Must Have Accessories For The Fujifilm X-A3
The new X-A3 got some much wanted and needed upgrades over the X-A2 that it's now a very competitive camera with a lot of amazing features. It has a new sensor, the option for a electronic and mechanical shutter, a tilt / selfie screen for the Vlogger or selfie enthusiasts and a new body, rendering a much more versatile and user friendly camera.
With an all new design that means we'll get all new accessories. This guide will help you to find the best accessories for you Fujifilm X-A3.
Best Screen Protector For The Fujifilm X-A3
My go to is usually ExperShield, however the Patchwork ITG protectors are fine as well. I've just dealt with ExpertShield and their lifetime warranty a few times and they really do honor their word sending you replacements when your current screen protector is damaged. I'll keep an eye on what's out there when they arrive and list the best options when they're ready.
ExpertShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear - coming soon
Still waiting on some of my favorite screen protectors, but you can try this one out for now. Better than nothing, and it looks cool.
Enuun Tempered Glass - Amazon
Best Fujifilm X-A3 Batteries
Fujifilm is shipping their new NP-W126S battery with all their new cameras now. It's suppose to be more efficient but I've found the regular batteries and the third party batteries to still function just fine. Just don't use 3rd party chargers, the charge rate usually isn't set correctly for camera batteries and they can mess up your batteries, or at least the way they perform in camera.
Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger 1450mAh - Amazon
Battery Chargers & Accessories
The Fujifilm X-A3 is capable of charging its batteries via the USB connection, so if you leave you're charger at a hotel room like I have, 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. Although with a charger and the USB cable you can still charge two batteries at the same time.
Fujifilm BC-W126 Battery Charger - Amazon
Right Angle Wall Plug Adapter - Amazon - I use this instead of the cable. It makes everything more compact. Highly Recommend.
Best Memory Cards
The Fujifilm X-A3 can shoot at 6fps, which isn't crazy fast, but it's fast enough. So it's important to get the fastest memory card for your X-A3 so you're never bogged down by the buffer wait. I haven't tested this camera yet but I would start with the following cards based on speed tests from other cameras by Fujifilm.
You'll likely keep your lens partially glued to your camera so you won't need a body cap. But if for some reason you lose yours, replacements can be had.
Fujifilm BCP-001 Body Cap - Amazon
Sometimes it's nice to keep your hot shoe flash terminal covered and often Fujifilm doesn't include covers with the camera. I've been using the one that comes in this pack and it's been working on all my Fujifilm cameras.
Fujifilm X-T1-CVR - Amazon
Popular among landscape and studio photographers, remote cable release always nice to have around in a pinch. For casual shooting you can always use your phone to trigger your camera, or now the X-A3 has some nice built in countdown timer tech that allows the camera to trigger when it sees a smile or when people walk into the frame. Pretty cool.
RR-90 Remote Camera Release - Amazon
UV Protection Filters
Since this camera comes with a pretty nice kit lens I'll list some of the filters I've been using for the XC 16-50mm lens.
First of all the lens takes Ø58 filters.
These are some of the highest quality. The Nano Coatings really allow the filter to stay clean.
B+W 58mm UV Multi Coated (010M) - Amazon
B+W 58mm UV XS-Pro Multi Resistant Nano Coating (010M) - Amazon
B+W 58mm UV XS-Pro Multi Resistant Nano Coating (007M) - Amazon
I use Tiffen a lot on various lenses, especially my old Canon lenses. They get the job done and protect your lens from getting dirty or banged up.
A small step up in performance would be the Hoya filter, they are multi-coated so it will help a little bit more with flaring and ghosting.
Tiffen 58mm UV Filter - Amazon
Hoya 58mm UV Multi-Coated UV Filter - Amazon
Fujifilm X-A3 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.
Although the Fujifilm strap that comes with the camera will work fine for 99% of the people out there, I'll list all the brands of straps I've used and let you decide which are the best straps for your needs.
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 - HardGraft.com I love their Re-Process strap.
LeicaTime Deluxe Strap - LeicaTime.com (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 - 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 - Amazon You'll need to buy a C-Loop Mini to go with this.
- C-Loop Mini - Amazon
BlackRapid Camera Straps - Amazon Similar to CSLR, BlackRapid makes a bottom-mounting strap that's pretty cool.
Gariz Straps - Amazon They make a decent factory made leather strap. They're fine for the price.
I use a few wrist straps for some of my smaller cameras. I don't really think they would be great on the XA3 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 - Gordyscamerastraps.com
HardGraft Slide Camera Wrist Strap - HardGraft.com
Fujifilm X-A3 Lenses
If you need lenses there is a complete guide to Fujifilm lenses here. I've listed all the lenses by Fujifilm except XC lenses and most of the third party lenses that work with them as well, including adapters to vintage lenses.
This currently only lists XF lenses which are higher quality. I'll be updating it soon with XC lenses. XC and XF lenses will both work for the Fujfilm X-Mount.
Fujifilm X-A3 Camera Flashes
There are a few flashes by Fujifilm, some smaller, some more serious.
Full Size Flash
Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash - Adorama
Fujifilm EF-42 Flash - Amazon
Nissin i60A - Adorama
Fujifilm EF-X20 TTL - Amazon
Fujifilm EF-20 - Amazon
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)
I also see a lot of people buying this cleaning kit.
Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit - Amazon - It's not exactly professional. And you probably won't need the spray bottle. It's usually not a good idea to use liquids to clean your gear unless you really know what your doing. Soap and water will be ok to clean a UV filter but be careful with lenses and don't use it on your sensor.
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-A3 Conclusions
All though there are not a lot of third party accessories for the X-A3 yet, I think Fujifilm is finally catching on to the more mainstream shooter and people are noticing. The X-A3 does so much and is so perfectly priced that I think it will be a popular camera that is hopefully picked up by a lot of the third party accessory manufacturers.
But otherwise, this list should get you started with everything you need to protect your camera and add to it's functionality.