The eight essential Fujifilm X100V accessories

The eight essential Fujifilm X100V accessories

Crucial add-ons to improve your X100V photography experience
One of the most well-liked retro-inspired cameras available today is the Fujifilm X100V. The X100V camera is only three years old, but since it became popular on TikTok in early 2023, demand has greatly outpaced supply, making it one of the most sought-after cameras of the year. And while social media trends don’t often accurately represent the state of the world, the X100V is unquestionably among the greatest small cameras on the market right now.

You may greatly improve your shooting experience with several very helpful attachments if you own an X100V (I was fortunate enough to get mine back in 2021) or even one of the earlier generation models. Furthermore, the X100V is a flexible camera that can be utilised to capture most forms of photography, even though it is without a doubt among the greatest travel cameras available.

My goal in purchasing the X100V was to have a “take everywhere” camera—one that was compact, light, had great image quality, and gave me the same degree of control as my primary full-frame Sony cameras. I use the camera for a variety of topics, such as street photography, cityscapes, portraits, and landscapes. With the thoughtfully chosen accessories, I have a complete photography kit that fits into a little shoulder bag and includes tiny square filters.

Fits the Fuji X100 series NiSi UHD Filter

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One peculiarity of the X100V is that the lens needs to be sealed with a UV filter in order for it to be completely waterproof. We have to make due with the weird situation, but it is what it is. Since I usually use NiSi filters, I chose the NiSi UHD Filter for Fuji X100 series because the official Fujifilm UV filter, which has the nicest appearance, is sadly somewhat pricey. It is an excellent fit for the camera, offers weather sealing, blocks UV rays, shields the front lens element, and is a premium filter compatible with all X100 series cameras.

NiSi Professional Filter Set for Fujifilm X100 Series

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Having a smaller professional-quality square filter kit for the X100V makes sense because I primarily take landscape photos and square filters are a necessary component of my main camera gear. Although I could use HDR to preserve sky detail and the camera’s built-in 4-stop ND filter, the option to adjust exposure with square filters ultimately lets me photograph landscapes and cityscapes precisely like I would typically. The fixed 35mm equivalent lens on the X100V is its one drawback, but my legs can easily compensate for that.

Low-cost and joyous cable release

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One of my favourite features about Fujifilm cameras is that you can utilise the LCD screen as a timer and the self-timer when shooting in Bulb mode. This allows you to take long exposure photos with just a 10-stop filter in place. Additionally, you have the option to set different exposure times other than the default 30 seconds by using the ‘T’ setting. In spite of this, I still own a cheap third-party cable release that I use for accurate shutter release and to close exposure gaps in the T setting.

L-bracket and grip compatible with Arca-Swiss

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I mostly use an L-bracket to take full advantage of the head motions enabled with a tripod and ball head that employs an Arca-Swiss compatible plate when photographing landscapes and cityscapes in portrait orientation. Additionally, because the X100V is small and lacks a grip, having an L-bracket with a built-in grip makes holding the camera easier and more comfortable in some circumstances. In other circumstances, though, as when using a camera strap, I remove the bracket to make it smaller and lighter.

Mini tripod by Andoer

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When even a travel tripod is too heavy or you just don’t feel like lugging it, little tripods come in quite handy. As helpful as they are, let’s face it: tripods may be cumbersome. I therefore utilise an Arca Swiss-compatible head on an Andoer Mini Tripod Tabletop Tripod for situations where I might need support for longer exposures. This offers flexible support and can be positioned on walls, tables, or any other raised surface. It also works well with my L-bracket, which makes it ideal for both landscape and portrait format photography.

Baxxter Pro 2 with batteries equal to NP-W126s

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If you just plan to use one battery, the lack of a battery charger for the X100V is not a problem because you cannot shoot while your single battery is charging. A battery charger and a few extra batteries are essential if, like me, you prefer to keep a spare or two on hand so that you may shoot all day without having to stop and charge your batteries. Because the Baxxter Pro 2 can be charged with a USB charger or a USB power bank, I decided to get it with two batteries that are equivalent to an NP-W126.

NLP-1 Elite LensPen

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There is always a risk when going on a shoot without lens cleaning supplies. I carry a LensPen instead of lens cleaning solution to make sure my filters are clean, keeping in mind the goal of a lightweight and comprehensive kit. In actuality, only the odd fingerprint, a little area of wetness, or dust need to be cleaned, and LensPens are an exceedingly small, dry solution that works flawlessly for this. I don’t always need to use the LensPen’s main body or the lens cloth because they also feature an integrated brush.

Brown leather strap for a camera

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Since I use a tripod for my primary camera 85% of the time, I seldom ever use a camera strap for it—maybe once every couple of years at most. But one of my goals with the X100V was to use it handheld as often as possible in order to break away from this tendency. Naturally, I use the X100V on tripods, but when I’m shooting handheld without my L-bracket or grip in place, I like to carry the camera around on a chic, thin brown leather camera strap.

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