Continuing my coverage of the Fujifilm X100F, I wanted to detail the accessories that I deemed best to go with this awesome little camera.
Vello LH-X100 Lens Hood (+Filter Adapter)
The X100F doesn’t come with a lens hood and you have the option of buying the official Fuji one, or the Vello one for one third of the price. I decided to check out the Vello one, and I’m really pleased that I did! It’s essentially identical to the Fuji one, apart from the Vello name stamped on it. I do wish they hadn’t branded it with such large lettering, but you can always position the hood so the name is on the underside. Importantly, the hood also comes with the filter ring adapter. You can’t mount screw-on filters onto the X100F without this filter ring adapter, so to get both the hood and the adapter for just $20 is a real steal! Every X100F owner should have this!
Canon (Yes!) RS-60E3 Remote
No, this isn’t a mistake, I purchased a Canon remote to use with my Fujifilm X100F! The remote port on the X00F is just a simple 2.5mm port like many canon Rebel cameras, so the RS-60E3 remote works great! I like the tiny form-factor of this remote, and the cheap price of just $20. Fuji’s own remotes for the camera are more expensive and all work through the USB port, but frankly, 2.5mm stereo plugs stay in ports much better so I prefer the Canon remote!
Breakthrough Photography 49mm Filters
I knew as soon as I got this camera that I wanted to get a 49mm circular polarizer for it. I usually use the Formatt Hitech Firecrest filters, but they were out of stock when I needed one, so I decided to take the opportunity to try some filters from a different company. I ended up with the Breakthrough Photography X4 CPL and the X4 6-stop ND filter. Their website confidently proclaims these to be the “world’s sharpest” and whilst I can’t say for sure whether this is true, what I can say is that they are great, and more than met my expectations. I didn’t want to carry around a ton of filters for this camera, but a CPL is a necessity, and I’ve always found a 6-stop ND to be a good general purpose ND for landscape photography.
Spare Fuji NP-W126S Battery
the X100f shares the same battery as the XT-2, and the capacity is vastly improved over previous generations. That said, you’re still going to want to have one spare in your bag! I personally opted for the official NP-W126S Fuji battery, but if you’re on a budget you might check the Wasabi 3rd party ones, although I make absolutely no guarantees about those ones as I haven’t tried them. In my $1700 camera, I’m going to spend the extra $40 and get the official battery!
Peak Design Leash Camera Strap
I’ve written about the Leash straps many times before as they are part of my photography EDC kit, and I still love them. They are cheap, lightweight and easily removable, which suits me as I often prefer to use a hand strap rather than a shoulder strap.
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Lexar Pro SD Cards
After my excellent customer service experience with Lexar, I definitely knew which brand I was going to choose when it came to picking up a couple of mew SD cards. I grabbed a pair of the 1000x Pro Lexar cards and I think they hit the current sweet spot for price per gigabyte. 64GB is a heck of a lot of space for a camera such as the X100F, which doesn’t really invite the “spray and pray” style of photography.
Really Right Stuff L-Bracket
I put Really Right Stuff L-brackets on all my cameras so I ordered one for the X100F as soon as they came up for pre-order. At the time of writing this, it hasn’t actually arrived in the mail, but I’m confident in its quality since I have owned many of their l-brackets for other cameras in the past.
Expert Shield Screen Protector
This is actually the first time that I’ve ever put a screen protector on a camera before, but I wanted to try it out and I was left so impressed by these ones that I immediately purchased them for all my other cameras. The Expert Shield protectors go on easily and quickly, and I had no problems getting a bubble-free surface on mine at the first try. Honestly, you’d never even know the thing is on there!
Peak Design Cuff
As I mentioned further up the page, I rarely use shoulder straps on my cameras. Instead, I prefer some sort of hand strap and for the diminutive little X100F, the Peak Design Cuff ticks all the right boxes.
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Osprey Grab Bag
I stumbled upon this bag in an outdoor gear store and immediately saw it’s potential for a small camera. The clever design clips onto the shoulder straps of a backpack, positioning the “grab bag” in front of you while you’re hiking. It also has a full length strap that you can use as a shoulder strap if you want to use the bag on its own. Inside there’s a couple of small pockets that are perfect for a battery and my two filters. It’s rare that I mention a random bag on the blog that isn’t specifically designed with cameras in mind, but I’m just in love with this thing. If you plan on going hiking with your X100F, do yourself a favour and get one of these!
Peak Design Range Pouch
When I need a small bag that’s a bit more conventional, the medium-sized Peak Design Range pouch is a super durable little bag that works with the aforementioned Leash and Cuff straps.
Think Tank Photo SD/Battery Wallet
This little thing holds the spare battery and the spare SD card together in a nice, neat little package. Perfect!
Breakthrough Photography 49mm Lens Cap
If you use the filter thread adapter on an X100 then it also allows you to use a more conventional lens cap, rather than then one that comes with it which just slides on and off. I much prefer the spring clip style standard lens cap, so I got a 49mm cap from Breakthrough Photography. I think these guys make the best third-party lens caps, and they won’t break the bank at just $7!
Addition To the List – Fuji Lens Converters
I also had the opportunity to borrow and test the new Fuji Mark II lens converters that were launched with the X100F – the WCL-X100 II and the TCL-X100 II. I have written a full review of these two lens converters over on Shutter Muse, so if you are at all curious about those then you should head over there and read that too: Fuji X100 Wide and Tele Conversion Lens Review (28mm and 50mm)