Enhancing the Fujifilm X-E1

X-E1 + Gordy + thumbs up

I’ve bought a couple of accessories for my X-E1, which add to the usability, and make the tactile experience even better.

Firstly, I bought a Gordy camera strap. Made by hand by Gordy Coale, the workmanship is excellent, and is comfortable around the wrist while providing reassurance that if my grip should slip, my X-E1 will be safe. When I toted a DSLR around, it would hang from my neck, but the size and weight of the X-E1 means that I prefer to hold it one-handed by the grip. Much better on my neck.

Secondly, I’ve added a Thumbs Up “Bop” Concave soft release. This screws into the shutter release, and allows me to gently trigger the shutter, with a much more positive action than the standard button. Because it’s concave, my finger rests nicely on it. One tip, though – put a dab of super glue on the thread, or you will find it has unscrewed and got lost, at some point.

Do any of you have favourite accessories? Let me know!

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  1. Lensmate thumbs up

  2. Sounds like you’ve been shopping at Mainline photographics. :)

  3. Blackrapid strap… never leave home without it. Love the release to tripod option.
    http://www.blackrapid.com/

  4. I have a lady bug soft release (also bought from Mainline) on my x100. Also a similar wrist strap but Korean made.

  5. Clear nail polish instead of super glue! It will stay put but if you ever change your mind you don’t risk breaking the shutter release :)

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