Update October 21th 2016
Because we changed the angle of the right hand side Thumb Pad section slightly we had to also revise the custom insert for the Thumb Pad. This meant we needed to see a sample prototype to make sure the fit was perfect, before going into production.
The sample looks great. Our manufacturer estimates the CNC time to be 3 weeks, same time for the new silcone mold. We anticipate taking preorders around November 9th, and should have photos of the thumbrest in its raw state by then, with shipping a week later.
This is an estimation as we are dependent on both our manufacturer and our Anodizer schedules.
Best Regards Susan
Update September 13th 2016
Upon receiving the New Fujifilm X-T2 we found our current Fujifilm X-T1 Thumbrests fits the X-T2 perfectly. The X-T2's added length was on the left hand side, and the added width from the middle of the camera forward - so neither added mm effects the placement of our Thumbrest.
Being designers we continue to see ways to tweak our products, so we are making an improved version of the X-T1 with slightly better ergonomics and a few cosmetic changes. It will have X-T2 etched on the Hot shoe section and be available around the end of October.
Please sign up on our interested parties list and we will email you once we go into production and again when we start taking pre-orders. Cost $59.95.
Best Regards Susan
Update July 9th 2016
Because Fuji has changed the body in both length and width, and moved some of the buttons and dials on the newly announced X-T2, our X-T1 thumb rest will not fit.
See X-T2 vs X-T1 image comparison below.
We have a camera on pre-order, looks like Mid- August. There are a few reviewers that have prototypes of the X-T2 but not likely to let us scan one. We can do a small amount of design from photos on the web, but until we have the camera in hand designing is not able to start.
Designing will take 1 week, we then have to have a prototype made which takes 3 weeks, as they have to set up the CNC machines, we then approve the part or make changes.
Manufacturing then takes 3 weeks, the parts then have to be bead blasted and then Anodized in another state. An educated guess for pre-orders would be end of September, but there are a lot of moving parts so this could change.
People are always surprised how much time and effort is involved with designing, and manufacturing a part where tolerances of 10,000 of an inch are critical. But it is important to us to produce a quality part that enhances the handling of the camera, adding to the functionality while aesthetically, looking like part of the camera.
By signing up for our interested parties list, we would email an update when we go into production, and again when we start taking preorders.
We thank you for your patience and kind support.