Just a quick update. I have an order placed for a Fuji X-T1 for review. Originally, I placed the order with Amazon, but later cancelled it and ordered with Henry’s of Canada.
Yes, despite the fact that I live in Miami, FL I ordered from a Canadian camera store. Why, you ask? Well, Fujifilm Canada seems to have better marketing sense than Fujifilm USA. If you buy a Fuji X-T1 body from a Canadian dealer, you get the VG-XT1 battery grip for free. Yep, free. Plus, the exchange rate favors the USD (1.079 CAD to 1 USD) so even with the expedited shipping ($12.95 CAD) I ended up spending a lot less. I just have to be patient and wait for Henry’s to get their first shipment in and pray that enough people jumped ship from the pre-order line ahead of me so that I can get my camera on the first batch.
Cross your fingers.