A light push with the thumb swings the rest 40 out from the camera and a light action ball detent keeps the thumbrest in the opened or closed position.
- The sculpted thumbrest relaxes your grip on the camera, reduces camera shake and allows slower shutter speeds.
- Makes one handed operation easier and prevents unintentional button presses.
- Camera specific design retains access to all controls.
- Integrated silicone insert provides both thumb grip and bumper between the rest and camera body.
- Silicone insert in the hot shoe tab provides resistance to unintentional ejection.
- Machined out of solid 6061 Aluminum rod, then bead blasted for texture and anodized for a tough finish.
Do you make a Xpro2 Thumbrest in Graphite ?
Because the graphite silver color is very difficult to match when anodizing, we decided it would be better to only offer Black, rather than have a silver version that was not quite the right color. The black thumb rest does look very nice on the Graphite body, as it balances out the black of the camera body.
Photo by customer Michael Ngo.
Why does the Xpro3 require more clearance ?
As seen in photo below, there is the potential for the Lensmate thumbrest to contact the camera if the hot shoe has a slight twist like our sample did. We should make clear this is not a defect of the camera since this twist doesn't affect the function of the accessories made by Fujifilm for the Xpro3.
We designed our thumbrest to hug the contours of the camera so it doesn't take more than a bit of misalignment to create clearance issues. We've increased the clearance to the camera with the Xpro3 thumbrest to address this problem. For those contemplating straightening a turned hot shoe - its more difficult to straighten the hot shoe now that its secured by screws from the inside of the camera.
Can I use the Fujifilm Xpro2 Thumbrest on the Xpro3 ?
Now there will be customers who try the Xpro2 thumb rest on the Xpro3 and will tell you it fits just fine, and that could be very true - that is because their hot shoe is perfectly centered and the fit is as we intended.
If your Xpro3 hot shoe is turned 5 thousandth of an inch or the rails are not straight, (you may need a magnifying glass), do not use the Xpro2 Thumbrest as there is a possibility you will have contact with the camera when opening the thumb rest.
We designed our XPro2 Folding Thumbrest to get out of way quickly for manual ISO changes - but if you don't like the ISO Dial you can assign Auto ISO to 1 of 6 function buttons.
How to assign roles to function buttons
Choose the base sensitivity, maximum sensitivity, and minimum shutter speed for auto ISO sensitivity control, which is selected by rotating the ISO dial to A. Settings for AUTO1, AUTO2, and AUTO3 can be adjusted separately.
MIN. SHUTTER SPEED
The camera automatically chooses a sensitivity between the default and maximum values. Sensitivity is only raised above the default value if the shutter speed required for optimal exposure would be slower than the value selected for MIN. SHUTTER SPEED.
If the value selected for DEFAULT SENSITIVITY is higher than that selected for MAX. SENSITIVITY, DEFAULT SENSITIVITY will be set to the value selected for MAX. SENSITIVITY.
The camera may select shutter speeds slower than MIN. SHUTTER SPEED if pictures would still be underexposed at the value selected for MAX. SENSITIVITY.
Fujifilm Smartphone/tablet manual http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en/manual/x-pro2/
Lensmate Folding Thumbrest & Soft Release Review X Pro2