Panasonic LX100 Must Have Accessories
I've spent the last few days looking for some of the best accessories for the Panasonic LX100 to put them all in one place. I've done for this camera although I'll probably end up buying the Leica version, just because I'm dumb. . . but I'm still on the fence so we'll see what happens. I have rented the LX100 and really really like it and kind of get excited when I see one in the wild. So here it is, my list of all the best accessories I could find for the LX100. I'll keep this updated as more items are released.
Panasonic LX100 Accessories & Gear
I'll start with the basic and some of the most useful.
Lumix LX 100 Screen Protectors
A screen protector is probably first accessory you should buy for the Panasonic LX100. Or any camera for that matter. I usually like the Expert Shield screen protectors since they have a lifetime warranty and sometimes come in matte. But the JJC screens are also fine and half the price.
JJC LCP-LX100 2PCS LCD Guard - (Amazon)
Expert Shield Crystal Clear Screen Protector - (Amazon)
Best Panasonic LX100 Batteries
I've had experiences using many different types of batteries for many types of cameras. Usually the brand batteries are better and that's what I get as my primary backup. Then if I need more I'll go third party. The third party batteries can sometimes be flaky. The charge will sometimes be inconsistent. Whatever you do, always charge your batteries with your Panasonic charger or in camera. That works best from my experience.
For 3rd party batteries I do like Wasabi. I feel they've gotten better over the years and will probably work fine on the LX100.
Panasonic BMW-BLG10 Lithium Ion Battery Pack - (Amazon)
Wasabi Battery Battery 2-Pack - (Amazon)
Best SD Memory Cards For The Panasonic LX100
Really any of the newer SD cards will be fine on your Lumix, but you should check out my Memory Card Speed Test to see the absolute best SD memory card for the Panasonic LX100 and what I recommend.
Panasonic LX 100 UV Protectors
B+W usually makes the best UV protectors. I usually use either B+W or Hoya. B+W seem to be a little higher quality. If you buy any UV filter make sure you get something that is multi-coated. This will reduce most glare. And don't get anything too cheap. I've literally had UV filters fall apart before and it's annoying.
B+W 43mm UV Protector - (Amazon)
Hoya 43mm UV Protector - (Amazon)
LX100 Grips & Half Cases
There are a few grips and leather half cases for the LX100 now. I've been buying Gariz for most of my cameras because they include a tripod mount at the bottom of the case so you don't scratch your camera up from the tripod base plate. I haven't tried the new bamboo J.B. grips yet but it looks interesting.
Gariz Leather Half Cases - (Amazon)
J.B. Cameradesign Bamboo Grip Case - (Amazon)
Best Flash For The Panasonic LX100
I'm still doing research on a good small flash for the Panasonic Lumix LX100, it's looking like this one here is pretty cool.
Panasonic External Lumix Flash - (Amazon)
Panasonic BMW-FL360L Flash - (Amazon)
These extra accessories are not just for the Panasonic LX100 but are great buys for photographers in general. It doesn't matter if you're a pro or avid armature you'll probably find these accessories useful.
Gariz makes a pretty solid strap. I have two of them for a few of my cameras. I really like my Gordy's and recommend them.
Hard Graft also makes some really classy straps that I love.
Gariz Leather Wrist Strap - (Amazon)
Gordy's - (Gordyscamerastraps.com) My favorite.
Straps And Accessories
If you want to attach your regular camera strap to your camera with a quick release, these little C-Loops are pretty cool. They also make a mini C-Loop. But the regular size will be fine for this camera.
C-Loop - (Amazon)
C-Loop Mini - (Amazon)
Black Rapid also has pretty good camera straps with nice quick releases.
Black Rapid RS-7 - (Amazon)
Black Rapid RS10SC - (Amazon)
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Microfiber cloths don't last forever. They'll eventually get oil build up on them from cleaning your camera of finger prints and will stop being effective. At least that's been my experience.
I bought this six pack and they've been great.
The Amazing MagicFiber 6-Pack - (Amazon)
Rocket Air Blower
Air blowers aren't as needed of an accessory for something like the Panasonic LX100 because the lens is fixed. But every photographer should have something like this. It's useful in cleaning out dust that gets caught in small little spaces. Like where the lens connects to the housing.
Giottos Rocket Air Small - (Amazon)
Camera Carrying Case
It's still part of my life long quest to find the best bag for my cameras. I really like the Think Tank and Ona. Think Tank bags are pretty nice just to protect your camera form point A to point B. The Ona is more of a travelers package. You can fit a laptop etc.
The Think Tank comes in a few sizes. I use the mirrorless mover 20 and have also used the 10. The 10 is probably better if you only want to use it for your one camera. Although you could probably tightly squeeze two Panasonic LX100 cameras in the 10. They have a 5 as well. I personally use the Mirrorless Mover 20 because I like to carry more than one camera.
Mirrorless Mover 10 - (Amazon)
Mirrorless Mover 20 - (Amazon)
Ona - (Amazon) There are many designs so look around. I like the messenger bags.
Best Accessories Panasonic LX 100 Conclusion
I'll keep my eye out for more great gear. This camera really is the best fixed lens compact in my opinion and I think we'll start seeing a lot more accessories for either the Panasonic version of this camera or the Leica version which is the Leica D-Lux Type 109. Hopefully I'll have a version of one of these soon, but we'll see.