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Best Canon T5i Accessories in 2017

Looking for the best Canon T5i accessories? We’ve only selected those from reputable brands, and made sure they’re compatible with the T5i (some work on almost all Canon DSLRs) and aren’t overpriced.

Some of these items directly affect the look of your photographs (like a reflector), while others simply make your life easier. They’re all also very inexpensive, so it’s great if you’re just starting out.

Best accessories for Canon T5i:
1. Canon LP-E8 Battery
2. Neweer TT560 Flash
3. SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro 95MB/s
4. Canon BG-E8 Grip
5. Dolica AX620 62″ Tripod
6. Newer 5-in-1 (43″) Collapsible Reflector
7. Pixel N3 Wireless Shutter Remote

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1.  Battery

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Canon LP-E18 Battery – If you’re serious about photography (long trips/photo sessions) and can’t afford to get an empty camera, buying a spare battery is definitely the smartest investment!

  • 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 880 shots with two batteries

You can buy it on Amazon.

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

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SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro UHS-I (95MB/s) – SanDisk is number one when it comes to memory cards brands, and this one is fast enough so you can take pictures in burst mode without waiting for the card to write the files. This is really important when you can’t afford to miss a shot due to the fact your card is slow at writing shots/videos (weddings and fireworks for example).

  • Read up to 90MB/s + Write up to 95MB/s
  • It’s waterproof, shockproof and x-ray proof as well
  • Full HD or 4fps on the T5i are no challenge for this card
  • You can store over 3,000 shots on 32GB (assuming you shoot at 24MP, JPEG)

You can buy it on Amazon.

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

4.  Battery Grip

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Canon BG-E8 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 900 shots before re-charging)
  • If you often shoot vertically, the extra shutter button provides much more stability so you can get sharper images
  • The grip can also be used with regular 6 AA batteries

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: Neewer NW-760D Battery Grip

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 like a point and shoot.

  • Supports a maximum weight of 13.2lbs (Canon T5i body weighs 18.5 oz)
  • 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 accessory 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, 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 T5i 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.

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