Must Have Accessories For The Fujifilm X-T2

Must Have Accessories Fujifilm XT2

With the Fujifilm X-T2 gaining popularity as Fujifilm’s flagship APS-C camera, third party camera accessories are becoming even more popular. This list shares all the best accessories, from batteries to leather cameras traps, that I’ve found and use for my X-T2.

 

Fujifilm XT2 – Adorama / Amazon

Fujfilm X-T2 Review And Sample Photos

 

 


Camera Essentials


 

Best Screen Protector For The Fujifilm XT2

I usually use the ExpertShield screen protectors. They have a life time warranty but there are other great screen protectors out there. 

  • ExpertShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear – Amazon
  • Patchworks ITG Glass – Amazon

 

 

Best Fujifilm XT2 Batteries

You may have heard that Fujifilm just released a new battery to go along with the XT2. The NP-W126s.

 It was designed to produce less heat, an issue Fujifilm was struggling with when trying to configure the cameras to shoot 4k video, burst photography and dual memory card access. What happens when a battery gets hot, is that it can no longer sustain the correct amount of power to feed the X-T2s hunger. This could cause the camera to crash. This is also why the camera performs better with the vertical grip.

If you do a lot of video shooting I recommend getting at least one extra of these new batteries as these cameras do get hot. However, if you’re just shooting photos casually, the regular batteries will work fine.

 

Fujifilm NP-W126S

New & more efficient while also allowing more current to be drawn without raising temperatures with a totally different discharge profile.

 

Fujifilm NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery Pack

You actually shouldn’t use these in your camera if you do a lot of burst photography, or dual memory card writing. However, they will work for casual shooting and they will work fine in the vertical grips. Using this XT1 battery in the XT2 could cause crashes in extreme camera usage situations.

 

Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger 1450mAh

I haven’t had any issues with Wasabi batteries yet, but you could run into the same issues some people have with XT1 batteries.

 

Battery Chargers & Accessories

For the first time the Fujifilm XT2 can charge via USB, so if you leave you’re charger at a hotel room like I just did, you can get by without one. However it’s not a bad idea to have a backup for when you need to charge multiple batteries fast. You should also always use brand made chargers because they are designed to correctly charge their own specific batteries. 

 

Fujifilm BC-W126 Battery Charger

 

Right Angle Wall Plug Adapter

I use this instead of the cable. It makes everything more compact. Highly Recommend.

 

 

Best Memory Cards

The Fujifilm XT2 now features two UHS-II memory card slots. But you don’t necessarily need UHS-II memory cards in both slots or for some casual shooters UHS-I might be just fine. 

To find the fastest memory cards for the XT2 check this

 

Terminal Protectors

If you lose one of the protector caps on the camera or just want an extra hot shoe flash cover, it’s nice to have one of these as backup.

This kit includes the hot shoe cover, PC Cover and the Vertical Power Booster Port Cover aka vertical battery grip.

  • Fujifilm Cover Kit – Amazon

 

 


Body Accessories


 

Vertical Battery Grip

With the Fujifilm battery grip the camera will allow you to shoot at 11fps, also you get twice the batter life and improved camera control. 

 

 

Hand Grip

If you have big hands these grips aren’t a bad idea. I had one on my X-Pro 2, it was of amazing build quality but I didn’t love it because it made the already heavy camera heavier. However, the XT2 is much lighter and it might work great on this body.

  • Fujifilm Metal Hand Grip – Adorama

 

 

Soft Release Button

I would definitly consider getting a soft shutter release for your X-T2. They are a lot of fun.

I’ve had the 10mm Neewer and the Lensmate. Although I like the lensmate more, both are great for a few reasons; They help you find your shutter button when you’re looking through the EVF. They make pressing the button a little easier.

 

Neewer Soft Shutters

The neewer soft shutters are pretty cheap, both in cost and in build quality. Maybe consider buying the 4-pack since these fall off very easily.

  • Neewer 10mm Diameter RedConvex Amazon /  Concave Amazon
  • Neewer 10mm 4-Pack Concave – Amazon
  • Neewer 11mm Flat Grip – Amazon

 

Lensmate

The lensmate Soft Shutter is probably the best one for the XT2. It has a rubber washer that when tightened helps keep the shutter from vibrating loose.

 

 


XT2 Leather Cases


There are a few new cases now available for the Fujifilm X-T2. My favorite leather half cases are by Kaza Deluxe. Although, I used the Gariz half leather case for my X-T1 for awhile as well as on my X100T. I use the Kaza on my X-Pro 2.

 

One thing I like about the Kaza cases is you can get them bundled with a fairly decent leather strap. So if you’re in the market for a new strap, the Kaza cases just make sense.

 

 


XT2 Camera Straps


There are basically three types of straps with three types of configurations. Leather straps, nylon straps, and wrist straps. You can connect them at the bottom of the camera, at the top of the camera or just on one eyelet as a wrist strap. I’ll list all the straps I’ve used and like and let you decide which are the best straps for the XT2.

 

Best Handmade Leather Straps

Probably my favorite leather strap is either the LeicaTime Deluxe strap, or the HardGraft ReProcess strap. But Tap & Dye do make a nice strap as well. (I just want you to know I get zero commission for linking to these leather straps. But HardGraft sometimes sends me stuff to review.)

HardGraft Leather Straps

I love their Re-Process strap.

 

LeicaTime Deluxe Strap

(click Luigi’s straps on the left, then scroll down for a mile until you find some cool configurations. Buying from this website is a little bit like cracking the Mayan code, but it can be done)

 

Tap&Dye

(They have a lot of straps. I’ve only used their L E G A C Y leather camera fixed length neck/shoulder strap – Porter.) It’s really nice.

 

 

Factory Made Straps

Handmade leathers straps are usually a little bit expensive. So if you’re looking for just a strap that’s better than what comes with the camera I’ve found a few I like. Custom SLR makes some really nice stuff now and they even offer a leather strap. Their straps are also cool because they can connect to the bottom of your camera with a C-Loop that also allows you to take the strap on and off quickly.

Custom SLR Slim Strap

You’ll need to buy a C-Loop Mini to go with this.

 

 C-Loop Mini

 

BlackRapid Camera Straps

 Similar to CSLR, BlackRapid makes a bottom-mounting strap that’s pretty cool.

 

Gariz Straps

They make a decent factory made leather strap. They’re fine for the price.

 

Wrist Straps

I use a few wrist straps for some of my smaller cameras. I don’t really think they would be great on the XT2 unless you were using a pancake or smaller lens. Then it could be fun. There are only two wrist straps I’ve really liked so far.

Gordy’s

 

HardGraft Slide Camera Wrist Strap

 

 


Fujifilm X-T2 Lenses


If you need lenses there is a complete guide to fujifilm lenses here. I’ve listed all the lenses by Fujifilm and as many of the third party lenses that work with them as well including adapters to vintage lenses.

 

 


Fujifilm XT2 Camera Flashes


There are a few flashes by Fujifilm, some smaller some more serious, as well as a few third party camera flash accessories that even allow high-speed sync.

 

Full Size Flash

  • Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash – Adorama – HSS capable!
  • Fujifilm EF-42 Flash – Amazon
  • Nissin i60A – Adorama – HSS is currently not working with Fujifilm cameras. Maybe it will get a firmware update.

 

Small Flash

 

 

HSS Flash Adapters

There have been a lot of people trying to figure out how to get HSS to Fujifilm cameras. It’s been tough, there were a few third party flashes that kind of almost did it, at least passable, but now there are some really interesting adapters out there.

These will allow you to use other brand flashes to utilize their HSS functionality.

  • Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6 II – Adorama

 

 

 


Cleaning Supplies


You can never have too many cleaning cloths. These get dirty and stop working well on lenses, so it’s nice to always have a fresh backup.

  • (6 Pack) MagicFiber® Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloths – Amazon

 

These are great for cleaning sensors or those small cracks in the camera.

  • Rocket Air Small – Amazon
  • Rocket Air Medium – Amazon

 

Sometimes you’ll need a little bit more to get a stubborn piece of dust of your sensor. That’s when the sensor brush works great.

  • Sensor Brush APS-C – Amazon

 

 


Best Accessories For The Fujifilm X-T2 Conclusions


There are a lot of new and great products by Fujifilm that complement the camera in such a way that you can configure it to do almost anything. From the vertical battery grip that gives the camera 11fps of shooting and extra battery life, to the new X500 camera flash that allows for HSS shooting, the Fujifilm XT2 is no longer an underdog, but in fact, the best APS-C cameras of its time.

I continue to update this list as I test and discover new products. If you find anything cool worth listing, let me know so I can test it out.

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  • http://matthewfriedmanphotography.com/ Matthew Friedman

    I’m curious, what is that strap in the photo on the top of the page? I love it.

  • http://alikgriffin.com/ Alik Griffin

    It’s the LeicaTime Deluxe