Best Accessories Fujifilm X-E3 | Updated 2018

Best Accessories Fuji X-E3

A compiled list of all the best accessories and gear for the Fujifilm X-E3. Mostly also compatible with the X-E2 and X-E2s. Almost all the products and brands listed here I’ve personally used on various Fujifilm cameras and only list the best stuff I’ve been able to find.

If you find something better that I’ve missed, let me know and I’ll try it out. While this list has been updated for the Fujifilm X-E3, I’ll keep some information for the E-E2 and X-E2s since those cameras are still pretty popular.


Fujifilm X-E3 Essential Accessories


Screen Protectors

A screen protector might be one of the single most important things you can buy for your Fuji X-E2 or X-E3. I use the Expert Shields on most of my cameras and they come in a few different types. Crystal Clear, Anti-Glare and Glass.

Crystal Clear and Anti-Glare eventually will come off after a few years. I’ve never had a hard glass protector come off, but they do chip away along the edges. 

Fujifilm X-E3 Screen Protectors

Fujifilm X-E3 Screen Protector

ExpertShield Crystal Clear – Amazon

ExpertShield Ani-Glare – Amazon

ExpertShield Hard Glass – Amazon

Fujifilm X-E2 / X-E2s Screen Protectors

Fujifilm X-E3 Screen Protector

Expert Shield Crystal Clear – Amazon

Expert Shield Anti Glare – Amazon

Expert Shield Hard Glass – Amazon


Best Memory Cards For The Fujifilm X-E3

I’ve put the Fujifilm X-E3 through a memory card speed test where I test all the most popular memory cards in-camera.

Use these guides to find the best memory cards for your Fuji X-E3 or X-E2s.

Best Memory Cards Fujifilm X-E3

Best Memory Cards Fujifilm X-E2s



Fujifilm X-E3 Batteries

Official Fujifilm NP-W126S Battery

Fuji X-E3 BatterySince the release of the X-E2, Fujifilm has also released a new battery with an improved discharge rate. The older batters have now been discontinued.

The Fuji X-E3 comes with these new NP-W126S batteries. 



Wasabi Third-Party Batteries

Wasabi has released some new batteries that match the specs of the NP-W126s for the new cameras like the X-E3, X-Pro2 and X-T3. Wasabi really makes the best third-party batteries and they’ve been around for a pretty long time now.




Fujifilm X-E3 | Body Accessories


Thumb Grips

While most of the accessories are interchangeable between the X-E3 and X-E2, the thumb grips are not.

Lensmate makes the best thumb rests for the X-series cameras. They have very nice precision and are very high quality. They are also available in silver. 

Fujifilm X-E3 Thumb GripFujifilm X-E3 Lensmate Thumb GripAmazon

Fujifilm X-E2 Lensmate Thumb Grip Amazon



Terminal Protector

Fuji X-E3 hot shoe coverIf you’re not interested in a thumb rest, then you can get a terminal cover to make the top of your camera flush. They’re pretty nice and not that expensive. Here is what I’ve been using.

This is the official Fujifilm terminal cover kit for the X-T1, but the hot shoe cover works for all their cameras.




Soft Release Button

Fuji X-E3 soft shutter release buttonThe next best thing you can get for your camera is a Soft Release button. I really like the one I have on my Fuji. It’s also made by Lensmate. 

There are a few things to keep in mind. There are the cheaper ones and then there are the Lensmate ones. I have both and here is my consensus. The cheaper ones will vibrate around and fall of when you’re not paying attention. The Lensmate ones have this built in rubber washer. So when you screw the soft release button in, it forms a tighter seal keeping it from vibrating loose. 

10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex

Anodized Red Lizard

Check out more colors and options here.



Grips & Cases


Half Cases

If you’re looking for a few nice leather cases I’ve tried quite a few on my various Fujifilm cameras. I really like the Gariz cases, but I also think the Kaza Deluxe cases are a great deal since you can also get them bundled with a nice leather strap.

Here are your best options.

Fujifilm X-E3

  • Official Fujifilm X-E3 Leather Case – Amazon
  • Gariz Leather X-E3 Case – Amazon
  • Kaza Deluxe Fujifilm X-E3 Leather Case – KazaDeluxe
  • TP Handmade Genuine Leather Half Case – Amazon

 Fujifilm X-E2 / X-E2s

  • Official Fujifilm BLC X-E2 Half Case – Amazon
  • Kaza Deluxe X-E2 Leather Cases – KazaDeluxe
  • Gariz X-E1 / X-E2 Leather Case – Amazon
  • TP Handmade Genuine Leather Half Case – Amazon



Hand Grips


Fujifilm Metal Hand Grip For The X-E3 / X-E2s

MHG-XE3 Metal Hand Grip For The X-E3

The Fujifilm metal hand grip is really nice. I had one for my X-Pro2 for awhile and they do the job. However, they will add a bit of noticeable weight to the camera which may or may not bother some people.

Fujifilm X-E3 Metal Grip – Amazon

Fujifilm X-E2s Metal Grip – Amazon Made by Fujifilm

J.B. Camera Designs Pro Bamboo Grip 

Wooden Grip For Fujifilm X-E3

J.B. Cameras grips are a lot of fun. I’ve owned a few of them in the past and always thought they were unique and cool. Very high quality hand crafted feel.

X-E2 – Amazon



Fujfilm Lenses And Lens Accessories


Fujifilm X-E2 | X-E3 Lenses

I keep an updated list of all the available lenses that can be easily purchased for the Fujifilm X-E2.

See the Fujifilm X-Mount Lens List.



Fuji X-Mount Macro Extension Tube

There are two Macro Extension tubes you can purchase by Fuji. The MCEX-11 and the MCEX-16. I own the MCEX-11 to use my 56mm f1.2 lens as a macro lens. This works great but there are some huge limitations. One is that your max focus will only be a few feet from the camera. When you have the macro extension tube mounted you really can only take photos of up close macro photography. This works different than a real macro lens that still has infinity focus.

Fujifilm MCEX-11 Macro Extension Tube – Amazon

Fujifilm MCEX-16 Macro Extension Tube – Amazon



Camera Straps


Wrist Straps

There are two I recommend. The Gariz Strap and the Gordy’s. I have to Gariz straps. They last forever and are made with real leather. But the Gordy’s are American made and look a little cooler.

I use the Gordy’s on my Fuji and the Gariz on my Sony. Note: The Gariz ships from Korea and it literally takes 2-3 weeks for it to get to the US. Gordy’s will come in a few days.

Gariz Genuine Leather Camera Wrist Strap – Amazon

Gordy’s – Check them out here.


Full Straps

The Fuji strap that comes with your camera is good enough, but it’s really nice to connect to something which will allow you to easily take it on and off of your camera with out a hassle. That’s what this is for. I love mine. I ordered it during their original Kickstarter. 

C-Loop Camera Strap Mount – Amazon

There is a new C-Loop Mini now as well – Amazon




Cleaning Supplies


(6 Pack) MagicFiber® Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Cleaning Camera Fujifilm X-E3I often keep an updated fresh supply of Microfiber cloths in my bag. Eventually these will get oil and lint on them an no longer clean effectively. This 6 pack is a great bag as it will provide you with enough micro fiber cloths for a long time. (Don’t use these on your sensor)



 Rocket Air Blasters

Air Blaster For The Fujifilm X-E3Air blasters are pretty handy, it’s always better to clean your lens and sensor with air when you can. Touching them is always risky. I have the medium size as it gives me more thrust than the small. But if you have a small camera bag, the smaller size might be better for you.

Rocket Air Small – Amazon

Rocket Air Medium – Amazon

Sensor Brush APS-C

fuji E3 sensor cleaning brushSensor brushes are the best way to clean your sensor without using the wet method. I always keep one of these in my travel bag or bring one when I know I’ll be shooting in a situation where I’ll be changing lenses. They are extremely handy.




Camera Bags

The Mover 20 will allow you to fit a Fujifilm X-E3 and a lens or two no problem. It has a zipper to keep everything secure but when you pull your camera out, the top flap automatically shuts with a magnet connector to give you a little bit of security.

The Mover 10 will still be big enough for an X-E2 and a small lens. 

You could fit the X-E3 in the Mover 5 if you have a pancake lens, like the Fujifilm 27mm. Otherwise the X-E3 will not fit in the Mirrorless Mover 5.

Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 10Amazon

Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20Amazon



Fuji X-E3 | X-E2 Accessories Conclusion

The Fujifilm X-E3 and X-E2 really are great cameras. With a few added accessories they can be customized to your style and personal taste. As I find more accessories I will continue to update this list and one day I might even start including more tripods and bags as I have quite a collection of bags now.

Last updated: September 7, 2018