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Best Canon 7D II Accessories in 2017

These are our most recommended and best Canon EOS 7D II accessories, perfect for those who are either looking to improve the quality of their images, or are looking for accessories that will make their photography career easier (like an extra battery, or a tripod for stability).

We’ve only selected accessories from reputable brands, and made sure they’re compatible with the Canon 7D II (some work on almost all Canon DSLRs) and aren’t overpriced.

You don’t need to buy everything when you’re just starting out, but as you grow and learn, it helps to have items that will allow you to get even better shots!

Best accessories for Canon EOS 7D II:
1. Canon LP-E6N Battery
2. Neweer TT560 Flash
3. Lexar 1066x CF Memory Card 160MB/s
4. Canon BG-E16 Grip
5. Dolica AX620 62″ Tripod
6. Newer 5-in-1 (43″) Collapsible Reflector
7. Pixel N3 Wireless Shutter Remote

1.  Battery

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Canon LP-E6N Battery – For longer trips and events, it’s recommended to have at least 2 batteries. Why? Besides the obvious, which is twice as long shooting time, you also have a backup in case one of the batteries randomly stops being recognized by the camera. It happens, and you don’t want that at an important photo shoot.

  • Non-Canon batteries are usually low quality and can damage your camera
  • If you record videos or shoot weddings, concerts, an extra battery is a must
  • You can get up to 1300 shots on a single charge

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: Wasabi 2 Batteries for 7D II

2.  Flash Speedlite

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Neewer TT560 Flash – Works perfectly on all Canon DSLR cameras (Nikon as well), comes with a built-in bounce card and a diffuser, and is easy and simple to use regardless of your skills. Number one selling flash on Amazon because of its low price and good results.

  • Works perfectly on Canon and Nikon DSLRs
  • Vertical Rotation: 0-90 degrees | Horizontal Rotation: 0-270 degrees
  • Guide Number 38 (at ISO 100)
  • Features 8 steps of power levels (from 1/128 to 1/1)
  • Slave mode so you can use it with other flash units

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: Canon Speedlite 430EX III

3.  Memory Card

Lexar 1066x CF Memory Card (160MB/s) – The 7D II has 1 x SD and 1 x CF slot, with CF cards being able to reach faster speeds. If you shoot action and often do bursts, you’ll want a fast memory card and there’s nothing better than the Lexar above.

  • It’s waterproof, shockproof and x-ray proof as well
  • Full HD or 10fps on the 7D II are no challenge for this card
  • You can store over 4,000 shots on 32GB (assuming you shoot at 20MP, JPEG)

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro (95MB/s)

4.  Battery Grip

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Canon BG-E16 Battery Grip – If you’ve got two batteries and want more stability, along with a vertical shutter button (and a few more buttons), a battery grip is recommended.

  • Double battery life (around 1920 shots before re-charging)
  • If you often shoot vertically, the extra shutter button provides much more stability so you can get sharper images
  • Also works with the 70D (no need to upgrade if you have it, they both use the same grip)
  • The grip can also be used with regular 6 AA batteries

You can buy it on Amazon.

Another option: Vello BG-C12 Grip for 7D II

5.  Tripod

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Dolica AX620 62″ Tripod and Ball Head – Hands down the best tripod for any DSLR under $100 (this one costs $50). You shouldn’t get the cheapest tripod because they’re usually aimed at lighter cameras, which the 7D II is not.

  • Supports a maximum weight of 13.2lbs (Canon 7D II body weighs 2.01 lbs)
  • Weighs 2.5 lbs and is 22.5 inches tall (when fully collapsed)
  • 62 inches maximum height
  • Ball head plate and a bubble level

You can buy it on Amazon.

Another option: ZoMei Z818 Magnesium Aluminium Tripod

6.  Disc Light Reflectors

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Neewer 5-in-1 (43″) Collapsible Light Reflector – Light is the most important factor for any photograph, and the more you can control/affect it, the more chances you have of truly getting professional shots. Sometimes that’s by using an external flash, and sometimes that’s by simply reflecting the available light (or with a flash) to specific areas of your subject.

  • 5 light reflectors in 1 (43 inches diameter when opened)
  • Gold, black, silver, white and translucent, 5 most popular colors
  • Perfect for both studio and outdoor photography, easy to carry
  • This is the cheapest but most effective way to really make your shots look better (I also recommend the flash above)

You can buy it on Amazon.

7.  Shutter Remote Control

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Pixel N3 Wireless Shutter Remote – If you’re into night photography, fireworks, stop motion or any type of photography where you use longer shutter speeds and can’t have your finger constantly on the shutter button, an accessory such as a remote control really makes your life easier and allows you to be more precise with long exposures (there’s also no shake from you pressing the shutter button on the camera itself).

  • Works with the Canon 7D II and almost all cameras on the market
  • Also features a delay shooting function for group shots
  • Uses 2xAAA batteries and works for 400 hours.

You can buy it on Amazon.