Turning the XF World on Its
The native ergonomics of the Phase One XF (sans grip) are excellent for framing horizontal shots and works quite well for intermediate amounts of vertical shooting. But many of our clients predominantly shoot verticals, rarely shooting horizontals, if ever. The new Phase One V-Grip provides those users a completely native feeling when shooting vertical images for an extended period. It provides the same button/dial access as shooting horizontally – a shutter release, rear button (often used for autofocus), front dial, and rear dial.
Phase One V Grip Ergonomics & Controls
The full wrap-around design allows a huge range of hand sizes to comfortably hold the camera. It’s reminiscent of the much loved Pentax 67 handle.
The textured material the V-Grip is made of provides a very secure hand feel. The optional strap cradles the hand and allows the user to relax their grip when resting the camera at their side.
Since all the buttons and dials of the XF are customizable (except the shutter release and power button) the user can use the second button and second dial of the V-Grip to whatever function they want, to avoid having to remove either hand from its natural position. For example a studio photographer can use the front dial for aperture and the rear dial to increase/decrease the power of the strobes (since shutter speed in a flash-based studio shoot is usually locked to the 1/1600th sync speed of the XF). In addition the button under the lens is easily accessible to the left hand while holding the camera vertically and can be used for an additional function.
Like all Phase One products, we are glad to help you evaluate the V Grip. Does it fit your hand? Will it help you during long vertical shoots? We can provide in-studio evaluations, rentals (counted toward purchase), and demos from our NYC or LA offices.Book a Test Drive
Price & Purchase
The new V-Grip is $1490 and can be purchased from our online store here: Buy Phase One V-Grip for Phase One XF.Buy Now