The Neewer Grip – Fujifilm X-E1 Informal Review

Neewer® Black Metal Quick Release L-Plate Bracket Hand Grip Camera Grip for Fujifilm X-E1 X-E2 Fits Arca-Swiss Standard.

I have had my eye on the Fujifilm X-E1 Assist Hand Grip for quite some time. I love the Fujifilm mirrorless camera, but the grip is really lacking. I didn’t think the grip was really that important, but now owning a grip I was wondering how I have gone this long without it.

I was trying to justify the price of the grip. I stumbled on the Neewer grip on Amazon while shopping for some batteries for my DSLRs. The price was about half the price of the Fujifilm version. I have had it mounted for the last month and I will never take it off.


  • Well machined aluminium fits nicely to the body.
  • Easy access to the battery and SD Card.
  • Fits Arca-Swiss quick release tripod heads in vertical and horizontal position.
  • Big, easy to hold grip.
  • Very light and stiff.


  • Grip is a hard plastic, I would love it to have it rubberized. It would also be cool if it were made of wood.
  • I would like a threaded screw mount on the vertical side.

So this is not too bad. Everything about this grip is makes it feel like a must-have accessory. This grip is very nice to hold and would be really cool if they made different colors too.

Tom Chamberlain

Photographer, videographer, and lover of all things analog.
Film and Sensor  
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