Overview: The Fujifilm VPB-XT2 is a Vertical Power Booster Grip that
serves a dual purpose. The grip provides a shutter release button and many other
controls to greatly improve functionality when shooting in the portrait
(vertical) orientation. It also has a battery tray that holds two rechargeable
batteries (in addition to the one in the camera), effectively tripling the
battery life between charges. The VPB-XT2 is compatible with the
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera, and includes a 9-volt AC power
adapter for charging the batteries.
Battery Tray: The VPB-XT2 holds two NP-W126S (or NP-W126) batteries,
increasing the number of photos you can take, and the number and length of
movies you can record with the X-T2. With three batteries in the camera, the
camera will display the level of each battery individually. The camera will use
the left battery in the VPT-XT2 until no charge remains, followed by the right
battery, and finally by the battery in the camera.
Enhanced Performance: When fully-charged batteries are inserted in
both the X-T2 camera and the VPB-XT2, you can enjoy a faster maximum frame rate
and decreased shutter release lag. In Burst mode, the maximum frame rate (with
mechanical shutter) is increased to 11 fps, compared to 8 fps maximum normally.
(Regardless of the performance mode selected, the maximum frame rate with the
electronic shutter is still 14 fps.) In addition, the shutter release lag is 45
ms, compared to 50 ms in normal mode.
AC Power Adapter: Included with the VPB-XT2 is the AC-9VS AC power
adapter, with a DC output of 9V / 2A. The AC-9VS plugs into the side of the grip
for charging the batteries, or for supplying power to the camera. The batteries
charge simultaneously in about two hours, but will not charge while the camera
is turned on. Two small LEDs on the grip indicate the status on each of the
batteries (On: charging; Off: charging complete; Flashing: charging fault).
Vertical Shooting: The VPB-XT2 attaches to the bottom of the X-T2
camera, with a locking screw that fits into the camera's 1/4" tripod socket. The
grip's multi-pin camera connector plugs directly into the camera. When you
rotate the camera from the landscape (horizontal) to the portrait (vertical)
shooting orientation, the VPB-XT2 provides an ergonomic and comfortable grip for
taking pictures. The grip gives you easy access to the following controls:
Shutter release button, Q (quick menu) button, Fn (function 1) button, Control
lock, Front Command Dial, Rear Command Dial, AE-L (auto exposure lock) button,
AF-L (auto focus lock) button, Focus stick, Performance selector, and Indicator
lamps. All of the controls perform the same function as the matching controls on
Headphone Jack: The Vertical Power Booster Grip provides a 3.5mm
headphone jack for monitoring the audio during video recording. The X-T2 camera
does not have a headphone jack. A short headphone extension cable is provided in
case the plug on your headphones is too large for the narrow opening on the
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