Best Fuji Accessories
I’ve put together this guide on my recommended Fuji accessories to help you get the most out of your camera.
Since their release of the first X-Series cameras, Fujifilm has become synonymous with beautifully designed, retro-inspired camera bodies which offer excellent performance for both amateur and professional photographers.
There are so many useful Fuji accessories available here in 2020, both Fuji branded goods as well as many great third-party options.
Let’s have a closer look at the best Fuji accessories of the year so far.
Best Fuji Accessories in February 2020
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The Fuji accessories mentioned below are my favourite products that I’ve used with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X-Pro2 (both inter-changeable lens) and Fuji X100F (fixed lens) mirrorless cameras. The majority of the accessories are obviously relevant for any Fuji camera you currently own.
I’ve tried to include information about why I think they’re so useful, and how they can help make your Fuji camera more efficient and fun to use.
1. Batteries & Chargers
A big advantage of Fuji cameras is the ability to charge them over micro-USB.
There are plenty of portable power packs (chargers) available – you may already have one to charge your smartphone, but my recommendation is the excellent Jackery Bolt 6000.
It’s fast, powerful and lightweight, and I particularly like the inclusion of a built-in lightning cable and micro-USB cord, meaning I never have to remember to bring additional cables.
If you need a little more power and don’t mind packing cables, the Anker PowerCore 20100 has almost double the charging capacity.
As for the actual batteries, it’s common for Fujifilm camera owners to carry several spares – I’ve heard of Fuji wedding shooters to pack as many as ten spare batteries to last them an entire day!
Own-brand batteries like these are always the best for charge-duration, but if you’re on a budget, there are some decent third-party batteries available for Fuji cameras – my favourite of which are from the Wasabi Power range.
If you own the Fujifilm X-T1, X-T2, X-T20, X100F or any of the older FinePix cameras, you can grab a set of these Wasabi Power Batteries for under $18!
You’ll probably need a dual charger so you can charge both the batteries at once, in which case the Wasabi Power Batteries + Dual Charger option is great value for money at under $25. All items meet or exceed OEM standards and come with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.
Since the Fujifilm battery chargers operate via USB, you can plug them into a portable power pack for a completely portable set up.
Whether you use a third-party battery charger for your Fuji batteries or just the one that comes with your camera, there’s one small, cheap gizmo that I highly recommend – the Mizar 2 Prong Right-Angle Wall Plug Adapter.
This little gadget effectively does away with the cord that plugs into your charger (with the other end going into an A/C outlet), meaning it makes your whole charging unit much more compact, which is particularly good when traveling.
As a further charging ‘hack’, check out the video below for a way to use an Apple adapter with your charger:
For flashes or any other double-AA battery powered gadget I use with my Fuji cameras, I like the tried and tested Eneloop batteries, for their ability to hold a charge for years without discharging significantly.
The standard Eneloop (white) batteries are great, but the Eneloop Pro version are even better, delivering even more flashes per charge.
I have a set of Eneloops permanently installed inside my backup flash, and don’t need to worry about them having discharged much if I ever come to use them.
2. Camera Grips, Cases & Straps
One of the main advantages of modern mirrorless cameras over DSLRs is the reduction in size and weight.
Having a lighter camera body is a huge plus for those who frequently shoot for long periods (wedding photographers!) and lovers of long-range zoom lenses (which are already inherently heavy), or simply those who travel a lot with their camera gear.
The ergonomics of Fujifilm X-Series cameras makes using them comfortable and pleasurable, but their smaller size may not be suitable to everyone, particularly if you’re like me with rather large hands.
If you’re struggling a little with the size of your Fuji camera and need a bit of extra room to rest your lower fingers, there’s a great product called the Meike New Brackt Hand Grip.
Available for a range of Fuji cameras, the Meike is just the right size to add a bit of extra stability when gripping your camera, and helps to protect its base too.
If you’re interested in taking portrait orientation tripod-assisted photos (such as for panoramas), this Anwenk L-Bracket is a handy accessory, but it’s only available for the Fujifilm X-T10 and X-T20 models.
If all you want is an extra place to rest your fingers, the above ‘dumb-grips’ are fine, but to really make the most of your Fujifilm X-T2 camera, I highly recommend the VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip.
This one accessory literally transforms your X-T2, vastly improving performance in Boost Mode, increasing High-Speed continuous shooting from 8 to 11fps, and reducing shooting interval, shutter release lag time and blackout time considerably too. It also extends 4K video recording up to 30 minutes.
In addition, since you can now take advantage of the power of 3 batteries, the number of shots per charge increases to approximately 1,000. Also, as an added bonus, the VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip can actually charge both the batteries in less than 2 hours!
If you plan to shoot all day, or if you need extended battery power for things like interval-shooting, or bulb mode long exposures, these booster grips really are essential Fuji accessories.
Aside from the plastic and metal Fuji grips available, there are also numerous other leather ‘half-cases’, which are a popular way to both protect your camera and provide some more tactile surface area for a secure grip.
My current favourite for the Fujifilm X-T2 is the Gariz Leather Half Case, which features a polished metal base, 1/4″ tripod socket and all-round good looks. It also doesn’t cover the memory card/battery compartment, meaning there’s no real need to remove the case when you have it on.
As for camera straps for your Fuji camera, there are plenty of options to choose from.
One extremely popular option for mirrorless cameras including the Fujis is the Peak Design Capture Slide Lite, which in conjunction with the included Anchor Links, transforms into one of the most functional camera straps you could ever want.
While I’m a fan of Peak products, for my Fujifilm X100F, I much prefer a basic leather camera strap, despite not being quite as functional as a quick-release nylon one with a grippy back.
Call me old fashioned, but there’s something immensely satisfying about carrying a retro-inspired Fujifilm camera with a vintage-inspired brown leather strap such as this Roberu one which I’m currently using.
Pictured above is also the newly released Holdfast Money Maker Solo – a great-looking, highly functional cross body strap that attaches to the 1/4″ hole on the base of your camera, allowing it to be carried upside down, which is arguably the most practical way of carrying a camera.
I used to be a big fan of the original Money Maker (reviewed here), a hugely popular dual camera strap which is pretty much standard issue for wedding photographers around the world. However, now I choose to shoot with a single camera body, making the Money Maker Solo the obvious choice when I need a strap.
With a high quality product like the Money Maker Solo, you get what you pay for. However, if you’re on a tight budget, there’s a strap called the B-Still Leather Camera strap which gets some great reviews – the branding is a bit ugly, but at least it’s subtle, and you really can’t beat the quality at this price.
When I’m not using a neck strap, my preference is a hand strap, and the Gordy leather wrist straps really are unbeatable for looks and quality. If you’re looking for something that’s a little softer, this black cotton one from VKO is a steal at under $10.
Then of course there’s the excellent Peak Design Leash, but we’re moving away from ‘retro’ to ‘techy’ here a bit…!
3. Camera Bags
On the topic of how to carry your Fuji camera, there are a ton of different camera bags available in 2020.
There are no specific camera bags for Fujifilm cameras as such, but anything that encourages you to really take advantage of the smaller, lighter camera system by packing less, is a good thing.
I’ve already written guides to the best all round camera bags, rolling bags, backpacks, bags for females and sling bags, so I’ll include some of my current bag choices specific to smaller camera gear set ups here instead.
If you’ve come from a DSLR background like me, I’m assuming you’ve significantly down-sized your camera gear collection by coming Fuji.
It’s refreshing to shoot with less equipment, and you can take advantage of much more compact and lightweight camera bags too.
I’m a bit of a camera bag hoarder, and rotate an ever-changing selection of small to medium sized camera bags depending on the shoot.
In keeping with the look of Fuji cameras, I prefer to use more classic, or retro-inspired camera bags to house all the gear.
For my other cameras, I’m a fan of the Peak Design Everyday Sling (reviewed here) and the LowePro Passport Sling III for small shoots, and the newly released Peak Design Travel Bag when I need to pack a bit extra.
Although I don’t currently own them, the Holdfast Roamographer (reviewed here) and the range of ONA messenger bags and ONA backpacks have passed through my hands at various times, and I think they make for great Fuji camera bags.
For all the smaller bits and pieces like batteries, memory cards and cables, I usually use the Peak Design Field Pouch for its numerous useful organization pockets and slim-line design.
I’ve written a popular article on some of the best Fujifilm X-mount lenses in the past, so be sure to read it if you’re interested in learning more.
One of the best things about investing in a Fujifilm interchangeable lens camera is the availability of lenses. With new models being launched several times a year, there’s a great lens for everyone, whether you’re a fan of long range telephoto zooms or compact primes.
Zooms have their place, and telephotos such as the Fujifilm 50-200mm f/3.5-4.8 or the Fujfilm 50-140mm f/2.8 are my pick of the bunch, but for many Fuji shooters, the prime lens selection is where it’s at.
I recommend that every camera user own a prime lens, and no more is this the case than with small-bodied mirrorless cameras like the Fujifilms.
I appreciate the practicality of a zoom lens and still encourage their use for the right situation, but to really take advantage of the size of a Fujifilm mirrorless camera body, you should own at least one prime (fixed focal length lens).
Remembering that all the cameras in the Fuji X-series line up have APS-C sensors, you need to take into account a crop factor of 1.5x to translate the focal length into 35mm (full frame) terms.
My first lens purchase for any camera is a 35mm equivalent, for pure versatility and usually good portability to boot. In the case of the Fujis, the Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 is an outstanding lens, and arguably one of the best Fuji prime lenses ever made.
Paired with the Fujfilm X-Pro 2 or Fujifilm X-T2, the balance is perfect, despite the solid build of this 1.2 lbs (550 g) lens. It’s super-sharp, focuses accurately and near instantaneously, has beautiful bokeh when shot wide open at f/1.4, and also displays some awesome sun stars when stopped down to smaller apertures.
If shooting in the darkest of light handheld wasn’t of prime importance to me, I’d get the Fujifilm 23mm f/2 WR in a heartbeat – at only 0.39 lbs (180 g), it’s a much smaller and lighter 35mm equivalent lens with very similar image quality to the more expensive 1.4 variant.
The ‘WR’ in its name stands for Weather Resistance, which you can take full advantage of when paired with a weather resistant camera like the FujiFilm X-T2 – see the ‘don’t-try-this-at-home’ video below for an example!
My next lens to pair with the 35mm equivalent would be an 85mm equivalent, and fortunately the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 fits the bill perfectly.
Being able to get an f/1.2 lens for just under $1,000 (latest price here) is a benefit reserved solely to Fuji shooters, and this little beauty is one of the best portrait lenses you can buy for any mirrorless camera.
Whilst similar f/1.2 lenses from Canon (which are over twice the price of this Fuji) display softness when shot at f/1.2, the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 manages to achieve incredible sharpness from edge to edge.
As for a wide angle lens, I’d either invest in the excellent Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 (24mm equivalent) for its incredible sharpness and weather resistance, or the similarly excellent Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 if shooting in low light without a tripod wasn’t necessary.
Finally, although not quite as sharp as the others mentioned above, I’m also a big fan of pancake lenses for travel and as walk-around lenses, and the Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8 is a great 41mm equivalent that makes any Fuji body feel as light as a feather.
One thing that has to be said about all the Fujifilm lenses is that there’s rarely a bad thing to be said about them.
They’re all well built, lightweight (when compared to DSLR equivalents), and exhibit stellar image quality – just check out all the glowing 5 star reviews on Amazon.
5. Flashes & Triggers
There are several flashes available for the Fuji mirrorless camera system, both Fuji-branded and third-party.
Normally I’d recommend the own-brand flashes if you’re a heavy flash user and need the most powerful output and fastest recycle times, but in my experience, the top model Fujfilm EF-X500 doesn’t actually offer all that more compared to third-party options.
The Godox series of flashes (rebranded sometimes as Cheetah, Flashpoint, etc.) are an extremely popular option for Fuji shooters, whether you’re shooting with an APS-C body or medium format with the Fujfilm GFX 50s.
The Godox TT350f are tiny, reliable and cheap flashes which pair perfectly with the size and weight of the Fujifilm camera bodies.
If you’re ever used a DSLR hot shoe mounted flash, you won’t believe how small the Godox flashes are, and using them last thing at night on the dance-floor (when your arms are knackered!) incredibly refreshing.
It supports TTL, high-speed-sync, and even has a built-in receiver! At less than $90 (see latest price here), and weighing in at a measly 200g (7oz) without batteries, it’s a no-brainer to buy a couple of these bad boys whether you intend to trigger them together or not.
Just make sure when you’re ordering these Godox flashes that you’re getting the right ones with an ‘F’ for Fujifilm after the model.
2 flashes and 1 wireless trigger now takes up the same amount of room in my camera bag as one DSLR camera body!
If you need something a little more powerful for on-camera flash use, the Godox V860II is a great choice, with up to 650 pops on full power and a fast 1.5s recycle time. It’s a bit bulkier than the other flashes mentioned above, but that’s to be expected for its increase in performance.
For those transitioning to Fujfilm from other systems, remember that you can still use your own-brand flashes on the Fujifilm camera bodies, albeit in manual mode.
As for flash modifiers, you can’t go wrong with the MagMod flash modifiers. I own pretty much all of their gizmos, but mainly use the MagGrid and MagSphere (available together in the MagMod Starter Flash Kit) if I need to alter the light from an on-camera flash on my Fujifilm X100F.
I also experiment with the Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 LED light on the hot shoe of my Fuji cameras, and love its tiny size/weight combined with a surprisingly powerful beam. Off-camera, it can be easily palmed by an assistant or passerby, to be used to create a quick rim-light behind the subject.
As for triggering the Fuji camera when attached to a tripod, the Neewer Wireless Remote Control for Fujifilm is affordable and handy, helping you keep your camera completely still when taking a long exposure, or allowing you to get a quick selfie without having to resort to the Fujfilm Cam Remote app.
Finally, if you like going old school with a wired shutter, you can’t go wrong with the Vello Wired Remote Switch for Fujifilm.
Why would you choose to go wired instead of triggering your camera with the smartphone app? Well, if you want to shoot in BULB mode using the app, you’re actually limited to a maximum exposure of just 30 seconds. Using a wired trigger allows you to be free of this restriction.
Just make sure that your Fujfilm camera can support the Vello Wired Remote – you can only use it with theX30, X100T, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1.
It goes without saying that any tripod can be used with any camera, so recommending tripods for Fujfilm mirrorless cameras seems a little unnecessary. Also, I’ve written a lot about various camera tripods in the past, so won’t go into too much detail here.
Having said that, here are the tripods I use with my Fujfilm X100F when I need to get a steady shot and placing the camera on a wall or the group won’t cut it.
First off, there’s no getting away with the versatility of a Gorillpod. With so many cheap knock-offs on the market, I still recommend investing in the real thing – my first choice being the GorillaPod Hybrid.
I tend to use my GorillaPod as a way to either secure my camera or a light to a hand rail, tree branch or table leg.
Thanks to the leaf shutter in Fuji mirrorless cameras, you’re easily able to kill the ambient light in pretty much any environment, letting you use off-camera flash to instantly change the mood of a photo. Using the GorillaPod Hybrid to attach a flash somewhere it wouldn’t normally balance is a great way to take full advantage of this.
Getting the legs of the GorillaPod exactly straight for ground use can be a little annoying, so in these situations I prefer the simplicity of the B-PIXI. You can get it here with a neat mobile phone attachment too.
If you need a lightweight travel tripod that’s a bit taller, there are several recommended ones available.
I currently like the Rangers 57″ Lightweight Tripod which collapses down to a portable size, doubles as a monopod, and costs less than 70 bucks! Even though you’ve probably never heard of Rangers, the tripod is backed up with plenty of 5 star reviews (see here).
7. Memory Cards
Fast and reliable memory cards are another necessary purchase that are obviously not uniquely Fujfilm accessories. That said, there are some memory cards that will help you make the most of your Fuji camera’s high speed shooting capabilities.
In general, I recommend investing in the biggest capacity memory card that you can, since running out of space while shooting sucks.
Also, it’s in the actual switching in and out of memory cards that increases the likelihood of corruption, or other issues resulting from dust and dirt entering the camera. If you have larger capacity SD cards, you’ll not need to swap cards.
I’ll be recommending memory cards for the Fujfim X-T2, since I’ve spent a lot of time shooting with it recently and feel most comfortable recommending which SD cards to use to get the most out of it.
The advice can also be applied to any Fujfilm camera which can takes advantage of high speed burst shooting.
The Fujfim X-T2 has two UHS-II slots that can be setup as backup, overflow, or RAW+JPEG. It features an impressive 1GB buffer, which means you can shoot around 100 frames before your camera has to take a breather while writing the files to the card.
Any of these will do the job, but the most popular seem to be the Lexars – check out the video below to see the Lexar 2000X UHS-II being tested with the X-T2:
Lexar doesn’t exist as a company any more, but that shouldn’t make any difference as to how well their memory cards perform.
Lexar produced very high quality SD cards that are widely held as the gold-standard for speed and reliability, so if you have the budget, the Lexar 2000X UHS-II are still the best performing memory cards for your Fuji camera.
Top of the picks for a reliable, fast and affordable UHS-I memory card for your Fuji camera is the SanDisk 95 MB/s Extreme Pro, which will be able to keep up with 4K video recording too.
8. Screen Protectors
Just like when buying a smartphone, the first thing when buying any camera with an LCD screen (particularly a touch-screen) should be a screen protector.
Screen protectors for Fujifilm cameras range in price and quality, but I recommend the Expert Shield Crystal Clear. It’s a little fiddly to put on, but lies flat to the camera and provides good clarity.
Best Video Gear for Fuji Cameras
The Fujifilm X-T2 was Fuji’s first attempt at implementing 4K video into one of their mirrorless cameras, and thanks to multiple firmware updates since then, the X-T2 has become a firm favourite for many video shooters who perhaps don’t have the need (or the budget?) for a full frame body.
More recently, the Fujifilmn X-H1 brought in-camera image stabilisation to the mix, allowing video shooters to take advantage of hand-held filming with any of the non-image-stabilised Fujifilm lenses.
If you’re looking for a simple and affordable way to record quality audio from the top of your Fuji camera, the Rode VideoMicro is a great start. At less than 60 bucks (latest price here), it’s a good introduction to capturing high quality audio, especially if you’re still testing the waters of being a video shooter.
I don’t own either so can’t really comment, but what I will say is that the Takstar is so cheap that it’s worth a shot first, especially if you’re not sure about whether you’ll be shooting video regularly.
The in-camera stabilization of the new Fujifilmn X-H1 is great, but if you want really smooth, cinematic quality video footage, a gimbal is a must-have.
Gimbals are also a more comfortable and secure way to hold your camera with one-hand at a distance from your body.
There are plenty of cheap and nasty gimbals out there that are certainly tempting for first-time video shooters, but it’s definitely an area where you get what you pay for.
You don’t need to spend a fortune at this stage, but something like the Zhiyun Crane 2 is a great option for Fuji cameras.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use the dial on the handle of the Crane 2 to adjust the focus of your Fuji camera (a feature exclusive to Canon cameras), so you need to rely on your Fuji camera’s subject tracking, or your own manual focusing abilities.
11. Field Monitor
A dedicated monitor may not be top of your list of Fuji accessories, but as you become more confident with your video shooting, it’s useful if not essential.
Having a larger monitor on top of your camera allows you to compose your shot and check focus much easier than by trying to use the LCD on the back of your camera.
The BlackMagic Design Video Assist is a popular 5″ monitor for Fuji cameras with a built in HDD. It can record directly from the uncompressed HDMI 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output signal to a higher quality 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD file, up to 1080i 60 fps – compared to the recording you can achieve with just the XT-2 alone, which is 4:2:0, MPEG-4, H.264.
This also means that when you shoot 4K and record in-camera, the Video Assist can still monitor the 4K signal (down-sampled to 1080).
A budget option to get a slightly larger (and front-viewable) screen on your Fuji camera is to use the Fujfilm Cam Remote app to ‘stream’ your camera’s video Live View to a smartphone, then use this cheap CamKix adapter kit to attach the phone to your hot-shoe mount.
Best Fujifilm Accessories | Final Words
With their class-leading features and competitive pricing, Fuji cameras offer a lot to photographers and videographers here in 2020.
Thanks to the growing number of Fuji accessories on the market, we can really take advantage of the smaller form factor and latest technology of these incredible cameras.
I’ll be adding to this list of recommended accessories for Fuji cameras in the coming months when I come across great products for both Fuji stills and video shooters.
If you own a Fujifilm camera and have any recommendations on how to get even more out of it, be sure to leave us a comment below.
Disclaimer: All recommendations are impartial and based on user experience, with no bias to the products or the brand. The products in this post may contain affiliate links.