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Best Canon SL2 Acessories in 2017

Check out our list of best Canon SL2 accessories. Unlike most other cameras, there’s no Canon battery grip for the SL2 since the main point of this camera is to have a compact DSLR, so you won’t find it on our accessory list.

We’ve only selected accessories from reputable brands, and made sure they’re compatible with the Canon SL2 (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 SL2:
1. Canon LP-E17 Battery
2. Neweer TT560 Flash
3. SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro 95MB/s
4. Dolica AX620 62″ Tripod
5. Newer 5-in-1 (43″) Collapsible Reflector
6. Pixel N3 Wireless Shutter Remote

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1.  Battery

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Canon LP-E17 Battery – If you’re serious about photography (long trips/photo sessions) and can’t afford to get an empty camera, buying a spare battery for the SL2 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 1300 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.

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). For the Canon SL2, it’s more than enough so you’ll never experience any delay.

  • Read up to 90MB/s + Write up to 95MB/s
  • It’s waterproof, shockproof and x-ray proof as well
  • Full HD or 5fps on the SL2 are no challenge for this card
  • You can store over 2,000 shots on 32GB (assuming you shoot at 24MP, JPEG)

You can buy it on Amazon.

4.  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 SL2 body weighs 14.32 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.

5.  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 the built-in flash on the Canon SL2) 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.

6.  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 SL2 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.