Must Have Accessories Fujifilm X-H1

Must Have Accessories Fuji XH1

A compiled list of all the best and most useful accessories for the Fujifilm X-H1. Use this guide to find the best batteries, memory cards, screen protectors and camera flashes for your XH1.

 

Fujifilm X-H1 – Amazon /Adorama / BHphoto

 


Fujifilm X-H1 Accessories | Camera Essentials


 

Best Screen Protector For The Fujifilm X-H1

ExpertShield has been my goto brand for screen protectors over the last few years. Great lifetime warranty and they actually honor it, unlike a lot of cheap brands. Glass is my favorite but chips over time. Anti-Glare is awesome but you will lose some clarity. Crystal Clear is great but sometimes they get caught and things and peel off. I pretty much always go glass now days. Batman prefers Anti-Glare. 🙂

Best Screen Protector Fujifilm XH1ExpertShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear – Amazon
ExpertShield Anti-Glare – Amazon
ExpertShield Glass – Amazon

 

 

Best Fujifilm X-H1 Batteries

The X-H1 has slightly less battery performance compared to Fujifilm’s other cameras, so you will absolutely need extra batteries. Most of my Fujifilm cameras have NP-W126S batteries in them now, but I still do have a few extra Wasabi batteries I use as backup.

The vertical battery grip for the X-H1 does include two NP-W126S batteries, so it might make sense for some of you.

Fujifilm NP-W126S

Best Battery Fujifilm XH1The official Fujifilm W126s battery will give your XH1 the power it needs and won’t cause any lockups. The battery has a different discharge profile which can deliver more power quickly without overheating. I highly recommend having at least one of these as backup.

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Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger 1450mAh

Best Battery Fujifilm XH1Wasabi batteries are the best alternatives to the official Fujifilm batteries. I don’t use them in my battery grips, but if you want a few extra batteries, they do work great. I still use them occasionally in my X100 and X-Pro2. Wasabi is a California company that uses Japanese cells and all their batteries come with a 3-year warranty.

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Battery Chargers & Accessories

If you’re a serious shooter and burn through a lot of batteries, you may want an extra charger or two to recharge your batteries quickly, or get a battery grip and use it as a dual battery charger.

Fujifilm Vertical Battery Grip (VPB-XH1)

Fujifilm Vertical Battery Grip For The X-H1Fujifilm really makes the best grips out there. It unlocks more power and features for your camera, and included a headphone jack for videographers. This grip also allows you to use three batteries in your camera at once.

The grip comes with a wall adapter for quick recharge, so with this and your camera, you could charge four batteries at once. Two in the grip, one in camera, on in the BC-W126 charger that came with the camera. I highly recommend this grip. If you order it with the camera as a kit, the combo also comes with two batteries which is a way better value.

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The Bundle XH1 + The Grip + Three batteries

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Fujifilm BC-W126 Battery Charger

Official Fujifilm Battery Charger

The official battery charger from Fujifilm for the NP-W126. The camera comes with one, but just in case you leave yours in a hotel or need to charge more batteries faster, this charger has the perfect charge profile for the Fujifilm batteries. You can also get a battery grip and use that as a stand alone dual charger at times when you don’t need the grip.

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 Right Angle Wall Plug Adapter

Fujifilm wall Plug right angle adapterI 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.

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Best SD Memory Cards

We’ve tested all the most popular UHS-II and UHS-I SD memory cards in the Fujifilm X-H1. We recommend going with UHS-II SD cards as they will give you the best results. See the full article here:

 

 

Terminal Protectors

Fujifilm Cover Kit

Flash Terminal Cover KitThese terminal protector kits come in handy for when you lose one of the caps or covers.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Grips & Leather Cases

 

Really Right Stuff Base Plate

Fujifilm XH1 Metal Base Plate With Tripod MountThis is a nice base plate for the Fujifilm XH1. It will protect the base of your camera while adding a bit of extra grip. It also acts as a permanent Arca-Type tripod mount.

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Really Right Stuff L-Plate For Battery Grip

Fujifilm X-H1 Metal L-PlateThis is the really Right Stuff L-Plate compatible with Arca-Type tripods.

This needs the Fujifilm XH1 + the VPB-XH1 battery grip for it to fit properly.

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Gariz Leather Half Case Fujifilm XH1

Fujifilm X-H1 Leather Case

I’ve had a few of the Gariz cases on a few different cameras. I kept one on my Fujifilm XT1 at all times and loved it. If you’re not going with a battery grip or a Really Right Stuff base plate, this is a great way to protect your camera for wear and tear. It allows full battery access with a mounting hole for a tripod plate. Unlike a lot of leather cases, the base of this is metal so the camera stays rigid while on a tripod.

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 Kaza Deluxe Leather Case Fujifilm XH1

Kaza Deluxe Leather Case Fujifilm XH1Kaza-Deluxe has a brand new website and a few cases for the XH1. Unlike the Gariz case, their cases does not include a metal base, but they still do have a hole for a tripod plate. One thing I really like about the Kaza cases is they have a better artisan hand-made quality to them.

You can also get these cases bundled with a decent leather camera strap. It’s a really nice combo for the price. I use a Kaza-Deluxe on my X100F.

 Kaza-Deluxe XH1

 

 

X-H1 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 X-H1.

 

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

Hard Graft Leather camera strapI love their Re-Process strap but they have new models all the time.

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Luigi’s Deluxe Strap

Lugicases leather camera straps(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).

Luigicases.com

 Tap&Dye

Tap & Dye Leather Camera StrapI’ve only used their L E G A C Y leather camera fixed length neck/shoulder strap – Porter. It’s really nice.

 Tap&Dye

 

Factory Made Straps


Handmade leathers straps are usually 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

Custom SLR StrapThe 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.

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C-Loop Mini

C-Loop camera strap adapterC-Loop Mini is 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-H1.

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 BlackRapid Camera Straps

BlackRapid camera strapSimilar to CSLR, BlackRapid makes a bottom-mounting strap that allows you to hang the camera upside down. The strap itself is made from very high quality nylon webbing.

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Wrist Straps


I use a few wrist straps for some of my smaller cameras. I don’t really think they would be great on the X-H1 unless you were using a pancake or smaller lens. There are only two wrist straps I’ve really liked so far.

Gordy’s

Gordy's Leather Camera Wrist StrapI really like the Gordy’s camera wrist strap. They’re made from Latigo leather and are very high quality.

 Gordyscamerastraps.com

 HardGraft Slide Camera Wrist Strap

Hard Graft Leather camera wrist strapThe Hard Graft camera wrist strap is one of my favorite wrist straps. Italian made with designer quality craftsmanship. 

 HardGraft.com

 

 

Fujifilm X-H1 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.

 

 

Fujifilm X-H1 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.

Of all these camera flashes, if you just want the best bang for the and don’t want to think about it, get the Godox TT685F.

I use, it it’s awesome.

Full Size Flash

Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash

Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash - HSS capableFujifilm 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°.

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Fujifilm EF-42 Flash

Fujifilm EF-42 Flash - No HSSThe 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.

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Nissin Di700A

Nissin Di700A HSS capableThis 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

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Nissin i60A

Nissin i60A HSS capableThis 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 

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Nissin i40

Nissin i40 HSS capable

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.

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Metz mecablitz M400

Metz mecablitz M400 Fujifilm Flash

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.

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Godox TT350F

Godox TT350F Fujifilm Flash 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.

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 Godox TT685F

Godox TT683 Camera Flash

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.

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Small Flash

Fujifilm EF-X20 TTL

Fujifilm EF-X20 TTL Camera FlashA 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.

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 Fujifilm EF-20

Fujifilm EF-20 Camera Flash

A very compact flash for the Fujifilm X-H1. 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.

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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 Commander 1 For FujifilmNissin 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.

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Nissin Air10s Commander

Nissin Air10s Commander For Fujifilm 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.

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 Godox X1TF Transmitter

Godox X1TF Transmitter For FujifilmThe 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.

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Software

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.

 

Cleaning Supplies

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

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.

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Rocket Air Blasters

rocket air lens and sensor cleanerThese are great for cleaning sensors or those small cracks in the camera. In Japan where they don’t use dryers, cloths all have too much lint and I have to always keep one of these to clean off my lenses as well.

Rocket Air Small – Amazon

Rocket Air Medium – Amazon

Sensor Brush APS-C

Fuji XH1 sensor cleaning brushSometimes you’ll need a bit more to get a stubborn piece of dust of your sensor. That’s when the sensor brush works great.

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Best Accessories For The Fujifilm X-H1 Conclusions


There is no doubt that the Fujifilm X-H1 is one of the most advanced camera on the market and it is undoubtedly the best APS-C out there (at the time of its release). With a few extra accessories the camera can go a very long way. It’s HSS capable with camera flashes like the X500 or the Godox and the Fujifilm battery grip adds extra record time, a higher continuous shoot frame rate, a headphone jack, plus a ton of power.

Protect you camera with a screen protector and a leather case and the X-H1 should last you a very long 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.