Shooting Tethered with the Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Posted by: on Sep 5, 2018 | 9 Comments

Tethering a Fuji XT-3 to your computer is quick, simple, and easy with Tether Tools gear! The XT-3 has a USB-C data port so you’ll need either a TetherPro USB-C to USB-C cable if you’re connecting your Fujifilm XT-3 to a computer with a USB-C port (such as a new MacBook Pro) or the TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C cable if you’re connecting your EOS R to a computer with a traditional USB port.

The Camera – Fujifilm X-T3

Designed for videographers and action photographers alike, the Fujifilm X-T3 is a versatile mirrorless camera characterized by its high-speed performance, more-than-capable imaging, and multimedia flexibility. Revolving around a newly developed image sensor and processor, both high-resolution stills and 4K video can be recorded while an apt autofocus system delivers quick and accurate focusing performance. The sensor, a 26.1MP APS-C-format X-Trans CMOS 4, features a back-illuminated design, to promote greater image quality throughout the sensitivity range, along with an expansive 2.16m-point phase-detection autofocus system for quick, precise AF performance and subject tracking. Complementing the imaging and focusing is the X-Processor 4, which uses four CPUs for faster image processing as well as continuous shooting up to 11 fps with a mechanical shutter, 30 fps shooting at a 1.25x crop and electronic shutter, and internal 4K60p 10-bit video recording.

Like previous X-T cameras, the X-T3 retains its classically inspired looks and prominent tactile controls, and adds a new OLED electronic viewfinder design with 3.69m-dot resolution and a high 0.75x magnification. This finder has a high refresh rate of 100 fps for fluid viewing and remains blackout-free while shooting at the top 30 fps shooting rate. Also, a unique Sports Finder Mode can be used, which highlights the 16.6MP crop area in order to give you additional room outside of the frame to recognize moving subjects. Conversely, a rear 3.2″ 1.04m-dot LCD monitor can also be used for live view shooting and larger image playback.

The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Fujifilm X-T3?

The best option for Fujifilm shooters is using Adobe Lightroom with the Fujifilm Tethered Capture Plug-in. Learn more here.

The Gear – Starter and Pro Tethering Kits

Starter Tethering Kit

The Starter Tethering Kit from Tether Tools will help you seamlessly transition into a tethered workflow and provides the basics you need to get started.

The Starter Tethering Kit includes:

  • Your Choice of Cable – TetherPro USB-C to USB-C or TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C cable (depending on type of port on your computer)
  • One (1) JerkStopper Camera Support
  • One (1) JerkStopper USB Support
  • One (1) Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
  • One (1) Package JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk)

Pro Tethering Kit

The Pro Tethering Kit is the ideal setup for a professional tethered photography workflow. Take your photography and professional image to the next level by enhancing productivity, improving efficiency, and increasing safety in your workstation.

Upgrade to the Pro Tethering Kit if you already own a Starter Tethering Kit or TetherPro Cable.

The Pro Tethering Kit Includes:

  • One (1) Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
  • One (1) LAJO-4 ProBracket
  • One (1) Aero ProPad
  • One (1) Aero Cup Holder
  • One (1) Aero SecureStrap
  • One (1) Aero XDC
  • Three (3) Aero Clip-on Hooks
  • One (1) JerkStopper Clip-on Support
  • One (1) StrapMoore
  • One (1) Tether Table Aero Storage Case

To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

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9 thoughts on “Shooting Tethered with the Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera”

  1. What connection do I require to connect Case Air Wireless to Fuji X-T3 please to operate wirelessly
    Can you supply or can I purchase connecting cable in UK?

    Many thanks

  2. It seemed to work with my X-T2 but my X-T3 has a USB C port whereas the X-T2 had a micro USB 2 port Is there not a cable from the Case Air Wireless with a USB C plug to go into the camera port?

  3. Hi,
    I am completely new to the idea of Tethered shooting, so I am seeking information from the ground up, what software and hardware, I assume the hardware would be no more than a suitable USB cable.
    My equipment, Camera a Fuji X-T3 (USB-C, I assume is correct) , Computer MacBook Pro Model A1398, Part ME665B/A. Hope this information is sufficient. The cable as I think would be USB-C to USB 3 or possibly Thunderbolt.

  4. Hi Geoff! Glad you’re interested in tethering! For anyone new to tethering, this is a great article to read.

    We also have very useful guides on tethering that we provide. Take a look here:

    And of course, if you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 888-854-6565 or email us at

  5. Thanks for nothing, I ask for information, you direct me to an advert, that I feel sums up America.

  6. Hi Geoff!

    I’m sorry you’re frustrated. I directed you to some very help information, but if that’s not what you were looking for, I would highly suggest getting in touch with our customer service department. The help you are asking requires a lot of back and forth that’s not efficient in a comment sections of an article. I apologize if the literature I provided was not what you were looking for. The number to reach us at is (888) 854-6565. I hope this helps and we look forward to speaking with you!

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