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Taken with my Lenovo Android pad.
Got a genuine Fuji MHG-XE Hand Grip for 1/2-price from eBay!
The other accessories — not counting two wrist straps.
My cameras, as you must be able to tell from my “6 Images A Day” posts get used daily. So it is important to me that they feel right in my hand — and I spend a lot of time (if not money) making sure that I get them setup the way I want them to feel.
On my new Fuji X-E2s the standard grip, at the front, was just way too small — especially since I invariably hand carry all my cameras, dangling off one or more wrist straps. I had read on multiple reviews that the Fuji provided MHG-XE grip was a must. Why Fuji doesn’t include this as standard obviously all has to do with profits. The $101.53 on Amazon seemed too steep. So I checked e-bay. Found one for $65 that said “Make An Offer”. I started at $45 and settled at $50 (with free shipping). Claimed it had some cosmetic blemishes and was missing the Allen wrench. That didn’t bother me. I don’t mind if my camera looks like it gets used and I have plenty of Allens. When it arrived, within 2 days, it was PERFECT. So that was a nice bonus.
That the grip has a built-in ‘Arca Swiss Plate‘ tripod/monopod mount was another deciding factor. This is great. I don’t have to worry about carrying a mounting plate and screwing it on. Just remove my wrist grip and I am ready to go. I like the hand grip. All as promised. Full access to battery and SD card without having to remove the grip and the mount works brilliantly. So delighted with my $50 grip.
I had also heard good things about the ‘Gadget Place‘ thumb grip and I knew it would come in handy since as I said I hand carry my camera. So the thumb grip is another place for me to hold onto the camera even when I am not using it. Given the built-in flash I don’t have much of a need for the hotshoe. So that is not a factor. The thumb grip is good.
I was NOT going to get the shutter release button. Seemed like an affectation but after 24 hours I decided that it would be nice if the shutter button was higher up. Works. Makes it easier to use and Devanee likes it. So that is all good.
The ACMAXX 3.0″ Hard LCD Armor Protector is all that it is cracked up to be (if you get my drift). Piece of cake to apply and cleans up easy enough. I like it.
Using a comfy leather DSLRKIT Split Leather Wrist/Hand Strap Grip that I already had at home in case I needed one! Ditto with the wrist strap. I have a few spare at any given time!