Canon Accessories

Canon Accessories

Every beginner should have corresponding Canon accessories in order to make the most of his/her DSLR Canon camera. This can be additional lenses, lens filters, tripods, flashes, etc.

If you have no idea which Canon camera accessories to choose, I will tell you about the main items that you may want to get and recommend the best bundle for beginners.

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What Canon Camera Accessories You Need?

Look though these 15 different kinds of Canon accessories that will be necessary for your work with this camera brand and help your protect your expensive DSLR or assist in taking professional photos.


1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens with Canon Case

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Items included: 10 (Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, Canon Case, UV Filter, Hood, Tripod, Cleaning Kit, etc.)

Pros+
  • Quality warranty
  • Offers all the necessary accessories
  • Affordable
Cons-
  • Not found
 

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Lens is a universal portrait lens that can be used for taking wedding, portrait, studio, and family photographs. The photos are sharp, crisp with little flare even at the max aperture and with artistic bokeh at f/1.4.

You get a Canon brand carrying case that will easily hold your DSLR with attached zoom lens, plus 4 lenses, a flash, and several accessories. The included glass will block out unwanted ultraviolet light and prevents the UV "fogging/haze" effect.


2. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens with Canon Case + Hood + Tripod

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Items included: 6 (Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, Camera Case, Vivitar 58mm UV Glass Filter, Lens Hood, Tripod with Case, Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit)

Pros+
  • Very cheap
  • Good for amateurs
Cons-
  • Some additional items might be required
 

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Lens provides sharp pictures with a little flare. Due to its f/1.4 speed, this type of Canon camera accessories is suitable for photography in both light and dark surroundings.

It’s small-sized and not expensive. When this lens is set into autofocus, it balances Micro USM with permanent manual focusing.

Two lenses with a high rate of deflection and Gaussian optics remove astigmatism and astigmatic difference. I can also recommend Canon Brand Carrying Case which will help you neatly store your Canon, its lenses, a flash and other Canon digital camera accessories. It has the main compartment with soft padding, comfortable dividers and a lot of pockets for small objects.


3. Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Deluxe Accessory Bundle

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Items included: 17 (Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens, Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Case, 64GB SD Card, Hand Grip Strap, Filter Kit (UV, CPL, FLD), Graduated Color Filter Set, Monopod, Pro Backpack, etc.)

Pros+
  • A full pack of everything
  • 1-year warranty
Cons-
  • Quite expensive
 

If you need all Canon accessories in one kit, you should definitely choose this bundle. RF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a usual-length prime lens famous for its fast work, cross-functional focal length and vivid f/1.2 maximum aperture. It works well in conditions with poor lighting and is great for shooting with a shallow depth of field and methods of ad hoc approach.


4. Lens – Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

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Pros+
  • High build quality
  • Remarkable sharpness
  • Universal for DSLR beginners
Cons-
  • No picture stabilization
  • Not weatherproof
 

Whereas the 18-55mm kit lens is great for practically all kinds of photos, it has pretty slow speed as the maximum accessible aperture is narrow. This is why there exist prime lenses.

Having a better maximum aperture, this type of Canon camera attachments lets more light through, which gives you an opportunity to take pictures in conditions with poor light. Besides, with maximum aperture, you can get professionally looking shallow depth of field effects that will isolate the object of the photo.


5. Zoom Lens – Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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Pros+
  • Lightweight
  • For group and landscape photos
Cons-
  • Amateurish
 

Having bought a camera, a lot of people choose a lens with a longer focal length than in the original one that came with a camera.

This model offers 88-400mm great focal length, which is quite cross-functional to let portrait photos select distant objects and what comes in between them. Its light weight improves its portability if you want to travel with it. The integrated system of photo stabilization can help you get clearer pictures and more stable videos, especially at longer focal lengths.


6. External Flash – Metz 52 AF-1

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Pros+
  • Robust for its cost
  • Convenient touchscreen
Cons-
  • Slow in re-use
  • Right swivel can't reach more than 120º
 

The DSLR camera flash is quite weak. So if you’re going to take pictures indoors with poor lighting, you will need to attach an additional flash to your camera.

The integrated flash on the camera is good for some fill-in flash but isn’t good enough to perform more operations. Speedlite’s more robust than the integrated flash. You can tilt and turn its head in order to improve the quality of the light (for instance, reflecting the flash from the walls and ceiling to have a better look).


7. Protective Filters – Tiffen UV Protection Filter

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Pros+
  • Cheap
  • Accessible in multiple filter threads
Cons-
  • Not always required
 

This cheap filter will prevent your expensive lens from random breaks and bumps. It lowers ultraviolet rays, protects the lens from dust, dirt, and marks.

Judging by the appearance, they don’t have an impact on the result, but the trick here is that they protect the front parts of the lens. Instead of dealing with huge sums of money for repair in case of scratched or broken parts, use the Skylight filter to prevent all that.


8. Creative Filters – Lee Filters DSLR Starter Kit

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Pros+
  • The filters are of high quality
  • Cleaning cloth and case are added
Cons-
  • Lack of soft-grad filter
  • Multiple adapters may be needed
 

When taking pictures of nature, sunrise and sunsets, it may be complicated to find the balanced exposure between the bright sky and the dark foreground. You can “fix” the exposure using Photoshop or Lightroom, but you can achieve better results using a plain optical neutral density (ND) filter.

This Starter Kit contains the following Canon accessories: a gathered filter holder, Hard Grad with 0.6 ND, a ProGlass 0.6 ND and a microfiber cloth.


9. Fast SD Card – SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC

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Pros+
  • High speeds for still pictures and videos
  • Picture recovery is free
Cons-
  • Haven’t been found
 

SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC is an SD card of the new generation. It is reliable and has excellent performance characteristics and that will be evident when you shoot in burst mode. I highly recommend including it in the arsenal of your Canon accessories.

Moreover, you can easily record 4K videos with high resolution. The SanDisk is waterproof, shockproof and has x-rays protection. If you have deleted some photos by chance or have other troubles, this SD card has free photo recovery software that can save your images.


10. Lens Hood – Canon EW-63C Lens Hood

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Pros+
  • Top-quality build
  • Highly protected
  • Reduces the vignette effect when you use 18mm lens
  • Hard to drop
Cons-
  • Not found
 

If you have an outdoor shooting at the daytime then, among other Canon camera attachments, a lens hood is the thing you will definitely look for. With this equipment, you will easily cope with stray beams, ghosting and lens glaring. It will save you from little light circles in the photo if the outdoor lighting is too strong.

The hood also protects your lens from falling, scratches and other damages. First of all, the lens hood was created to guard the lens from undesirable stray light and vignette effect. Moreover, the edges of the lens are extended and it means that the lens is protected from accidental negative influence.


11. Tripod – Manfrotto MT055XPRO3

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Pros+
  • Good 9kg payload
  • 90º central column rotation
Cons-
  • There are many alternatives at the same price
  • The leg cannot be used as a monopod
 

Tripods are considered to be widespread and important Canon digital camera accessories. Although they are connected with nature and nighttime photos, they can also be helpful in other genres of photography.

This model is equipped with strong aluminum legs, the highest point is 170 cm. Also, the tripod has a 9 kg workload, which means that it is capable of handling all kinds of Canon DSLRs. The center column is rotating, so you can change the angle of the camera up and down when shooting landscapes.


12. Tripod Head – Manfrotto 496RC2

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Pros+
  • Strong magnesium alloy structure
  • 22lb payload
Cons-
  • Lack of compatible Arca Swiss
 

One of the biggest advantages of this ball head is its light weight. It is compact, which means that it is small enough to put it to your bag without causing any discomfort or overweight.

It can fit in any place and fit any kind of other camera accessories due to its friction regulation. 360° rotation, -90° and +90° lateral tilt will help you take a picture from a better perspective.


13. Wireless Remote Control – Canon RC-6

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Pros+
  • Functions as an additional shutter release
  • User-friendly
  • Reliability
Cons-
  • Too small
 

When you need to take a group photo, the wireless remote control is one of the most necessary Canon accessories. With this remote control, you can avoid vibration when your camera is on the tripod. To take a picture using the wireless remote control, you just need to press the button as soon as you are ready.

This remote control is an easy-to-use, portable, infrared model that allows you to switch on the camera from almost 5-meter distance. The photo will be taken immediately or 2 seconds later after you press the button.


14. Battery Grip Holder – Canon Battery Grip BG-E8

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Pros+
  • Integrates seamlessly with a camera
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons-
  • Gives more general height
 

Canon battery grip may be used as a camera grip or as one more battery holder that doubles DSLR’s battery power.

It can carry two LP-E8 batteries at the same time which increases the shooting abilities of your device. Moreover, the battery handle contains a 6 AA batteries holder. Plus, this model contains upright shutter relеase and a mode whеel that gives you an opportunity to try out all camera capabilities.


15. Extra Lens Cap – Canon E-58 Lens Cap

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Pros+
  • Well-constructed
  • Stylish Canon label on the top
  • Thick, which makes it more reliable
Cons-
  • Not found
 

Canon Lens Cap E-58 II is an innovational protecting front Lens Cap with an inner clamp and a new convenient design. It protects the lens from scratches, moisture, dust and fingerprints when the lens is not used.

Brand new cap construction with inner clamp is more user-friendly, because, when working with the lens hood, it is much easier to put this cap on and off your camera lens.

Hard spring, installed in this model, fixes the cap on the lens or on the cap holder (for example, on ForSLR anti-lost 52/58/67mm) with maximum reliability.


Top 15 Best Canon Digital Camera Accessories

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens with Canon Case
OUR CHOICE
  • Quality warranty
  • Best price
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens with Canon Case + Hood + Tripod
FOR BEGINNERS
  • Cheap
  • Top-quality
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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Deluxe Accessory Bundle
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  • Necessary items
  • 1-year warranty
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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
  • High build quality
  • Remarkable sharpness
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Weighs little
  • Top-quality photos
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Metz 52 AF-1
  • Robust
  • Convenient touchscreen
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Tiffen UV Protection Filter
  • Cheap
  • Multiple use
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Lee Filters DSLR Starter Kit
  • High quality
  • Cleaning cloth
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SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC Class 10 UHS-3 95MB/s
  • Picture recovery
  • High speeds
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Canon EW-63C Lens Hood
  • Top-quality build
  • Highly protected
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Manfrotto MT055XPRO3
  • Good 9kg payload
  • 90º rotation
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Manfrotto 496RC2
  • Strong alloy structure
  • Payload of 10kg
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Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Controller
  • User-friendly
  • Reliability
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Canon Battery Grip BG-E8
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Seamlessly integrating
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Canon E-58 Lens Cap
  • Simple to manipulate
  • Strongly constructed
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