One of my favorite parts about owning a Fujifilm camera is all the third-party accessories and gear you can get for them.
For this camera, I’ve compiled a list of all the best, must-have accessories for the Fuji XT1.
Batteries, Screen Protectors & Memory Cards
Best Memory Cards Fuji X-T1
The Fuji X-T1 is one of the few cameras that can harness the power of UHS-II memory cards. But this doesn’t mean you can’t use UHS-I cards which are significantly more affordable.
To see how many of the top-selling memory cards perform, see my Fuji-XT1 Memory Card Speed Test
The fastest-performing card by a long shot was the Lexar 2000x.
Lexar 2000x 64GB UHS-II – Amazon
Lexar 2000x 32GB UHS-II – Amazon
UHS-II Memory Card Readers
If you go with UHS-II memory cards, you’ll need a USB 3.0 UHS-II memory card reader. To see the fastest, read this UHS-II memory card reader comparison.
Batteries For The Fuji X-T1
Here are a few popular Fuji X-T1 batteries. I usually buy the brand batteries because they always work the best. But if you want to fill your pockets full of batteries then maybe go with the third party to save you some cash.
Although third-party batteries are great, one thing I’ve learned over the years is that you can’t trust the chargers that come with them. The speed at which you charge a battery can have an impact on performance. A faster charge produces a less stable battery. Some of these third-party chargers that come in these packs charge the batteries too fast and cause even the Fujifilm batteries to underperform.
Fuji Li-ion Battery NP-W126 1280mAh – Amazon
Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger 1450mAh – Amazon
Chilipower (2-Pack w/charger 1450mAh – Amazon
Green Extreme GX-NP-W126 1260MAh – Amazon I have one of these. I like them because their packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. Something more camera manufacturers should start doing.
Fuji X-T1 Screen Protectors
These are a must-have accessory for any camera in my opinion. I’m not sure what the quality of the glass is on the back screen but I’ve beaten up my screens on other cameras before and doing it made me sad. So I always use screen protectors. Here are a few great Fuji XT1 screen protectors.
I actually have a huge scratch across my screen protector right now. If I didn’t have my screen protector, that scratch would be on my screen.
Expert Shield Crystal Clear Screen Protector – Amazon
I use this brand on my other Fuji Camera. Works great, and fits perfectly.
Expert Shield Anti Glare Screen Protector – Amazon
The Anti Glare will slightly dim your screen, but they look really nice. This is what I use on my Fujifilm X-T1. It’s awesome.
Fuji XT1 Body Accessories
Fujifilm XT1 Thumb Grips
Some people use thumb grips on their XT1, but I’m currently not using one. I actually use strobes a lot so it would just get in the way. However, I do use one of these on my X100T and love it.
Fuji XT1 Thumb Grip by Lensmate – Amazon
Extended Eye Cup
People like to use those who have glasses. They are extended out a little bit to help block stray light.
Extended Eye Cup – Amazon
The terminal caps are nice to keep your terminals clean. I use them on my cameras without the thumb grip.
Terminal Caps – Amazon – In case you lose yours.
Grips And Body Cases
Fuji X-T1 Leather Cases
For a nice quality leather case take a look at the Gariz. I use them for my X100T and X-T1.
Gariz Genuine Leather Case Fuji XT1 – Amazon
Fujifilm BLC XT1 Half Case – Amazon is Less expensive than the Gariz.
I’ll admit, the Fuji X-T1 doesn’t fit in the hand great. It needs a bigger grip in my opinion. I bought the Gariz leather case which sort of solves this for me. But many people use one of these hand grips instead.
Fujifilm Hand Grip – Amazon
Fujifilm Hand Grip Large – Amazon
Vertical Battery Grip – Amazon
I’ve been using the Leicatime strap and the HardGraft Re-Process strap. For a while I was using the LeicaTime deluxe strap on my XT1, now I’m using the HardGraft Re-Process and love it.
Tap & Dye make a decent strap. LeicaTime might be better for the price.
Tap & Dye – TapandDye.com
Hard Graft – Hardgraft.com I’ve been using the Re-Process strap on my XT1. My new favorite strap.
Gordy’s – Gordyscamerastraps
Gariz Leather Straps – Amazon
Leather Wrist Straps
There are a few I’ve used and liked. These Accessories aren’t Fuji-specific but they are my favorite two wrist straps.
Gariz makes a nice leather strap that lasts a long time. It’s simple and light.
Gariz Genuine Leather Wrist Strap Brown – Amazon
Gariz Genuine Leather Wrist Strap Black – Amazon
Gordy’s camera straps are American-made leather straps. I prefer the Gordy’s strap over the Gariz because it has more of a handcrafted feel and a better design.
Gordy’s – Gordyscamerastraps
Hard Graft Slide Camera Wrist Strap
Hard Graft makes some of the most luxurious straps out there and is my personal favorite.
I wrote up a small review on this strap you can read about – Hard Graft Slide Camera Strap Review
Hard Graft Slide Camera Wrist Strap – HardGraft.com
Fujifilm X-T1 Lenses And Lens Accessories
Fujifilm X-T1 Lenses
I keep an updated list of all the available lenses that can be easily purchased for the Fujifilm X-T1.
See the Fujifilm X-Mount Lens List.
Fuji X-T1 Macro Extension Tube
There are two Macro Extension tubes you can purchase from 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 differently than a real macro lens that still has infinite focus.
Fujifilm MCEX-11 Macro Extension Tube – Amazon
Fujifilm MCEX-16 Macro Extension Tube – Amazon
Fuji XT1 Accessories & Gear – Other Thoughts
There seem to be a lot of companies creating new products for Fujifilm cameras regularly. I’ll try to keep this updated with all the best stuff I find that people find useful. I’m working on reviewing Fujinon lenses and Leica M mount lenses. I have a full list here Fujifilm XF Lens List. I’ve also been collecting a lot more leather straps that I’ll be reviewing soon.