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FujifilmHG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (5)
  • Everyday (3)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Elegant

Because of the cost of this grip, I hesitated to make the purchase, but it was well worth it. As with most everything associated with the Fujifilm X series equipment, this is a...Read complete review

Because of the cost of this grip, I hesitated to make the purchase, but it was well worth it. As with most everything associated with the Fujifilm X series equipment, this is a very high quality piece of kit. It integrates precisely with my X-E2 body and definitely augments the user experience by creating much less of the "pinch" affect of holding the camera and creating a more relaxed grip. Though it makes the body larger and heavier, the bottom surface of the grip has firm rubberized surface that helps to give the camera a more substantial "feel". The only, perhaps unavoidable consequence of using this great accessory is that it slows down the battery changing process as it must be removed and reinstalled, which is not hard considering the well designed attachment "key", but it just creates an extra step.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Battery / memory access?

The best of this grip is that it aligns tripod mount with lens axis. It also, duh, improves the grip.

It, however, does not have an opening for battery / memory...Read complete review

The best of this grip is that it aligns tripod mount with lens axis. It also, duh, improves the grip.

It, however, does not have an opening for battery / memory compartment. Fatal flaw. Buy it only if you do not shhot much with that body, or do not need battery/memory exchange in a hurry.

As a side note, you can not use it with most fitted X-E1 cases - which is totally expected, yet some people overlook it.

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5.0

Perfect Grip

By AA

from SFO

Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

This grip adds weight to balance and definitely extends original grip for large hands.

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5.0

Almost a necessity

By Dave in NH

from Peterborough, NH

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

      Using the 18-135 zoom on my X-E1 tends to overbalance the weight. But the handgrip gives just the right amount of weight and grip the make the body and lens a single unit. Highly recommended. Indeed, it is almost a necessity -- and add to that it is beautifully made to blend into the body. It certainly doesn't look like an add-on.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love the grip

      By Dao Jim

      from Blaine, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

        Adds nice feel to the camera. Taking off for battery not a problem.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect extension of design

        By Mr. Spock

        from Somewhere warm

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High Quallity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

          Anyone with full sized hands or especially holding the heavier 55-200 will benefit from this subtle, but effective grip enlargement. Perfectly matched finish and fit for both X-E1 and X-E2.

          From someone who had to tear down a Leica M4 and Nikon F every 36 frames, the fact it needs removed to change battery every 300+ frames is not really an issue. (I still shoot like I am paying for film. Old habits die hard!)

          In contrast to the newer "open bottom" grip, it does not have the protruding ARCA mount groves. Instead the four edges around the bottom have a smooth radius that is more comfortable. If tripod mounting is frequent, then by all means go with the more expensive and somewhat 'Agro' MHG-XE "open bottom" version.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Is a little inconvenience worth $50?

          By dmporter

          from Hampton, VA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Ease Of Operation
          • Easy Of Operation

          Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

          The HG-XE1 Hand Grip for the Fuji X-E1 camera works equally well on the Fuji X-E2 camera for a much improved feeling of security in the operation of either camera. One handed operation is even possible with the grip. The only drawback to the grip is that it must be removed from the camera to allow access to the battery for memory card. An inconvenience, yes, but one that will save you $50 over a more recent model that overcomes this limitation. I suggest you save the money.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Fits like a dream

          By Whatihaveseen.com

          from Toronto Canada

          Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

          Well made, fits like it was meant to be there. Great for somebody wanting a better grip for largess hands.

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          4.0

          Nice fit

          By sport shooter

          from jackson nj

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Stability

            Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

            High quality product, even though you have to remove it for the battery and memory card, it comes off and goes back on easily

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Elegant

            By David-eye

            from Texas Hill Country

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Ergonomic

            Cons

            • Adds Weight And Bulk

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

              Because of the cost of this grip, I hesitated to make the purchase, but it was well worth it. As with most everything associated with the Fujifilm X series equipment, this is a very high quality piece of kit. It integrates precisely with my X-E2 body and definitely augments the user experience by creating much less of the "pinch" affect of holding the camera and creating a more relaxed grip. Though it makes the body larger and heavier, the bottom surface of the grip has firm rubberized surface that helps to give the camera a more substantial "feel". The only, perhaps unavoidable consequence of using this great accessory is that it slows down the battery changing process as it must be removed and reinstalled, which is not hard considering the well designed attachment "key", but it just creates an extra step.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Big hands need a little more help

              By PStan

              from Phoenix, Az.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Looking
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                I had a rough time deciding to buy this product ... I had already purchased the "half case" manufactured by Fuji. Bought it anyway. The grip is beautifully made and finished - such a good match it looks as though it should have come with the camera anyway. I have very large hands, so the grip really helps ... but what REALLY helps is if you buy the thumb rest also. Without subtracting from the looks of this little masterpiece, the combination of these two items absolutely solves the big hand problem.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Marty

                from Hartford, Connecticut

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                      Really enhances the grip on the camera and it fits the camera nicely.

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      It works - small issue

                      By Nymike

                      from New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                        Does what it's supposed to. It just locks out the Card and Battery compartment when it's installed.

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                        4.0

                        It helps a lot

                        By Nat

                        from Mendocino County, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                            Try out the camera without this extra grip first. My hands are big and it's an awkward grip without this added hand grip. It's much easier with it. Maybe it's easier for smaller hands.

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                            • No

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                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Battery / memory access?

                            By Vlad

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Aligns Panning Axis

                            Cons

                            • Restricts Memory Access

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                            The best of this grip is that it aligns tripod mount with lens axis. It also, duh, improves the grip.

                            It, however, does not have an opening for battery / memory compartment. Fatal flaw. Buy it only if you do not shhot much with that body, or do not need battery/memory exchange in a hurry.

                            As a side note, you can not use it with most fitted X-E1 cases - which is totally expected, yet some people overlook it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Looks Great on the XE-1!

                            By dustyc

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                                The X-E1 is a little thin in my hand but this grip fills in the gap nicely. Looks a lot better than the other grips available. Yeah it blocks the battery door but I don't find it all that big a deal.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Improved grip

                                By Lovec

                                from Vancouver

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 Digital Camera:

                                  Fit perfectly. Simple to use. Great improvement of the grip.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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