These are our best accessories for the Fujifilm X-T2.
We looked through a ton of items and removed the ones that didn’t work, or may cause too many issues.
These 8 accessories below are perfect regardless of what type of photography you are into, since they’re so versatile. You can also consider these as great gifts for a fellow photographer!
The 8 Best Accessories for Fujifilm X-T2
1. Memory Card: Lexar Professional 64GB 2000x
2. Battery: Fujifilm NP-W126S
3. Flash: Neweer TT560 Flash
4. Tripod: Zomei 55″ Tripod
5. Light Reflector: Neewer 43″ 5-in-1 Reflector
6. Remote Shutter Release: Fujifilm RR-90
7. Battery Grip: Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Power Booster
8. Dual Charger – Watson Duo LCD Charger
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1. Memory Card – Lexar Professional 64GB 2000x
The Fujifilm X-T2 fully supports UHS-II SD memory cards, so if you’re looking for the fastest writing and reading speeds (aka when taking pictures, plus when transferring them to your computer). Because of this, the Lexar Professional 64GB 2000x is our most recommended card. It’s not the cheapest, but if you mostly shoot sports/wildlife/4K video and need the best, check it out.
Lexar also includes a free USB 3.0 reader and a downloadable Image Rescue software. If you don’t need UHS-II and want something that’s fast enough for 99% cases, take a look at the much cheaper SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro. Check out our list of best memory cards for Fujifilm X-T2 to see the full selection, but these two are your best choices.
2. Battery – Fujifilm NP-W126S
The Fujifilm X-T2 uses the Fujifilm NP-W126S battery. Since mirrorless cameras are known to have around 300-400 shots battery life on a single charge, it’s not surprise that the majority of their users own more than 2 batteries. We seriously recommend you to have at least 3 batteries if you’re serious about photography.
For traveling, weddings or any long photo shoots, having more than 1 is a must. Batteries can fail (rare, but better to be safe), and you should be prepared for this. If you only take pictures once a year, then this investment is not worth it, but if photography is a big hobby/job to you, you’ll allow yourself to worry less when taking pictures when you won’t have the time to wait 2-3 hours for a full charge. If you’re okay with third-party brands and accept the risk, then the Wasabi 2 x Battery Pack is a more affordable option.
3. Flash – Neewer TT560
There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a flash, especially if you have no experience with one yet! The Neewer TT560 is perfect, affordable (costs under $50) and has plenty of useful features.
First, it will work with many different models of cameras, which includes Fujifilm, Olympus, Nikon and more. It can rotate vertically (90 degrees) and horizontally (270 degrees), so you’re free to use it for bouncing the light from a reflector or something similar. On top of that, it has a slave mode so it can fire simultaneously with other flash units.
4. Tripod – Zomei 55″ Compact Tripod
For landscape, architecture, studio and night time photography, you need a tripod. The Zomei 55″ is affordable and provides good height, support and max load. As soon as you start shooting with slow shutter speeds (below 1/30) you will want one, as tripods are the only way to get sharp results.
The Zomei 55″ extrends to a maximum of 4.92ft (150cm), weighs 2.6Lb (1.2kg) and supports a max weight of 11Lb (5kg). It’s made of aluminium alloy and is compact to carry around.
If you want to shoot fireworks or do some light painting, you also need a tripod.
5. Light Reflector – Neewer 43″ 5-in-1 Collapsible Light Reflector
Are you into portrait/wedding photography? Besides a good flash, you’ll want to have the Neewer 5-in-1 Light Reflector that allows you to bounce the light from white, silver, gold or black surfaces.
Even if you don’t have a flash, you can bounce the sun light nicely onto your subject and achieve much more professional looking shots, with warm colors. Alternatively, you can use it for product photography. It costs less than $20 and is truly worth it.
6. Remote Shutter Release – Fujifilm RR-90
Having an external shutter release allows you to take pictures without actually holding down the shutter button on the camera. The Fujifilm RR-90 works on all Fuji’s cameras and is your best option for getting a reliable release.
How is it useful? You don’t have to be next to the camera to take a picture. For photographing fireworks, sky, light trails or anything where you need to use a shutter speed that’s longer than a few seconds, you will never want to use the “regular” shutter button again.
Why? Because it’s nearly impossible to hold it for seconds or hours without your finger getting pain/annoyed/cold (if shooting during the night). Using a remote camera release boosts your creativity and removes the “annoying” part of standing there for minutes, as well as the vibration caused by pressing the camera’s shutter button. Keep in mind though, that this release is not super long, and while it works with all Fuji cameras (see compatibility list here), it’s still overpriced in our opinion as you’re mostly paying for the brand. Unfortunately, all other third-party options seem worse.
7. Battery Grip – Fujifilm VPB-XT2
The official grip for the X-T2 is the Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Power Booster.
These are the 4 most common reasons why you should get a grip:
- 2 x Battery slots, meaning you can double your shooting time (or 6 x AA)
- If you find the X-T2 too light/small and want better overall grip and stability
- If you often shoot vertically and want to have a 2nd shutter button on the grip (better for vertical photography)
- Faster continuous shooting: from 8 to 11fps due to bigger power
The grip also sports a few buttons you can find on the back of the camera. It’s not the cheapest accessory, but it works very well and helps tremendously if you find the camera too small, especially when using bigger lenses.
8. Dual Battery Charger – Watson Dual LCD Charger
While it’s not the cheapest accessory, the Watson Duo LCD Charger allows you to charge 2 x NP-W126 batteries at the same time.
You can see the capacity for each battery, and it’s also slightly faster at charging them than the default chargers. Not by a lot, but still noticeable. The Watson comes with a regular power cable, as well as a car charger.