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Really Right Stuff BXT2 Plates for Fuji X-T2

Really Right Stuff (Manufacturers of high quality Tripods and Tripod Accessories in the USA) have created a set of Arca Swiss Style Tripod Plates for the Fuji X-T2

NOTE: the BXT2 does not fit the recently released Fuji X-T3

BXT2 Shipping

I ordered a set of the BXT2 plates from their site for delivery to the UK and received them within a week or ordering. I advise International Purchasers to carefully read the International Shipping information pages on the RRS website as the advice for which company to select for shipping is useful as well as setting expectations based on customer stories.

I opted for UPS Expedited and although I experienced some issues (see below) on the whole this service seems like the better option (UK shipping)

Delivery Issues

I used my company's address for delivery which proved to be a mistake as the parcel picked up Customs Duty Costs as it entered the UK and these need to be paid on delivery. My post room were unable to locate me when the driver arrived and turned him away!

UPS explained that the usual process is that the driver arrives and can either be paid cash or the company can be called (while the driver waits) and credit card payment can be completed. 

In my case (after the failed delivery) I called UPS and paid by credit card. They gave me a reference number to pass on to my Post Room so that delivery could be completed. To UPS credit the driver re-delivered the package later the same day.

Given my experience I would suggest that you plan delivery to a residential address to make payment of duty easier.

Select Plate for either X-T2 or X-T2 with Battery Grip

I ordered the BXT2 plates for the Fuji X-T2 and selected 'I will not be using the battery Grip' This is important as the BXT2 for the Battery Grip fit is a totally separate product to the BXT2 that fits the X-T2 and has a detachable 'L' Bracket.

Really Right Stuff (RRS) BXT2 and Fuji X-T2 Photographs

The Really Right Stuff BXT2 plates comprise of two seperate plates. The 'L' plate can be removed and inserted (just about) when the base plate is already fitted to the X-T2. The 'L' Plate can be extended out by around one inch which allows for more clearance if required. I have shown this in the photographs below.