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Fujifilm VPB-XT2

Vertical power booster grip for Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless cameras

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Overview

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This vertical grip for the Fujifilm X-T2 lets you hold and operate the camera in vertical and horizontal positions with comfort and ease. Load up two NP-W126S batteries, and you won't have to worry about running out of juice during extended shooting sessions. This grip is sturdy and weather-sealed, just like the X-T2, so you can use it anywhere

Extend your shooting time and boost your camera's performance

This vertical grip for the Fujifilm X-T2 lets you hold and operate the camera in vertical and horizontal positions with comfort and ease. Load up two NP-W126S batteries, and you won't have to worry about running out of juice during extended shooting sessions. This grip is sturdy and weather-sealed, just like the X-T2, so you can use it anywhere

This grip allows the X-T2 to use multiple batteries simultaneously for improved performance. Boost mode lets you shoot longer videos, in addition to improving continuous shooting speed and decreasing shutter lag and blackout time.

Product Highlights:

  • multi-battery grip for Fujifilm X-T2
  • holds up to two NP-W126S batteries
  • in-grip charging fully charges two batteries in two hours
  • lets you comfortably hold the camera in a vertical position
    • shutter release button, command dials, and focus lever for easy vertical shooting
  • dust- and moisture-resistant design for shooting in harsh conditions
  • Boost mode uses multiple batteries simultaneously to extend video shooting time and improve continuous shooting speed, shutter lag, and blackout time
  • included AC adapter lets you power camera from an AC power source
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1/4" tripod mounting thread
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Vertical Power Grip for X-T2 camera
  • Battery tray (installed)
  • Camera connector cover (installed)
  • AC power adapter with 59" DC output cord (DC output: 9V 2A)
  • 81" AC power cord (C7 non-polarized plug)
  • 7" Headphone extension cable (male 3.5mm plug on one end and female 3.5mm jack on other end)
  • Vertical Grip instructions
  • AC power adapter instructions
  • Fujifilm Worldwide network
Reviews

Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Reviews

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(3 Reviews)

Fuji VPB-XT-2

Roger from Texas on 4/13/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A great edition to my Fuji XT-2. A tremendous boost to continual useage as I no longer worry about my single battery running out of umph. Well designed and totally intergrated into the camera. Adds balance and a bit of heft to the camera which I think is great. Couple a well made/designed product with superior customer service from Crutchfields you have a WINNER.

Pros: Added useage through extra batteries. Others a power boost feature that is really necessary for extended video useage.

Cons: Adds a bit more bulk and weight to the camera but I personally don't find that to be a detriment. IMO nothing more.

Fujifilm VPB-XT2

Sam from Brooklyn, NY on 3/8/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

LONG TIME WAS IN OPEN BOX. WAS DUSTY.

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Must have for Fuji X-T2 camera!

Jack from Long Island City, NY on 8/25/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfectly fits my Fuji X-T2 and works great! Love how it feels and is perfect strapped on a hand. I thought that I will be using this grip on camera once in a while, but actually, it's permanent now on my camera and I enjoy it using very much. In my opinion, an absolute must have for Fuji X-T2 camera. Just don't forget to buy 2 batteries, which are sold separately. Make yourself a favor and don't buy junk batteries, get Fujifilm NP-W126S Li-Ion.

Pros: Extends shooting time drastically. Brings more stability due to added weight. Allows using Boost mode on Fuji X-T2. Just feels right in your hand!

Cons: Can't think of any.

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Features

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 the camera.

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 grip.

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