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FujifilmHG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 & X-E2 Digital Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • 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 (13)

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.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

Much needed hand grip purchased

By Bonnie b

from Nj

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

      Love it! Feel much more secure handling camera now. Easy install

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect Grip

      By AA

      from SFO

      Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

       
      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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Fits like a dream

              By Whatihaveseen.com

              from Toronto Canada

              Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

               
              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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

                  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

                  (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent product

                    By Marty

                    from Hartford, Connecticut

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Fujifilm HG-XE1 Hand Grip for X-E1 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

                          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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

                          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

                          (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

                              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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (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 & X-E2 Digital Cameras:

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

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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