The Fujifilm X-T3 is available for order and it looks like it launched with quite a few accessories. This a list of all the best accessories for the Fuji X-T3, updated as more come of course. As always, I’ll go through, try out anything new and do individual reviews to find which accessories and gear are the best for the Fujifilm X-T3.
Table Of Contents
- Fujifilm X-T3 | Camera Essentials
- Best Batteries For The Fujifilm X-T3
- Recommended Memory Cards
- Fujifilm X-T3 Camera Body Accessories
- Soft Release Button / Thumb Grips
- Cleaning Supplies
- Fujifilm Speed Lights / Camera Flashes
- Fujifilm X-T3 Extra Accessories
- Fujifilm X-T3 Miscellaneous
Fujifilm X-T3 | Camera Essentials
Best Screen Protectors For The Fujifilm X-T3
ExpertShield makes my favorite screen protectors and they are the brand I use on almost every camera. They have a lifetime warranty and they do honor it and their customer service is very good and quick. Highly recommend these.
There are three types they offer, Crystal Clear, Anti-Glare and Glass.
Crystal Clear is what you’re used to. Anti-Glare is like the crystal clear but doesn’t glare. It will reduce the LCD output quality though. The Glass is thicker and these do last the longest from my experience.
Best Batteries For The Fujifilm X-T3
The Fujifilm XT3 takes the same batteries as the XT2, but because of the more efficient quad processor in the T3, we will see a 15% improvement to battery life. Some are happy by this, some are not. Either way, if you need more battery life you can get three batteries total with a vertical grip.
This is the official Fujifilm X-T3 battery. It has a power rating of 1260mAh and has a CIPA rating of 390 shots in the Fujifilm X-T3.
Wasabi (2-Pack) 1450mAh
Available at: Amazon
Wasabi has upgraded its NP 126 batteries to match the specs of the newest Fujifilm batteries. Wasabi is a California based company that uses the best Japanese cells. They are the best third-party battery maker with the best reputation, however, I have been getting reports of people getting very rapid battery drains when using in the X-T3. It’s likely some sort of issue with heat, so buy at your own risk. Mine works fine so maybe there was a bad batch that went out.
Fujifilm BC-W126s Battery Charger
For the Fujifilm X-T3 and the NP-W126S batteries, there is a brand new charger – the BC-W126s.
This new charger comes with a wall plug adapter built-in so that you can plug the charger directly into the wall. No more cable.
If you like the cable and need another battery charger, the old BC-W126 charger still works fine.
Fujifilm X-T3 Vertical Grip
Fujifilm has done something fantastic with its battery configuration in the XT3. They use a medium-sized battery to keep the cameras compact, but those that need more power can get a vertical grip that allows you to use three batteries at one time. This gives you very close to the same CIPA shot rating as the Sony A7rIII with its grip that only holds two batteries.
You can use the vertical grip as a dual battery charger when you don’t have it equipped on the camera and it can charge two batteries in 2 hours with the AC wall adapter.
I personally love the grip, but it’s not for everyone and is rather expensive. The good news is, if you order the bundle through BHphoto, it’s -$130. Total shots with the grip will go up to 1170.
If you find the grip and camera with two batteries too heavy, you can remove the battery in the camera and just run with the two batteries in the grip and everything works fine.
The Fujifilim X-T2 battery grip will not work on the X-T3.
Recommended Memory Cards
The Fujifilm X-T3 is a little picky with memory cards just like the Fujifilm X-T2. To see all the speed tests and results for the best memory cards check out the Fuji X-T3 Recommended Memory Cards.
You’ll want to stick with these three brands until I can confirm if other brands work well or not. So far I’m finding a few problems with a few brands so if you want to buy a card not included in this list, you should check the link above.
Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-II
Sandisk Extreme Pro is the best card for Fujifilm cameras. They have no issues and I’ve never heard of any lockups with this card.
Sony G UHS-II
Believe it or not, Sony actually puts out really nice memory cards and they work great in Fujifilm cameras.
Toshiba cards are amazing. The UHS-II cards often outperform even Sandisk, but they aren’t that popular in America. If you’re in a country where Toshiba cards are easy to get (like Japan) then they make a great alternative to Sandisk.
Fujifilm X-T3 Camera Body Accessories
Fujifilm X-T3 Metal Hand Grip
For those with larger hands that want more grip on the Fujifilm X-T3 without buying a leather case or the vertical grip, the metal hand grip by Fujifilm is very nice and very high quality. It’s all-metal though so it will add some extra weight to the camera. I had one for my X-Pro2 I used for a while and it really gives you something to hold onto.
Fujifilm X-T3 Leather Half Case
These are really nice leather cases by Fujifilm. I’m really happy they went back to the red velvet interior lining. It adds a nice flare in the spots where you can see it.
I’ll have more cases listed soon. I’m sure Kaza will give us something really cool. Maybe Lim’s will finally make a case for Fujifilm as well.
JBcamera Designs Wooden Grip
Available At: JBcameras
JBCamera design has released their wooden grip. I’ve tried these before and they are nice, but they’re not for everyone. If you want an extra grip and a nice base to protect the bottom of your camera, this is the way to go. They also help balance out your camera when you set it down with larger lenses.
Soft Release Button / Thumb Grips
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.
Lensmate Soft Shutters
The Lensmate Soft Shutters are the best and this is what I use on all my Fujifilm cameras. These have a rubber washer that when tightened helps keep the shutter from vibrating loose.
Fujifilm X-T3 Thumb Rest
Available at: Lensmate
Lensmate makes the best thumb grips for any camera. I’ve owned a few of these and the quality and precision are amazing. The older X-T2 thumb grip does work on the X-T3 but it will say T2 on top and it won’t rest perfectly against the body.
They have released a new thumb rest for the X-T3 and it’s available on their online store only right now.
I usually don’t use the thumb rest on the X-T series of cameras but found I needed it because they changed the shape of the vertical grip. If you have trouble holding the camera comfortable with the vertical grip attached, the thumb grip really helps, but it makes accessing the rear command dial a little more difficult.
(6 Pack) MagicFiber® Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Available at: Amazon
Microfiber cleaning cloths are one of those must-have accessories. While usually my t-shirt works fine for cleaning off a UV filter or an LCD screen, every so often I’ll need to sit down and give my gear and lenses a serious cleaning and nothing is better or safer on your glass or screens than microfiber cloth.
After awhile these microfiber 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 and the 6-pack is very nice.
Rocket Air Blasters
Rocket Air Blasters are my favorite cleaning blasters because the fins at the base allow you to sit them upright like a rocket, they also have various sizes.
These are an absolute must-have for cleaning dust off the sensor as well as off the lens elements. Make sure you always do a few blasts to clean the debris out of the Air Blaster before blowing it on your sensor. Especially if you have kids or pets.
The images here are of some of the older blasters. I’ve gone through many of these. On the left is the large one, on the right, is the medium. Large is probably overkill for mirrorless cameras but the medium and small sizes are great.
When using the air blaster to clean your sensor, please be careful not to touch it against your sensor. Keep it far enough away so there is no risk.
Sensor Brush APS-C
Available at: Amazon
The Sensor Brush is another must-have accessory for cleaning your sensor. Occasionally you’ll get dust on your sensor that does not want to come off with the rocket air blaster so the sensor cleaning brush is the best way to deal with it.
Sensor Brushes are the best way to get the dust off your sensor if you can’t get them off with an air blaster, try one of these before any other trick.
I like the cleaning brushes by The Dust Patrol. They have very high-quality bristols with a wooden handle and are made in Germany.
Even if you don’t need a brush right now, it’s always nice to have. I usually only end up using one of these a few times a year.
The Sensor brush kit comes with a few little spongy Q-Tips. Don’t use those on your sensor, but you can use those to clean in and around the mirror-box.
Your Sensor brush should last you a lifetime if you take care of it. Never touch the bristles and always give them a few blasts with the Rocket Air Blaster before using them to clean off any debris.
Always keep your sensor brush in its plastic bag inside the storage tube when not in use.
There are several sizes of the sensor brush available. I bought the brush designed for full-frame cameras, which also work on APS-C cameras by just brushing the sensor vertically instead of horizontally.
Fujifilm Speed Lights / Camera Flashes
I’m only going to recommend one flash. The Godox TT685F. If you want to see all the best flashes check out the Fujifilm X-T2 accessories page. There is a nice list going there.
The Goddox TT685F is such a good flash and it does everything you could ever need. It’s also a really good value.
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. The only problem I’ve experienced with this flash is it’s a little difficult to press into the hot shoe of the camera.
Godox X1TF Transmitter
The Godox X1TF Transmitter is for the Godox speedlights. It takes 2xAA batteries and has everything you need to get you started using your TT685F. Some complain that you need to be more than 3 feet away for the speedlight for consistent performance. I haven’t had issues yet.
Godox Xpro-F Transmitter
The latest transmitter for Godox Speedlights. The XPro-F has a larger display for easier operation and a few more options and controls.
Fujifilm X-T3 Extra Accessories
Fujifilm X-T3 Eyecups
You probably didn’t know this, but Fujifilm makes a large variety of eyecups for different cameras or for different personal taste.
The Fuji X-T3 comes with a medium-size eyecup, but you can use the small cup from the X-T1 or the long eyecup from the Fujifilm X-H1. I personally switched to the small round eyecup for the X-T3 which was originally found on the X-T1.
Small Round Eyecup
The Fujifilm small round eyecup is what shipped on the original X-T1. Fujifilm has since moved to the medium-sized eyecups, but the small eyecups are still nice and useful for those that want a slimmer eyecup.
The Fujifilm medium eyecup is the replacement unit for the X-T2 or X-T3.
The Fujifilm large eyecup is what is found on the X-H1. This eyecup will allow your face and nose to sit further back from the screen so you’re not as likely to touch the screen with your face.
The Fujifilm wide eyecup works great for those that want more protection from sunlight while looking through the EVF. I kept seeing people say the wide eyecup does not ‘click’ in like the other eyecups. I found this to be completely not true. It clicks in, it’s just a little more difficult to get the wide eyecup to clip in.
Fujifilm X-T3 Miscellaneous
Fujifilm X-T3 Terminal Protector Cover Kit
There is finally a new cover kit for the X-T series. I’ve bought a few of these mainly for the hot shoe covers that I sometimes lose.
It’s not a bad idea to buy one of these just to keep in your bag.
Fujifilm X-T3 Remote Shutter Release
For those new to Fujifilm, you may not need this for landscape photography because Fujifilm cameras let you set shutter times to whatever you want. There is no 30″ limit like in most cameras so you can pop on 10-stop ND, do a 2-second countdown and a 2-minute shutter or longer. The X-T3 also has a built-in intervalometer.
It will be great for those shooting Lighting or Fireworks where you need to have the camera in Bulb mode. Studio macro/product photographers like these as well at it reduces any risk of moving the camera.
Must Have Fujifilm X-T3 Accessories | Bottom Line
Fujifilm released the X-T3 with a lot of great accessories already, including the leather case. I’ll continue to update this page as more accessories from third-party manufacturers roll in.