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FUJIFILM VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip

BH #FUVPBXT2 • MFR #16519388
FUJIFILM VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip
Key Features
  • For X-T2 Camera
  • Holds 1 or 2 NP-W126 Batteries
  • Improves Camera Performance
  • Extended Grip for Vertical Composition
Bring out the full potential of your X-T2 mirrorless camera with the VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip from FUJIFILM. Able to hold one or two additional NP-W126 series batteries in addition to the one already in the camera, this grip will dramatically improve shooting time. The added power also enables multiple boost settings that improve continuous shooting speed, autofocus, and more. For more standard battery grip functionality, it is equipped with a shutter release button for more comfortable vertical composition and it has dual command dials and a focus point joystick for control in multiple positions. Other controls include AE-L, AF-L, Q, and Fn buttons. Additionally, video shooters will gain a 3.5mm headphone jack for monitoring sound and there is a 1/4"-20 tripod thread on the base.
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FUJIFILM VPB-XT2 Overview

Bring out the full potential of your X-T2 mirrorless camera with the VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip from FUJIFILM. Able to hold one or two additional NP-W126 series batteries in addition to the one already in the camera, this grip will dramatically improve shooting time. The added power also enables multiple boost settings that improve continuous shooting speed, autofocus, and more. For more standard battery grip functionality, it is equipped with a shutter release button for more comfortable vertical composition and it has dual command dials and a focus point joystick for control in multiple positions. Other controls include AE-L, AF-L, Q, and Fn buttons. Additionally, video shooters will gain a 3.5mm headphone jack for monitoring sound and there is a 1/4"-20 tripod thread on the base.

Included with the Vertical Power Booster Grip is the AC-9VS AC Adapter which can power the camera from an AC power source. It can also charge two batteries at the same time in approximately two hours. The grip is dust and weather sealed and designed to operate at temperatures as low as 14°F.

Holds up to two batteries for a maximum number of 1,000 shots without replacing your batteries
Boost modes improve shooting speed to 11 fps, improve shutter release time lag, and limit blackout time
Extends UHD 4K video recording time to 29 minutes 59 seconds
Controls include vertical shutter release button, focus lever, AE-L button, AF-L button, dual command dials, Q button, and Fn button
3.5mm headphone jack for audio monitoring
Built-in battery charging functionality with included AC-9VS AC adapter which can charge two batteries at the same time in about 2 hours

FUJIFILM VPB-XT2 Specs

Battery Type
2x Battery Pack (NP-W126/NP-W126S))
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 5.6 x 2.5"

FUJIFILM VPB-XT2 Reviews

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Do they make one of these for the X-T1

Do they make one of these for the X-T1
Asked by: Chris
A suitable option would be the Vello BG-F1 Battery Grip for Fujifilm X-T1, BH # VEBGF1. https://bhpho.to/3kITPhO
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-10-26

Will this work with the new XT-4?

Will this work with the new XT-4?
Asked by: Simon
The vertical power booster for the Fuji XT-2 and XT-4 BOTH have different model numbers so that would tell me the XT-2 power booster does not work on a newer camera the XT-4. It makes sense to me that they are not compatible.
Answered by: LuAnn
Date published: 2020-04-03

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Where can I find the plastic cover that protects the pins on the grip?
Asked by: Marvin
Try calling the Fujifilm service facility in Edison NJ and ask for parts. 1-800-659-3854
Answered by: socalshooter Fujifilm Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

How are the batteries consumed when the grip is attached? Does the camera use the two in the grip first, and the in-body one the last? Or do all the batteries get used simultaneously as indicated on the fujifilm website When fitted with the grip, the camera uses multiple batteries simultaneously to improve...
Asked by: Michael
From the online peripheral users manual -- When the VPBXT2 is connected, the camera battery level display shows the camera battery level and the level of the batteries inserted in the VPBXT2. When a full complement of batteries are inserted in the camera and the VPB-XT2, the left battery in the VPB-XT2 will be used until no charge remains, followed by the right battery and finally by the camera battery.
Answered by: Anthony S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

I'm assuming that a ball head quick release plate will screw onto the bottom? What are the limitations?
Asked by: Jim C.
No limitations.
Answered by: socalshooter Fujifilm Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does it further improve auto focus performance? or is it the same as in-camera boost mode?
Asked by: Rakesh G.
No, Sorry, the previous two answers are not correct. There are several very significant differences when you have the VPB attached. First, max frame is only 8 FPS without it, and with it you can get 11 or 14 FPS. Next, the EVF refresh rate goes up to 60fps without VPB, but jumps to 100 FPS when you use VPB. Also, the shutter release lag drops a bit, and VF blackout drops a bit as well, as does actual AF circuitry acquisition time (.06 sec versus .08). If you're doing action these are very noticeable changes.
Answered by: socalshooter Fujifilm Expert
Date published: 2019-07-09

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Can someone who owns one of these please provide its weight? Can't find it anywhere, and guesstimates range from 1/2 to 1-1/2 lbs. Anybody have a food scale? Thanks.
Asked by: William
very lightweight, but best part is it fits the hand really nicely. Gives you two more batteries, which themselves are not heavy. And the grip itself can be used as a charger.
Answered by: socalshooter Fujifilm Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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What's the weight (either with or without batteries)?
Asked by: Roger
275g or 9.7 oz. per the owner's manual.
Answered by: Greg W.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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