X-Pro2 Hand Grip Obsessing
Several weeks ago I added a grip to the diminutive X-T20. I liked the improved handling so much I thought I’d add a grip to my new (used) X-Pro2. However, as with the X-T20 grip, I could not justify paying full price for the Fujifim OEM grip, so I looked at the less expensive alternatives available for the X-Pro2.
|X-Pro2 Hand Grips: Left Meike, Right Powerextra|
In my research I could not find large photos comparing the two grips and their fit on the X-Pro2. Now that I currently have both, here is a comparison:
Front View: Powerextra Top, Meike Bottom
Front Angle View: Powerextra Top, Meike Bottom
Side View: Powerextra Top, Meike Bottom
Top View: Powerextra Top, Meike Bottom
Back Views: Powerextra Top, Meike Bottom
Bottom View: Powerextra Top, Meike Bottom
So which one do I keep and which to I return? To be honest, I really do not know.
Both grips add an extra degree of comfort especially when shooting with larger lenses, and they both offer the convenience of tripod guide rails.
The Meike is, in my opinion, the better quality grip. It offers tighter alignment to the camera body. It has a hinged lift handle on the tripod screw which allows me to attach and detaching the grip with my fingers as well as a key or coin.
The Powerextra is, as of this writing, $10 cheaper. The hand grip is smaller, and based on photos looks to be similar in size and shape to the Fuji OEM grip. In hand it subjectively feels slightly more comfortable than the Meike, however its alignment is a bit off leaving a gap between the hand grip and the X-Pro2 body which, again subjectively, I find distracting.
- Powerextra MHG-XPRO2 Handle Metal Hand Grip for Fujifilm X-Pro2 Mirrorless Camera
- MEKE Meike MK-XPro2G Handle Metal Hand grip for Fuji XPro2 Digital Mirrorless Camera
- Fujifilm MHG-XPRO2 Metal Hand Grip (Black)