10 May REVIEW: Get a Grip of the X-Pro2

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As regular readers of this blog know I have been putting the X-Pro2 through its paces in various sporting challenges, which the newest member of the X-Series family has been meeting and surpassing expectations.  

Now using the XF50-140mm f2.8 and XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 on the rangefinder style camera has not been an issue except for the handling, I have found there isn’t enough grip on the camera when using the bigger lenses and I found myself hankering after the X-T1 and it’s large battery grip.  So I decided to look at the only option available for the X-Pro2, the MHG-XPRO2 hand grip.

At £99 this might seem a lot for what is essentially a metal plate but this piece of metal transforms the X-Pro2 when using long lenses as the handgrip is enlarged sufficiently for my big hands.  

The MHG-XPRO2 has a cut out so you can access the battery without taking the grip off the camera, as was the case with the original metal grip for the X-Pro1, and another nice touch is the inclusion of the built in Swiss-Arca adapter, so if you are using a Swiss-Arca head on your tripod you don’t need to fit a quick release plate.  If you don’t use a Swiss-Arca head, the good news is the quick release plate shouldn’t cover up any part of the battery compartment (my Manfrotto quick release plates work fine).

Now I have received some messages saying that adding all these items to the X-Series goes against the original ethos…

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