X Series grip accessory enhances shooting mobility plus adds tripod functionality.

Fujifilm South Africa is set to launch the newly announced TG-BT1 tripod grip locally during January 2023. The TG-BT1 accessory attaches to X Series cameras and functions not only as a Bluetooth enabled grip but also as a tripod. This provides a number of innovative shooting options for Fujifilm users, both for video recording and for stills.

The TG-BT1 allows the camera angle to be adjusted 180 degrees vertically and 360 degrees horizontally. By rotating the TG-BT1 horizontally, it can be used as a selfie grip beneficial to those requiring footage of themselves. And by circling the unit vertically, it can be employed as a shooting grip for low angle shots or videos. 

As an added benefit, the TG-BT1 allows for users to simply expand its tripod legs in order to provide stability when taking group shots or when setting up a fixed-point camera.

The TG-BT1 connects to compatible Fujifilm cameras*1 via Bluetooth and provides easy access to key remote shooting functionality directly from the grip. This includes the shutter release button, video recording as well as a control lock switch. Also, when a lens equipped with power zoom is attached, a T/W button can be used for zoom operation*2.

At 172.3mm in height (legs retracted) and weighing only 205.5g (excluding battery), the TG-BT1 grip is ideal for travellers or for those for whom portability remains key. Furthermore, the tripod grip is weather resistant, which makes for a perfect pairing with the new X-T5 (with its 63 weather sealed points) and weather resistant XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro. The grip can carry a maximum combined weight of 1.5kg.

The Fujifilm TG-BT1 tripod grip is set for arrival in South Africa during January 2023, and will come with a suggested retail price of R3200 incl. VAT.