UPS delivered a small package today containing the Fujifilm X-T2 with battery grip. I’m going to share my impressions as I unpack this thing.
Disclaimer: I am not being paid by Fujifilm or any of their distributors, and I am not being compensated by them in anyway. This review is strictly my initiative.
Of all the cameras I’ve owned – Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Minolta, Sony and Fujifilm – Fujifilm has the classiest packaging. Their packaging has the simplicity of a box from Tiffany’s, and the class to go along with it. As a result of this, the first impression after removing the outer box is, “Nice.”
Inside the box are smaller boxes. They too are classy. As a result, you feel like you’re opening a box containing a luxury product… and, you are.
A place for everything, and everything in its place. That is the way a Fujifilm X-T2 comes packaged. Yes, other cameras come in protective foam or molded paper protectors, but they don’t look this classy.
First Things First
First things first. The first thing you want to do with a digital camera is charge the battery fully. As I type this, the battery is charging.
So, the next thing is to unpack the camera strap, get it attached, and attach the battery grip.
Be right back…
Oooo… The camera strap comes assembled the precise way you should route the strap for maximum safety. I like that. Not all camera companies do this.
It also comes with a tiny tool for the split-rings. This saves the fingernails and frustration. As a result, attaching the split-rings is easy.
While the grip has a strap attachment, I’ve opted to put the strap on the two camera top eyelets. This way, if I remove the grip I don’t have to re-string the strap.
The strap is pretty basic. It’s a nylon strap with a 1″ leatherette neck protector. The words “Fujifilm” are embossed, but discretely. (Unlike Canon where it was say something like, “CANON 5D Mk IV”.)
While it may not be the most comfortable strap, a strap is something you should replace often. They wear thin at the split rings and the last thing you want is for a strap to break while you’re walking down the street.
The best thing about the strap is it is long enough for most anyone’s preference or torso length. As a result, I don’t think you’ll run out of strap if you want to sling your camera over your broad shoulders.
Attaching the Grip
Attaching the battery grip is pretty easy. First, you do not have to remove the camera’s battery door like you do on Canon bodies. Second, the contacts are not inside the camera, but external to the camera. You remove a rubber cover, store it in the grip, and screw it on. It is that easy.
The battery is still charging. By the way, slow charging batteries makes the battery last longer. I will continue this review once the battery is charged… maybe tomorrow depending on how the rest of the day goes.