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 Accessories | 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. Patchworks ITG is another great company for screen protectors as well.
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.
The Fujifilm X-T2 requires a new & more efficient battery which allows for more current to be drawn without raising temperatures. This involves a totally different discharge profile for the NP-W126 battery that were crashing cameras. I believe there has been firmware to resolves this battery crashing issue.
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 where they crash the camera. I’ve used these Wasabi batteries in my XT2 and even in my battery grip without issues. But you really should be buying these mostly for backup.
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
The official battery charger from Fujifilm for the NP-W126. It will charge a battery in 150 minutes. I prefer to use this with a right angles wall plug adapter instead of the cable that comes with.
Right Angle Wall Plug Adapter
I like to use these right angle wall plug adapters instead of the cable that comes with the BC-W126 battery charger. It makes everything more compact.
Best SD 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
Fujifilm Cover Kit
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 XT2 Accessories | Camera Body
Vertical Battery Grip
Fujifilm Vertical Battery Grip (VPB-XT2)
With the Fujifilm X-T2 battery grip, the camera will allow you to shoot at 11fps, also you get twice the battery life, longer video record time and improved camera control. You can also charge the two batteries in the grip via an ac adapter. The grip allows for a total of three batteries. One in the camera, two in the grip.
Fujifilm Metal 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.
Soft Release Button
I would definitely 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 4-Pack Concave – Amazon
Neewer 11mm Flat Grip – Amazon
Lensmate Soft Shutters
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.
Fujifilm 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 a while as well as on my X100T. I use the Kaza on my X-Pro 2.
Kaza Deluxe Leather Half Case
Kaza makes a few styles and they are one of the best leather cases you can get for the X-T2 in terms of quality and price. You can also attach a tripod plate to the bottom of these.
Gariz Half Case
I like the Gariz cases because they come with a metal base plate which makes the camera easier to set down and it makes a better surface for attaching tripod plates. The cases are made from geniune leather and they come in a few different colors and styles.
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 but they have new models all the time.
Luigi’s 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).
(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
The shoulder portion of this strap uses genuine top grain leather and has a slide and glide feature so you can adjust the strap on the fly. The strap portion is made from seatbelt grade webbing for extra durability.
Also made by Custom SLR. I actually bought there original C-Loop when it was just a kickstarter. Now they have a mini that’s much smaller and lighter. Perfect for mirrorless cameras like the X-T2.
BlackRapid Camera Straps
Similar to CSLR, BlackRapid makes a bottom-mounting strap that’s allows you to hang the camera upside down allowing you to quickly remove the strap. The strap itself is also made from very high quality nylon webbing.
They make a decent leather strap. Made from genuine leather and can be ordered in various colors to match the Gariz half case. They’re fine for the price and need some time to break in before they feel good.
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.
I really like the Gordy’s camera wrist strap. They’re made from Latigo leather and are very high quality.
HardGraft Slide Camera Wrist Strap
The Hard Graft camera wrist strap is one of my favorite wrist straps. Italian made with designer quality craftsmanship.
Fujifilm X-T2 Lenses
I’ve compiled a list of all lenses for the Fuji X-Mount. This includes all Fujifilm lenses as well as third-party lenses that work, including adapters and vintage lenses.
Fujifilm XT2 Best 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. The best buy of all these flashes is probably the Nissin i60A since Fujifilm has yet to make a great flash. That’s my opinion of course.
Full Size Flash
Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash
Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash weather resistant, TTL and HSS capable. It has a range of 24-105mm, built out diffuser expands it to 20mm. (APS-C range is 16-70mm)
Can tilt from -10 to 90° with left rotation of 135° and right of 180°.
Fujifilm EF-42 Flash
The EF-42 is Fujifilms medium powered flash. TTL and HSS capable. Has a flash head zoom range of 24-105mm and can be extended down to 20mm with the pull out diffuser panel. (APS-C range is 16-70mm) No HSS.
This is Nissin’s biggest most capable unit. HSS capable and has the Nissin Air 2.4 GHz radio TTL system. Zoom range of 24-200 or 16mm with the flash diffuser panel. Flash duration – 1/800 – 1/30000 sec
This is probably Nissins best flash for Fujifilm, or I should say the best value. It’s a fantastic flash, smaller lighter and more powerful than the equivalent Fujifilm. HSS capable and has the Nissin Air 2.4 GHz radio TTL system. Zoom Range: 24-200mm or 16mm with a diffuser panel. Flash duration – 1/800 – 1/20000 sec
The Nissin i40 is a compact unit with TTL and HSS capabilities.
Can be used with a zoom range of 24 to 105mm with a built-in diffuser that allows it to function at 16mm. The flash also has a small LED light for some very basic video work.
Metz mecablitz M400
The mecablitz M400 offers full TTL and HSS support, can tilt from -9 to 90° and rotation totaling a full 360°. Can zoom and cover 12 – 105 mm (Full Frame).
OLED display with great controls and takes 4 AA batteries.
Full support for Fujifilm TTL with HSS and a built-in 2.4GHz radio system so it can be used as a radio TTL master/slave unit, or as an optical slave. Has a tilting head from -7 to 90° and can rotate 270°. If using the Godox XT1-F radio trigger, be sure to upgrade the firmware on both units to get all the features.
The Godox TT685F is a TTL flash that is without a doubt the best bang for the buck speedlite for Fujifilm. This is also the only unit that has +- 5-stop of exposure comp with HSS. Build quality is good, but the instruction manual sucks.
Fujifilm EF-X20 TTL
A compact but TTL capable unit with a built-in wide-angle panel. Also can work as a wireless slave unit.
Takes 2 AAA batteries and takes about 5 to 6 seconds to recycle.
A very compact flash for the Fujifilm X-T2. Is TTL capable and takes 2 AA batteries, so expect a 4-5 second recycle time. With a tilting head it’s an all around nice run and gun flash.
HSS Flash Adapters
These Flash commanders will allow you to use other brand flashes to utilize their HSS functionality.
Nissin Air Commander 1
Nissin Air 2.4GHz TTL transmission system for the Nissin Flashes. High Speed Sync supported and fully compatible with Fujifilm cameras. Runs on two AAA batteries.
Nissin Air10s Commander
Nissin Air 2.4GHz TTL transmission system for the Nissin Flashes. Same features as the commander 1 but more. High Speed Sync supported and fully compatible with Fujifilm cameras. Runs on two AAA batteries.
Godox X1TF Transmitter
The Godox X1TF Transmitter for Fujifilm works with the Godox speed lights. Together with the speedlite, these units are the best bang for the buck. The unit is a little bulky and will soon be replaced by something that looks more like the Air 1 commander. It takes 2 x AA batteries. Some complain that this unit and speed light need at least three feet of separation to function consistently.
Aside from using Lightroom and Photoshop, if you’re a landscape, travel or HDR photography I highly recommend checking out Aurora HDR and Luminar. They have been game changers for me.
This is the basic list of camera cleaning accessories. Essentially the must have cleaning supplies.
Check out my guide on how to clean your camera sensor for even more cleaning accessories and techniques.
(6 Pack) MagicFiber® Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Great accessory for keeping your lenses and screens clean. After awhile these micro fiber cloths will accumulate oil from cleaning your lenses or rear screens and they’ll end up just smudging film around on the lens. This is why having multiple cleaning cloths is a must.
Rocket Air Blasters
These are great for cleaning sensors or those small cracks in the camera.
Rocket Air Small – Amazon
Rocket Air Medium – Amazon
Sensor Brush APS-C
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.
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.