Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories

There are many other websites that promote accessories to use with your Fujifilm X-H1,
this list of recommendations and accessories will be different than theirs.
Not everyone will agree with my list, but it’s my take on what’s best.

This list is also not specific to the Fujifilm X-H1 only,
If you buy a second-hand camera, the shutter count can be interesting,
Firmware updates can be important for any Fujifilm Camera,
and so are the updates for the Fujifilm lenses.
And the further recommendations ?
Well, everyone is different, but it might help you.

Fujifilm X-H1 Shutter Count: Online Actuations Checker

Bought a used X-H1?
Want to know how intensively your camera has been used?
Click on the link or picture -> drag or upload one of your latest pictures into the assigned box to find out.

picture credits : https://fujifilm-x.com/global/products/cameras/x-h1/feature-control/

X-H1 Firmware update

Is your camera fully up to date ?
Did you know that you can also update your Fujifilm lens ?
Please read the update procedure before starting!

picture credits : https://fujifilm-x.com/nl-be/support/download/procedure-x-interchangeable-ver2/

Fujifilm VPB-XH1 or any other battery grip

The weight empty should be around 300grs. – that are six (6) battery’s ! The grip kan hold two.

Unless you use a grip for filming, or any other reason where a grip can be useful, You should NOT buy a grip – it only add’s volume and weight !

This also counts for any camera – am I crazy ? I think not, we all want lighter and smaller equipment, and only for more battery power you are going to add 400grs in weight + volume + pay for it ??? – Just put a few extra batteries in your pocket, they barely weigh 50gr each.

picture credits : https://fujifilm-x.com/nl-be/products/accessories/

Fujifilm Eye cup EC-XT L or EC-XH W

Highly recommended – certainly for photographers with glasses – the EC-XH W can also be rotated.

A useful and not expensive accessory. Look at the Fuji Accessory page to find the best fitted for you.

JJC also makes them.

picture credits : https://fujifilm-x.com/nl-be/products/accessories/finder/

Fujifilm Li-ion battery NP-W126S

Highly recommended – You need battery’s to shoot, nothing is worse than falling without power at an event, trip …

I have eight batteries for four cameras, I usually carry two cameras with me, and usually I have four batteries with them – which I can then divide according to whether one camera needs more power.
But it all depends on how long and how much you shoot.
There are also alternatives, more on this later.

Which ? Best is original Fujifilm.

Other : Jupio, Hahnel, Chillipower, Patona, …

credits battery Fujifilm : https://fujifilm-x.com/nl-be/products/accessories/np-w126s/

Battery USB Charger

There is the original Fujifilm Battery charger BC-W126S, but that usually needs power from a wall outlet. Better is to buy an universal charger or USB charger, the one’s that can be powered by an external battery for instance. This way you can charge on the go without being tied to a wire or socket – Many brands and possibilities.

Highly recommended

picture credits : https://www.jupio.com/products/

Solar Panel and/or Power Bank

A must have ?
For me it is.
I regularly go wild camping (at least before corona) for a day or three, and when you don’t have a socket and still want to photograph,
then a solar panel and a power bank is very useful.
But also at events – weddings, everywhere you are present for a long(er) time and need a lot of power, a power bank is very useful.
I have a couple of 14 watt panels and some 10,000 and 15,000 ma power banks.
I use them to charge smartphone, LED (macro photography) lamp and many other accessories, whether or not photographic.

I use Xtorm from Solar Power Supply

picture credits : https://www.solarpowersupply.be/xtorm-solarbooster-14-watt-panel-ap250?sqr=xtorm&

Highly recommended

Arca Swiss type Base or L Plate in Aluminium

Many different models, brands and prices.
All with the same result:
Helps protect against impact (partly)
Quickly and easily put your camera on a tripod/monopod
Sometimes improved grip
Battery access usually no problem
Negligible gain in weight

picture credits to : https://www.3leggedthing.com/eu/l-brackets/universal-l-brackets.html

Recommended

Water Resistant Soft Neoprene Pouches – Universal Sizes

I’ve tried everything from bags with built-in protection to using Tenba inserts in universal bags.
They are all great, only a pouch has some advantages that the others don’t.

  • a pouch is great for storing your lenses at home
  • they can be put straight out of the closet in a “non” camera bag
  • they have a moisture-protecting property
  • they come in some universal sizes, with a few of them you can fit all your lenses
  • lockable and yet easily accessible

Highly Recommended

bought mine at AliExpressbut available everywhere

Water Resistant Soft Neoprene Camera Pouches – Universal Sizes

There is also one for your camera, just the same as the lenses – light neoprene padding, water resistant and protective.
Quickly accessible and takes up almost no space.

With these types of neoprene pouches you can turn any bag into the perfect camera bag.
Highly Recommended

picture credits and bought mine at https://nl.aliexpress.com/but available everywhere

Berchirly Messenger Shoulder Bag – Waterproof Canvas 14 Inch Notebook

It’s like a school bag, space for pens and pencils, a tablet/laptop, your sandwiches, a canteen and… a camera and a few lenses.

I love my Berchirly, but there are many messenger bags just like it, and either made especially for photo or just an ordinary messenger.
Personally, with what I know and use now, I like anything that is NOT specifically designed for photography the best.

Bought at Berchirly Store

Highly Recommended

And of course a strong but light tripod is indispensable, a remote control (I use a Canon remote 2.5 jack for Fuji X-T1 and X-H1), lens pen – lens cloth and blower, adapter for transfering pictures to phone, …

I’m probably forgetting a few more things here, but the main thing is “think different”.
Not everything the photographic world throws at you suits you.

I am not sponsored by anyone, so it was certainly not my intention to promote a certain brand, if a brand is mentioned then it is purely because I bought it myself, work with it myself, and like it.

Published by Marc R.

Belgium Based and Retired Photographer, IT specialist, Technician and Bushcrafter - not necessarily in that order. A few years back I got a message on my PC : "The box said 'Required Windows 11 or better'. So, I installed Linux Kubuntu 20.04 LTS" :-) - My Photography software : RawTherapee, Darktable, Digikam, Luminance HDR, Hugin, Gimp and many other. Oh yes, the email address is still there, but I'm not a Pentaxian anymore - now i'am proud to be a Fujiian !

2 thoughts on “Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories

  1. That’s a great and informative list! My favourite accessory I’ve bought for my X-T3 is a 50 inch strap, nice and long so the camera sits nicely on my hip.

    I ordered another SQ6, so as soon as it comes I’ll get the review up that’s almost finished!

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Good morning Mark, Thanks! I knew I had forgotten something – the camera strap, probably one of the most important accessories. After a lot of trying I use the original from the X-H1, light and not bad at all I think. I’m very curious about the Fuji SQ6, can’t wait 👍

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