I get a lot of questions about that “red stuff” on my Fujifilm X-T1 buttons. It’s something called Sugru, and I wrote a blogpost about it last year. Since people are curious about how I got it to look so good, I made a video in this blogpost, so come on in…
…and find out all about it!
There have been discussions on the D-pad function buttons being too low and recessed into the camera, and on more recent models, Fujifilm have made them more responsive and with a more defined clicking sound. But it’s not the clicking or the sound I’m after. I want to feel them immediately. I want my thumb to know exactly which button it is touching before I push it. And Sugru solved that problem!
So the reason for putting Sugru on a great camera like the Fujifilm X-T1 camera, is simply to improve it even more. And you can do it yourself in less than 10 minutes! You’ll get a camera with more defined buttons that is better, faster and more precise to use. Especially using the autofocus (AF) will improve vastly, since you’ll instantly know what button your thumb is pushing when you are moving the focuspoint around, without looking at the back of the camera. I have improved both of the X-T1 cameras that I use, both the black and the GS version.
Watch the DIY video I made and put on YouTube by clicking here. Hope you find it useful, and feel free to comment and let me know how you did if you decide to have some Sugru fun yourself! Good luck!