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Fujifilm TG-BT1 tripod grip coming to SA

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.

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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.

*1 Compatible models: “FUJIFILM X-T5” (Ver.1.00 or later), “FUJIFILM X-T4” (Ver.1.70 or later), “FUJIFILM X-T3” (Ver.4.50 or later), “FUJIFILM X-S10” (Ver.2.60 or later), “FUJIFILM X-T30 II” (Ver.1.20 or later), “FUJIFILM X-T30” (Ver.1.50 or later). “FUJIFILM X-H2S” and “FUJIFILM X-H2” are planned to be compatible via firmware update in January 2023.

*2 Compatible model is “FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR”. “FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ” is planned to be compatible in January 2023 via firmware update. Zoom operation cannot be controlled via T/W button for “FUJIFILM X-T30 II” “FUJIFILM X-T30”.

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