes side bracket for mounting camera in portrait mode on arca swiss. Feels great, looks great, battery door accessible, tripod mount hole centered.

1 upvote
forpetessake
By forpetessake (3 months ago)

Yep, the ergonomics of those cameras suck, one of the reasons I returned X-E1. What were they thinking in the first place designing a gripless camera? Now they're offering that ridiculous attachment as a solution to the design problem, duh!
And what about the fixed LCD, another no-go feature? Will they offer a mirror attachment?

3 upvotes
Matz03
By Matz03 (3 months ago)

lol, camera companies selling accessories to boost sale is somehow a design fail. Why does canon or nikon make grips for all of their cameras, design fail on their part? Not everyone needs a grip, in some cases they're useful. It's an option. Some cameras fit certain peoples hands better than others, plenty of choices for everyone.

7 upvotes
white shadow
By white shadow (3 months ago)

Have to agree with Cane. Beside having to pay an extremely high price just for a grip, it has made the camera bigger. There goes the "rangefinder" design which is suppose to make the camera smaller. One might as well use a DSLR instead. The Fuji lenses are not small either.

0 upvotes
samhain
By samhain (3 months ago)

Camera doesn't look bigger to me...

0 upvotes
duchamp
By duchamp (3 months ago)

To forpetessake,

Fuji's where meant to look like rangefinder cameras, not dslrs. In my opinion adding any grip spoils its great looks. On the other side, Nikon does very good camera grips but when it comes to fixing design flaws they offer you to buy a new camera as a solution.

1 upvote
Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (3 months ago)

Uh, most dSLRs have accessory grips too.

1 upvote
SnapHappy32
By SnapHappy32 (3 months ago)

I've just returned home from shooting 400 frames with an X100 (gripless). Not once did it slip, nor did I feel I needed one...

Forpetessake & Cane... What on earth are you talking about? Bad ergonomics? Makes me doubt that you've ever touched an x-series body.

The lightness of the camera allows you to hold it firmly just by gently squeezing your fingers on the body. YMMW if you're using it with a 55-200, in which case I'd reach for a grip.

Sorry mates - the X-series are ergonomical wonders. Essentially fatigue-free.

0 upvotes
LaFonte
By LaFonte (3 months ago)

The normal US price is high, but for some reason in Europe I constantly found places that were selling the original for 50% few years ago when it was new.
I bought mine for about $60 in Fnac, right in the central of Milan, Italy. Some with other accessories like cases etc, while the cameras themselves are usually more expensive.
In general it is good, but I think the full price is overblown for a piece of metal with rubber.

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
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petermoons
By petermoons (3 months ago)

too bad they forgot to make it an L-plate.

0 upvotes
57even
By 57even (3 months ago)

Why? The camera is easily light enough for a ballhead in portrait mode. It would just make it bigger.

1 upvote
petermoons
By petermoons (3 months ago)

why? because i find an L-plate a very convenient tool to use. i think the increase in size is irrelevant, since you would be using that combo on a tripod only.

0 upvotes
$$Policy$$
By $$Policy$$ (3 months ago)

I've had a functioning RRS L-plate on my Canon DSLR *because* the left-side buttons are raised and inset on the body...not obscured by the plate. An L-plate on the smaller profile Fuji Xs interferes with left thumb access to left-side buttons. Fuji made the right decision here.

Comment edited 56 seconds after posting
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petermoons
By petermoons (3 months ago)

my apologies for spoiling the party.

1 upvote
whtchocla7e
By whtchocla7e (3 months ago)

This is truly groundbreaking.

6 upvotes
PinPoint
By PinPoint (3 months ago)

wow, a dumb rubber cost around 20% the price of a camera body with sophisticated electronics and mechanics... I changed all the 4 tyres of my car and that cost me around 2% the price of car body...

4 upvotes
CortoPA
By CortoPA (3 months ago)

You spelled Tire wrong so your opinion is worthless.

1 upvote
EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (3 months ago)

no he didnt.

2 upvotes
Scott Birch
By Scott Birch (3 months ago)

Hi EssexAsh. People who cannot spell 'tyre' tire me also :)

Comment edited 38 seconds after posting
1 upvote
Indulis Bernsteins
By Indulis Bernsteins (3 months ago)

Look up the Oxford English (yes English) dictionary, and remember that the web extends beyond the USA ;-)

0 upvotes
arscii
By arscii (3 months ago)

$130!! They just invite the Chinese to produce and sell a variant for $20. I'm sure the invitation will be accepted.

10 upvotes
viking79
By viking79 (3 months ago)

The Really Right Stuff grip is more like $190 and fairly similar, but includes an L plate. Without the L plate price would be comparable to the Fuji. Not sure why people are complaining here.

3 upvotes
57even
By 57even (3 months ago)

"Not sure why people are complaining here"

Because they are addicted to gear they can't afford.

3 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (3 months ago)

There is, and always has been tremendous profit in accessories. Its even crazier with plastic lens hoods. Using an RRS plate for comparison just shows that no matter how expensive something is, there will always be something even more expensive.

0 upvotes
$$Policy$$
By $$Policy$$ (3 months ago)

The Chinese knock-offs (early) weren't concerned about the height clearance issue. You need at least 8mm additional for larger lens to clear most popular clamps.

The price of everything is less when you use slave labor. Economics 101

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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JEROME NOLAS
By JEROME NOLAS (3 months ago)

I think making grips for cameras can make you rich....and yes, why not proper one right from a factory?

4 upvotes
Daniel from Bavaria
By Daniel from Bavaria (3 months ago)

Of course you can say now: Why not from the beginning?

And of course that's not wrong.
But on the other hand Fuji is proving again that they really take the KAIZEN-thought serious. And that's very good and not be seen from the major players so far. Therefore it is quite unique.

A cynical guy may also say, that they only do it to sell some additional grips.

But I prefer the more positive approach, wich is the one that they really want to change to the better - everything.

Daniel

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
5 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

If that were true the grip would not be as expensive.

2 upvotes
jwalker019
By jwalker019 (3 months ago)

I think it's great they're finally releasing an upgraded grip, but why would they not just have designed the camera properly in the first place?

4 upvotes
Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

Because your ‘proper’ design is another photographer’s faux SLR with unnecessary bulk. And there are others who sometimes want to use a grip, but sometimes want their camera to be as light and discreet as possible.

An optional grip allows the camera to be all things to all people.

6 upvotes
BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

True but why ask $130 for an grip with

NO portrait grip
NO extra buttons
NO extra battery
NO option to add another battery

I love having optional accesoiries as long as they don't charge a kidney for no reason whatsoever.

6 upvotes
WayneHuangPhoto
By WayneHuangPhoto (3 months ago)

In response to Samuel - You do have a point there in regards to the camera body, but note that the first grip they released was not 'proper' design, meaning it actually blocks the battery compartment and that thing cost $100. Whether it was intentionally designed that way in anticipation of designing a 'new and improved' grip is another question.

0 upvotes
Indulis Bernsteins
By Indulis Bernsteins (3 months ago)

Even more importantly, why doesn't the body have *any* sort of grip protrusion as standard?

0 upvotes
Jeff Seltzer
By Jeff Seltzer (3 months ago)

Good grief. I think people need therapy - so much hostility. All they did was introduce an improved version of an optional grip. You can choose to buy it or not. If you really like it, but $150 is too much and you can't afford it, then you probably shouldn't be buying expensive cameras in the first place. I don't know, I guess I just don't see the bad side of all this like so many of you.

13 upvotes
bcalkins
By bcalkins (3 months ago)

I agree - manufacturing is all about incremental improvement. The ability to change the battery without removing the grip is nice when you are working with a camera, especially when on a tripod.

1 upvote
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

They could also sell the grip at a lower cost but we all know they won't.

3 upvotes
Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (3 months ago)

Fuji demonstrates again its commitment to continual improvement of existing models. For me this practice is one of the best "features" that Fuji has to offer the photographer.

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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forpetessake
By forpetessake (3 months ago)

LOL. Make a half-baked product and you'll be lauded for demonstrating 'commitment to continual improvement' providing kludges to the problems that shouldn't be created in the first place.

2 upvotes
new boyz
By new boyz (3 months ago)

It will be nice if they can fit in extra batteries there.

0 upvotes
EricWN
By EricWN (3 months ago)

That would just add unnecessary extra bulk, wouldn't it?

0 upvotes
WayneHuangPhoto
By WayneHuangPhoto (3 months ago)

Unnecessary to who? Having two batteries would make it more usable for wedding photography, video production, time lapse, and other applications where extra power is crucial.

1 upvote
photo nuts
By photo nuts (3 months ago)

It's funny that customers need to fork out extra cash for manufacturers' mistakes.

8 upvotes
JDThomas
By JDThomas (3 months ago)

If you ask any Fuji owner they will tell you that this was a feature purposely implemented to give the most versatile camera experience. Fuji doesn't make mistakes.

8 upvotes
Jimmy jang Boo
By Jimmy jang Boo (3 months ago)

"Fuji doesn't make mistakes."

LOL - Gotta love those orbs and sticky aperture blades!

3 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

The "..doesn't make mistakes" is the first big laugh I have had in 2014.

2 upvotes
Northgrove
By Northgrove (3 months ago)

Mistake? For many not purchasing this grip, it wasn't a mistake, and if it wasn't a mistake, it can be an advantage thanks to a smaller form factor.

The Olympus OM-D EM-5 also has an extra grip as well as the Sony RX100. I think that's great! Grips are one of the few things I think has merits both to have and not have, depending on use and what the photographer is used to.

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JDThomas
By JDThomas (3 months ago)

I always forget that you can't make sarcastic comments on this forum because the people here are just too stupid to get it.

3 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Always forgetting things is stupid.

1 upvote
Indulis Bernsteins
By Indulis Bernsteins (3 months ago)

JD- there should be an appropriate, internationally recognised emoticon for "I am being sarcastic" (at a pinch it could also be used for when you are being ironic too).

0 upvotes
Kirppu
By Kirppu (3 months ago)

Hey camera manufacturers one tip to prevent these after sell ripoffs. But the grip there in the first place. A camera should have a grip they are not smartphones.

1 upvote
Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (3 months ago)

Its an option. Some of us don't want grips.

13 upvotes
kforever
By kforever (3 months ago)

like me. I don't want to use grip for all situation, only certain situation like modeling photo shoot. For street, it become bulky and heavier than before.

0 upvotes
duchamp
By duchamp (3 months ago)

Like me. I don't need the grip - I like the camera small.

Anyway, I think that the new design features improvements that Fujifilm gathered from user opinions. Which is good. This means the company listens to us.

As a former Nikon user I don't understand why they stopped upgrading firmware for its D300s and why did it punish all the D600 owners?

0 upvotes
Northgrove
By Northgrove (3 months ago)

I've also never missed a grip of this size despite using a camera of similar form factor as these. And even if I did want one, there could likely have been cases where I'd rather have a smaller camera.

I can understand people thinking this was on the expensive side, but not those who think it was some mistake by Fujifilm to not include them right away.

0 upvotes
Kirppu
By Kirppu (3 months ago)

My logic goes like this. As long as the grip is about fraction smaller than the smallest lense for the system it's logical and all good. Making tiny, huge or no grip at all doesn't make sense in my head.
Small grip doesn't make the bounding box that much smaller or travel friendly. Also I never tought some one would really want a camera without a grip...

0 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

A better option would be to sell the grip for $70 bucks.

1 upvote
love_them_all
By love_them_all (3 months ago)

I have the leather half case by Fuji. Really no use for me to get the grip if it cannot be used with the half case. Next time they should design a 2nd half case that works with the grip and sell them as a set.

3 upvotes
gerard boulanger
By gerard boulanger (3 months ago)

The leather half case is actually giving me an extra thickness enough to not need a grip. I just wish Fuji would have thought about an opening for the battery... Removing the half case is not easy...

1 upvote
love_them_all
By love_them_all (3 months ago)

The Fuji half case does come with a battery door with a snap button for easy opening and closing! It's one of the best half case out there. Real leather and matching strap too.

2 upvotes
Jim Evidon
By Jim Evidon (3 months ago)

Too little and too late. I bought a Korean knockoff of the RRS grip for a lot less money. I would have bought the new Fuji grip even at the higher price because it looks right with the XPro-1 but, as I said, too little and really very late. The grip together with the Thumbs-up really makes this camera very comfortable to use.

1 upvote
WayneHuangPhoto
By WayneHuangPhoto (3 months ago)

Link?

0 upvotes
D200_4me
By D200_4me (3 months ago)

I've had plenty of gripped and non-gripped cameras. (X-Pro1, X100S, DSLRs, E-M1, etc)...and if I buy a non-gripped camera, I'd just assume keep it that way. If I have to add a grip, that means it should have had one in the first place. Seems so. I would have never put a grip on my X-Pro1 and I wouldn't for my X100S either. But...if people want to screw things onto their camera, go for it :-) Or just buy a model with a grip and stop complaining about it :-)

1 upvote
abolit66
By abolit66 (3 months ago)

They would better fix the auto focus issues.

10 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Read this entire thread and you will learn "Fuji doesn't make mistakes".

I can't recall the last time I read a thread with so many fanboy posts. Glad to see abolit66 that you have come on here and posted about a legitimate concern.

1 upvote
JDThomas
By JDThomas (3 months ago)

@mcshan: Are you so stupid that you can't understand sarcasm?

note: this post isn't sarcasm.

0 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Your stupid posts are adding up. You posted something stupid and got called on it.

Try not to be so sensitive young fellow.

0 upvotes
JDThomas
By JDThomas (3 months ago)

I got "called" on it? You're an imbecile that goes looking for "fanboys" to persecute on a photography forum.

You're so f'n stupid that you take comments made in sarcasm and try to use them back up your idiotic theories. When you get "called out" you get defensive and try to blame the sarcastic person as stupid.

So if I am stupid for making a sarcastic statement, you're doubly stupid for repeating it as a fact that backs up your rather childish claims of "fanboy-ism".

So crawl back into your troll-hole and try to wrap that feeble little troll brain of yours around the concept of irony.

Comment edited 32 seconds after posting
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mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

My first post above was sarcasm but an angry ego maniac was too stupid to understand and launched a personal attack. It was the first personal attack of the entire thread.

Grow up kitten.

1 upvote
Zeisschen
By Zeisschen (3 months ago)

So after several firmware and now hardware updates the cameras become usable. Cheers Fuji

4 upvotes
Joed700
By Joed700 (3 months ago)

I thought the whole idea here is to keep it small. If I want something that feels good on my hands, I will pick-up my full size DSLR. Just a thought...

1 upvote
Zeisschen
By Zeisschen (3 months ago)

this grip won't make it really bigger but will make it usable with zoom lenses. For primes a grip isn't really necessary

0 upvotes
Amnon G
By Amnon G (3 months ago)

I personally bought this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251378301900?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

More pleasant to hold than without it, gives the camera protection, full access to the battery/memory card, and comes with a matching leather hand-strap.

It doesn't make the grip bigger (only by its thickness and extra height), doesn't move the tripod mount or add compatibility with tripod heads, but I think it's related to this as it's (like these new grips) permanently connected to the camera somewhat altering its ergonomics and use.

1 upvote
rad00p
By rad00p (3 months ago)

The only good news here is that maybe old grips start to appear on ebay for some reasonable price. Like £20 which they are worth.

Thank you Fuji for charging us so much for sometime that should be included for free.

3 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Good post rad00p . If not free at least at a more reasonable price. Many raving about this expensive grip would have something to say had it been Leica. When one considers the price of a Leica camera against a Fuji the price of this Fuji grip is actually higher.

Fuji isn't perfect and consumers should never be afraid to vent.

1 upvote
Indulis Bernsteins
By Indulis Bernsteins (3 months ago)

Stop complaining, Canon would have sold you the X series lenses without lens hoods and charged 1/4 the price of the lens for one.

PS in reality I agree that it seems a *little* expensive, but you can always wait for a sale.

0 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Thank you Fuji! You are the greatest and you really care. I hope that I can own one grip or even several. Thank you.

1 upvote
pictureAngst
By pictureAngst (3 months ago)

Mr Shigetaka Komori, with the greatest respect you really should resist posting here.

1 upvote
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

@picture ...Good one! You made me laugh. I think you can tell I was having a little fun.

2 upvotes
Al Valentino
By Al Valentino (3 months ago)

I use a iPhoto L bracket with grip which also lets you remove the side L part of the bracket when not desired. Grip is slightly bigger and slightly less attractive but probably more functional than the Fuji version. Easy access to battery compartment. $69 shipped on ebay. So i get more for half the price!!!

A grip is almost a must if you use longer lenses like the 55-200 and my 90mm Tamron f/2.8 adaptall macro lens.

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DanielFjall
By DanielFjall (3 months ago)

Where did the picture of the X-E1 with the attached grip go?

0 upvotes
Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (3 months ago)

We'd never put one in the article (just as the front page image), so it has never really 'gone' anywhere.

But, just for you, I've added one.

2 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (3 months ago)

Richard you are such a giver.

1 upvote
DanielFjall
By DanielFjall (3 months ago)

Now that's my kind of Butler!

1 upvote
Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

The built-in Arca-Swiss-style plate is further proof Fujifilm is listening to photographers. Nice to see a camera company do that for a change.

6 upvotes
Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (3 months ago)

150 bucks for something that costs tops 30 bucks to make including materials, now that's a nice margin !

6 upvotes
balios
By balios (3 months ago)

The margin is not so nice because Fuji is still losing money selling cameras. Evidently there's a lot of overhead in bringing a camera system to market besides raw material cost.

I guess the need to be profitable makes Fuji (and other OEMs) an easy target for people criticizing them for crazy prices. I guess its easier to be a third party Chinese manufacturer who just has to worry about the accessories for established brands, which enables them to undercut such prices substantially. But ultimately they'll be out of business as well if companies like Fuji can't turn a profit.

2 upvotes
mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

The third party Chinese companies will always be around.

1 upvote
cgarrard
By cgarrard (3 months ago)

They would look so much nicer without a grip at all, like the M series cameras. The grips never looked at home to me on any of the X series. To me they look like something that can be removed, not part of the body at all. Eye sore.

If you're going to do a grip on a rangefinder styled camera, look to the LC1 (Panasonic) for the right way to do one. Comfortable and looks nice too.

5 upvotes
Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (3 months ago)

A camera is for holding, not just looking at...

7 upvotes
tcab
By tcab (3 months ago)

I also have never liked the look nor the feel of the x series grips. The ends of my fingers being pressed on by a sharpish edge of a bolted on grip. No thanks. Even though I have other Fuji cameras (x100, x20) this was the main reason I never bought into the pro x series.

0 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (3 months ago)

Andy I know. That's my opinion. I think the M's are fantastic to hold, its the size of the camera that becomes the grip. The X series are the right size to hold too without one. It flaws the camera line, that's my opinion. I'm not alone either.

Carl

2 upvotes
Northgrove
By Northgrove (3 months ago)

I agree; I've never felt a need for a grip on my camera and it's similar to those in size. Saying it's also "for holding" implies that it simply cannot be held without one, which is far from the truth.

I think it depends a lot on the lenses you use. The 55-200? Sure, "get a grip". The 27mm? Funny guy.

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km25
By km25 (3 months ago)

Well late this year or early next year for the X-Pro 2 or what ever. Hopefullly in the next six months we hear something.
For ZORON, never never... that is how both the manufacture and the cameras stores make soooo much extra bucks.

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kforever
By kforever (3 months ago)

i don't think that this Pro2 will come for this year, even for news.

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justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (3 months ago)

$150?!!

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new boyz
By new boyz (3 months ago)

That's the price customers have to pay to get heard. At least they listened.

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Zoron
By Zoron (3 months ago)

should hv included the grip in box.....

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mcshan
By mcshan (3 months ago)

Or they sold it at a reasonable price.

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

They can charge $50-75 for it no problem.
Fujifilm will still get a big margin and it's customers have a option that is nice for some.

Charging $150!! for this is just plain robbery. I guess no one is willing to spent that on this without being threatened by a gun.

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itchhh
By itchhh (3 months ago)

I would rather hear an announcement about the XPRO2

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