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27 May Review of the Lensmate Thumb Rest for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Sony a6300

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Some accessories are essential, others simply make our lives easier. In this article, we’ll be talking about an accessory that, while far from indispensable, can make your shooting experience much more comfortable with camera bodies that don’t have an ideal grip.

The Lensmate thumb rest has been designed to improve your camera’s handling, increase your stability especially at slower shutter speeds and facilitate one-handed operation. It doesn’t require any assembly – just slide it into your camera’s hot shoe and you’re good to go.

Constructed from solid aluminium rod that has been anodised for a tough finish, the thumb rest has been built to last a lifetime. Plus, each model in the Lensmate collection has a camera-specific design. In some cases, they are such a perfect fit that they look like part of the camera!

Silicone is a key component to the Lensmate thumb rest, used in three points around the unit.

It serves as a buffer between the thumb rest and camera body, is used as padding for the thumb, and prevents the hot shoe tab from slipping out of the hot shoe during a shoot.

The company’s two most recent units, the LM-XP2 and LM-A6300, are for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the Sony a6300 respectively. We’ve been using and enjoying both on our copies of the cameras, and felt they deserved a mention.

The two thumb grips on the a6300 and X-Pro2 The X-Pro2 Thumb Rest

To be honest, the X-Pro2 already has a pretty good grip…

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